Congratulations, VOICE leaders! THIS is what POLITICS looks like! Together we will deliver the promise of Northern Virginia living.
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On Sunday, Oct. 16th, 1,100 people from 65+ institutions gathered at Oakton High School to unveil a bold issue agenda around affordable housing, schools, curbing gun violence, criminal justice reform and discrimination against immigrants. 
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Pictured left: Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring
Herring received a standing ovation from VOICE leaders for making commitments to work with VOICE on holding gun manufacturers accountable and changing Virginia's inequitable criminal justice system. Click here to read more about the VOICE/Metro IAF campaign to curb gun violence.
 
VOICE leaders applaud AG Herring and are eager to work on changing Virginia’s inequitable and unjust criminal justice system that targets, arrests, and incarcerates a disproportionate number of African-Americans, immigrants and youth.
Education leaders from Fairfax and Prince William Counties committed to 1) supporting VOICE’s building school/community teams in schools near our institutions to strengthen public education and 2) Working with us to address the public education issues VOICE has identified 
Fairfax County School Board Chair Sandy Evans and School Board Member Pat Hynes 
Superintendent of Prince William County Schools, Dr. Walts, along with School Board Members Lillie Jessie, Diane Raulston and Loree Williams.
Faith leaders encouraged VOICE members to take action on their values  - and to be in relationship with people who are different.
Rev. Wilson Gunn, General Presbyter of the National Capital Presbytery   
Rabbi Michael Holzman of the Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation.
Leaders shared their stories about how Northern Virginia is not living up to its promise. Clockwise from the top left: Herndon ES Assistant Principal Ray Correllus, Ramsey Resident Marion Mealing, Bull Run Unitarian Universalist member Mark Hempen, Mobile Home Park Resident Sonia Hernandez  and Camelot ES student and Dar Al Hijrah member Malak Osman  
Didn't make it to the event? Click here for VOICE's 2017-2021 organizing agenda. 

Many thanks to all of the volunteers who made the event possible. A special thanks to the Photography Program at First Baptist Manassas for the pictures. 
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