GENERAL ASSEMBLY DAY = Taking Action for Kids!
Join us for a morning in Richmond to advocate for the education, health, and well-being of students!
We know showing up in school colors at a School Board meeting is impactful. The same applies for showing up in Virginia PTA (royal) blue on Capitol Day to share stories about our students and schools while legislators are considering their votes on funding and legislation.
Virginia PTA is setting up meetings with legislators, preparing talking points and identifying bills that align with our approved resolutions and priorities. All you need to do is show-up and join your district for an enjoyable day at the Capitol to #TakeAction4Kids. Just like advocacy at a School Board meeting, your school-aged students are welcome to join you.
Free! Includes two workshops on Sunday afternoon and a grab and go breakfast bag.
Advocacy is at the core of our association and supported by your membership dues.
SUNDAY, January 26, 2020
(These 2 Annual Meeting Workshops are free for REGISTERED Capitol Day participants)
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Building Coalitions and Crafting an Advocacy Plan
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM The Ask: Preparing to Take Action at the General Assembly
MONDAY JANUARY 27, 2020
6:45am -7:15 am
- Rally at Virginia Crossings Hotel to pick-up free breakfast and meet-up with anyone that is carpooling
9:00am - 11:30am
- District Meetings with Legislators, as scheduled (Pocahontas Building)
- Watch House Education Committee Meeting (Pocahontas Building)
- Take a Tour of the Capitol (9:30AM, Capitol Building)
- Watch House or Senate Session (Capitol)
EXTEND YOUR VISIT:
4:00 pm: Watch Education Sub-Committee (Pocahontas Building)
Please REGISTER HERE so that your District Director can schedule meetings with delegates and senators in your area. If you live in an area without a District Director a member of the Advocacy Committee will assist in scheduling your appointments and be your guide for the day.
Please use these tag Virginia PTA and use hashtags when you share pictures so we can build excitement and momentum across the state. #VAPTAAdvocacy, #VAPTACapitolDay, #TakeAction4Kids
Recap from Last Year:
2019 Watchlist Recap
Dress for Impact & Success:
Please wear business professional clothes and shoes that are comfortable for walking. Although it looks like a short distance on the map, you will do a lot of walking. Keep in mind, you will pass through metal detectors as you enter the Pocahontas Building and Capitol. We like to make an impact and let our legislators know we are there taking action for kids, please consider wearing Virginia PTA royal blue or purchasing a blue scarf from our PTA store to layer on your outfit for the day.