Patrice Boone is a volunteer intern making a difference in South Hampton Roads. Patrice recently starting interning with Virginia Organizing and has already rolled up her sleeves and is working on phone banking, letter writing and organizing events. She is also participating in the Social Security summer campaign by helping to set up dozens of local presentations on Social Security.
While studying political science at Hampton University, Patrice still finds the time to volunteer for the causes she thinks are important. She is compelled to fight injustice in all its forms and is considering going to law school after college and eventually working on criminal justice reform. “I would like to fight injustices in our criminal and judicial system. But I recognize that all injustices are related, whether it is cutting Social Security to give tax breaks to millionaires or locking innocent people up and throwing away the key,” said Patrice. “It’s about accountability of the powerful and raising your hand and saying, ‘We are paying attention and we know what you are doing.’”
When asked about her hope for the future, Patrice is surprisingly optimistic, “Things could be better but I am hopeful for the future. The President had a big mess to clean up and we have made a lot of progress. Across the country people are wising up. They are seeing that many of our politicians’ priorities are displaced and favor the wealt