civic activism

Answer The Call: Volunteers Needed!

The entire country is focused on the Commonwealth of Virginia this election season. Other than New Jersey, we are the only state holding statewide elections, which includes the campaigns for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and all 100 seats in the House of Delegates. Accordingly, The Family Foundation needs ongoing assistance in distributing General Assembly Report Cards and other voter education materials to help educate pro-family citizens around the commonwealth regarding the principles each candidate represents. If you are a middle school, high school or college student needing to fulfill any community service requirements for graduation or any adult who would enjoy assisting us in our mission on a weekly, bi-monthly or monthly basis — we need your help, especially until November! The Family Foundation headquarters is located across from the capitol in downtown Richmond. Parking is located only a few blocks from our office building.

Responsibilities and duties include:

» Data Entry (basic computer skills)

» Mailings (production and stuffing)

» Distributing Report Cards and other items to churches

» Database Management (basic computer skills)

» Making phone calls

Potential candidates include students in sixth grade through college, home-educated families, stay-at-home mothers and fathers, and retirees. If interested in volunteering your valued talent in order to advance the cause of traditional values in the commonwealth, then please contact Marie Edwards at marie@familyfoundation.org or at (804) 343-0010.

Non-profit and non-partisan, The Family Foundation of Virginia is the commonwealth’s oldest and most influential family public policy organization. Our mission is to strengthen the family through accurate research and education, prompting civic activism and affecting public policy outcomes. The Family Foundation is proud to be associated with Dr. James Dobson’s Focus on the Family and its network of nearly forty independent state policy councils.

We're Looking For More Than A Few Good People

Since 1985, The Family Foundation has been on the forefront of critical public policy debates helping Virginia citizens, lawmakers and business leaders better understand and apply to law the principles of life, marriage, parental authority, constitutional government and religious liberty. Non-profit and non-partisan, we are the Commonwealth's oldest and most influential family public policy organization. Our mission is to strengthen the family through accurate research and education, prompting civic activism and affecting public policy outcomes. The Family Foundation of Virginia is proud to be associated with Dr. James Dobson's Focus on the Family and its network of nearly forty independent state policy councils.

The entire country is focused on Virginia this year. Other than New Jersey, we are the only state that has statewide elections (for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and the entire House of Delegates). We will need ongoing assistance so we can distribute our 2008-09 General Assembly Report Card (to be made public within a couple of weeks) and other materials to help educate Christians and churches around the Commonwealth regarding the principles each candidate represents during this November's elections. While candidates campaign for votes, we will educate citizens on the principles these numerous  individuals represent.

To pull this off, we need you! We have various needs that can be fulfilled by middle school, high school (homeschoolers welcome!) or college students. These activities are perfect to meet community service requirements for graduation or for adults (such as retirees or stay-at-home-parents) who would enjoy assisting us in our mission. We can use help on a weekly, bi-monthly or monthly basis. Our headquarters is located across from the Capitol Square in downtown Richmond and we there is convenient parking. 

Some of the areas where we can use help include data entry and data base managment (basic computer skills) in office or at home; mailings (production and stuffing); and distributing General Assembly Report Cards and other items to churches. 

If interested in volunteering your valued talent in order to advance the cause of traditional values in the Commonwealth, then please contact Marie Edwards at marie@familyfoundation.org or call her at (804) 343-0010.

During this crucial time in our Commonwealth's and nation's history, we believe it is more important than ever to do whatever possible to secure the traditional values we hold dear and precious, while they are under heavy assault. Please consider helping us with what will be a rewarding experience.

Pastors For Family Values To Hold Northern Virginia Luncheon

On April 21, Pastors For Family Values, the pastoral component of The Family Foundation, will hold a Pastors Fellowship Lunch at 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 111, in Springfield. It will last from 12:00-2:00 p.m. There is no charge for the event, which includes lunch, but a reservation is required. All pastors are invited.

To RSVP, call Kathi Haley at 703-752-1624 or e-mail her at khaley@bible.edu.

The event is hosted by Capital Bible Seminary and among those who will speak are Family Foundation President Victoria Cobb and the Rev. John Smith, interim director of pastoral ministry for PFFV.

Speaking as one voice on the issues of the day, Pastors for Family Values assists pastors in performing their Biblical duty of being salt and light in our culture through civic activism.