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John Horejsi, with wife Mariann and volunteer Robert Stewart, attended the Molina Healthcare Community Champions celebration at the Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center in Fairfax on Thursday, May 9.

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Celebrating ‘Everyday’ Heroes

Molina Healthcare honors local residents for making a difference in the community.

In the 1980s, Vienna resident John Horejsi and a “ragtag” group of social justice pioneers learned that Virginia was charging sales tax on food stamps. They discovered the sales tax boosted the state’s coffers by $9.5 million every year, money that they believed belonged to poor families for food or other necessary items.

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