[COMM-ORG] VOP gets a new name

Discussion list for COMM-ORG colist at comm-org.wisc.edu
Tue Aug 17 13:54:58 CDT 2010

  From: Janice Jay Johnson Virginia Organizing 
<e-action at virginia-organizing.org>


Dear friends,
It was wonderful to see many of you this weekend as we celebrated our 
15th anniversary in Richmond. For those of you who could not make it, we 
had a great time celebrating with over 200 wonderful supporters from all 
across the state. The group that gathered in Richmond on Saturday got 
the first peek at our new logo and were also on hand for our big 
announcement: Virginia Organizing Project will now be known as Virginia 

We hope you will agree that dropping the word "project" from our name 
reflects our permanence. We want our name to reflect our mission, which 
is long-term change in Virginia. The word "project" sounds temporary to 
some and make no mistake about it, we are in this for the long haul.

Despite a new name and new logo, our work and our challenges remain the 
same. And although these challenges mount every day, we can be 
optimistic for the next 15 years. We have the people working together as 
part of a strong organization that speaks truth to power. We will 
continue to listen to the people most affected, encourage them to raise 
their voices, hold rallies, write letters, monitor legislation, promote 
civic engagement and hold our elected leaders accountable.

The name changes but not the ideal. The logo changes but not the people.

We are Virginia Organizing -- both as an organization and as actions 
that will create real, lasting change. I'm proud of Virginia Organizing 
and I am proud to work with each and every one of you as we move forward 
for a more just Virginia.


Janice "Jay" Johnson


P.S  Please enjoy our retrospective 15th anniversary video 
here and please help support our next 15 years of work by 
clicking here to donate.


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Charlottesville, VA 22903-5208

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