Registration for Family Foundation Day of the Capitol, which takes place Monday, January 18, remains open online at our Lobby Day Web Page, here. Online registration will close at midnight Sunday. Keynoting the event will be Lt. Governor Bill Bolling, who will give an overview of the new administration's priorities. Several outstanding members of the General Assembly also will address attendees concerning priority legislation. Senator Steve Newman (R-23, Lynchburg) and Delegate Kathy Byron (R-22, Lynchburg) will discuss their legislation addressing the horrific incident in Campbell County where a newborn baby was allegedly killed by its mother just after birth, while no charges were filed because of confusion over Virginia law.
Also speaking is Delegate John O’Bannon (R-73, Richmond), who will discuss the health care issue and legislation he is co-patroning that is intended to protect Virginians from the national health care proposals now before Congress. Delegate O’Bannon is a neurologist and legislator, so he brings expertise from both fields to the debate.
Senator Mark Obenshain (R-26, Harrisonburg) speak about his legislation that will provide a measure of school choice to Virginia’s families. As the legislature faces a serious spending crisis, school choice is one of the only real reforms being offered that can save the commonwealth money in the long run.
Family Foundation Day at the Capitol takes place at the Hilton Garden Inn, one block from Capitol Square. (Valet parking is available at the Hilton Garden Inn for just $6.) Registration begins at 9:00 a.m., with the program beginning at 10:00. In the afternoon participants will have the opportunity to have constituent meetings with their legislators.
Family Foundation Day at the Capitol is an opportunity to learn about many of the key issues debated in Richmond and influence our elected officials. We hope you will attend and pass along this link to others you think might be interested.