Immigrant advocacy day

VACOLAO organizes every year the immigrant advocacy day where hundreds of advocates visit their legislators to push for bills that will impact the immigrant community in Virginia. This year the advocacy day will be on January, 21 2014:

Virginia Immigrant Advocacy Day 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 8:30a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

403 N Third St.  Richmond, VA 23219 (Great Richmond Convention Center)


Join the Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations (VACOLAO)’s annual Immigrant Advocacy Day that will be held during the 2014 Virginia General Assembly Session!

WHAT: VA Immigrant Advocates will travel to Richmond to advocate for immigrant rights including the “Virginia Dream Act” that would expressly authorize Virginia DACA holders to obtain in-state tuition, proposed legislation that would clarify the new Virginia Voter ID law to ensure that all Virginians’ right to vote is protected and respected, combat “notario” fraud, and legislation that would implement the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act in Virginia.

Summary: The day will begin with coffee and policy briefings at 8:30 a.m. at the Richmond Convention Center, just 5 blocks from the General Assembly Building. Participants will walk to the General Assembly building where you will have the opportunity to meet with your legislators, attend committee hearings and watch the General Assembly in action on the House and Senate floors. We will return to the Richmond Convention Center for lunch, an afternoon speaker and a debriefing.

We will have transportation available for those unable to walk between the venues

 WHEN: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

We will provide transportation leaving from Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 2700 S. 19th Street, Arlington, VA 22204 at 6:15am that morning. Please arrive by 6am. We will be returning to northern Virginia around 5:30pm.  If you are taking the bus, please send us an e-mail at  or call us at 703-772-1555.

WHERE: 403 N Third St.  Richmond, VA 23219 (Great Richmond Convention Center)

REGISTRATION: You can register and pay by credit card or check by CLICKING HERE. If you pay by check, please make payable to the order of VACOLAO and send us at 6400 Arlington Boulevard, suite 600, Falls Church, VA 22042.  Registration fee: $ 30.00

 SCHOLARSHIPS: We have scholarships available. Please CLICK HERE:

NOTE: Those driving to the Convention Center will need to park in the Convention Center’s parking facility at the corner of 3rd Street and Marshall Street. Daily parking is $6, we encourage you to carpool!

If you have questions, please call us 703-772-1555 or


Organized by Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations (VACOLAO) in conjunction with Virginia interfaith for Public Policy’s Day for All People