July 27, 2015

Dear General Assembly Candidate:

Greetings from Social Action Linking Together, (SALT) and its over 1,200 social justice members throughout Northern Virginia.  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.

With the November elections only a few months away, this is a critical time for the Commonwealth.  Virginia faces a multitude of significant challenges in 2016, with many worthy issues vying for attention and creative solutions.  Among them are issues of particular concern to SALT, which focuses on poverty, the working poor, housing, homelessness and children.

To learn more about your positions on these matters, we have attached a Candidate Survey that we would greatly appreciate your completing and returning to us.  In addition to asking about our issues, we have included an opportunity for you to identify other issues you feel strongly about that may be of interest to our members.

Please indicate your answer to each question in a separate document that you can send to me by e mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (you do not have to re-type the questions).  Your response will be shared with our members and others via mailings and our website (www.S-A-L-T.org) as a helpful guide in their choice of candidates.  Your answers will be used in toto, not abbreviated or taken out of context.  Please return your answers by August 28, 2015 to assure your comments are included.

We look forward to hearing from you.  If you have any questions about this survey, please feel free to contact me by phone at (703) 255-7074 or e-mail me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Thank you for taking the time to help educate your SALT constituents concerning your positions.

Sincerely yours,
John Horejsi, Coordinator
Social Action Linking Together