SIGN UP FOR THE 2018 DAY FOR ALL PEOPLE
You can also reserve a spot for our annual “Day for All People” advocacy day at the General Assembly, an opportunity to meet with your lawmakers to discuss important issues. The day-long event will start at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, next door to the State Capitol, and will continue at the Pocahontas Building, the temporary home to General Assembly offices.
Tickets are $30 for the event; $15 for students;” “early bird” rate of $25 if registered by Jan. 11.
There will be informative speakers on key legislative issues before the General Assembly, and opportunities to meet with your legislators. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
SIGN UP, TOO, FOR THE WITNESS AT THE CAPITOL PROGRAM
Speaking of online registration, you can also sign up for the Virginia Interfaith 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.