Legislators rolled into the capital city this week with the usual crush of agenda promoting news conferences, last minute fundraisers (they can't solicit campaign donations during session) and organizational meetings. Today, the games begins. Don't get left on the bench. Your team wants and needs you on the field!

If you have not registered for Family Foundation Day at the Capitol this Monday, January 19, please do so as soon as possible! 

Not only will you be able to meet with your elected officials to express your support for The Family Foundation's pro-family agenda, you will have the opportunity to hear from some of Virginia's strongest pro-family leaders in Lt. Governor Bill Bolling, Senator Ken Cuccinelli (R-37, Fairfax) and Delegate Bill Carrico (R-5, Independence).

Our keynote speaker is Jordan Lorence (see video here), Senior Counsel at the Alliance Defense Fund. He will address the issue of religious liberty (see video of him on this subject here) and what our rights are and how we can make a difference. 

We're also pleased to announce that we added Adam B. Schaeffer, a policy analyst with the Cato Institute's Center for Educational Freedom and senior fellow at the Virginia Institute for Public Policy (see Tertium Quids, here), as a Lobby Day speaker. He will address the issue of educational choice and freedom. Schaeffer is a former NRI Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and adjunct scholar at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. He has commented on a range of political issues in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online and RealClearPolitics.

Listen to Adam Schaeffer in a podcast at TQ Radio, here.

This is a power packed line up you won't want to miss. But time is running out. To ensure we can reserve a meeting time with your legislator, please call to register for Family Foundation Day at the Capitol as soon as possible.

Family Foundation Day at the Capitol is free of charge, and will be held Monday, January 19 from 9:00 a.m. through the afternoon at the Richmond Marriott, 500 East Broad Street.

To register now, contact our Grassroots Coordinator John Smith at 804-343-0010 or e-mail him @ John@familyfoundation.org

The game will go on with or without you. It's your choice whether you get on the field or stay on the bench. Others, many of whom vehemently disagree with your vision for Virginia, already are playing and playing hard. However, you can make your presence known and voice heard for traditional values this year as well, and help ensure that Virginia continues to be a great place to raise a family.