As you can see from the Top Ten list below, we had a great 2011 and were able to engage more Virginians than ever in the fight for social and economic justice.
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Virginia Organizing Top Ten of 2011
2.) Virginia Organizing made 96 presentationson protecting Social Securityat senior centers and nursing homes and generated over 1,000 postcards to Senator Mark Warner.
3.) A slew of anti-immigrant bills made their way through the Virginia General Assembly and Virginia Organizing joined the Virginia United for Immigrants Rights coalition in fighting back—eventually defeating most of the dangerous bills.
5.) Virginia Organizing hired a small business organizer to organize theVirginia Main Street Allianceto give small businesses a voice on health care and will continue to fight for a fair Health Benefits Exchangefor Virginia’s small businesses and consumers.
6.) Insolidarity with Wisconsin workers, Virginia Organizing spoke outagainst anti-union laws and Governor McDonnell’s support of Scott Walker.
7.) Virginia Organizing was there to hold House Majority Leader Eric Cantoraccountablefor his inaction on jobs, his brinkmanship on the debt ceiling and his refusal to give Virginians disaster relief without spending cuts.
8.) On two separate occasions, Virginia Organizing leaders made their wayto the White Houseto join the fight for jobs and a payroll tax cut for the middle class.
9.) Virginia Organizing held dozens of leadership trainings on dismantling racism, challenging sexism, and understanding the economy and the legislative process. Leading up to the election, we held candidate forumsand also made 6,600 GOTV calls and knocked on 3,600 doors.
10.) Virginia Organizing saw many local victories this year including: moving toxic rail cars parked in Fredericksburg, fighting gas drillingin Washington County, opposing predatory lending in South Hampton Roads and adding two new chapters in Augusta/Staunton/Waynesboro and Harrisonburg.