Civic responsibility begins with voting, but it doesn’t end there.
Information via press release
Elected officials need to hear your concerns, and collaborating with others makes your voice stronger. If you care about non-discrimination, redistricting, Medicaid expansion, rising sea level, funding public transit, or criminal justice reform, come to an action-oriented briefing session on Sunday, September 24th, 2:30-5:00pm, at the Unitarian Church of Norfolk, 739 Yarmouth Street, Norfolk.
Organized by the Legislative Collaborative Table, a coalition of nineteen local organizations, this Social Justice U prepares attendees for group visits to their newly-elected Delegates to the General Assembly, while they are still here in town and can take time to listen.
Congressman Robert Scott will start the event and inspire everyone to become an advocate.
“This is a practical way to become comfortable with political advocacy,” said Carolyn Caywood, president of PFLAG Norfolk/South Hampton Roads. “It puts ‘We the people’ back in their rightful role as a vital part of a functioning democracy.”
Sister Margaret McCabe of the Interspiritual Empowerment Project agrees that, “Speaking together with one voice for unity in meeting with our local legislators to support public policy that works for the common good is a powerful way to participate in our representative democracy.”