Facts Not Funds
Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
As you are aware, Virginia Poverty Law Center lobbies members of Virginia General Assembly on behalf of low-income Virginians. We provide the public and policymakers the background knowledge, context, and understanding of how laws and regulations are affecting our clients. Most of our lobbyists are lawyers experienced in not only policy advocacy but also litigation and legal education.
When the General Assembly starts next Wednesday, January 10th, Virginia legislators can no longer raise campaign funds. Just before this deadline, many elected officials have pricey before-session receptions, pre-session legislative breakfasts and other fundraisers which VPLC’s lobbyists are invited.
We do not go to these fundraisers because we have no funds, just like our clients, to donate to legislators. We do however have facts to share with legislators about the lives of low-income Virginians.
Therefore next Tuesday, January 9th, on behalf of Virginia’s lower-income citizens, Virginia Poverty Law Center is holding a before-session breakfast reception, Facts Not Funds. We have extended an invitation to our legislators to attend and learn how they can stand up for lower-income Virginians during the upcoming session and how our lobbyists can help.
We may not have Funds to donate to legislators, but we do have Facts and are ready to provide those to our legislators Tuesday, January 9th.