Richmond, Va. – The Richmond Chapter of Virginia Organizing along with members from chapters around the state will march from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church to the General Assembly Building, where they will hold a rally for better housing conditions and lower utility bills on Tuesday, February 6 at 1 p.m.
“I’m tired of struggling to afford basic housing and utilities,” said Lief Hurt, a member of the New River Valley (NRV) Chapter. “And I’m tired of watching my friends and community struggle so much over necessities. Enough is enough.”
Mary Ellen Barton, a Richmond Chapter member, shared her frustration after her daughter’s air conditioning went out one summer.
“The solution was a portable A/C unit that not only used loads of electricity but also it required large amounts of water,” Barton said.
“It is an unjust and corrupt system that fails to support its people into suitable homes that they can thrive in. I believe that system can and must change if we are to continue to have hope,” said NRV Chapter member Matthew Hurt.
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