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 when the 2018 session begins on Jan. 10. Perhaps this year our presence will be even stronger with an expanded “Witness at the Capitol” program.

“Witness at the Capitol” – Jan. 10 to March 10

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” – Jan. 23

VICPP’s annual advocacy day, the Day for All People, is set for Tuesday, Jan. 23. 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 will be informative speakers on key legislative issues before the General Assembly, and workshops in the afternoon.

Tickets are $30 for the day-long advocacy event; $15 for students;” “early bird” rate of $25 if registered by Jan. 11. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. The host will be St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, located at 815 East Grace Street, next to the State Capitol.

Sign up for our “Day for All People” advocacy day on Jan. 23.