2019 VIRGINIA STATE ADVOCACY DAY
Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action held its second annual State Advocacy Day in Richmond on January 24th, 2019.
More than 30 clinicians from across the Commonwealth attended meetings with state legislators calling for action that combats climate change and improves the health of Virginians.
VCCA was also honored to host Dr. Parham Jaberi, Chief Deputy Commissioner at Virginia Department of Health, who is leading the formation of a newly-established VDH working group on climate and health.
VCCA representatives also attended afternoon committee hearings to testify on the health benefits of bills related to coal ash storage solutions and investing in a clean energy economy by expanding access to solar power and joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.