Keeping aware of legislative news and events on the local, State and national levels is an important part of the KHRWC E-Club activities. For a better understanding of the issues, the E-Club draws on both the NFRW and the VFRW alerts, meetings with our local, State and national representatives, survey results, and other tracking resources to research legislative issues of interest. Legislative reports are regularly presented at E-Club meetings, in electronic Email correspondence alerts and in our newsletter.
VFRW Legislative Day
The VFRW Legislative Day is annual event held in Richmond, Virginia that affords our members the opportunity to see our Virginia State Government at work, to interact with our elected State officials and network with other VFRW members from across the State. Club members are invited to hear Republican Women Delegates, the Speaker of the House, and the Minority Leader of the Senate, the Governor, the Attorney General, and key legislative leaders’ presentations on Virginia State issues of interest. A most welcome invitation for Club Members is to join their Delegates and Senators from respective districts for lunch; a unique way to informally have our voices heard directly to those who represent us in the General Assembly. The day-long meeting is followed by a tour of the newly refurbished Capitol Building
PWRW frequently participate in legislative surveys both by the VFRW and individual Virginia Delegates or Senators which provides another avenue to make our voices heard. Survey results are disseminated among our members and to Prince William County representatives and officials.
Sponsor Legislative Bills
Politically active KHRWC E-Club members from time-to-time work with Virginia Delegates and Senators to research and sponsor bills on issues of interest to our members and our legislative districts. Members also assist and participate in Town Hall Meetings on pending bills, as well as encourage citizens to write their representatives and occasionally testify at committee hearings.
Track Legislation Status and Government Information
The KHRW E-Club keeps its membership educated on legislation through regular tracking U.S. Congressional and Virginia Legislature legislation status and deliberations of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors; keeping club members informed on issues of interest and contacting representatives to voice E-Club views, as well as utilizing various mechanisms to educate and inform the Prince William County Community.
Researching the Issues and Tracking the Legislation Sources
For tracking VA legislation status: www.doe.Virginia.gov/PolicyPub/legis98/home
For tracking U.S. Congressional legislation status: http://thomas.loc.gov/
For Prince William County BOS information: www.pwcgov.org
For Commonwealth of Virginia information: www.virginia.gov/cmsporta2/
Virginia General Assembly: http://legis.state.va.us
For US Government information: www.usa.gov/
For U.S. Supreme Court information: www.supremecourtus.gov