Virginia PTA Capitol Day  - 2022 Session

CapitolDayJoin us in Richmond on January 21st to #TakeAction4Kids! 

All PTA members are welcome to join us for Capitol Day. Listen to bills be debated. Meet your Legislator. Share your personal stories about how the lack of state education funding has impacted your school. Do you have deteriorated school facilities? Lack internet access? Need more school counselors, mental health resources or social workers? Does your school community need better access to early childhood education, school meals or literacy instruction?

This year, Capitol Day is on a Friday. This is a quieter day with less people in the halls and more opportunities to meet with legislators. In addition to our traditional in-person Capitol Day on January 21st, we are also setting up some virtual legislator meetings in February. If you aren't able to join us in-person, you can still participate in our Virtual Rally on January 21st and a #ConstituentConnection virtual meeting in February.

REGISTER BELOW so that we can ensure you are grouped with an experienced PTA volunteer from your area.

CAPITOL DAY AGENDA
Friday February 4, 2022 (7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m) (rescheduled from January 21st)

7:30 a.m. Meet-up or  Watch the House Education PK-12 Subcommittee (virtual)
(Pocahontas Building OR stream from home)
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m Legislator Meetings.
You will be grouped with 2-4 PTA members.
(Pocahontas Building OR join the virtual rally)
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. View Daily Legislative Session
(Capitol, House/Senate Gallery OR stream from home)
1:00 p.m  -  Meet at Merriweather's Market Full Service Cafe for lunch and conversation (optional)
(Truist Place, 3rd Floor - directly across from the Ponahontas Building)

REGISTER TODAY!

LearningLab4

General Assembly Preview Webinar
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 (7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)

Join us for an overview of the basics of education funding and Virginia PTA's legislative priorities. We'll also talk about how the General Assembly works, how to participate in Capitol Day, leverage priorities that support student success and how to follow legislation from home. 

View Webinar
ConstituentConnection

Virginia PTA Capitol Day (IN-PERSON w/ VIRTUAL OPTIONS)
Friday, February 4, 2022 (7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

Register for in-person meetings on February 4th as well as virtual meetings occuring through-out session. Your District Advocacy Chair will contact registrants with the full list of in-person legislator meetings for January 21st as well as any virtual Constituent Connection meeting opportunities during February. We suggest that you wear business clothes and PTA (Royal) Blue for legislator meetings and comfortable walking shoes for Capitol Day.  

REGISTER FOR CAPITOL DAY 

VirtualRally

#PTAVirtualRally - Friday, January 21st!

  • If you aren't able to join us in person in Richmond, we encourage you to #TakeAction4Kids by sharing a picture or video highlighting your top priority! 
  • Tag 2 friends or a neighboring PTA! Challenge them to join you and #TakeAction4Kids.
  • Tag your legislators
  • Tag @VirginiaPTA and use hashtags so we can build excitement and momentum across the state.

 #VAPTAAdvocacy, #TakeAction4Kids, #PTAVirtualRally, #ConstituentConnections

pdf Virginia PTA 2022 Session Legislative Priorities
(347 KB)
Social Media Toolkit! 

WATCH THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY SESSION

General Assembly Information Main Page (Look up Legislators, Committees, Legislation, Budget etc)
Fast Link to Legislative Information System (to track bills)

Live Session Video
House of Delegates Chamber Video
House of Delegates Committee Video
Senate of Virginia Streaming

Key Committee Meeting Links & Scedule

House - Education (Monday, Wednesday 8:00 a.m.)
   Sub Committee: PreK-12 (Tuesday 7:30 a.m.)
   Sub Committee: Early Childhood & Innovation (Wednesday after Full) 

House Appropriations (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1/2 hour after adjournment)
   Sub Committee: Elementary and Secondary Education (Wednesday 4 p.m.)

Senate Education & Health (Thursday 8 a.m.)
   Sub Committee: Public Education (30 min after adjournment)

Senate Finance & Appropriations (Tuesday & Wednesday 9 a.m.)
   Sub Committee: K-12 Education (Thursday 3pm)

 

QUESTIONS? Contact Vice President of Advocacy (advocacy@vapta.org)