CRC’s Annual Date With the State
Get on the bus with local Jewish activists and advocates as we converge on Richmond for our Date with the State, formerly known as Virginia Advocacy Day. In Richmond, we will share issues of importance to the Tidewater and Virginia Jewish communities in face-to-face meetings with our local state legislators.
Representatives of other Jewish communities throughout the state also meet with their legislators that day, providing elected officials with a visible demonstration of our concerns as voting citizens, our commitment to Jewish issues and our knowledge of pending legislation and the state’s budget.
Monday, January 7, 6:00 pm - Insiders briefing for those attending Date with the State
(Both at the Sandler Family Campus, 5000 Corporate Woods Dr., VB)
Tuesday, January 22, 8:45 am - 6 pm - Date with the State: Trip to Virginia State Capitol
Bus leaves and returns from the Sandler Family Campus
Organized by the Community Relations Council of the UJFT and its Legislative Action Committee, this day of advocacy has historically proven to be a powerful forum through which we have effectively communicated with our General Assembly members.
In preparation for this year’s Date with the State, the CRC Legislative Action Committee will be hosting a meeting on December 10 at noon at the Sandler Family Campus in Virginia Beach to select the issues that our delegation will be presenting to our General Assembly representatives. On January 7, at 6 pm, the Legislative Action Committee will host a briefing session for those people attending Date With the State, reviewing the issues we will be addressing and hearing presentations from the Executive Directors of local Jewish community-affiliated agencies that receive funding from the Commonwealth. All members of the delegation are encouraged to attend both of these meetings.
Ways you can participate in the 2013 Date with the State:
1. Be a part of the delegation from the Tidewater Jewish Community
2. If you, or someone you know, has personal connections to our local legislators which may help in successfully delivering our messages; please e-mail or call Robin Mancoll, Director, CRC, with those connections.
Let Robin Mancoll, Director, CRC, know right away if you are interested in participating. Your check for $36 will hold your spot: email@example.com or 757-965-6120.
Find your elected officials here
Find related advocacy resources here
See photos from last year’s Date With the State here