Legislative Affairs Committee
Yiyu George Wang is a fourth year in the College, studying Foreign Affairs. As co-chair of the Legislative Affairs, he hopes to expand civic engagement and education amongst the Student Body and improving lobbying efforts on behalf of the student body for the Virginia General Assembly. In addition to his involvements with Student Council, George is also a counselor for the University Judiciary Committee and an opinion editor for The Cavalier Daily. In his spare time, George enjoys reading and music.
Megan Mohr is a second year in the College studying Public Policy and Media Studies. Outside of Student Council, she is involved in Resident Life, Madison House, Days on the Lawn, Catholic Student Ministry, Orientation, and First Year Seminar. Let her know if you are interested in lobbying, helping with voter registration, or other initiatives Legislative Affairs are focusing on this year. In her spare time, Megan enjoys going to UVa football games and playing volleyball.
The Legislative Affairs Committee is responsible for representing the interests of University students in the Virginia state government, and encouraging student participation in the political process.
Recent News & Updates:
- New Year, New Politics
- A Reflection on Fall 2012 for Legislative Affairs
- Aren't there three branches of government?
- UVaDay 2012
- Legislative Affairs Review
Past Committee initiatives include:
- Election Night Rally: an event that proved to be a bi-partisan election night rally in Newcomb Hall with multiple screens, free food, games, and prizes.
- UVA Day in Richmond: a trip to Richmond organized by the committee in order to meet with legislators about students’ concerns and priorities.
- Professor Leniency on Election Day: the committee encouraged deans and faculty members to allow students to make-up class or assignments in order to return home to vote on Election Day.