Door-to-door canvassing. Agenda preparation. Planning meetings. On March 4, all of their hard work paid off. The immigrant rights workshop was a success! Jennifer and Angel Romero have only been involved in the Fredericksburg Chapter of Virginia Organizing for a few months, but they have worked tirelessly to protect the rights of undocumented immigrants and build a more just Virginia.
“We met with the Fredericksburg Chapter for the first time in February,” they said. “We learned about some of the projects Virginia Organizing is working on, including housing, corruption, immigration, and transportation. This inspired us to get more involved.”
With the help of partner organizations Sinova and Lucha Ministries, Jennifer and Angel worked to expand the reach of Virginia Organizing’s immigration work into Stafford County by organizing a Know Your Rights Workshop for undocumented immigrants and allies.
“When the day came, we were surprised at the turn-out of the crowd; most of all, how engaged they were with the workshop!”
While they have been involved with other organizing efforts in the past, Angel and Jennifer say that it’s the diversity and solidarity of the Fredericksburg Chapter that gives them hope.
“Everyone has a unique perspective, which makes for an environment in which every voice is heard.”
Thank you, Jennifer and Angel, for making your voice heard!