FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Salaam Bhatti Cassie Edner RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Poverty Law Center (VPLC) has welcomed Salaam Bhatti as the organization’s new deputy director and Cassie Edner as its new public benefits attorney. Bhatti was previously VPLC’s public benefits attorney for five years; Edner was previously a public benefits attorney at the Legal […]2022 Session Update: What’s in the Budget?
On Sunday, each body of the General Assembly reported its budget. As expected, we have good news and bad news around which of our priorities received funding. While we’re disappointed some of our priorities didn’t make it into the budgets, we’re hopeful about the items that have been included, and we’ll continue bringing up the […]2022 Session Update: Keep Speaking Up for Low-income Virginians
We’re winding down week three of the General Assembly session. While some of our bills haven’t made it, many are still moving forward, and that progress has only been possible with your help. Together, in just three weeks, we’ve generated over 150 calls, emails, and tweets to legislators on important legislation for low-income Virginians! These efforts […]