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Beyond Alinsky

There is no doubt that the “community organizing” methods and philosophy developed by Saul Alinsky have had a penetrating effect on our politics. However, has it made government more responsive or improved results for citizens?  440 more words

It’s our Birthday and today we turn 1 year old!  We wanted to share some reflections with you to celebrate.  Happy Birthday VA BLOC!

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Events And Activities

Don't Hide Your Hustle: Johnna, Faith-Based Community Organizer

Welcome to Don’t Hide Your Hustle, a Finding Delight series that explores the myriad of ways to make a living in 2017. I’m asking folks to share how they hustle over the course of one work-day (which usually extends far beyond a 9 – 5 situation). 1,502 more words

Career

"Crucified Man Had Prior Run-in with Authorities"

From Alexandra Petri in the Washington Post:

I guess this is how we are writing up the victims of crimes now. I did not realize that when you boarded a plane you gave away the right to have your past remain your past, but a theme of life these days is that only people who have never done anything wrong, or are in some way related to Donald Trump, deserve to go through their lives unmolested. 

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Politics

When Did Barack Obama Become an Overt Black Racist?

Now that he’s gone from the White House (forever, one hopes), it is time to ascertain when Barack Obama became an overt black racist.  Some will opine that he always has been, which may be true, but is less important than the racial divisiveness that occurred on the national scene between 2009 and 2017.  273 more words

Politics

Legislative Update: Mental Health

Your voices were heard with our letter writing campaign! Thank you for participating! Here is an update on the legislation mentioned in our mail pieces. 264 more words

Civic Engagement