Helping The Community through Disability Rights Advocacy

The Arc of New River Valley meets with local and state legislators to support the Arc of VA legislative and policy agendas. We keep our members and friends informed about disability issues before the Virginia General Assembly.

Read the Arc of Virginia’s 2020 Legislative Agenda Here

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Every January, while the Virginia General Assembly is in session, members of the Arc of the New River Valley join advocates from all over the state in Richmond for the Arc of Virginia Lobby Day.

We visit Delegates and Senators who represent areas in the New River Valley to ask for their support on issues coming before the General Assembly affecting adults and children with disabilities.  Face to face meetings are the most effective way to gain their support. Members of the Arc of the New River Valley also make additional visits to Richmond when the Arc of VA calls for advocacy help on an important bill or resolution before the General Assembly.

Lobby Day at the capitol in Richmond, Virginia

Join us January 21, 2020 and let’s Pack the Bus! View the flyer.

The bus is free, seating is limited, so reserve your seat now: Chris Cadwallader 540-239-4911 or

Chris Hurst, Virginia delegate 2017


The Arc of the New River Valley stays in touch with our Delegates and Senator even when the General Assembly is not in session through phone calls, emails and visits to their local offices.

We want to keep them up to date on our concerns and ideas for statutory and policy changes that would improve the lives of their constituents with disabilities.


The Arc of Virginia sends requests for emails and phone calls to Virginia Delegates and Senators or to US Congress members as particular bills and resolutions of concern to people with disabilities move through the General Assembly or Congress.

The Arc of the New River Valley sends the requests for action along to our membership and email list. Just last year, Arc members in Virginia responded by the thousands to help stop Congress’s effort to drastically cut Medicaid. Their efforts failed, but the fight is ongoing.

Email blasts


Read our tips for writing or visiting your representative, and tips for sharing your story by following this link.

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