are you a current college student who wants to build political power for your generation? Do you want to learn how to affect and craft policy, lobby elected officials, organize your campus, and design a strategic communications plan? If the answer is yes, then here are four ways Virginia21’s Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) will empower you.
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."
Virginia's General Assembly is more reactive to the concerns of average people than you may realize, and getting involved in the process is easier than it looks. Tim Cywinski writes part 1 of our state politics educational series designed to help everyday people understand Virginia's Government in a way that helps them make a difference.
The turnout numbers from this year's election are incredible, and they are really encouraging. Young people saw bigger increases in participation than any other demographic group. This is a testament to the great work by Virginia21 students and other young people around the state to register their peers and create a culture that values political participation.