Using Your Superpower to Influence the 2024 Virginia Legislative Session.
Capes are optional
The Virginia Legislative Session will begin in early January and this one will be a doozy. Fully one-third of the Senate will be new members and the House will have an unprecedented Freshman class as well. And likely, no one has talked to the new members about animals and how they can vote to change their lives.
You have the power to make a significant difference in this session by using your voice (and your computer) to speak up for animals.
Think of all the animals you’ve helped this year. They’re counting on you, not only for a forever home, and to be free from cruelty and neglect, but also to be their voice to change laws. And, because so few people pay any attention to what happens in Richmond, you can have an outsized influence—or a super power—when you do lobby on their behalf.
Through the General Assembly website, citizens can track the status of any pending legislation.
The General Assembly also offers a toll-free hotline during its annual legislative session that provides citizens with the opportunity to express their views on the issues before the General Assembly. The hotline makes it possible for vital information to the members of the House of Delegates and the Senate of Virginia concerning public opinion on matters before the General Assembly.
The number for the toll-free hotline is: 1-800-889-0229.
During each legislative workday, the hotline receives calls from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Calls are answered by hotline operators who request the constituent to provide a name and address, a geographic location or legislative district, the designated legislator(s) to receive the constituent's message and the issue on which the constituent is expressing his or her opinion. The operators record the messages and forward the information to the legislators for their review. If the caller seeks additional information concerning legislation or wishes to speak directly with the legislator, the operator will provide the appropriate telephone number.