Our Student Day of Action was a huge success! Check out pictures of the event HERE

Join us on Friday, February 3, 2023 for our annual gathering at the state capitol for students and young professionals -- a STUDENT DAY OF ACTION! Early morning appointments with legislators and their staff will kick off our day. You will have an opportunity to advocate on important policies affecting thousands of Virginians. Afterwards, we'll gather to debrief, sharing and analyzing what we heard from our current elected officials.

Elections in November, 2023 may shuffle the political deck, as every single delegate and senator position will be on the ballot, so we will spend some time talking about activating young Virginia voters statewide, on campuses and in communities.  After lunch, we'll hold workshops on key issues facing the commonwealth in the coming year.

Having early appointments on Friday morning, we will start our preparations for the legislator visits on Thursday evening, February 2nd. As buses, vans, and carpools of students arrive from schools across the state, we'll gather at the Seven Hills Youth Hostel for a drop-in dinner with students, legislators and friends from ally organizations. Overnight lodging is available for students, on a first-come-first-serve basis, so register early!

Advocacy 101 training will follow dinner and include crucial instruction in how to conduct visits with legislators, issue briefings, and helpful information about what to expect when you go to the General Assembly.  Thursday evening is an essential component of the Student Day of Action, as it prepares you for your important role in advocating on issues. Please plan to participate Thursday evening and Friday day.  Thursday evening finishes with a documentary screening of Aftershock, a film on Black maternal mortality -- a public health emergency that we'll speak to in our advocacy meetings with law-makers on Friday.

*We're working with some professors to offer class credit when you attend this event! Check with your professor to find out if you qualify*
Cost:  $25/student covers 3 meals, training and workshops, lodging (limited, first-come-first-served, for out of town students)
Dates:  Thursday, 6-9PM (Seven Hills Youth Hostel, Richmond);  Friday, 8AM to 3PM (location, TBA, Richmond)
Transportation:  We may have a bus coming from your area, please inquire.  Otherwise, we encourage students to request transportation through their school or to carpool.

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