Elizabeth La Grua has been a part of the Augusta/Staunton/Waynesboro Chapter for many years. She first got involved with Virginia Organizing from a partnership on peace issues in her local community. Since then, Elizabeth has worked on a variety of issues, but is most passionate about health care, Medicaid expansion, and protecting her community.
“One of the reasons I’m so glad to be a part of Virginia Organizing is that we are doing something–we take action,” said Elizabeth. “There is a plan to make things better and I am a part of that as a local community leader.”
Elizabeth has participated in her local Chapter by attending actions and events, meeting with her state legislators, meeting with U.S. Representatives and Senators, and being a spokesperson for Virginia Organizing in the media.
“Virginia Organizing taught me how to be on television,” said Elizabeth. “I learned how to be ready to talk to reporters on the issues that are important to me.”
Elizabeth is currently focused on how to educate her community on the new pipeline coming to the George Washington National Forest. “The pipeline threatens the environment and water sources in a widespread area of beautiful central Virginia,” said Elizabeth.
Thank you, Elizabeth, for your many years of commitment to grassroots organizing and your work to make your local community and Virginia better!