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NEWS RELEASE – Day for All People, Jan. 22, 2019
“Day for All People” – More than 200 Faith Leaders and Advocates to Lobby at the General Assembly on Jan. 22, 2019

Recent articles

1/9/19 – Washington Post: Advocates Seek Laws to Help Immigrants Drive 

1/8/19Richmond Times-Dispatch: Weapons in Worship: A Dangerous Idea   
Op Ed opposing SB 1024, a bill to allow weapons in houses of worship. By Pastor Rodney Hunter (Co-Director, VICPP), Rabbi Michael Knopf (VICPP board member), andPastor Jim Somerville

1/4/19 – NPR: Michael Pope: Should Virginia Employers Have to Provide Pay Stubs?
Paul Falabella quoted (VICPP board member)

12/27/18 – NPR: Michael Pope: A Crisis of Wage Theft or a Bonanza for Lawyers?
Kim Bobo quoted

12/26/18 – Virginia Gazette: Two Interfaith Organizations Merge
Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy and Virginia Interfaith Power and Light have joined forces to better advocate for social, economic and environmental justice across Virginia.

11/2/18 – Winchester Star: Hundreds Gather for Multi-Faith Vigil (Rev. John Copenhaver quoted – “What ever may happen, we will show love.”)

11/1/18 – WDBJ-7 – Roanoke: State and Local Agencies Prepare for Medicaid Expansion

11/1/18 – Virginia Gazette: Local officials, health care leaders celebrate Medicaid expansion open enrollment

11/1/18 – Richmond Free Press: Moving Beyond Tragedy – op ed by Kim Bobo

11/1/18 – WTVR-CBS 6: Thousands in Virginia Now Eligible for Medicaid Enrollment: ‘People Don’t Choose to Be Sick’ (Kim Bobo quoted)

10/30/18 – WWBT-TV: ‘They Deserve the Same Opportunity:’ Student Weighs in on Birthright Citizenship Debate (Yanet Limon-Amado quoted)

10/29/18 – Richmond Times-Dispatch: ‘Add to the Light in this World.’ Local Jewish Community Gathers to Mourn Victims of Pittsburgh Shooting (David Hoover quoted)

10/19/2018 – Richmond Times-Dispatch: Comment Period for Controversial Medicaid Work Requirements Ends Saturday (Dora Muhammad quoted)

9/3/13 WVIR-TV NBC 29 – Program to Inform People Which Business in Virginia Pay a Living Wage

9/3/18 – The Daily ProgressLiving Wage Certification Program in Works for the Area

7/20/18 – Alexandria NewsLiving Wage Certification Program Launched in Alexandria

7/19/18 – Alexandria Times: Living Wage Program Launches in Alexandria

7/16/18 – Washington Post: Can a Window Sticker Convince a Business Owner to Pay a Living Wage?

7/3/18 – Augusta Free Press: Caroline County allowing closed jail to house immigrant detainees

6/21/18 – The New York Times: Honduran woman fearing deportation given sanctuary in church

6/21/18 – WTKR-TV: “I don’t want to be taken away from my family” 

6/21/18 – Richmond Times-Dispatch: Immigrant mother and children seek sanctuary in Richmond church

6/21/18 – WTVR-TV:Mother of two facing deportation finds sanctuary in Richmond church

6/21/18 – Associated Press: Honduran woman fearing deportation given sanctuary in church

6/5/18 – Virginia Gazette: Thank you to senators for Medicaid expansion

5/29/18 – Virginia Gazette: Protesters stage ‘die-in’ outside Sen. Norment’s district office

5/16/18 – Richmond Times-Dispatch: Activist appeared in Chesterfield court Tuesday on trespassing charge connected to protest outside ICE office

5/15/18 – Capitol Connection/WRIC-TV:  Medicaid expansion supporters hold ‘die in’ as Virginia Senate works on budget

5/1/18 – WAVY-TV: Trump, Northam differ on sanctuary cities; Virginia bill to ban vetoed

4/27/18 – Augusta Free Press: Virginia Interfaith Center adds Rev. Rodney Hunter as co-director

4/11/18 – WWBT-TV: Lawmakers return to consider budget, Medicaid Expansion

4/9/18 – WDBJ-TV Roanoke:  Virginia Interfaith Center calls for Medicaid expansion from legislators

4/9/18 – Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star: House Republican from Stafford explains his Medicaid expansion vote at forum

4/5/18 – WCVE Public Radio:  Medicaid Town Halls Continue Ahead of Special Session

4/1/18 – Augusta Free Press:  Public forum on Medicaid expansion set for April 4

3/28/18 – The Winchester Star:  Vogel undecided on budget plan with expanded Medicaid

3/27/18 – The Winchester Star:  Faith group invites public to forum on gun violence

3/23/18 – Virginia Business:  Richmond employers recognized for backing living wage

3/22/18 – WTVR-TV:  ‘We value work:’ Richmond employers recognized for backing living wage

3/21/18 – WCVE Public Radio:  State Faith Leaders Express Support For Medicaid Expansion

3/21/18 – The Republican Standard:  Virginia Interfaith Center Praises Senator Hanger On Healthcare Expansion

3/21/18 – Blue Virginia:  Virginia Interfaith Center Urges Senate Republicans to Consider ‘Moral Imperative’ of Expanding Medicaid

3/21/18 – Alexandria News: Still time to get to ‘yes’ on Medicaid Expansion

3/20/18 – Virginia Gazette:  Town hall on Medicaid expansion to be held Wednesday

3/12/18 – The Commonwealth Times (VCU):  Current DACA recipients may apply for renewal, but the fate of the program remains unclear

3/10/18 – Richmond Free Press:  Hundreds urge support for Medicaid expansion in Virginia

3/7/18 – Augusta Free Press:  Senate approves anti-sanctuary legislation on party-line vote

3/2/18 – Loudoun Times:  Hundreds of Virginians rally for Medicaid expansion

3/1/18 – US News & World Report:  Hundreds of Virginians Rally for Medicaid Expansion

2/28/18 – Demarva Daily Times:  Bill banning sanctuary cities heads to Virginia Senate floor

2/27/18 – Richmond Times-Dispatch:  Republicans on Senate committee advance ‘sanctuary cities’ bill to floor vote

2/15/18 – U.S. News & World Report:  Civil Liberties Groups Oppose Agreement on Theft Threshold

2/14/18- Richmond Times Dispatch: Guns-in-churches bill creates many problems

2/13/18 – WTVR-TV:  Civil rights groups say deal on felony larceny threshold doesn’t go far enough

2/13/18 – Daily Press: ACLU of Virginia, others question deal on felony threshold bill

2/13/18 – Augusta Free Press:  Advocacy groups oppose bipartisan deal on felony larceny threshold

2/8/18 – Arlington Catholic Herald:  House considers allowing guns in places of worship

1/26/18 – Fairfax County Times:  Reston community leader, civil rights advocate remembered

1/24/18 – Demarva Daily Times:  As Northam decries gun violence, Virginia Senate OKs guns in churches

1/22/18 – WCVE Public Radio:  RVA Table Talks presents Richmond’s works towards religious inclusivity

1/18/18 – WCVE Public Radio:  Coffee With A Purpose: Richmond Cafe Trains And Hires Neighborhood Youth

1/11/18 – WDBJ-TVVirginia Interfaith Center calls for Medicaid expansion from legislators