Activism around Virginia
Courtesy of Virginia’s terrific Civic Engagement Table, here’s an update on goings-on from a variety of great activist groups around the Commonwealth. Click on the links below for more info:
Virginia Organizing, Virginia AFL-CIO, Virginia Association of Personal Care Assistants, Virginia New Majority, Virginia Sierra Club, CWA Local 2201 and Virginia Education Association supported the public employees and workers in Wisconsin through petitions, rallies and statements to the press condemning Governor McDonnell’s support of the Wisconsin Governor’s extreme tactics. Press coverage here, here, here, here and here
Chesapeake Climate Action Network kicks off their campaign for offshore wind in Virginia Monday, March 28th in Norfolk.
NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia asks the Governor to veto devastating and far-reaching new restrictions on abortion providers.
Virginia Education Association defeats attempts in the General Assembly to reduce public school employee retirement benefits.
Virginia League of Conservation Voters Education Fund prepares for their 2011 Legislative Conservation Retreat with 9 state legislators and their families in Clarke County April 15-17. Pics from last year here.
Virginia New Majority traveled to Indiana to support public employees and workers in their fight to preserve worker rights. Follow their experiences on twitter @vanewmajority
Virginia Organizing celebrates the one year anniversary of the new Health Care Reform Law in Richmond on March 22nd, Petersburg on the 23rd and Danville, Fredericksburg, Charlottesville and Newport News on Friday, March 2nd.
Virginia Sierra Club stands with southwest Virginians on Friday, March 18 when the Virginia State Air Board will hear citizens from the Virginia coalfields speak about the impact of coal dust on their communities.