Day for All PeopleJanuary 19, 2012
On Tuesday, I participated in the "Day for All People," which is the annual lobby day of the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy. A few hundred people from across Virginia came to Richmond to meet with state legislators (the photo is one I took of state Senator Ralph Northam, who spoke to our lobby group). I visited the offices of Senator Mark Obenshain and Delegate Tony Wilt to urge them to support legislation that would create greater regulations on predatory lending (payday and car title loans). Hopefully our state legislators will act to help stop these institutions from stealing from our neighbors. Although Virginia has made some progress in recent years, more work is needed to close loopholes and further improve the laws.