Volume 2 | February 28, 2019

Released: Thursday, February 28, 2019

The next ONE Voice for Liberties Conference will be September 26-27, 2019! Future conference dates: Sep. 24-25, 2020; Sep. 23-24, 2021; Sep. 29-30, 2022 

The General Assembly session ended on February 23. Now I wait for April 3, called veto session, to see what bills Gov. Ralph Northam will have vetoed or amended. You can view my current Legislative Overview on our website here https://vaib.org/education/legislative-overview/. I will prepare a complete report after the veto session.

Protecting Your Church Legal Seminars: If you have any concerns about your church’s legal exposure, physical safety, or financial health, you should attend one of VAIB’s co-sponsored legal seminars: April 5 (Richmond), April 8 (Virginia Beach), April 9 (Fredericksburg), April 11 (Harrisonburg), or April 12 (Roanoke). Thanks to the National Center for Life and Liberty (NCLL) and Trinity Security Allies, you’ll learn how to recognize and neutralize internal and external dangers to your church. I’ll be at each seminar and hope to see you there! As a reminder, if your church supports VAIB at $100 or more, you’ll receive a discount for each pastor and staff person you register. On your honor, use code: “VAIBsupporting” when you register at NCLL.ORG/SEMINARS/SCHEDULE.

ONE Voice for Liberties Conference: I’m excited to share an update to the September 26-27 conference at Landmark Baptist Church, Richmond—Friday afternoon now includes a guided tour of the Capitol. We’re blessed to have one of the most historic of all state capitols. We have the longest continuous legislature whose roots run directly from England. You can register for our conference and the tour on our website here https://vaib.org/education/one-voice-for-liberties-conference/. You will be responsible for your lunch when we arrive at the Capitol, but transportation to and from the Capitol will be provided at no charge. I hope you will join us for this historic opportunity. And of course the conference is free!

On April 3 the “Virginia March for Life” will be held at the Richmond Capitol. The rally is scheduled to start at 11:00 a.m., with the March for Life following at noon. Too much has happened for us to silently stand by. Efforts to expand abortion in Virginia continue by Gov. Northam and those who stand with him in the General Assembly. Thankfully, there are those who stand against these efforts and have again held them in check. 

This is one of those times we must join together to show we stand against abortion and for the unborn. I urge you to come to the March for Life. Pastors, encourage your people to come. Church members, I encourage you to ask others to come with you. And be sure to prepare signs to express your message. 

For more information, go to https://marchforlife.org/virginia-march-for-life/.

As I consider this session of the General Assembly, I am again reminded of the importance of voting. Elections for all members of the Virginia House of Delegates and Senate will be held November 5. Your vote is important, so please put feet to your pro-life convictions and vote in the upcoming election.

Eddy Aliff
Executive Director