abundant possibilities

Lutheran Family Services of Virginia > Advocacy

Release your inner advocate

Are you the kind of person who likes to shape public policy? Do you like to spread the word informally about great programs and projects either in person or through social media? Are you the hands-on type who wants to see firsthand how programs support people in need? Great — call us at 1.800.359.3834 to schedule a visit! Or take a look at the resources and ideas below to lift your voice in support of those who need us most!

Celebrate awareness months

There are many commemorative months that help build awareness about the needs of the individuals we serve. Some of them are Developmental Disabilities Awareness month in March, Autism Awareness Month in April, Foster Care Awareness Month in May and Adoption Awareness Month is in November. Activities held during these months help bring attention to the needs of children, families and adults. The Hampton and Richmond locations of LFSVA work with area churches to celebrate autism awareness month each April with a pinwheel project. For more information call 1 (800) 359-3834.

Find your state or federal legislator

It’s easy to find out who your legislator is with this handy online service. Just fill in your address to get contact information for your state and federal representatives.

Everything you need to know about the General Assembly

Among the wealth of info on the Virginia General Assembly web site is a bill finder and a full copy of the Governor’s budget.

Great online resources

The Commonwealth Institute: Expert analysis
of Virginia’s fiscal status

The Institute informs state fiscal and budget policy debates and contributes to sound decisions that improve the well-being of individuals, communities and Virginia as a whole. Good folks doing good work.

Use Richmond Sunlight to track bills

This site has everything you want to know about bills in the General Assembly.

Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy

A nonpartisan coalition of faith communities working to create change through progressive public policy. The ELCA is a sponsor of the Center.

Voices for Virginia’s Children

A non-profit organization which sends alerts and announcements on critical issues affecting children in Virginia.

The ELCA National Advocacy Network

Timely updates from the ELCA on national hunger, poverty, and environmental issues, and only when your voice will make the most difference.

Lutheran Services in America Public Policy Office

Offering email advocacy alerts, conference calls and newsletters covering public policy.

Born of faith,
open to all.