We are very excited about our annual Day at the Capitol this year on Thursday, February 10, 2011. Our focus will be on school choice and giving parents the opportunity to choose the educational option that is best for their children. After a briefing from the legislators and the staff of The Family Foundation, you will have the opportunity to meet with your Senator and/or Delegate. At 11:00 a.m. we will join with several other groups for a Rally for School Choice at the Bell Tower on the Capitol grounds.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.
Agenda for the day
8:30 a.m. - Registration at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.
9:00 a.m. - Briefings by Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and Senator Mark Obenshain and Delegate Jimmie Massie.
10:00 a.m. - Visit with your legislators at the General Assembly building. Shuttle bus transportation provided. We will continue the program at the Convention Center for those choosing to stay.
11:00 a.m. - Rally at the Bell Tower with Secretary of Education Gerard Robinson, Bishop E. W. Jackson Sr. and others. Shuttle bus transportation provided.
12:00 noon - Official end of The Family Foundation Day at the Capitol. You may choose to stay and visit the House or Senate chambers and watch the session in action. If desired, we will make appointments to visit your legislator after session (around 2:00 p.m. If this is your choice...please indicate this on the registration page).
RALLY ONLY - some have indicated that they will only be able to come to the rally. If this is the case, in lieu of clicking the Register Now! button below, click to email Amanda Chase, Event Coordinator and let her know how many you have coming.
BUS TRANSPORTATION FROM HAMPTON ROADS - complimentary bus service is being provided from the Hampton Roads area. If you are interested in riding this bus, please indicate on the registration form.
Lt. Governor Bill Bolling will address our Day at the Capitol briefing at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Lt. Gov. Bolling has served in that capacity since 2005. Prior to that, he served in the State Senate, where he was known as the conservative leader. He played a key role in the successful drive to pass the Marriage Amendment in 2006.
Secretary of Education Gerard Robinson will be speaking to the rally at the Bell Tower. Secretary Robinson is a big supporter of school choice. Prior to his appointment by Governor McDonnell as Secretary, Mr. Robinson served as the president of the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO). BAEO is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to actively support parental choice to empower families and to increase quality educational options for Black children.
Bishop E. W. Jackson Sr. will also address the rally. He is the Family Foundation Chaplain as well as President of S.T.A.N.D. (Staying True to America’s National Destiny), founder of Exodus Faith Ministries, author, Harvard-trained attorney and a favorite at TEA Party rallies across the country. Bishop Jackson has excited thousands with his passion to turn America back to the biblical principles it was founded upon.