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Find out how your legislators voted on key issues

April 18, 2017 by Jeff Caruso

VCC vote charts track state senators, delegates on issues important to Catholics

How did your state legislators vote on issues important to Virginia Catholics? Find out by going to the statewide charts of key votes taken during the recent 2017 General Assembly session here. Charts also are available with only votes of local legislators from the Arlington and Richmond dioceses.
The Senate and House charts track major legislative pursuits of Bishop Michael Burbidge and Bishop Francis DiLorenzo through the Conference, their public policy agency in Richmond.
Included are votes on an initiative to defund Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers, a measure to protect faith-based institutions from being punished for acting according to their beliefs, and efforts to protect immigrants and refugees. Email advocacy network members – made up of Catholics in the pew, clergy and other concerned citizens – contributed to the Conference’s work by contacting their senators and delegates before key votes.
In addition to the vote chart, find our summary of the recent General Assembly session here.

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In prayer and in public, your voices are urgently needed to bring Gospel values to bear on vital decisions being made by those who represent you.
The Virginia Catholic Conference is the public policy agency representing Virginia’s Catholic bishops and their two dioceses.