The Social Justice Ministry supports two local advocacy organizations. Following is information regarding these organizations.
Social Action Linking Together(SALT)
SALT is a faith-based legislative advocacy network seeking to positively influence public social policy and legislation on behalf of low-income Virginia families, especially at the State and local levels. This is done by researching legislative issues and selecting priority issues for action, advocating for legislative issues by telephoning, writing and testifying, building relationships and rapport with legislators, educating and raising awareness within parishes as well as training others to participate. For further information see the SALT web site: http://www.s-a-l-t.org/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1.
Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement (VOICE)
VOICE is a non-partisan coalition of almost 50 faith communities and civic organizations in Northern Virginia working together to build power in middle and low-income communities. We organize in Prince William, Fairfax, and Arlington counties as well as the City of Alexandria uniting people across lines of race, class, religion, political party and geography to take action on key issues in our community including but not limited to affordable housing, access to health and dental care, and immigrant rights. For further information see the VOICE web site: http://www.voice-iaf.org/.