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WLRT (#6) 2024 - Women’s Legislative Roundtables

When:
Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 8:30 AM until 9:30 AM
Where:
Zoom and in-person (Richmond)

Additional Info:
Category:
Membership event (LWV-WA)
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only

REGISTRATION FOR ROUNDTABLES

REGISTER HERE

SCHEDULE

Attend our 2024 Women’s Legislative RoundTables (WLRTs) virtually or in person except for League Day, February 6 and 7 (in-person only) and Wrap Up on March 6 (virtual only). The WLRTs are held at the General Assembly Building, 201 North 9th Street, 7th Floor North Meeting Room, Richmond. League Day will be held at the Omni Richmond, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond.

The WLRTs are every Wednesday at 8:30-9:30 a.m., when the General Assembly is in session.

Register for League Day HERE.

January 10 • Voting and Elections

  • Campaign Finance Reform (Money & Politics)
  • Right to Vote
  • Ranked Choice Voting

January 17 • Gun Violence and Domestic Violence

  • Gun Violence: Secure Storage in Vehicles/ and Homes; Micro-Stamping (Partnership with the Police); Ban/Limitation-High-Capacity Magazines/Assault, Weapons/Ghost Guns
  • Domestic Violence: Red Flag Laws

January 24 • Education

  • No Diversion of Funds from Public to Private  State contributing their share of funds (equity & funding formula) and for Capital Projects (school construction and maintenance)

January 31 • Child Care

  • Fund subsidy rates at current levels and with current eligibility criteria
  • Fund direct support to providers (stabilization grants using an equity formula)
  • Offer refundable child tax credit at a sliding scale to working families
  • Expand Virginia Preschool Initiative

February 6 & 7 • League Day: IN PERSON ONLY
League Day will be at the Omni Richmond, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond.
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 6-8 p.m. reception. Wednesday, Feb. 7, 9-11 a.m. breakfast and program.
Register for  LEAGUE DAY
Topics Feb 6/7:

  • No abortion bans; support contraception; no tracking menstrual cycles; no ascribing person-hood to fetuses
  • Infant Mortality Rate
  • No workplace harassment issues
  • Zuckerbucks (Gifts/Full Funding for Elections)
  • National Popular Vote

February 14 • Housing

  • Budget amendments:  (1) Virginia Housing Trust Fund Increase from $75M to $150M; (2) State Housing Stability Fund: $73 million one-time appropriation for the biennium for a three-year pilot program to provide rental assistance to 4,800 very low-income Virginia households with priority given to families with children under 13 years old.
  • Allow Localities to pass Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance
  • Manufactured Home Communities – Amend Notice to Residents to Purchase to increase tenant protections.
    Pay or Quit Extension: Extend the “pay or quit” time period from five to fourteen days, returning to the longer time period that was in place for most of the COVID pandemic.

February 21 • Environment

  • Climate change mitigation
  • Virginia leaving the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)
  • Data Centers
  • Transparency in Government

February 28 • Behavioral Health and Criminal Justice

  • Limiting Solitary confinement
  • Second Look Sentencing
  • Dept. of Corrections Oversight

March 6 • Wrap Up: VIRTUAL ONLY

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