Grass Roots Day Information
9:30 AM- 3:30 PM
Join fellow Republicans from across the Commonwealth at the Virginia Capitol on Tuesday, January 22nd to hear from our Republican representatives in the General Assembly and learn about the important issues in the 2013 legislative session. This free event will kick off at 9:30 AM in House Room 3 of the Virginia Capitol building and continue throughout the day where attendees will have the opportunity to take a tour of the Capitol or Governor’s Mansion, sit in on the House of Delegates or Senate session, and set up personal meetings with their legislators in the General Assembly Building. To set up a meeting with your legislator after our program ends at 3:30 PM, please contact your legislator's office directly. Click here to find out who your representatives are and for their office contact information (click on the blue tab at the top of the page that says "Click for Bill Tracking, Meetings and Who's My Legislator?"). Please contact RPV at 804-780-0111 if you have any questions.
RPV Grassroots Day at the Virginia Capitol Tentative Agenda
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
9:30 AM- 3:30 PM
Meet & Greet featuring Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, 9:30 AM, House Room 3
We will kick things off at 9:30 AM with a Meet & Greet reception with Republican members of the Senate and the House of Delegates as well as remarks from Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.
Morning Session, 10 AM, House Room 3
The Republican Senate and House Caucuses have helped us put together a great line-up of speakers including Speaker of the House of Delegates Bill Howell, Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment and our own RPV Chairman Pat Mullins. The session will also include a panel comprised of several members of the Senate and House Republican Caucuses who will discuss important legislation coming up in the General Assembly this session.
Capitol* & Governor’s Mansion Tours, 11 AM *NOTE: the Governor's Mansion Tour is now full
Our morning session will wrap up just before 11 AM, when attendees will have the opportunity to take either a tour of the Virginia Capitol building (1 hour) or the Governor’s Mansion (1/2 hour). Don’t miss out on these fabulous opportunities to explore two of Virginia’s most historic buildings. Since 1788, our Virginia Capitol has been home to the General Assembly, the oldest legislature continuously operating in the Western Hemisphere. Our Governor’s Mansion is the oldest, continuously occupied governor's residence in the United States! *Note- you can opt to take a later tour of the Capitol on your own if you would like to tour the Governor’s Mansion. The Capitol offers tours every hour until 4:00 PM.
General Assembly Commences/Lunch Break, 12 PM
Visitors to the Capitol have the chance to sit in the House and Senate sessions, which kick off at 12 PM. You can also take a break and enjoy lunch at the Meriwether’s Café in the Capitol or one of many nearby restaurants. Click here for a list of nearby lunch options.
Afternoon Session featuring Governor Bob McDonnell, (Location TBA), 2 PM
Don’t miss our final session of the day featuring Governor Bob McDonnell! The Governor will discuss the upcoming General Assembly session and his vision for the Commonwealth this year. We’ll also hear important updates from Republican House and Senate Caucus representatives.
Meetings with Legislators*, 3:30 PM
Before you bring your day at the Capitol to a close, be sure to stop by and pay a visit to your General Assembly representatives at the General Assembly Building on 9th Street and W. Broad Street! *You must set up appointments prior to your arrival. You can call your legislator’s office now to schedule a meeting, or schedule one in person at the General Assembly Building during the lunchtime break. Click here to find your legislator and contact his or her office.
*Please note, lunch will be on your own in the Capitol or surrounding restaurants. For a full list of nearby restaurants, click here.