Safe Access Virginia at VA Lobby Day

Join Us for the VA Lobby Day and Activist Training!

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Come and help Safe Access Virginia share the medical cannabis legislation and build relationships with our elected officials in Richmond. It's a federal holiday but the General Assembly will be in session. We will be holding a citizen lobby training session on Saturday, January 18 from Noon until 4 PM in Richmond to help prepare everyone for this lobby session. 

Activist Training 
When:
 Saturday, January 18, 2014, 12:00am -4:00pm
Where: Richmond Public Library Main branch located at 101 E. Franklin St., Richmond, VA 23219 from 12-4 PM. 
Why: Join us in blazing a path for the future to ensure all patients have full, legal, safe access to medical cannabis.

This training will prepare citizen lobbyists to speak with legislators on Monday, January 20 at the state capitol regarding the Virginia Medical Cannabis Act which is draft legislation creating a law that allows Virginia residents safe, legal access to medical cannabis. We believe this decision is best left to a patient and doctor to decide as a doctor has the medical training to determine the best course of treatment.

 If you plan on attending lobby day, please let us know if you need an appointment or not. We are willing to help you make appointments but need to know your address so we can determine who your legislators are. If you want to make your own appointments, just notify us of when, where, with whom and if you would like others to join you. When scheduling appointments, make sure you state that you are lobbying with Safe Access Virginia and if you want others to be with you, let the person know because they sometimes have to setup conference rooms for us. We want this to be as easy on everyone as possible.

In a time when many other states are listening to citizens’ voices regarding cannabis, Virginia is slowly falling behind but along with Safe Access Virginia, you can help change that. We hope to see you there.

Agenda

January 18 -- Training

  • 12:00-12:15 Welcome and introduction
  • 12:15-2:15 Lobby Training to include preparation, conducting meeting and follow up
  • 2:15-2:30 Virginia Medical Cannabis Act
  • 2:30-3:00 Role playing
  • 3:00-3:45 SAV Meeting/answer questions regarding lobby day

January 20 -- Lobby Day

  • 8:00 Leadership arrives at capitol
  • 8:15-8:45 gather lobbyists for SAV
  • 8:50 Organize for press conference
  • 9:00-9:15 Press Conference
  • 9:30-5:30 Lobby legislators
 WHEN
January 20, 2014 at 8am - 4pm
 WHERE
Virginia State Capitol
1000 Bank St
Richmond, VA 23219
United States
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  • Richmond Canvass

    rsvped 2014-01-11 05:09:32 -0500

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  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-01-10 16:23:30 -0500
    Going to attend the citizen lobby training or can't attend but plan on joining us in Richmond January 20? Staying in because of the cold, wet weather (at least in Hampton Roads)? Occupy your time with these videos and get ahead of the curve to prepare yourself to be a pro at citizen lobbying. This is one of the greatest tools I've found from ASA to help me as a citizen lobbyist. Also, if you haven't already, you should consider joining Americans for Safe Access and tell them you want to be a member of the Virginia Chapter. Link to follow. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZM89PVDx2iv5WQNVkkAjBQEvhi_3JJ-v

  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-01-09 16:14:04 -0500
    If you plan on attending lobby day, please let us know if you need an appointment or not. We are willing to help you make appointments but need to know your address so we can determine who your legislators are. If you want to make your own appointments, just notify us of when, where, with whom and if you would like others to join you. When scheduling appointments, make sure you state that you are lobbying with Safe Access Virginia and if you want others to be with you, let the person know because they sometimes have to setup conference rooms for us. We want this to be as easy on everyone as possible. Thanks - T.J.

  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-01-09 09:50:04 -0500
    Guess who just landed an appointment with the Speaker of the House of Delegates for Virginia Lobby Day? Safe Access Virginia! This is a big opportunity for us to let him know our intentions. I have been told that without his blessing, bills die in committee. If we can get him on our side, then we would have the leaders of both the House and Senate of Virginia helping us. Richmond get ready for medical cannabis because we're coming and we're bringing our A game!

  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-01-08 20:53:16 -0500