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Virginia Organizing to hold rally in Harrisonburg in support of Medicaid expansion

Virginia Organizing, Harrisonburg-Rockingham NAACP, and Harrisonburg Indivisible will hold a rally/call-in day in support of Medicaid expansion on Thursday, February 15 at 5:00 p.m. at Harrisonburg City Hall.


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Virginia Organizing names Brian Johns new executive director

Virginia Organizing has named Brian Johns as its new executive director. Johns took on the new job effective Jan. 1, replacing Joe Szakos, who had led the organization since 1995.


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Virginia Organizing to protest healthcare, education cuts

Virginia Organizing chapters will hold rallies in Norfolk and Staunton on Wednesday as part of a national day of action to protect funding for public education and healthcare.


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Virginia Organizing to join Defend DACA/Protect TPS Week of Action

The Harrisonburg/Rockingham County Chapter of Virginia Organizing is holding a public demonstration and call-in day to support DACA and TPS.


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Virginia Organizing participates in National Day of Action to protect Medicaid

Virginia Organizing is urging representatives to reject renewed efforts to dramatically cut Medicaid and Medicare in the coming federal budget.


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Augusta Health, Virginia Organizing to hold info session on deaf services

Virginia Organizing and Augusta Health will hold an info session about services that Augusta Health uses to assist patients who are deaf and hard of hearing.


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Virginia Organizing bringing attention to possible deportation

Virginia Organizing is holding a media conference on Monday to ask ICE to grant Cesar Lara Rios’ stay of deportation.


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Virginia Organizing holding healthcare rally in Harrisonburg on Tuesday

The Harrisonburg Chapter of Virginia Organizing will hold a public demonstration in support of the Affordable Care Act.


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Virginia Organizing responds to Danville Police announcement

Virginia Organizing celebrated an announcement from the Danville Police Department that it will no longer open the hoods of patrol vehicles.


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Virginia Organizing supports CFPB restricting forced arbitration

Virginia Organizing emphasized its strong support for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed rule to restrict forced arbitration.


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ACLU, Virginia Organizing comment on voting rights case

Virginia Organizing and the ACLU of Virginia commented on the Virginia Supreme Court decision on restoration of civil rights.


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Report: Electric co-ops need to diversify board leadership

A report from the Rural Power Project shows disproportionate board representation in electric co-ops in southern states.


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Virginia Organizing, VPLC release report on predatory lending

Virginia Organizing and Virginia Poverty Law Center released a predatory lending report showing the negative effect of high interest, short-term loans.


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Virginia Organizing on health insurance merger: Listen to the people

Virginia Organizing leaders stress the importance of addressing concerns about the Anthem-Cigna mega-merger.


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Virginia Organizing responds to restoration of rights announcement

Virginia Organizing leaders were presentas Gov. McAuliffe announced executive action to restore civil rights to 206,000 returning citizens.


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Award-winning director joins Barbara Kingsolver in Charlottesville

Barbara Kingsolver, who will speak at the Paramount Theater on April 22 to benefit Virginia Organizing, has announced that a special guest will join her.


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Virginia Organizing to senators: We need a strong CFPB

Virginia Organizing leaders will visit Washington, D.C. on Thursday, April 7 to attend the Senate Banking Committee hearing.


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Equal access for deaf community improving in Central Virginia

Virginia Organizing leaders are working with several Central Virginia hospitals to improve services for the deaf community.


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America’s Darkest Future: Film highlights need to invest in early education

Lifeview Marketing has partnered with Virginia Organizing to produce America’s Darkest Future: The Wage of an Inaccessible Early Childhood Education.


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Report: Virginians need living wage jobs

Only 44 percent of current job openings in Virginia pay a living wage for a single adult and only 17 percent pay enough for a single adult with two children to make ends meet.


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Virginia Organizing praises McAuliffe on Medicaid proposal

Virginia Organizing Chairperson Ladelle McWhorter issued the following statement in response to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s 2016-2018 proposed budget.


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Amherst County repeals ordinance barring ex-felons from business licenses

The Amherst County Board of Supervisors voted to repeal an ordinance that could have been used to discriminate against returning citizens seeking employment or a business license.


