General Assembly recap 2018

2018 General Assembly – VICPP Priority Issue Bills 

GA 2018 bills progress chart

[Go here to look up legislation by bill number]

 

2018 Priority Issues Briefing Pages

Healthcare:

Healthcare Expansion 2018

Criminal Justice:

FelonyThreshold_FactSheet

Wage Theft/Worker Justice:

Wage Theft 2018 GA Bills

Welcoming All:

welcoming all 2018

One-pager/All Issues:

VICPP one-page issue for 2018 GA

 

Sign the faith leaders’ appeal for expanding healthcare access in Virginia

As with past years, VICPP will have a strong presence at the General Assembly, perhaps this year our presence will be even stronger with an expanded “Witness at the Capitol” program.

“Witness at the Capitol” 

Our “Witness at the Capitol” volunteers serve as faithful advocates/lobbyists on the VICPP issues during the 2018 legislative session, which will run from mid-January through March 10. Look for the folks in our royal blue stoles! The advocates will be the hands-on lobbyists for VICPP’s priority issues by:

  • Attending and reporting on hearings, markups and legislative events.

  • Meeting with legislators and their staff members.

  • Communicating the legislators’ position to the VICPP members in the districts.

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

Volunteers should be active in the faith community and comfortable talking about the faith dimensions of the issues.

The work is in Richmond.  If you do not live in Richmond, you should be prepared to be in Richmond at least four days a week during the 45-day legislative session. Housing will be provided in homes for those from out of town.

If you are interested in this intense, short-term volunteer opportunity, please contact Kim Bobo at Kim@virginiainterfaithcenter.org.

Volunteer for the “Witness at the Capitol” program at the General Assembly. 

“Day for All People” 

VICPP’s annual advocacy day, the Day for All People, happens during the session in January. This is an opportunity to learn more about the priority issues for the Center, and get face time with lawmakers and their staffs. The day lasts from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; there are informative speakers on key legislative issues before the General Assembly, and workshops in the afternoon.

The tentative date for the 2019 Day for All People is Jan. 22, and it will again be hosted by Centenary United Methodist Church.