This annual kick-off to the Legislative Session provides an opportunity for those with various interests to come together and talk about what they think will be important during the upcoming Legislative Session. It is a great way to network and find new ways to share resources as well.
PRE-SESSION WOMEN’S LEGISLATIVE ROUNDTABLE
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
TOPIC: LEGISLATION IN THE 2018 GENERAL ASSEMBLY
9:00 A.M. – 9:30 A.M.
Coffee and Pastries
Take some time to visit with folks and do a bit of networking before the morning session begins.
Free and Open to the Public. Coffee and Tea will be available.
Join us at the Credit Union House of Virginia in Richmond on December 6th to hear first hand about the pressing issues that will come before state legislators. The day begins with the Pre-Session Women’s Round Table (free) followed by a luncheon meeting and a speaker.
Networking with activists and many advocacy groups is one of the top reasons given for attending. A full morning of five to ten-minute power speeches from issue experts who have been on the front lines during General Assembly sessions will preview, predict, and prepare us for action in January. They have vastly diverse experiences in monitoring and influencing a wide range of legislation – governance, education, health care, juvenile justice, women’s rights, voters’ rights, election laws, open government, ethics, safety, environment and conservation, and more. Representatives from the Governor’s Cabinet enlighten us on their priorities.
12:00 P.M – 12:30 P.M.GUEST SPEAKER
12:30 P.M. –
Special Guest Speaker:
Megan Rhyne, Exec. Director,
“The Many Meanings of Transparency”
Megan Rhyne has worked at the Virginia Coalition for Open Government since 1998 and became its executive director in 2008. Before that, she served as an opinions editor for Texas Lawyer in Dallas, as a freelance writer for Androvett Legal Media in Dallas and the National Law Journal in New York, and as an adjunct professor of media law at Hampton University’s journalism school. She first became interested in open government as an FOI intern at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in 1991. Her law degree is from the University of Colorado-Boulder, and she was a radio, television and motion pictures major at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Luncheon price is $35 per Person.
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Closing remarks by LWV of Virginia President, Sue Lewis.
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