State Advocacy 2018


2018 State Breast Cancer Advocacy Day – January 30th
8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Your voice matters! Join us for state breast cancer advocacy day on January 30, 2018.No previous advocacy experience needed. Your personal perspective and passion about ending breast cancer are all you need to help make a difference. Key policy issues this year include medical marijuana, step-therapy and health care for all Virginians.

Pre-Advocacy Day Activities:
Orientation: VBCF will offer a pre-advocacy day orientation and briefing call to help participants make an impact at the General Assembly.

Day of Activities:
Training: VBCF will provide a morning training session on key policy issues conducted by experts in the field.

Guest Speakers: VBCF will invite state legislators and/or appointed policy staff to speak with attendees about health care policy issues in Virginia.

Government in Action: Attendees will meet with their elected officials in groups or individually.

Sign up Early! Click the “Register Now!” tab above to sign up today.

Location: As you may know, the VA General Assembly offices have moved to the Pocahontas Building on East Broad Street in downtown Richmond. Groups cannot reserve meeting space in this building. Therefore, VBCF has secured the Board Room at the LeClair Ryan offices in the Sun Trust Building right next door. We will gather in the Board Room for training, invited speakers and light refreshments before advocates head to the General Assembly office building for meetings with their legislators.

The LeClair Ryan office is in the Sun Trust building at 919 East Main Street, Richmond, 24th floor Board Room

Transportation: VBCF will arrange transportation from our office at 2821 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond 23294. Advocates must be at the office by 8:00 am.

Parking: If you choose to drive separately, a visitors parking lot with 3 levels of parking available is located off Cary Street (right before the Cary Street entrance to the Sun Trust building). Parking fee is $3 an hour.