Jan 2016

Date/Time Event
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
VACOLAO's Immigrant Advocacy Day 2016 - Dia del Cabildeo Latino 2016
Hilton Richmond Center, Richmond VA

Join the Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations (VACOLAO)’s annual Immigrant Advocacy Day to meet with elected representatives and discuss proposed legislation and issues important to Virginia’s immigrant communities. The top priorities of VACOLAO’s legislative agenda are: Driver License for all immigrants in Virginia, Closing the Gap on Medicaid, Increase of Minimum Wage, Voter ID.

May 2014

Date/Time Event
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Information Session on Instate Tuition Requirements for Virginia DACA Holders.
Unitarian Universalist Church, Arlington VA

Information Session on Instate Tuition Requirements for Virginia DACA Holders.

9:00 am - 11:30 am
VACOLAO's 2014 Legislative Agenda Debriefing (Bilingue)
Unitarian Universalist Church, Arlington VA

This year VACOLAO, in collaboration with our organizational partners and hundreds of immigrant advocates, has pushed for several bills impacting immigrants during the 2014 General Assembly Session. We invite you for a debriefing discussion of these bills including our legislative success stories and work that remains to be done.

Apr 2014

Date/Time Event
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
April 5th National Day of Action: Large March and Rally "Not One More Deportation!" 2million 2many
Lafayette Park, Washington DC Washington DC

April 5th National Day of Action: Large March and Rally “Not One More Deportation!” 2million 2many

March with us from Mt. Pleasant Park to Lafayette Park in front of the White House

In light of the congressional inaction in the House for permanent reform, we will call upon President Obama to ameliorate the costs of our broken immigration system and provide relief from the current human rights crisis stemming from deportations that devastate our families.

Specifically, we will call upon the President to halt the deportations of aspiring citizens, many with families, that are soon expected to reach the horrific two million removals milestone since he took office. Our families cannot wait for Congress to provide relief and the President shouldn’t either. Instead he should use his executive authority to stop the suffering by suspending deportations immediately and seek to expand the deferred action program he created for immigrant youth to all qualifying immigrants.

WHEN:  Saturday, April 5th 2014. March will begin at 11:00 a.m. and the rally will be at 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: We will convene at Mt. Pleasant Park at 11:00 a.m. and march  to Lafayette Park, in front of the White House. The rally will begin at 2:00 p.m. in front of the White House.

Sponsored: Workers United of Washington DC, DC Immigration Coalition, The National Day Laborer Organizing, Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations (VACOLAO) and other Metropolitan DC Area Organizations.
For more information and how to get involved in Virginia, please call Edgar Aranda-Yanoc at 703-772-1555 or send us an e-mail at VACOLAO

To see list of endorsing organizations for this national day of action, please click HERE

Mar 2014

Date/Time Event
9:00 am - 11:15 am
American Legion Post 180, vienna Virginia

WHAT: Hear from our state legislators what happened during the 2014 General Assembly. Legislators will be present to answer questions. Hear keynote speaker Richard E. Rubenstein, University Professor of Conflict Resolution and Public Affairs at George Mason University. Topic: “How do Poverty and Inequality Endanger Virginia? Are there Solutions?”

WHEN: Saturday, March 22, 2014, 9:00 – 11:15 AM

WHERE: American Legion Post 180. Located at 330 Center Street North, Vienna, VA 22180

CONFIRMED LEGISLATORS As of today: Sen. Dick Saslaw, Sen. Janet Howell, Sen. Chap Petersen, Del. Kenneth Plum, Del. Mark Keam, Del. David Bulova, Del. Patrick Hope

For more information, contact John Horejsi: [email protected] or visit the SALT website at

Co-Sponsored by: Social Action Linking Together (SALT), Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (VADP), Citizens United for Rehabilitation for Errants-VA (CURE) and Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations (VACOLAO)

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