CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Faith leaders are traveling throughout the commonwealth to give people a better understanding of new legislation from the General Assembly.

Representatives from the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy stopped in Charlottesville on Thursday, April 4, to inform people on changes they could soon see from new laws passed in this year's General Assembly session.

Ben Hoyne, the group’s policy director, says the group’s goal is to better help community members understand the legislative process.

“It’s important to get around the state and engage with different folks in different communities,” Hoyne said. “Certainly we know that while decisions are made in Richmond at the General Assembly, they affect everybody from throughout the commonwealth so it’s really important to listen to everyone."

The group plans on holding more information sessions in Charlottesville in the near future.