JOIN US ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 31ST, 2017 FOR OUR DDVA DYSLEXIA ADVOCACY DAY: DETAILS HERE
UPDATE on 1/30/16:
Let us know if you have an appointment with your legislator here:
Advocacy Day Canvassing Efforts
Date of Meeting: Tuesday, 2/2/2015
Time of Meeting: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Location: 7th Floor West Conference Room
7th Floor West Conference Room General Assembly Building http://virginiageneralassembly.gov/includes/contentTemplate.php?tid=94&ctype=t&cid=94
Join DDVA on February 2, 2016 for a day of dyslexia advocacy work. On our third 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.
How can you help?
Reach out to your representatives TODAY to schedule a visit in your district office in the coming months. 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”?
Ask them to CO-SPONSOR Delegate Ben Cline’s House Bill 842 in support of empowering teachers with dyslexia training. http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=161&typ=bil&val=hb842&submit=GO
Ask them to CO-SPONSOR Senator Richard Black’s Senate Bill 759 in support of each school district employing a dyslexia specialist. http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?161+sum+SB759
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 2016 legislative session.
T-SHIRTS ARE HERE!
Order by January 19th to have delivery before February 2nd! T-shirts are still available!
Use these links to support your lobbying efforts:
DDVA Advocacy Packet
Find Your Legislator
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. http://vicfa.net/genassdir.pdf
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.
Meriwether’s also operates a cafeteria in the General Assembly Building on the 6th floor, open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.
The cafeteria offers some hot meals, as well as sandwiches and beverages. There is also a sandwich express window open during session each year.
The Vending machines are located in the basement and floors 2, 3, and 7.