Date of Meeting: Tuesday, 1/30/2018
Time of Meeting: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Location: General Assembly Building Under Construction so our legislators are in the Pocahontas Building
Join DDVA on January 30, 2018 for a day of dyslexia advocacy work. On our 5th annual organized advocacy day, we will bring the community together at the Richmond General Assembly Building to visit legislators in their offices to educate them on dyslexia by sharing our stories in order to direct their attention toward the almost 1 in 5 Virginians that are affected.
Let us know if you have an appointment with your legislator here:
Advocacy Day Canvassing Efforts – Log your appointment here soon!
Join us on January 29th at the Legend Brewing at 5:30pm to introduce ourselves, see old friends and learn about the next day’s advocacy work!
How can you help?
Reach out to your representatives TODAY to schedule a visit in your district office in the coming month or for a sit down in their office in Richmond on January 30th as the date grows closer. Our lobbying consultants have shared that a legislator with prior knowledge of dyslexia will be much more likely to vote for a proposed bill! This means we need to make our introductions now so that our time in Richmond will be used for further education and (hopefully) an introduction to the proposed legislation we would like to get passed.
What is ‘The Ask”?
Call your legislators and ask them to CO-SPONSOR (Delegate Ben Cline’s HB1265, Senator Stephen Newman’s SB368, Senator Richard Black’s SB865 and Senator Stephen Newman’s SJ59). They support change for education preparation programs; reading specialists; dyslexia.
And ask them if they would like to write a draft bill to support our efforts. If not this year, then next year! DDVA will be happy to share some suggestions on areas to focus if the interest is there. If not, ask them to support the proposed bill(s) we hope to have during the 2018 legislative session.
T-SHIRTS ARE HERE! – ORDER TODAY!
DAY OF ADVOCACY TOOLS: PRINT 10 COPIES OF THE FLYERS TO SHARE WITH OUR LEGISLATORS!
Contact DDVA with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Capitol Information and Parking:
Visitor’s Guide can be found here. An area map is included on the last page of the guide. Virginia State Capitol Visitor’s Guide
Pay parking lots and decks are nearby on 8th and Grace Street
and 7th and Marshall Streets.
Food Service: Meriwether’s Cafe offers several dining options and venues for guests visiting the Capitol. In the new Capitol Extension is a cafe, open to the public, Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.