Labor's Legislative Agenda
WHY WE ARE AT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Virginia AFL-CIO participates politically and legislatively from the yearly election cycles to lobbying legislators on issues most important to workers across the Commonwealth. The General Assembly, located in the Richmond, Virginia is the place where Virginia's laws are made by our elected officials: the 100 House of Delegates and our 40 state Senators.
Although Virginia AFL-CIO attends the General Assembly session every year, after this past November's election results, this year is different. Virginia’s labor movement is now at a crucial place where we must not just fight for ourselves, but we must protect the progress we have made. In the last few years, we had the chance to really pursue an aggressive pro-worker agenda at the General Assembly, and we did, and we came out of that fight victorious. To hold on to our victories, we have to show up at the General Assembly session -- be seen and be heard.
Virginia AFL-CIO believes that the General Assembly is the place where we can fight the hardest and make the biggest difference in the lives of all Virginia's working families.
PURPOSE OF THIS WEBSITE
This website serves as a one-stop-shop for all things labor-related when it comes to the 2020 General Assembly Session. This site includes information on:
Lobbying at the General Assembly - sign-up, dates, daily schedule, parking info & more.
Action Campaigns - write a letter, make a phone call, sign a petition to send to your legislator to encourage them to vote in favor of pro-labor bills and against harmful anti-worker/anti-union legislation.
Talking Points - download talking points on particular issues and legislation at the General Assembly--use them to write a opinion piece or letter to the editor to your local newspaper, write a letter to your legislator(s), create a script to have your local union call legislators to persuade them on an issue. *To gain access to this page, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.*
News - get updates on weekly activity at the General Assembly, track bills, learn about events, & more.