Nicholas DeFilippis started as an intern with Virginia Organizing in 2011 and continued to work with the Richmond Chapter as a leader after his internship ended. The work Virginia Organizing does is important to Nicholas because he wants to see improvement to his community.
“I am an activist at heart and I loved the good work my local Chapter was doing,” said Nicholas.
Currently, Nicholas is working with the Richmond Chapter on the issues of local transportation, Medicaid expansion, and immigration reform. Transportation has been a key campaign in the Richmond Chapter as it affects quality of life and opportunity for many city residents.
“Transportation is an important issue in my community. City Council wants to spend $3 million gentrifying a city park, but won’t spend money to improve bus services to poor, under-served areas or our schools,” said Nicholas.
Nicholas has met with members of the Richmond City Council and has testified in meetings about the issues affecting his community. In addition, he has attended lobby days at the General Assembly to share his opinions as a constituent on important state issues, met with his legislators one-to-one, and participated in rallies and other actions in the area.
Thank you, Nicholas, for working to make Richmond a better place for all people!