You can sign up online now for the Center’s “Witness at the Capitol” program! This program was started last year and will be expanded during the 2018 General Assembly session, from mid-January to mid-March. The Witness at the Capitol team is comprised of volunteers who serve as faithful citizen advocates on the VICPP priority issues during the legislative session. Volunteers should commit for at least three days during one week of the session. There is usually a strategy call on Mondays, with presence at the Capitol and the Pocahontas office building Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Volunteers should be active in the faith community and comfortable talking about the faith dimensions of the issues. Witnesses will:

  • Attend and report on committee and subcommittee meetings.

  • Meet with legislators and their staff.

  • Communicate the legislators’ position to VICPP members.

  • Draft background pieces and alerts for engaging the membership in the issues.

  • Testify on behalf of issues VICPP is supporting.

Retired clergy, deacons, and lay persons are sought. If you are interested but have questions, contact Kim Bobo at Kim@virginiainterfaithcenter.org.   

Register here.