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This Week at the 2022 Virginia General Assembly–Week 1

January 14, 2022 by Jeff Caruso

This Week at the 2022 Virginia General Assembly–Week 1

The Virginia General Assembly gaveled in for its 2022 session on Wednesday. This year’s session will last for 60 days. As a result of the November 2021 elections, this session features 17 new members of the House of Delegates and “divided government” between the two chambers, with a narrow Republican majority in the House and a narrow Democrat majority in the Senate. As in every even-numbered year, the session will also produce a new state budget for the next two fiscal years. Click here to read our session preview! 

We need your help! Here are some ways that you can be involved:

Defending Life Day: Join us for the first ever Defending Life Day on February 9th in Richmond. This event will bring together the pro-life voice of Virginia into the halls and offices of the General Assembly building. Our goal is to assemble pro-life advocates from every district in the Commonwealth – and we need you. No prior experience is necessary! Help us to fill the halls of the General Assembly building and be a voice for life! Learn more and sign up by visiting where you can register and find important information about being a district captain, the schedule of the day and the map. Talking points, legislative updates and tips for effective advocacy will be provided to make your constituent meetings easy and successful. Please join us!

Connect: Visit where you can click “Join us!” to sign up to receive VCC email alerts, like us on Facebook @vacatholic, and follow us on Twitter @VACatholicConf and Instagram @vacatholic. We will provide action alerts throughout the session – easy and effective ways for you to contact your legislators before they vote on key bills!

Engage: Act on VCC action alerts! Legislators must hear from their constituents.


Pregnant and need help?  Find pregnancy resources within the Diocese of Arlington and the Diocese of Richmond.

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In prayer and in public, your voices are urgently needed to bring Gospel values to bear on vital decisions being made by those who represent you.



The Virginia Catholic Conference is the public policy agency representing Virginia’s Catholic bishops and their two dioceses.