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Advocacy Days

The 402nd Virginia General Assembly kicked off on January 13, 2021. Advocates, community leaders, and passionate citizens are making their case virtually with legislators this year. You can help support a cause or policy by joining one of these organizations on their Advocacy Days. 

Planned Parenthood
January 15
Legislators will hear from us why reproductive rights and freedom are so important to us all. Register here.

Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy 
January 18-22
Join plenary sessions, workshops, or regional meetings. All of the details are here.

National Conservation Network
January 21
Every year 150+ environmental organizations come together for Conservation Lobby Day to ensure a strong conservation voice is heard. All of the details are here

Voice's for Virginia's Children
January 25
Join the Campaign for a Trauma-Informed VA: Racial Truth & Reconciliation Digital Advocacy Day. Register here.

National Alliance on Mental Illness
January 26
Join us to help remind Virginia's legislators that Mental Health Matters! Register here.

Mentor Virginia
January 27
As part of the 2021 National Mentoring Summit over 800 mentoring advocates will virtually meet with their members of Congress and discuss with them the ever-increasing need for mentoring relationships. Tell congress to support youth mentoring.

Virginia Conservation Network
January 28
Join us for 2021 Clean Transportation Lobby Day. Virginia can make significant progress towards a cleaner and healthier transportation system. Register here.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) - Virginia
The ACLU is pursuing three priority issues during the 2021 General Assembly: legalizing marijuana, making police accountable, and ensuring all Virginians 18 and over have the right to vote. Learn how to get involved here.

Tools for Organizing

Legislative Advocacy Guide
Developed by: Voices for Virginia's Children

Tools for Advocates
Developed by: Voices for Virginia's Children

Tools for Effective Grassroots Advocacy
Developed by: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Visiting Elected Officials
Developed by: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Hosting a Legislative "Meet & Greet"
Developed by: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Resources About Virginia Government

Virginia's Legislative Information System
Includes status of individual bills and resolutions, member sponsored legislation, legislation referred to committee, state budget, daily floor calendars and more.

Virginia General Assembly
Website for the Virginia General Assembly. Includes meeting schedules, list of newly elected House Members, House and Senate Member listing, House and Senate committees, Session Calendar, information on the Virginia Legislature, and more. 

Virginia Public Access Project
VPAP connect Virginias to nonpartisan information about Virginia politics in easily understood ways. 

Richmond Sunlight
Richmond Sunlight has been tracking Virginia's General Assembly since 2007.

Who's My Legislator
Tool to find your Virginia legislators.