VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
The General Assembly convenes on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 and will run until Saturday, February 23rd.
VACOLAO will be working with our members and partners to push for pro-immigrant bills such as driver privilege card legislation, in-state tuition for DACA students and others, protections against wage theft and other issues. We will also be pushing back against any anti-immigrant bills that are introduced. We will be releasing our legislative priorities soon. Please visit our website at VACOLAO.org for more information.
VACOLOA’S LEGISLATIVE PORTFOLIO:
VAOLAO has a portfolio in Richmond Sunlight where we will be tracking bills on our legislative agenda. See below link –
VACOLAO’s ACTIVITIES DURING THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY:
Legislative Advocacy Training on Upcoming Immigrant Advocacy Day
WHAT: Prior to the Immigrant Advocacy Day, VACOLAO organizes a training where we provide information on our legislative agenda that we will be advocates for during the general assembly as well as tools on how to become an effective advocate with state elected officials. This meeting will also provide an overview of what to expect during the actual advocacy day in Richmond.
WHERE: 6066 Leesburg Pike, suite 520, Falls Church, VA 22041
WHEN: Thursday January 10 at 7pm-8:30pm
REGISTRATION is required: https://goo.gl/forms/dmqGETeUmGfMUdC72
For more information: Please call 703-772-1555 or write us at firstname.lastname@example.org
VACOLAO – VIRGINIA LATINO/IMMIGRANT ADVOCACY DAY
Thursday, January 17, 2019, Richmond, Virginia (Scholarships available)
WHAT: Join VACOLAO’s annual Immigrant Advocacy Day to meet with elected representatives and advocate for legislation and issues important to Virginia’s immigrant communities. The top priorities of VACOLAO’s legislative agenda are: Driving privilege card and in-state tuition for DACA holders, among other important issues.
WHEN: Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. (We will provide light breakfast and lunch)
Transportation is available from Falls Church. The bus will leave from 6066 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041 at 6:30am that morning. Please arrive by 6:15am. We will be returning to northern Virginia at 5:00pm.
WHERE: We will convene at 919 E. Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219 (Tidewater Room) and will meet our representatives at the new building of the Virginia General Assembly.
Registration fee: $ 20.00. Please register at VACOLAO.org or here: https://bit.ly/2RbKTae
If you want to pay by check, please make checks out to VACOLAO and send them to 6066 Leesburg Pike, suite 520, Falls Church, VA 22041
SCHOLARSHIPS: Limited scholarship assistance is available to cover the event registration fee. To apply for a scholarship, please proceed with your registration and choose “scholarship”. Applications will be evaluated on a first-come first-serve basis.
CONTACT: Contact us at email@example.com or by phone at 703-772-1555.
For more information, please visit www.vacolao.org
VACOLAO’s WEEKLY CONFERENCE CALLS DURING THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SESSION
VACOLAO will be hosting weekly conference calls each TUESDAY during the General Assembly Session to provide updates on the legislative process at the General Assembly and discuss advocacy efforts. Our fist call be this Tuesday, January 8 at 2:00pm. If you want to be part of these weekly conference call, please send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 703-772-1555.
We look forward to working with you in support of immigrant rights
Edgar Aranda-Yanoc L.L.M.
Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations (VACOLAO)*