Every week, Virginia Organizing posts concrete steps so you can take timely and important action! Tips to making your action effective: be polite but firm (don’t yell or curse or get angry); give your name and where you are from; tell whoever answers the phone what your concern is and why; ask for the official position on your issue; and remember, the person answering the phone is not elected and is just doing his or her job..
Don’t forget, you can connect with a local chapter to work for social, racial, economic, environmental, and gender justice at the local level. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help you connect to one of our community organizers.
The Inflation Reduction Act
We are celebrating the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) in the U.S. Senate as an important step forward on health care, taxes, and climate justice. We also recognize the shortcomings of this compromise legislation and are extremely concerned about the backroom horse trading that could fast-track the Mountain Valley Pipeline.
Please call the Congressional switchboard today and ask to speak with Kaine, Warner, and your Member of Congress. We want to thank our senators and ask our representatives to pass the Inflation Reduction Act, and we also urge all of them to stand against the Mountain Valley Pipeline. For more information, click here.
The Congressional switchboard is 202-224-3121.
Support for Flood Victims
If you can offer any assistance, this list comes from flood resources posted by Appalshop, a great organization in Eastern Kentucky:
Donation and Mutual Aid Funds:
- eKy Mutual Aid Flood Relief – PayPal.me/ekymutualaid
- Letcher County Flood Relief Amazon List (facilitated by Appalshop staff and eKy Mutual Aid)
- Lonesome Pine Mutual Aid – funds go directly to support Southwest Virginia and KY flood relief efforts
- Happalachian Social Club Mutual Aid via PayPal at email@example.com – funds go directly to support Southwest Virginia flood relief in Dickenson, Buchanan, and Russell counties and the Town of Pound
- Hindman Settlement School Flood Relief Donation Form and Amazon List
- Appalachian Citizens Law Center Flood Recovery Fund
- Cowan Community Center Fund – funds support direct aid through CANE Kitchen, Cowan Community Center and the Whitesburg Farmers Market
- Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky Appalachian Crisis Fund – also accessible at bit.ly/AppCrisisAid
If you need more information or want to learn more about how to get active in your community, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 434-984-4655 ext. 227. You can also sign up for email updates and action alerts at http://www.virginia-organizing.org/email-signup.