Voices for Justice

To view the bills we’re following, their status in the legislative process, and our position, please visit: VFJ Bill List.

The mission of Colorado Interfaith Voices for Justice is to work with faith communities to educate and advocate on behalf of those living in poverty. Voices for Justice focuses on state and federal public policy issues concerning affordable housing, criminal justice, healthcare, hunger and welfare. In working with congregations and faith-based organizations, Voices for Justice seeks to create a powerful faith movement ready to take action in our communities and at the State Capitol. Colorado Interfaith Voices for Justice now has a new home with the Colorado Council of Churches.

Voices for Justice brings diverse faith communities together to speak out for those who often do not have a voice in public policy: the working poor, the disabled, the elderly. Voices for Justice calls on policy makers to have justice for those who are struggling to make ends meet and survive in our world.

Working with Voices for Justice will help make a strong voice for the voiceless at the State Capitol: the more voices who speak out on an issue, the more legislators pay attention to their constituents. By partnering with Voices for Justice, you will be joining a coalition of faith communities, faith-based agencies and individuals all called to make a difference in the world.

MEET THE 2019 VOICES FOR JUSTICE TEAM!

We are blessed to have a number of people following the 2019 legislative session of the Colorado General Assembly. Each person is identifying and providing updates on select legislation that falls within one of our public policy areas.

If you’re interested in joining our team, or testifying for a particular bill, please contact Rev. Marcia Meier at mmeier(at)iliff.edu.

Rev. Marcia Meier coordinates Voices for Justice, and she’s following legislation concerning poverty.

Vikki Fininen has a heart to see our society become a more just place that acknowledges the worth and value of every human life.  She believes encouraging all Christians to vote and participate in the political process in ways that honor Jesus’ legacy of caring for the least of these will help create a more just and equitable society.  Vikki brings a strong background in corporate finance to the team. Vikki follows bills concerning the environment.

Adrian Miller, the CCC’s Executive Director, will follow bills concerning racism.

Sue Ricker of Smoky Hill United Methodist Church is a retired secondary social studies teacher with a lifelong passion for social justice issues.  As a member of Smoky Hill United Methodist Church, Sue chairs her church’s Social Justice Council, and is actively involved in the Stop Trafficking Action Team.  Sue is proud and humbled to be able to make a difference  using my faith.  Sue follows legislation concerning sexuality, families and abuse.

Anthony Suggs is the Coordinator of the Office of Advocacy and Social Justice in the Episcopal Church in Colorado, a Diocese of the Episcopal Church that encompasses over 100 faith communities and 30 human services ministries across the state of Colorado. Raised a Free Will Baptist in North Carolina, he found his way to the Episcopal Church and a justice-oriented expression of his faith while in college at New York University. For the 2018 Legislative Session, he and the Office of Advocacy and Social Justice will focus on the areas of Economic Justice, Criminal Justice Reform, and Environmental Protection. Within Voices for Justice he will focus primarily on Economic Justice and Affordable Housing.”