Virginia LCV’s 20th Anniversary Celebration

Virginia LCV celebrated its 20th Anniversary with a 2-day online event, November 11 and 12, featuring a series of  Zoom panel discussions and video updates.  We are so grateful to all our participants, both during and after the event, and invite you to enjoy the 20th Anniversary segments below.

Virginia LCV’s work is essential to environmental protections in our Commonwealth. And do you know what is essential to Virginia LCV? You.

The work we do is only possible with your support.  Your contribution today will fuel our work to engage Virginians of all walks of life, connect top environmental priorities with their day-to-day lives, spur their conservation activism, and most importantly, transform them into Conservation Voters who help shape our Commonwealth.

Our 20th Anniversary celebration began on November 11th at noon with a Zoom panel featuring Attorney General Mark Herring.  Attorney General Herring was joined by Virginia LCV and LCVEF board members Chris Miller (President of Piedmont Environmental Council), Dana Wiggins (Director of the Center for Community Outreach and Affordable Clean Energy Project with the Virginia Poverty Law Center) and Phil Hernandez (civil rights attorney and former Senior Policy Analyst in President Barack Obama’s White House Domestic Policy Council) for an opportunity to learn about the post-election lay of the land and what’s next for environmental priorities in Virginia.  If you missed this important webinar, the full recording appears below.

On Thursday, November 12th, we held a Zoom panel discussion featuring Virginia LCV’s Executive Director Mike Town, Mary Rafferty (Executive Director of the Virginia Conservation Network), Albert Pollard (Virginia State Director for the Energy Foundation) and Peggy Sanner (Virginia Executive Director of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation). Discussion topics included what the conservation community is prioritizing in 2021 and takeaways from this election cycle.

Mike also answered member question submissions on a range of topics from environmental justice to electric deregulation.  If you missed this webinar, a recording appears below:

Celebrating Virginia LCV’s 20th Anniversary

As Virginia LCV celebrates its 20th Anniversary, we asked staff to weigh in on why they do this work and the long-term impact that our organization has for our environment and our future.

Delegates Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington) and Jay Jones (D-Norfolk) weigh in on the importance of driving strong public policy that protects clean air, clean water and Virginia’s environment, and the role Virginia LCV plays at the General Assembly in helping secure these important safeguards.

Delegate Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax), a U.S. Army veteran, Rear Admiral Ann Phillips (USN, Ret.), who serves as Special Assistant to the Governor for Coastal Adaptation and Protection, and Senator John Bell (D-Loudoun), an Air Force veteran, congratulate Virginia LCV on our 20th Anniversary and speak to the parallels between military service and environmental protections.

In addition to working to secure a healthy environment, Virginia LCV is also dedicated to ensuring a healthy democracy in the Commonwealth. Here’s a snapshot of the work we do in communities across the state registering Virginians to vote and educating them about how to engage in the democratic process.