Equality Virginia’s Day of Action Tomorrow in Richmond

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Scores of supporters of equality were on hand to greet legislators at the Virginia Capitol in Richmond on January 29, 2019.

More than 100 supporters and Virginia Values Coalition partners will gather at the Richmond Capitol for a Day of Action on Tuesday and meet with lawmakers to push for passage of the Virginia Values Act, a pair of comprehensive LGBTQ nondiscrimination bills moving through the House and Senate. 

Senate Bill 868 passed 12-0 in the General Laws Committee on Jan. 30 and a final vote is expected on Feb. 4. House Bill 1663 passed 16-6 in the House General Laws Committee on Jan. 28 and a final House vote is expected next week. 

OVERVIEW of EVENTS

8:30 a.m.-noon, Virginia Capitol

Supporters gather and meet with lawmakers

Noon, Senate Chamber

Senate Hearing, amendments, debate, and final floor vote on SB 868

1-5 p.m., Library of Virginia

Workshops featuring experts and panelists on conversion therapy, LGBTQ youth homelessness, religious liberty, trauma-informed care and Black trans advocacy.

5:30 p.m., Library of Virginia 

Reception featuring remarks from Governor Ralph NorthamHouse Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn and other lawmakers, Equality Virginia, and the Virginia Values Coalition.