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Searchable database for those eligible to have voting rights restored.

This link (it will become more familiar with time) is to the Secretary of the Commonwealth database.


Please publicize with interested parties.

Critical homelessness resources for Social Action Linking Together
This portal contains a complete directory of all emergency shelters in the US, organized by state, with contact information (phone, web and address) as well as all of the services they offer plus a curated compilation of national and online resources for those affected by homelessness looking for help. We also put together an overall study on homelessness in the US today.
Favorite Links

Fairfax County Alliance for Human Services
Legal Aid Justice Center
Virginia Organizing
Richmond Times Dispatch
Virginia General Assembly Homepage (general information)
Children's Defense Fund

More web sites of interest to SALT members:

Sonjourners Online
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Institute for Peace and Justice & Parenting for Peace and Justice

End Homelessness.org
Interfaith Connections
Richmond Sunlight
Virginia Public Access Project
The CommonWealth Institute
Virginia Cure
Virginia Catholic Conference
Virginia Government Web Site
Virginia Governor
Nation Inside
Virginia General Assembly
Fairfax County Government
Virginia Progressive Caucus
US Catholic Conference/Human Development
Ignatian Volunteer Corp (IVC)
Every Child Matters
Common Good
League of Women Voters
Social Action Linking Together (SALT)
Justice for Immigrants
Health Care for All Virginians
Catholics in Alliance
US Catholic
Pax Christie
List Of All Virginia Newspapers
Virginia Consumer Voices
US Catholic Conference of Bishops
Apostolic Exhortation Of Pope Francis
Virginia Poverty Law Center
Bread for the World (BFW)
Virginia InterFaith Center
Brookings Institution
Virginia Legislative Information System (LIS)
Virginia Housing Coalition
Virginia Coalition to End Homelessness

Catholic Mobilizing Network
Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance

Spread Kindness Locally Through Volunteer Work

Opportunities to give and get involved in your community are everywhere. You can visit volunteer.fairfaxcounty.gov for some options! Here is just a sampling:

ACCA (Annandale Christian Community for Action): Medical Transportation, Food Delivery and Home Repair
Britepaths (formerly Our Daily Bread): Mentors and Grocery Gift Card Drives
CHO (Committee for Helping Others): Opportunities with the Furniture Program, Food and Clothes Closets
Cornerstones: Robotics Mentors and Employment Clinic Counselors
ECHO (Ecumenical Community Helping Others): Food Room, Client Room and Teen Volunteer Program
Falls Church Community Services Center: Advisory Board and Meals on Wheels
Food for Others: Food Pick-ups, Food Delivery and Warehouse Opportunities
Helping Hungry Kids: Food Pantry Support
Koinonia: Grant writer and database manager
LINK: Mobile Food Pantry and School Food Recovery
Lorton Community Action Center: Tutoring and Public Relations opportunities
SHARE of McLean: Food Assistance Coordinator and Clothing Coordinator
UCM Agency: Teach English as a Second Language (ESL) and/or Citizenship Classes
Western Fairfax Christian Ministries: Budgeting Class, Medical Transportation Assistance

To locate your legislator go to http://virginiageneralassembly.gov/.
A button at the top of the opening page takes you to "Who is my Legislator" section where you type in your address and find out who represents you.