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VOICE in the News

  • Mon, 06/10/2019 : ARL Now

    A local interfaith group is proposing Arlington and Alexandria redirect Amazon revenue to address long-standing community issues like affordable housing and school crowding.


  • Mon, 06/10/2019 : Fox5

    Virginia Tech has announced plans to build its Innovation Campus in Alexandria. The campus will be part of a mixed used development in National Landing and will be near the future Potomac Yard Metrorail Station, the university says.


  • Sun, 06/09/2019 : WJLA
  • Tue, 06/04/2019 : Washington Post

    About 600 people gathered inside a Fairfax County church recently to hear how the four Democratic candidates for chairman of the Board of Supervisors would address a widening gap between the rich and poor in Virginia’s most populous jurisdiction.


  • Fri, 05/31/2019 : Fairfax County Times

    The Gum Springs Community Center is a second home to Elias Anwar.

    The West Potomac High School student visits the community center in Alexandria on a daily basis and has spent summers working there.

    One of 10 centers currently overseen by Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services, the Gum Springs Community Center provides recreational facilities, event space, programs, and support services to area residents. The center even paid for the suit that Anwar wore to prom.

    However, the high school senior has become frustrated by the lack of upkeep for the community center


  • Thu, 05/23/2019 : Fort Hunt Herald

    Democratic Party candidates running for Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors have thrown their support behind a push to significantly increase funding for affordable housing.


  • Wed, 05/22/2019 : Fort Hunt Herald

    Democratic Party candidates for Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors have pledged to increase funding for a new legal aid program set up to help immigrant residents fight deportation by the federal government.


  • Mon, 05/20/2019 : Fort Hunt Herald

    In a spirited community forum on Sunday, May 19, 2019, Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement (VOICE) obtained commitments from the Democratic Party contenders for Chairman of the Board of Supervisors on a range of important local issues, to include millions more dollars in County funding for affordable housing projects, and an expansion of the legal defense fund for local immigrants who are in the country illegally.


  • Thu, 04/11/2019 : LocalDVM.com

    VIENNA, Va. - It was two years ago when the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority decided to eliminate a bus route that many people relied on as their primary mode of transportation. Thanks to grassroots efforts, that route is up and running again.


  • Wed, 04/10/2019 : Prince WilliamTimes

    In voting to end the practice of suspending driver’s licenses for unpaid court fines and fees, Virginia lawmakers paved the way for as many as 13,000 residents of Prince William and Fauquier counties and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park to have their driver’s licenses reinstated July 1.


  • Fri, 04/05/2019 : Charlottesville Tomorrow

    RICHMOND — During the reconvened General Assembly session, state legislators voted Wednesday to eliminate driver’s license suspension fees for people who lost their licenses due to unpaid court fees or fines.

    More than 600,000 Virginians have been affected by the law, which can have a disproportionate effect on lower income Virginians for whom public transportation may be sparse or inconvenient and the ability to drive is a necessity for them to get to work. 


  • Thu, 04/04/2019 : NBCWashington.com

    On Wednesday night, Virginia's General Assembly agreed to a budget amendment which ended the state's practice of suspending the driver's licenses of people with unpaid court fees. Many argue that practice made it hard for people to repay their debts. However, as News4's Drew Wilder reports, this "vicious cycle" might be relitigated next year.


  • Thu, 04/04/2019 : News 3 WTKR.com

    RICHMOND, Va. - Overshadowed by the sexual assault allegations surrounding Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, Virginia lawmakers upheld all of Gov. Ralph Northam’s vetoes.

    The General Assembly convened Wednesday for just one day to consider Northam’s vetoes of bills passed during the Assembly’s regular session.


  • Tue, 02/12/2019 : Washington Post

    Young Virginians, raised amid a culture of tobacco and enamored of the newly popular vaping products, probably will have to wait to buy smoking materials until they turn 21 under a bill passed this week by the General Assembly.


  • Fri, 10/26/2018 : Fairfax County Times

    Virginia’s current cash bail system prioritizes money over safety and is in clear need of reform, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring told a gathering of Northern Virginia faith communities at Fairfax High School on Oct. 21.


  • Mon, 10/22/2018 : WTOP.com

    FAIRFAX, Va. — They’re not on the ballot for the 2018 midterm election, but two of Virginia’s top leaders fielded questions from a multifaith, nonpartisan group at Fairfax High School Sunday.


  • Mon, 10/22/2018 : NBC29.com

    Attorney General Herring called for reforms to Virginia’s cash bail system, citing potential policy and constitutional concerns and the availability of alternatives that can keep communities safe.


  • Mon, 12/11/2017 : National Catholic Reporter

    Thousands of northern Virginia Catholics knew Fr. Gerard (Gerry) Creedon for his Irish baritone and the twinkle in his eye, but many more knew him for his untiring advocacy of Catholic social teaching.

    Creedon, born in County Cork 73 years ago and ordained for the Richmond Diocese in 1968 (the Arlington Diocese was created six years later), lived Pope Francis' vision of a church at the margins decades before anyone had heard of Jose Mario Bergoglio.


  • Mon, 12/04/2017 : Washington Post

    When her daughters were children, Khadija Athman packed the major Islamic holidays, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, with celebration.

    They opened gifts and covered their hands in henna. After prayer, they had breakfast at a pancake house before spending the day at the movies and Chuck E. Cheese's.


  • Mon, 11/06/2017 : Prince William Times

    When Phyllis Robinson cracked the door to her Westgate townhome to greet the strangers standing on her front stoop Saturday afternoon, she seemed to understand immediately why they were there. Still, she had a question: “What are you, Democrat or Republican?”


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