Fernando Perez is a Harrisonburg Chapter leader and has been a part of Virginia Organizing since the summer of 2011. Fernando had an interest in human rights and wanted to serve his local community. He has been working on immigration in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County and helped organize the Listening Project, an opportunity to interview immigrants about their experience with local law enforcement and other aspects of the community.
“I volunteer with Virginia Organizing because it is important to be involved in your community and seek ways to work towards a better world, one place at a time,” said Fernando. “One thing that separates Virginia Organizing is its ability to attract people who would otherwise be uninterested in civic or political processes. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to work with Virginia Organizing.”
Fernando recently went to the White House with Virginia Organizing for the working meeting on the “fiscal cliff.” In addition to immigration reform, Fernando is interested in predatory lending, uranium mining and health care reform and implementation.