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Celebrating $30 Million from Foreclosure Fight - June 3, 2013

After 2 years of actions targeting banks, VOICE celebrated $30 million commmited for restoration of communities hard-hit by foreclosure. Read more about Celebrating $30 Million from Foreclosure Fight - June 3, 2013

$30 Million Prince William Restoration Fund - 2013

On Monday, June 3, 2013, more than 500 VOICE leaders gathered at Woodbridge Middle School in Prince William County, VA to announce $30 million in commitments for VOICE's Prince William Restoration Fund.  The fund will help launch a pilot to (1) rehab 100 abandoned / blighted properties for affordable homeownership & rental housing, and (2) develop 1,500 units of rental housing over the next 15 years in Northern Virginia.  Commitments were: Read more about $30 Million Prince William Restoration Fund - 2013

Engaging Bi-Partisan Elected Officials Around Comprehensive Immigration Reform - 2013

With the rise of hopes for a Comprehensive Immigration Reform at the federal level, VOICE trained 75 new immigrant leaders in Spanish introductory organizing sessions and sent 450+ leaders from 7 institutions to the April 10th 2013 Immigration Reform Rally in Washington, DC.  We also held meetings with US Senate and House representatives from Northern Virginia inclduing organizing religious, business, and education leaders to meet with key Republican leaders Rep. Read more about Engaging Bi-Partisan Elected Officials Around Comprehensive Immigration Reform - 2013

VOICE Founding Action – October 5, 2008

In October 2008, after 4 years of groundwork, 2,400 newly-minted VOICE leaders from 51 institutions across Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William Counties came together to found VOICE at First Mt. Read more about VOICE Founding Action – October 5, 2008

Direct Action at General Electric's DC Office - March 6 2012

After General Electric refused to negotiate seriously around VOICE's Foreclosure & Subprime Lending Accountability Campaign, 75 clergy, lay leaders, and homeowners paid a lunchtime visit to the DC offices of General Electric.  Filling the lobby of the office, VOICE leaders delivered pink slips for Jeff Immelt firing him from his position as Chair of President Obama's Jobs Council.  If he can be accountable for his dama Read more about Direct Action at General Electric's DC Office - March 6 2012

Foreclosure Crisis Accountability Action #2 - June 3, 2012

Eighteen months after launching our Foreclosure & Subprime Lending Accountability campaign, VOICE's persistence paid off.  At a 400 person action at Frist Batist Church in Manassas VA we had top officials that report directly to the CEO from Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and General Electric.  Each bank committed to come back in the fall ready to report back on their commitments to VOICE's $300-500 million reinvestment demand. Read more about Foreclosure Crisis Accountability Action #2 - June 3, 2012

Building a Constituency for Comprehensive Immigration Reform in NoVA - 2010

Virginia is consistently a swing state and plays a critical role at the national level.  In 2010, with the rise of efforts to press for federal comprehensive immigration reform, VOICE knew it would be essential to ensure that Northern Virginia had a well-organized multi-racial constituency to support just and realistic comprehensive immigration reform. Read more about Building a Constituency for Comprehensive Immigration Reform in NoVA - 2010

Launch of Foreclosure Crisis Campaign in Georgetown South Neighborhood – April 1, 2011

250 VOICE Leaders turned out to the hard-hit neighborhood of Georgetown South where the almost 33% of homes have gone into foreclosure. Read more about Launch of Foreclosure Crisis Campaign in Georgetown South Neighborhood – April 1, 2011

1. Rebuilding from the Housing Crisis in Prince William County

In April 2011 we launched the Foreclosure & Subprime Lending Accountability Campaign because the Prince William area had the highest number of foreclosures in Virginia – more than 16,000 - and had the 26th highest percentage of underwater mortgages in the country with 47.4% of  homes underwater. Read more about 1. Rebuilding from the Housing Crisis in Prince William County