Daniel Willson is a Baptist pastor and Virginia Organizing leader in Martinsville. Daniel first got involved after students visited him to talk about Virginia Organizing, but he was already interested in learning more from driving by the local office.
He was happy to get involved with Virginia Organizing because of the opportunity to work for social justice with other members of his local community.
“Working with Virginia Organizing is great because it creates a partnership between ministry and community organizing,” said Daniel. “I love that the people of Virginia can come together to confront the urgent matters of our time using our skills and expertise to work for justice.”
Daniel is currently active in his local Chapter’s work on child care subsidies in Virginia. He has seen firsthand through work with the church day care that the system is broken and he is working to find other child care providers with similar experiences to raise their voices.
Daniel also said Virginia Organizing has restored his confidence in the ability to get things done through the political process.
“It’s important to be politically involved because democracy favors those who show up,” said Daniel.
In addition to work with child care subsidies, Daniel has been active in civic engagement and Medicaid expansion.
Thank you, Daniel, for your great work and leadership!