2019 General Assembly
Download 2019 VICPP priority issues for the General Assembly
The VICPP Board will vote on these priorities at the December 13, 2018 Board meeting.
2019 Priority Issues Briefing Pages
“Health Care Hope” Campaign to educate the public about Medicaid Expansion – Resources: Medicaid Expansion Outreach Toolkit
Driver’s Privilege Cards FACT SHEET
Earned Income Credit
Criminal Justice Reform
As with past years, VICPP will have a strong presence at the General Assembly with our 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 legislative session, which will run from January 9, through Feburary. Look for the folks in 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 date for the 2019 Day for All People is Tues. Jan. 22, and it will again be hosted by Centenary United Methodist Church.
2018 General Assembly Recap