Danville has been working hard on several projects, including immigration reform, health care, and other issues. The Danville Chapter hosted a team of students from the Branch Out program at the College of William and Mary who spent their entire Spring Break learning about community organizing in Southside Virginia. In the six days they spent in Danville, the students knocked on over 2,400 doors, generated 465 calls to Senator Warner about protecting Social Security and identified 203 potential new chapter members!
Together with the Martinsville-Henry County Chapter, the Danville Chapter co-hosted a Restoration of Rights Workshop on March 16 at the Martinsville Virginia Organizing Building. Ami Shah from the Advancement Project helped leaders think abou the history of voter disenfranchisement in Virginia, the current process of rights restoration and how we can work together to encourage our elected officials to create an automatic process for the restoration of voting rights. Everyone left with a new understanding of the issue and concrete ways to help change their communities.
Keep up the good work, Danville!