Immigration activists from around the Old Dominion will meet in Richmond Jan. 22 Day to meet with elected representatives and discuss proposed legislation and issues important to Virginia’s immigrant communities.
The Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations (VACOLAO) will provide transportation leaving from Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 2700 S. 19th Street, Arlington, at 6:15 am that morning. The group wants activists to arrive by 6 am. They expect to return to Northern Virginia around 5:30 pm. If you are taking the bus, VACOLAO asks you to send an e-mail at email@example.com.
Organizers say they want to:
• To educate ourselves on proposed legislation that could affect immigrant communities in Virginia;
• To meet with our elected representatives during the day; and,
• To evaluate the day’s events and plan for next steps.
The day is scheduled to begin with coffee and policy briefings at 8:30 am at the Richmond Convention Center. Participants will walk to the General Assembly building to meet with their legislators, attend committee hearings and watch the General Assembly in action. Activists are scheduled to gather at convention center for lunch, an afternoon speaker and a debriefing.