This year, the Virginia Pro-Choice Coalition is working harder than ever to advance our most proactive legislative agenda yet and we need your help! From restoring family-planning funding for low-income Virginians to expanding Medicaid for 400,000 uninsured and eligible Virginians, to repealing Virginia’s invasive and unnecessary mandatory ultrasound law.
Unfortunately, extreme politicians in Richmond are more determined than ever to attack the women of the Commonwealth and we need to act now! Over 9 anti-women's health bills and budget amendments have already been filed, including legislation to restrict insurance coverage for birth control, force low-income women to carry to term pregnancies where there is severe fetal anomaly, defund Planned Parenthood and threaten abortion providers with criminal charges.
When you join us, you will receive advocacy training and have the opportunity to lobby your legislators on several important bills impacting women, men and families all over the Commonwealth.
You can attend the entire day or a portion of the day.
- #1- Sen. Watkins' district office visit
- #2- Sen. Stosch's district office vist
- #3- Deliver Valentine's Day cards to legislators
11 am- Press Conference with the Reproductive Health Caucus, in the House Briefing Room
12 pm- Our coalition will be introduced on both the Senate and House floor at the Capitol Building
*lunch is on your own
2-3:30 pm- Tours of Governor's Mansion
3:30 - Reception with Lt Governor Northam at the Oliver Hill Building (102 Governor Street, right behind the Capitol Building)
5pm- Reproductive Health Caucus happy hour at Gibson's Grill
Parking: There are four free general public spaces (1 hour) on the north side of Bank Street, between 9th and 10th Streets. A limited number of metered public parking spaces (2 hours) are located on the west side of 10th Street, between Main and Bank Streets, on Bank Street, between Governor and 14th Streets, on the south side of Main Street, between 9th and 12th Streets and on 12th Street between Main and Bank Streets.
Pay parking lots and decks are nearby on 8th and Grace Street and 7th and Marshall Streets. Get more info here
1000 Bank St
Richmond, VA 23219
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