Sunday’s program featured remarks from Delegate and Hampton Federation of Teachers President Jeion Ward, House Minority Leader Delegate David Toscano, Senate Democratic Leader Dick Saslaw and our General Counsel Gary Kendall. Our guests’ speeches were followed by updates from President Doris Crouse-Mays and Secretary-Treasurer C. Ray Davenport on the General Assembly session.
On Monday, nearly 200 delegates visited the state capitol and lobbied their state representatives on issues ranging from retirement security for our public employees, workers’ compensation, public education, project labor agreements and protecting the right to vote.
Delegates to the conference bounced from floor to floor, hitting one lobbying appointment after another to reach out to their local legislators. At noon when both chambers went into session, we were recognized on the House floor by our union sister Delegate Jeion Ward and in the Senate by Senator Donald McEachin.
The conference was a great chance to come together to advocate on important issues that impact our members. Thank you again for making it a success.