Prior to the formation of Virginia Organizing, formerly known as the
Virginia Organizing Project (VOP), no statewide organization existed in
Virginia to encourage the active participation and empowerment of many
different groups of people on a variety of issues. As government policy
and control shifted dramatically from the federal to the state and
local levels, it became clear to Virginia Organizing’s founders that
statewide organizing work was needed.
Virginia Organizing, founded in August 1995, is a non-partisan statewide
grassroots organization dedicated to challenging injustice by empowering
people in local communities to address issues that affect the quality
of their lives. Virginia Organizing especially encourages the
participation of those who have traditionally had little or no voice in
our society. By building relationships with diverse individuals and
groups throughout Virginia, Virginia Organizing enhances their ability
to work together at a statewide level, democratically and non-violently,
The overall purpose of Virginia Organizing is to create a strong
political force for long-term change which has a diverse grassroots base
and includes people who have not been active before.
Camping for All
Environmental Funders Network
The Clinch Coalition
Living Energy Farm Educational Program
Collective of Charlottesville
Virginia Coalition of
Charlottesville Community Bikes
Food Not Bombs
Open Source Computer
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