People who want to see changes to America's immigration policies are rallying in Martinsville.
"Organizing for Action," a Democrat political action group, is trying to get the attention of the Virginia's Republican members of Congress.
They want lawmakers to pass legislation that will give immigrants a pathway to citizenship.
"There are 11 million undocumented immigrants in the US," said Eddie Seay, a community organizer who put together Sunday's rally. "They are contributing to our economies in a positive way. They are law abiding "citizens" in quotation marks there."
Immigration reform has been debated for months in Washington, but no legislation has been passed.
Congress is taking a break until September 9 and political groups are making use of the recess. They're holding events like the one in Martinsville Sunday to try and lobby individual members of Congress, while they're at home in their respective districts