Virginia 21 is a non-partisan advocacy group seeking to grab the attention of young voters in Virginia. Virginia 21 is dedicated to providing information and support to students and young voters through coordinating action focused on keeping college affordable, increasing jobs for graduates and engaging young people in politics.

The company itself was started by students that realized that young people needed a seat at the table of politics and political reform. They began in 2002 by starting the “Students PAC” to support higher education leaders in Virginia with the passage of a major higher education referendum. The company started registering students to vote at one campus and not long after turned into the country’s and the Commonwealth’s first generational advocacy group for young voters.  

The company stands by their word and believes in the change they wish to enact and their many accomplishments speak for themselves.. In 2004, Virginia 21’s student leaders collected over 200,000 pennies, each penny representing each student who wanted the General Assembly to invest in higher education. By the end of the session, lawmakers invested nearly $275 million for higher education funding. Only one of Virginia 21’s many achievements that has made certain that lawmakers are aware of Virginia’s next generation of voters.

Virginia 21 would like to invite everyone to the Young Professionals Advisory Council, to celebrate the birthday of the company, here at The Broadberry. The event which takes place August 4th at 7 pm will provide good tunes, good drinks and great company. A $25 donation will include admission, free food and one drink ticket for the first 100 donors. A $250 donation covers admission for you and three friends, four drink tickets, reserved VIP seating, and a bottle of bubbly. If you can’t plan ahead, you can always pay $25 at the door, however same-day admissions will not include a drink ticket. The music will be provided by The Blue Tips, so come out celebrate!! To purchase your tickets in advance, click here.

For more information on Virginia 21, click here to visit their website.