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Harrisonburg immigration demonstration Friday

Virginia Organizing will hold a demonstration at U.S. Representative Bob Goodlatte’s Harrisonburg office on Friday at 3 p.m. to stand in support of President Barack Obama’s executive order that created Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) to provide relief for parents of U.S.-born children and expanded the popular Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.


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Virginia Organizing comments on appeals court ruling on immigration

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an injunction to block implementation of executive orders on immigration, including Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).


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Virginia Organizing, Augusta Coalition for Peace and Justice to screen ‘Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot’

Virginia Organizing and the Augusta Coalition for Peace and Justice will host a screening of “Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot” and a community discussion about the film on Sunday from 2-4:30 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the Staunton Public Library.


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Report: Single Virginians need $18.70 an hour for living wage

A new report notes that a living wage for a single adult in Virginia is $18.70 per hour, more than twice the current minimum wage of $7.25 per hour in Virginia.


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Attorney General Mark Herring headlined Virginia Organizing 20th anniversary Grassroots Gathering

Virginia Organizing held the 20th anniversary Grassroots Gathering and celebration in Blackstone, Virginia Oct. 9-11. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring joined Virginia Organizing for a mass meeting portion of the Grassroots Gathering.


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Virginia Organizing kicks off Stand With Women campaign

Virginia Organizing kicked off its Stand with Women campaign across the Commonwealth with a series of local women’s roundtables in Danville, Waynesboro, Petersburg, and Blacksburg.


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Virginia Organizing to mark 20 year anniversary with Charlottesville open house

On Wednesday, Virginia Organizing will welcome supporters to an Open House to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding date of the organization.


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Virginia Organizing rejoices today with same-sex couples

Virginia Organizing Chairperson Sandra A. Cook issued the following statement on behalf of the organization after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality today.


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Virginia Organizing on healthcare ruling: ‘Stop fighting about politics’

Virginia Organizing Chairperson Sandra A. Cook released the following statement following the U.S. Supreme Court decision in King v. Burwell today.


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Virginia Organizing responds to governor’s voting rights announcement

Virginia Organizing leaders were present as Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that formerly incarcerated individuals will no longer need to satisfy all court costs and fees in order to have their civil rights restored by the Governor.


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Tuesday workshop for employers of immigrants in Harrisonburg

Virginia Organizing and NewBridges Immigrant Resource Center will host a workshop featuring a senior trial attorney from the Department of Justice, Office of Special Council for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices, Lisa Zamd, to provide information for employers on how to avoid discrimination in hiring practices.


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Virginia Organizing, Harrisonburg community stand with Ferguson, Baltimore

Virginia Organizing, Northeast Neighborhood Association (NENA), and others will hold a vigil on Saturday, May 23 at 5:30 p.m. to stand in solidarity with U.S. cities protesting police brutality and systemic racism at the Court Square Gazebo.


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Virginia Organizing applauds governor’s executive order to Ban the Box

Virginia Organizing leaders, including several people who were formerly incarcerated, were present today when Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the state of Virginia applications for employment would no longer ask about an individual’s criminal history.


Virginia Organizing to ask Staunton City Council to Ban the Box

The Augusta/Staunton/Waynesboro Chapter of Virginia Organizing will ask the Staunton City Council to remove the question about a person’s criminal history from city job applications (“ban the box”) at tonight’s City Council meeting.


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Virginia Organizing marks fifth anniversary of Obamacare

Virginia Organizing Chapters in Virginia Beach, Richmond, Waynesboro, and Danville celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) early this week with events in local areas.


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Virginia Organizing to rally to celebrate five years of ACA

The Augusta/Staunton/Waynesboro Chapter of Virginia Organizing will rally to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Tuesday, March 24 at 3:30 p.m. in Downtown Waynesboro.


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Virginia Organizing receives proclamation honoring 20th anniversary

Virginia Organizing will be present at the Harrisonburg City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 10 at 6:45 p.m. at Harrisonburg City Hall to read the Harrisonburg proclamation honoring Virginia Organizing’s 20th anniversary.


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Virginia Organizing: House GOP fails to address Medicaid gap in budget

Virginia Organizing Chairperson Sandra A. Cook issued the following statement in response to the General Assembly’s failure to include Medicaid expansion in the state budget.