Virginia HB1969 has been voted favorably out of committee and may come before the full House of Delegates for a final vote as early as Monday, February 6. We have one task and one ask right now: contact delegates to request a YES vote on HB1969.
For Virginia Constituents: Contact Your Delegate
If you live in Virginia, we need to make sure your delegate in the House knows about HB1969 and that it is important to you as a constituent. Please contact your delegate with a simple and short message stating who you are, that you are a constituent, and that you would like the delegate’s support for HB1969. If you don’t know what specifically to say, here’s something you can start with (or, if a pinch, send this as is)
I am a constituent in your district, and I support HB1969. This is a bill that restores equality to all adopted people by allowing Virginia-born adoptees—who are at least 18 years of age—to obtain a copy of their own original birth certificates by request.
I ask that you vote YES on HB1969 when it comes up for vote. This bill is important to me and to my family. Please let me know your position on HB1969 and that I can depend on a YES vote from you.
If you do not know your State Delegate, you can look them up here (or click the button below), then contact them through their webpage, through email, or by phone.
For Virginia-Born Adoptees (Who Live Outside of Virginia)
You are impacted by this bill and should be heard. If you have family or friends in the state, contact a delegate who represents those family members or friends. You can use the same message above but modify it to explain who you are, that HB1969 impacts you directly, and that you want a YES vote in support of equality for all Virginia-born adopted people.
If you don’t have family or friends in the area or want to help but don’t know what to do, contact us at [email protected] We can help. And we can use your help.
Let Us Know What Your Hear
If you receive a response from a Delegate, please let us know what you hear. We can then follow up with the delegate if they need more information or are unfamiliar with the bill. Contact us at [email protected] to let us know.