VACOLAO’s 2016 LEGISLATIVE DEBRIEFING FORUM

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Date(s) - 03/31/2016
11:30 am - 2:00 pm

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Unitarian Universalist Church

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VACOLAO’s 2016 LEGISLATIVE DEBRIEFING FORUM

Thursday, March 31, 2016 (11:30-2:00 pm – door opens at 11:00am)
4444 Arlington Boulevard Arlington, VA 22204 – UUCA
(Lunch will be served)

WHAT: VACOLAO invites you to a lunch-time discussion of our legislative agenda where we will talk about our legislative success stories and work that remains to be done. Senators, Delegates and immigrant right advocates will be part of the discussion.

This year, VACOLAO’s legislative agenda included many issues that would impact our community such as access to driver’s license for immigrants, voter ID, combating human trafficking, raising the minimum wage, Medicaid expansion, fair treatment of workers. VACOLAO also fought back against anti-immigrant legislation such the “anti-sanctuary” and “compliance of ICE’s detainers” and opposed any effort to deny refugees’ asylum or assistance.

VACOLAO in collaboration with our organizational partners and hundreds of statewide immigrant advocates, pushed for access to driver’s license for aspiring Americans residing in Virginia. VACOLAO pushed for bills in both the House and Senate. While we did not achieve legislative success this year, we did manage to move this issue forward in both Chambers with our outreach and advocacy efforts including the House Transportation Committee request for an impact study of the issue. While much work remains, our hard work is beginning to pay off.

VACOLAO will discuss new initiatives for the 2017 General Assembly such as legislation that provides in-state tuition for DREAMers regardless of their DACA status.

WHERE: Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington VA (4444 Arlington Boulevard Arlington, VA 22204)

WHEN: Thursday, March 31st, 2016 from 11:30 – 2:00 pm (Lunch will be served, door opens at 11:00am)

REGISTRATION: Seated are limited, please registered at your earliest convenience by clicking here: http://goo.gl/forms/ILQAzjsiuX If you have questions, please email us at vacolao@gmail.com or call us at 703-772-1555.

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