Why does the United States, the richest country on earth, have more poverty than any other advanced democracy? Because too many of us benefit from it, says Matthew Desmond, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Poverty, by America. Desmond makes a proposal for ending poverty in his talk Thursday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m. at the […]Open enrollment for the health insurance marketplace begins. Let’s ENROLL VIRGINIA Nov.1 – Jan. 15!
Enroll Virginia’s statewide team of navigators is hard at work preparing for Open Enrollment, scheduling free one-on-one appointments and outreach events to guide consumers through the health insurance enrollment process. Open Enrollment at HealthCare.gov runs from November 1, 2022 through January 15, 2022. This is the only time of year that anyone can enroll in […]A Time to Recharge: 2022 Annual Statewide Legal Conference
More than 500 attorneys and staff members from Virginia’s legal aid community joined with pro bono attorneys and our community partners to attend the 42nd Annual Statewide Conference, hosted by Virginia Poverty Law Center. The hybrid conference offered both in-person attendance in Virginia Beach, as well as online-only sessions. It’s four very busy days, jam-packed with […]Update from the Executive Director: Continuing the Fight for Economic Justice for All
The Virginia General Assembly is off and running. This is the 402nd year the General Assembly has met, and it promises to be like no other thanks to the continuing pandemic. The House of Delegates is meeting virtually, and the Virginia Senate is meeting both in-person and virtually. As always, VPLC has an important legislative […]Join Us! Happy Hour or Coffee & Chat with VPLC: 2021 Legislative Priorities
The Virginia General Assembly will convene on January 13, 2021. Join VPLC for a virtual happy hour or your morning coffee as we discuss our legislative priorities for the 2021 General Assembly session! Each event will last 30 minutes—we’ll briefly review our agenda and save plenty of time to answer questions. We hope to see you there! Register for Happy […]Jill Hanken’s Remarks at Healthcare Rally 3-1-18 Governor Northam’s Remarks at Medicaid Expansion Rally 3-1-18
Part 1 Part 2Facts Not Funds
As you are aware, Virginia Poverty Law Center lobbies members of Virginia General Assembly on behalf of low-income Virginians. We provide the public and policymakers the background knowledge, context, and understanding of how laws and regulations are affecting our clients. Most of our lobbyists are lawyers experienced in not only policy advocacy but also litigation […]Legal Education Forum – Tomorrow – Dec. 2nd 10:30 AM Save The Date – #GivingTuesday is November 28th.
November 28th is #GivingTuesday. It follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday, commercially designed days to have you spend money on material goods. #GivingTuesday is dedicated to helping everyone make a difference for those who may not have the resources to take advantage of days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And, I’m asking you to make […]You’re Invited! Anti-Hunger Policy Conference Postponed
The Virginia Hunger Solutions Anti-Hunger Policy Conference has been postponed. A new date and location will be available soon! If you have questions or need assistance, ask Virginia Hunger Solutions.2015 Annual Statewide Legal Aid Conference October 21-23
Thank you for all who joined us in Williamsburg, VA for the 2015 Annual Statewide Legal Aid Conference. It was a success because of you!Events
Check back here often to stay up-to-date with VPLC and what we’re doing in our community. We’re always thinking of new ways to engage those around us and get you involved. See below for upcoming events and also a calendar of events to help give you the big picture of what’s going on here at […]