Jan. 9, 2019 – Day 1 of the General Assembly

The team from Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy participated in events across the city – sharing our legislative agenda and joining with our partners to fight for justice. We attended a prayer breakfast, press conferences, and held legislative meetings including:

The Commonwealth Prayer Breakfast at the Richmond Convention Center Рattended by Virginia politicians including Governor Northam, State Senators and Delegates, the Attorney General, and Mayor Stoney. Community prayers and fellowship are a great way to start the session.

The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus press conference announced its 2019 Legislative Agenda.

At the Virginia Coalition for Immigrant Rights press conference, VICPP’s policy director Benjamin Hoyne shared our legislative priorities – focusing on 7 bills to fight wage theft.

MEDIA:

An op ed by Rabbi Michael Knopf, Pastor Rodney Hunter and Pastor Jim Somerville – opposing Senator Black’s bill to allow guns in houses of worship – ran in today’s
Richmond Times-Dispatch Weapons in Worship: A Dangerous Idea

We are off to a great start!