NVHC is a member institution of Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement (VOICE). VOICE is a multi-faith, non-partisan citizens’ organization which acts on issues that affect the most vulnerable families and communities in Northern Virginia. An important part of our Social Action mission, VOICE aims to close equality gaps and hold public officials and other policy-makers accountable to the populations they serve. Through community organizing, VOICE has helped us to consolidate our power with other faith based organizations and affect real social change in Fairfax County and beyond. More information on VOICE can be found on their website.
NVHC has been well represented in the annual VOICE actions in pre-pandemic years. Over 65 congregants have joined 1,400 other VOICE members from 55 + institutions throughout Northern Virginia, including in one “action” where Governor Northam and Attorney General Herring committed to working with VOICE to reform the Virginia cash bail system, decrease mass incarceration, and prioritize funding for mental health in schools, among other issues.
NVHC congregants also get involved every election year with the non-partisan Get Out The Vote (GOTV) effort. These GOTV efforts are important to increase voter turn out in typically low turn out precincts in Fairfax, Loudon, and Prince William Counties.