100 Percent Voting Congregations

VICPP is equipping congregations to ensure that 100 percent of members vote in November. Faith communities commit to boosting registration, encouraging voting, and sharing educational resources. Congregations will receive a toolkit, resources for bulletins and websites, a “100 Percent Voting” banner for hanging outside, and possibly a financial incentive.

Civic Engagement Trainings

Thurs, Aug 17
St Bridget's Church

Presented in Spanish

Details coming soon

Wed, Sept 20
Third Baptist Church

Mon, October 2
7:00-9:00 pm
Little Union Baptist Church

Candidate Meet and Greet events

Housing forum with candidates: Richmond

Tuesday, September 12
Richmond Public Library

Norfolk Candidate Forum

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

Williamsburg Area Meet the Candidates

Thursday, September 21
Williamsburg Public Library

Virginia Beach Meet the Candidates

Tuesday, September 26
Ebenezer Baptist Church

Suffolk Area Meet the Candidates

Thursday, September 28
First Baptist Church, Mahan

Henrico Area Meet the Candidates

Sunday, October 1
Deep Run High School

Fredricksburg Candidates Forum (House of Delegates)

Wednesday, September 13
Mary Washington University

Prince William Area Meet the Candidates

Thursday, September 21
Baldwin Elementary School, Manassas

Fredricksburg Candidate Forum (State Senate)

Wednesday, September 27
Mary Washington University


VICPP activists and friends will send 10,000 handwritten postcards to infrequent voters who are people of color. Postcards are distributed in batches of 100 or more. Please include the address of where we should send the postcards in your email.

Election Protection

VICPP will be monitoring 100 precincts on election day to ensure that voters can cast their ballots, free from intimidation. Monitors must participate in a training program. More details will be coming soon!

The Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy is partnering with the Virginia Election Protection Coalition to assist voters in 2023! Virginia Election Protection Volunteers are the first line of defense against voter suppression during early voting and on election day. Volunteer to make an impact in your community. Monitors must participate in a training program, and you can sign up at this link: www.protectthevoteva.org/vicpp

Final GOTV Strategies for Faith Communities

June 20 - Primaries held for both parties in many districts (some districts use caucuses, some have only one candidate)
September 22 - Early voting begins for November
October 16 - Last day to register to vote before the General Election
November 7 - General Election

Make sure you're registered and track your ballot

“Voting is a civic sacrament.” – Rev. Theodore Hesburgh

Faithful Citizens is a year-round civic engagement program that emphasizes the fullest participation of people of faith in the electoral process. More than our civic responsibility in a democracy, voting can ensure good governance. The ballot box is a critical avenue to support public servants who are committed to fairness, humanity and integrity. Faith does not compel us to resign from politics; the pursuit of social change by people of faith must include informed political action to be effective. The public square is a key place where people of faith can be authentic in demonstrating care for our families and communities by advancing just policies. Building a just society is a collective enterprise to which VICPP calls forward Faithful Citizens.

Voter Education

The Faithful Citizen program coordinates opportunities to educate people of faith about upcoming elections, essential voter information, candidates on the ballot, and VICPP priority issues. The program supports clergy leaders who seek to build a 100% voting congregation.

Voter Mobilization

The Faithful Citizen program galvanizes people of faith to organize or lead activities that promote civic engagement within their congregations and faith communities.

Voter Protection

The Faithful Citizen program provides people of faith strategies to counter voter suppression, misinformation and unfair polling conditions on election days to build a robust Get Out The Vote (GOTV) plan for your congregation.

Workshops & Training

VICPP's Impactive Training

Communicating with people we personally know and building relationships with new people are the most effective ways to encourage voting. VICPP will be offering a weekly training session on how to use Impactive -- a phone app -- for using your phone to encourage people to vote. Click for more information and to register.


Same Day Voter Registration flyer 2022

Virginia has a new same-day voter registration law this year that allows people to vote on election day. Spread the word in your community with this flyer!

Faithful Citizens Absentee Voter Flyer 2021

The witness requirement is no longer waived, so you must open and complete your ballot in the presence of a witness who will then sign the return envelope with you. Help remind others by sharing VICPP’s Absentee Voter Flyer.

Rides to the Registrar 2021

We encourage voters to drop off absentee ballots at their Registrar Office or at early voting in-person locations. Organizing Rides to the Registrar will help get out the vote for those you know with mobility and health challenges, time management difficulties or lack of transportation. If your county provides drop boxes, then you have the option of collecting absentee ballots for members in trusted groups and organizations to deposit for them.