Rick Chapman has been involved with Virginia Organizing for almost a year and has already become very active in Louisa County! Rick developed interest in various issues debating politics with a friend prior to the 2008 Presidential election, but after talking to local organizer Cathy Woodson, he learned the importance of raising his voice on the things that mattered to him and his community.
“I never thought my voice mattered, but over the last four or five years, I have seen that people speaking out makes a difference,” said Rick. “Elected officials are taking note now that more people are calling and getting involved.”
Rick has helped organize voter participation activities, forums to help people understand voting rights including restoration of civil rights, encouraged people to call and write elected officials, and helped plan Affordable Care Act forums in Louisa. Rick is passionate about protecting Social Security and protecting the rights of others. He is also involved in other organizations and focuses on engaging seniors and churches on important issues.
“I am really impressed with Virginia Organizing because the organization makes it easy for more people to get involved,” said Rick.
Thank you, Rick, for your hard work!