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Sorensen and Piedmont Virginia Community College will host a public discussion tonight, May 16, "A look back on the 2011 General Assembly and a look forward in Virginia politics."
The event will be held tonight, May 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Dickinson Building on PVCC’s campus at 501 College Drive in Charlottesville. We encourage all Sorensen alumni and board members to attend this event, which is free and open to the public. We will kick off the evening with a reception from 6 to 7 p.m.
From the redistricting process to issues of transportation, education, and health care, audience members will engage in a Q&A with some of Virginia’s most senior political journalists including Chelyen Davis of The Free Lanceâ€‘Star, Christina Nuckols of The Virginianâ€‘Pilot and The Roanoke Times, Adam Rhew of NBC 29, and Anita Kumar of The Washington Post. Bob Gibson, long-time political writer and current executive director of the Sorensen Institute, will moderate the panel.
This event is sponsored by State Farm.
We hope to see you at PVCC tonight!
Last night's event at Charlottesville's Siips Wine and Champagne Bar was a great success. Congressman Robert Hurt (PLP 2000) served as "celebrity bartender" for more than 55 alumni, friends and Charlottesville locals.
Chris Fairchild (PLP 2008), Chair of the Charlottesville Regional Alumni Chapter, organized the event during which 10% of the venue's revenue went to the Sorensen Institute.
State Senator Creigh Deeds also attended.
Thank you to everyone who came out to support Sorensen!
Because the General Assembly leadership remains uncertain about when the legislature will finish up its work on redistricting, we are postponing our State Farm-sponsored Legislative Wrap-ups from next week until the last full week in May.
The Tuesday, April 26 event in Fairfax is rescheduled for Wednesday, May 25.
The Thursday, April 28 event at Christopher Newport University, co-hosted by the Wason Center for Public Policy, is rescheduled for Thursday, May 26.
The Sorensen Institute and the Wason Center for Public Policy will host a Legislative Wrap-up with members of the General Assembly from Hampton Roads. The event will be held on Tuesday, April 28 at 6 p.m. in the Washington Room of CNU's David Student Union. We encourage all Sorensen alumni and board members to attend this event, which is free and open to the public. Board members from the Hampton Roads region are especially invited to attend. We will kick off the evening with a reception sponsored by State Farm from 6 to 6:30 p.m.
This coming Tuesday evening the Sorensen Institute will host a Legislative Wrap-up with members of the General Assembly from Northern Virginia. The event will be held on Tuesday, April 26 at 6 p.m. at the Fairfax City Council Chambers. We encourage all Sorensen alumni and board members to attend this event, which is free and open to the public. Board members from Northern Virginia are especially invited to attend. We will kick off the evening with a reception sponsored by State Farm from 6 to 6:30 p.m.
Over 100 Sorensen alumni and friends gathered in Richmond Wednesday evening for a reception honoring our seventeen alumni in the General Assembly.
Earlier that day, nearly 60 General Assembly staffers and interns joined us for a lunch held in appreciation of their hard work and dedication.
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The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership will host its annual Spring Gala on Tuesday, April 5 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.
Speakers will include Senate Minority Leader Tommy Norment, Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw, House Minority Leader Ward Armstrong, and Speaker of the House Bill Howell.
You can have your organization sponsor a table. Contact Colleen Smith at 434-982-4910.
Visit sorensengala.com for directions, tickets, and sponsorship opportunities.
You Are Invited!
The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership
Fifth Annual General Assembly Reception
Wednesday, February 2
5:30pm - 8:00pm
The SunTrust Building, 24th Floor
919 East Main Street, Richmond
By Friday, January 21
This event, which has become a must-attend gathering in the Richmond political social calendar, honors our alumni serving in the Virginia General Assembly. There will be a total of seventeen Sorensen graduates serving in the Assembly this year.
This event is free and open to all Sorensen alumni, supporters, and members of the Virginia General Assembly.
Sorensen wishes to thank our Event Sponsors:
National Filter Service
The Vectre Corporation
Virginia Association of Health Plans