January 9, 2013
Today marks the beginning of the 2013 Virginia General Assembly. If you remember last year, you might remember that there were some hard-fought battles on voting rights, immigration, health care reform, discrimination and much more. We won some and we lost some, but we will continue to fight for a more just Virginia for all people!
I'd like to invite you to take a look at our 2013 Legislative Agenda that can be found by clicking here. During this session, you will periodically receive emails from Virginia Organizing asking you to contact your elected officials on various bills as those bills go through the legislative process.
If you need to know who your representatives are, please click here to be directed to the General Assembly's "Who's My Legislator?" service.
This year, we are particularly interested in the issues of Health Care, Immigration, Predatory Lending, Uranium Mining, and Budget and Tax Reform. Virginia Organizing will also work in coalition with other state groups on other social and economic justice issues as they arise.
I hope you will take the time to call, write, and even visit your Delegate and Senator this session. Your voice truly makes a difference on these issues! Your representatives work for you and need to know what you think before casting a vote.
On behalf of the Virginia Organizing State Governing Board, I offer my sincere thanks to all of your hard work to make Virginia better! Let's welcome the 2013 General Assembly session with enthusiasm and excitment to make change for all Virginians!
Sandra A. Cook