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300 people gather to show their solidarity with Muslim and immigrant brothers and sisters

More than 300 people gathered on Sunday, Jan. 29th, to show their solidarity with Muslim and immigrant brothers and sisters and to start work on VOICE's new, 5-year issue agenda, which includes:

-- building power for the 2017 statewide elections;

-- combatting intolerance;

-- defending immigrant rights;

-- changing inequitable criminal justice laws and improving public safety;

-- increasing affordable housing;

-- defending and increasing funding to ensure a high-quality public education for all;

-- standing up for workers' rights. Read more about 300 people gather to show their solidarity with Muslim and immigrant brothers and sisters

National Immigration Reform Rally - April 10, 2013

VOICE sent 450 leaders from Northern Virginia to the National March for Immigration Reform Rally. Read more about National Immigration Reform Rally - April 10, 2013

Engaging Bi-Partisan Elected Officials Around Comprehensive Immigration Reform - 2013

With the rise of hopes for a Comprehensive Immigration Reform at the federal level, VOICE trained 75 new immigrant leaders in Spanish introductory organizing sessions and sent 450+ leaders from 7 institutions to the April 10th 2013 Immigration Reform Rally in Washington, DC.  We also held meetings with US Senate and House representatives from Northern Virginia inclduing organizing religious, business, and education leaders to meet with key Republican leaders Rep. Read more about Engaging Bi-Partisan Elected Officials Around Comprehensive Immigration Reform - 2013

VOICE Founding Action – October 5, 2008

In October 2008, after 4 years of groundwork, 2,400 newly-minted VOICE leaders from 51 institutions across Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William Counties came together to found VOICE at First Mt. Read more about VOICE Founding Action – October 5, 2008

Foreclosure Crisis Accountability Action #2 - June 3, 2012

Eighteen months after launching our Foreclosure & Subprime Lending Accountability campaign, VOICE's persistence paid off.  At a 400 person action at Frist Batist Church in Manassas VA we had top officials that report directly to the CEO from Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and General Electric.  Each bank committed to come back in the fall ready to report back on their commitments to VOICE's $300-500 million reinvestment demand. Read more about Foreclosure Crisis Accountability Action #2 - June 3, 2012

Public Action with Gov. Kaine – July 20, 2009

On a hot Monday night in July over 1,100 VOICE leaders from 45 different religious institutions assembled for a public action with Virginia Governor Tim Kaine and the Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Jim Webb. Read more about Public Action with Gov. Kaine – July 20, 2009

Standing in Solidarity with Dar Al Hijrah – December 12, 2009

In the wake of the Ft. Hood shootings in Texas hundreds of VOICE leaders covered their heads and filled Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center for cross cultural one-on-one relational meetings in a stand against stereotyping of Muslims in Northern Virginia. Read more about Standing in Solidarity with Dar Al Hijrah – December 12, 2009

VOICE Goes to Richmond – March 2, 2010

More than 200 VOICE leaders loaded buses and drove 2 hours south to Richmond to challenge state budget cuts to dental care.  We restored $9 million in cuts that would have eliminated  all local health department dental programs in the Commonwealth and substantially reduced dental services at community health centers and free clinics across the state, stripping an estimated 30,000—50,000 children and adults of their dental care. Read more about VOICE Goes to Richmond – March 2, 2010

Launch of Foreclosure Crisis Campaign in Georgetown South Neighborhood – April 1, 2011

250 VOICE Leaders turned out to the hard-hit neighborhood of Georgetown South where the almost 33% of homes have gone into foreclosure. Read more about Launch of Foreclosure Crisis Campaign in Georgetown South Neighborhood – April 1, 2011

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