2017 Conservation Lobby Day

Start: Monday, January 23, 2017 8:00 AM

End: Monday, January 23, 2017 3:00 PM

Host Contact Info: Kelley Galownia – kelley@vcnva.org

Bills move fast in the Virginia General Assembly! Virginia Conservation Network (VCN) organizes Conservation Lobby Day to ensure a strong conservation voice is heard early in the legislative session. Volunteer advocates are invited to join professional staff of our Network Partners as we meet with state legislators and encourage them to support environmental policy advancements.

Virginia Conservation Network will be hosting a webinar on Sunday, January 22nd from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Experts in the conservation field will brief Conservation Lobby Day participants on top line items in the 2017 Virginia General Assembly session.

VCN will be calling legislators' offices to make appointments for everyone who registers for Conservation Lobby Day—if you would like to make your own, please send your appointment information to kelley@vcnva.org.


Sunday, January 22, 2017

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  |  Pre-Lobby Day Webinar (more information to come)

Monday, January 23, 2017

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.  |  Sign-in, networking, and light breakfast

8:00 – 8:10 a.m.  |  Welcome! led by VCN Executive Director, Mary Rafferty

8:10 – 8:50 a.m.  |  Legislative remarks by Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam and Delegate Scott Lingamfelter

9:00 – 11:30 a.m.  |  Lobby appointments

11:45 – 12:45 p.m.  |  Ditch Dirty Fuels! rally hosted by the Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club

1:00 – 2:15 p.m.  |  Lunch and networking

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.  |  Wrap up

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.  |  Additional networking at Capital Ale House – Downtown Richmond

Are you purchasing more than one ticket? After checkout, please send the full name(s), contact information, and legislators' names of the other attendee(s) to kelley@vcnva.org.

Interested in volunteering? Please contact Kelley at kelley@vcnva.org.