Whether your a lobbyist, community organizer, or just a concerned citizen, keeping up with current events is a crucial component of advocacy. It’s especially difficult to keep up with state legislation given the shear volume of bills that come through in a short amount of time. Luckily, the public can access a variety of online tools and resources that help demystify state politics and the policy-making process.
Following the feedback we received from #the30percent Campaign and Millennial Engagement Survey, Virginia21 created a legislative agenda that reflected the views and opinions expressed by the students and young professionals we represent, including college affordability, student loans, economic prosperity, and student privacy. Here's what we accomplished and what you should know.
How does a bill become a law in Virginia, and is there anything citizens can do to be part of the process? Intern Devin Lanier and Director of Engagement Tim Cywinski answer both questions in the second installment of our State Politics Education series: "How (you can help) Bill become a law."