Request from Virginia Organizing on urgent action related to legislation the G.A. #Neededlegislation

Nancy Morgan, American Promise

Dear Nancy,

At Virginia Organizing, we know how important it is for regular folks like you and me to make our voices heard. I hope you'll take a few minutes today to do just that on two important calls to action.

First, Dominion Energy is trying to use this special session to make outrageous profit on the backs of struggling families. We think we can stop them.

At the start of the pandemic, the State Corporation Commission established a moratorium on utility disconnections. With people still out of work and the moratorium ending on October 5, Governor Northam has proposed budget language that would return $320 million to Virginians from Dominion’s overcharges. Potential House budget language has been circulated that instead allows Dominion to treat debt relief like a payday loan, forcing all its Virginia customers to pay Dominion back the money for debt relief – with interest. This is unacceptable!

We urge members of the House of Delegates to adopt Governor Northam’s proposed budget language to return $320 million to Virginians when they need it most. Please contact your representative in the House of Delegates today! Click here to find out who your delegate is and how to reach them.

Second, the state government is considering an important step on worker protections. Earlier this summer, Virginia Organizing and many organizations across the state fought for and won first-in-the-nation worker protections. Now we can make those temporary protections permanent.

Click here to submit a comment by Friday. You can share why you support these worker protections in your own words. Every comment helps!

As always, please visit Virginia Organizing's Act Now page for actions you can take every week. We update it every Monday with new opportunities to make our voices heard.

Thank you!

Brian Johns
Executive Director