Lawmakers Turned Their Backs

Cassandra Shaw Blog, Featured

Our very own Erin Steigleder, Health Policy Analyst and Advocate for the Center’sfor Virginia Consumer Voices for Healthcare program was published in the Richmond Times Dispatch over the weekend. See her Op-Ed below: Richmond Times-Dispatch Saturday, June 21, 2014 10:30 pm I am ashamed of — and outraged by — our General Assembly. It has passed a budget that specifically leaves …

Save Our Girls

Drew Blog, Featured

Today a diverse group of faith leaders were convened by U.S. Senator Mark Warner with the help of the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy to discuss how we might respond to the kidnapping of more than 300 girls in Nigeria.  What follows is the product of our meeting.  We invite you to join us in taking action.

Half Time in Virginia

Drew Blog, Featured

In 2012, in a Super Bowl commercial, actor Clint Eastwood proclaimed that it is half-time in America. He called for America’s comeback and a focus on what’s ahead. Midway through the 2014 General Assembly session, it could be said that it is half-time in Virginia as well.

Day for All People Was Just the Beginning…

Drew Blog, Featured

Despite the unexpected wintry weather, we were so pleased to have over 170 advocates converge on the Capitol for our annual advocacy day, Day for All People, this past Tuesday. Advocates met with their legislators to ensure that good public policy to promote fairness and properly address the needs of our Commonwealth’s most vulnerable remain the focus of the 2014 session.