Faith leaders urge Medicaid expansion

Faith leaders urge Medicaid expansion

Leaders of different faiths gathered at Williamsburg Baptist Church Friday morning, focusing on their shared ideals in a plea to promote Virginia Medicaid expansion. The press conference was one of 11 held across the commonwealth through a partnership between Virginia Organizing and the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy.

“It’s the community of faith that can galvanize as well as mobilize,” said Rev. Dr. Anthony Fludd, a VICPP board member and one of Friday’s speakers. “You get people of faith speaking out, things begin to happen.”

Other speakers included Seneca Bock, president of the Nansemond-Suffolk branch of the NAACP, Rabbi Ellen Jaffe-Gill of Tidewater Chavurah...