Events

Date/Time Event
01/21/2014
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Virginia Immigrant Advocacy Day 2014
Great Richmond Convention Center, Richmond VA

Virginia Immigrant Advocacy Day 2014

 Tuesday, January 21, 2014 8:30a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

403 N Third St.  Richmond, VA 23219 (Great Richmond Convention Center)

 

Join the Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations (VACOLAO)’s annual Immigrant Advocacy Day that will be held during the 2014 Virginia General Assembly Session!

WHAT: VA Immigrant Advocates will travel to Richmond to advocate for immigrant rights including the “Virginia Dream Act” that would expressly authorize Virginia DACA holders to obtain in-state tuition, proposed legislation that would clarify the new Virginia Voter ID law to ensure that all Virginians’ right to vote is protected and respected, combat “notario” fraud and legislation that would implement the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act in Virginia.

Summary: The day will begin with coffee and policy briefings at 8:30 a.m. at the Richmond Convention Center, just 5 blocks from the General Assembly Building. Participants will walk to the General Assembly building where you will have the opportunity to meet with your legislators, attend committee hearings and watch the General Assembly in action on the House and Senate floors. We will return to the Richmond Convention Center for lunch, an afternoon speaker and a debriefing.

We will have transportation available for those unable to walk between the venues

WHEN: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

We will provide transportation leaving from Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 2700 S. 19th Street, Arlington, VA 22204 at 6:15am that morning. Please arrive by 6am. We will be returning to northern Virginia around 5:30pm.  If you are taking the bus, please send us an e-mail at vacolao@gmail.com  or call us at 703-772-1555.

WHERE: 403 N Third St.  Richmond, VA 23219 (Great Richmond Convention Center)

REGISTRATION: You can register and pay by credit card or check by CLICKING HERE. If you pay by check, please make payable to the order of VACOLAO and send us at 6400 Arlington Boulevard, suite 600, Falls Church, VA 22042.  Registration fee: $ 30.00

SCHOLARSHIPS: We have scholarships available. Please CLICK HERE:

NOTE: Those driving to the Convention Center will need to park in the Convention Center’s parking facility at the corner of 3rd Street and Marshall Street. Daily parking is $6, we encourage you to carpool!

If you have questions, please call Edgar Aranda-Yanoc at 703-772-1555 or vacolao@gmail.com

Organized by Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations (VACOLAO) in conjunction with Virginia interfaith for Public Policy’s Day for All People

01/16/2014
6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
RE: Advocacy Day Training In Preparation for the 2014 VA Immigrant Advocacy Day
Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Arlington, VA 22201 Virginia

ADVOCACY DAY TRAINING In preparation for the 2014 VA Immigrant Advocacy Day

 WHAT:  In preparation for the 2014 Virginia Immigrant Advocacy Day, we are organizing training  where we will discuss our legislative agenda such as in-state tuition for immigrant youth DACA holders, Medicaid expansion, among others as well as advocacy strategies including the legislative process and legislative advocacy tips during the legislative visits.

WHEN: Thursday, January 16th, 2014 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 p.m. (registration begins at 6:45pm)

WHERE: St. Charles Borromeo Church, 3304 N. Washington Blvd. Arlington, VA 22201

Parking at St. Charles is limited. Consider taking public transportation, as St. Charles is located two blocks from the Clarendon Metro station (orange line).

Light refreshments and coffee will be provided.

For more information, please contact Giancarla Rojas at gkrojas93@gmail.com (703-599-6079) or Edgar Aranda-Yanoc at edgar@justice4all.org (703-772-1555)

 Organized by Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations (VACOLAO), DREAMers of Virginia, DREAMer Families in Action, and Legal Aid Justice Center’s Immigrant Advocacy Program (LAJC)

DIA DE CAPACITACION SOBRE CABILDEO

En preparación del día del Cabildeo del Inmigrante de Virginia

QUE: En preparación del día del cabildeo del inmigrante de Virginia, estamos organizando esta capacitación donde discutiremos nuestra agenda legislativa tales como la matrícula universitaria de los jóvenes inmigrantes que tengan el DACA, expansión de Medicaid, entre otros. Asimismo estrategias de abogacía y cómo funciona el proceso legislativo, y consejos para conversar con los legisladores.

CUANDO: Jueves 16 de enero 2014 de 7-9pm (la registración comienza a las 6.45pm)

 DONDE: St. Charles Borromeo Church, 3304 N. Washington Blvd. Arlington, VA 22201

Parqueo es limitado en St. Charles. Por favor considere tomar el transporte público. La estación del metro Clarendon (anaranjado) está a dos cuadras de la iglesia.

Se proveerá comida ligera y café.

Para mas información, por favor contacte: Giancarla Rojas: gkrojas93@gmail.com (703-599-6079) o Edgar Aranda-Yanoc: edgar@justice4all.org (703-772-1555)

 Organizado por Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations (VACOLAO), DREAMers of Virginia, DREAMer Families in Action, and Legal Aid Justice Center’s Immigrant Advocacy Program (LAJC)

11/20/2013
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Crossing the Bridge for Immigration Reform - The Walk
Cannon House Building South of the Capitol bounded by Independence Ave., First St., New Jersey Ave., and C St. SE, Washington D.C

Crossing the bridge for immigration reform: The walkers will call upon Congressional leaders to address the issue of immigration reform with due urgency and pass reform legislation that includes a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants residing in the United States.

11/13/2013
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Rally at Eric Cantor's Office - The time is now for immigration reform
Corner of W. Broad and Dominion Blvd, Glen Allen, Virginia, Richmond VA

WHAT: Rally at Eric Cantor’s office – The time is now for Immigration Reform
Virginia’s own Rep. Eric Cantor is a national political leader, and he must take responsibility for making immigration reform a reality. We are waiting for him and his allies in Congress to make our country safe for all of our families and create a pathway to citizenship for hardworking Immigrant families.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 13th at 4:00 (Please arrive at 3:30 p.m.)
WHERE: Corner of W. Broad and Dominion Blvd, Glen Allen, Virginia
Organized by: Members of Virginia Coalition for Immigrant Rights (VACIR)
For more information, please contact: Rishi Rawatramani rawatramani@virginianewmajority.org

10/10/2013
12:00 am
Public Safety Community Forum/Foro Comunitario sobre Seguridad Publica
Annandale High School, Annandale Virginia

The Fairfax County Police Department will advise residents on how to protect themselves from becoming victims of financial crimes and what to do if it happens

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