Advocacy Committee

Committee Chair:
Zach Cahalan, Catholic Charities USA

Vice Chair:
David Kaplan, NECHAMA

Board Liaison: 
Cathy Earl, UMCOR

National VOAD members interested in participating in this committee should email the committee leadership and tell them how you can contribute to or learn from this committee’s important work. National VOAD members may easily retrieve committee leadership contact information by contacting [email protected]

Committee Resources

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Committee Description

The purpose of the Advocacy Committee is to identify emerging issues and empower policy and advocacy efforts across the VOAD movement by working closely with National VOAD staff, membership and other committees. The Committee will support National VOAD goals to increase public awareness of the National VOAD organization and movement, and to promote its values, vision and mission. Additional functions include monitoring proposed legislation at the federal, state and/or local level which may impact activities or goals of the National VOAD collaborative and movement and, upon request, supporting specific National VOAD staff advocacy presentations or initiatives by facilitating member participation or other resources. For a primer on the Advocacy Committee and its work, please view the following video presentation.