Virginia’s 2011 Legislative Session Opens Wednesday

Basic info … 2011’s Regular Session of the General Assembly is scheduled to convene on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 … prefiled legislation is available on the Legislative Information system (LIS) … the Virginia House of Delegates and Senate daily floor sessions should be available at http://legis.virginia.gov/ … the following is from that site:

Contacting Your Legislator

As a citizen of the Commonwealth of Virginia, one of your greatest responsibilities is to elect the legislators to represent you in the Virginia General Assembly. There are a number of online resources available on the Virginia General Assembly website to assist you in taking an active role in the legislative process:

Know who your legislators are and how to contact them. If you don’t know who represents you, find out by using Who’s My Legislator. Due to this widely used online service, calling the 800 number for Constituent Viewpoint has been eliminated. Who’s My Legislator gives you the ability to email your Delegate, Senator as well as contact information for your representatives in the US House of Representatives and US Senate.

In addition, a biographical page on each delegate and senator is available from the General Assembly’s homepage.

Contact your representative about a particular issue before the Legislature takes action on it. Using the Legislative Information System, you can track legislation and review committee agendas prior to a meeting. You can even testify before committees on issues important to you.

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