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Virginia group unexpectedly shares name with new Trump agency

President Donald Trump called for the creation of a new agency in his joint address to Congress Tuesday, one that assists victims of crimes committed by undocumented immigrants. Read more about Virginia group unexpectedly shares name with new Trump agency

News Release - VOICE Citizens Empowerment Group Condemns Criminalization of Entire Category of People

NORTHERN VIRGINIA, March 1, 2017 – VOICE (Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement), an 8-year-old citizens empowerment group representing 180,000 households here, today decried President Trump’s decision to create a Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement Office (VOICE) as, not only unnecessary and duplicative, but also a regrettable attempt to criminalize a whole category of U.S. residents, the vast majority of whom are law-abiding, tax-paying contributors to the country’s economy. Click link for full Press Release. Read more about News Release - VOICE Citizens Empowerment Group Condemns Criminalization of Entire Category of People

Groups denounce Stewart's anti-immigrant comments

Back in 2001, the Prince William Board of Supervisors passed a resolution declaring the county a “No-Hate Zone.”

In the wake of a divisive national election -- and board Chairman Corey Stewart’s recent vow to “hunt down” undocumented immigrants – two groups are calling on Prince William officials to denounce such comments and reaffirm the county’s 15-year-old pledge. Read more about Groups denounce Stewart's anti-immigrant comments

Blessings for So Many - Crescent Apartments Stories

In 2013 VOICE organized a 250-person “One Reston Walk” raising the importance of preserving affordable housing and specifically raising concerns about the redevelopment of Crescent Apartments, a market-rate affordable building. In the end, šVOICE leaders and Crescent Apartments tenants got Board of Supervisors Chairperson Bulova and Supervisor Hudgins to support tenants with their goal of returning to the redeveloped complex. Read more about Blessings for So Many - Crescent Apartments Stories

Kaine Listens To VOICE

Congregation-based community organizing has made some fast, yet influential, friends for Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement. Last night, Virginia Governor Tim Kaine met with Virginia clergy and more than 1,000 VOICE members and discussed justice issues in the areas of housing, immigration and health care. The meeting was held at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria.

Kaine has met with VOICE representatives on multiple occasions since their first public meeting last fall. Read more about Kaine Listens To VOICE

Lafayette Apartments Residents Voice Health, Safety Concerns

All the residents of Lafayette Apartments on Harrison Lane want is
a clean, safe place to live.

Wednesday night, V.O.I.C.E. (Virginians Organized for Interfaith
Community Engagement) hosted a meeting with residents and Lee
Supervisor Jeff McKay to demand that the owners, Maine-based
Eagle Point Management LLC, bring the property, which is
financed by the Virginia Housing and Development Authority, up
to code. Read more about Lafayette Apartments Residents Voice Health, Safety Concerns

Bringing Justice to the Downtrodden

One of the first things you notice upon entering Holy Family Catholic Church off Ferndale Road is a large bin for food donations to supply the parish’s food pantry. Read more about Bringing Justice to the Downtrodden

Rattling State's Cash Jar

Governor commits to working toward expanding dental coverage to uninsured adults.

As Washington grapples with health-care reform, Willie Jackson is facing his own health-care crisis. He must choose between paying for a place to stay or scraping together enough money to fix his seven rotting teeth. It’s a choice that illustrates the difficult real-world decisions people without dental insurance face every day. Read more about Rattling State's Cash Jar

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