What’s Up WofA

Week of Oct 25th

The best way you can support campaigns from now through November 2nd is canvassing.  Campaigns in Northern Virginia have had a lot of canvassers for the past 4 weeks, so if you can, please plan to canvass outside of NoVA for GOTV!  

We also have a final #DontTexasVirginia fundraiser for our flippable House races!  This is a great way for democratic supporters outside VA to give these races the final push they need.  Let’s go on the offensive! https://secure.actblue.com/donate/donttexasvirginia

Here are some important ways you can help beyond canvassing:

Finally, post November 2nd, please plan for:

  • Help cure ballots until November 5th! Sign up here
  • Unpack Sessions – We love traditions at Network NOVA, and like we do every post-election we will be holding unpack sessions around the state. Let us know if you want to help organize. networkvirginia@gmail.com
  • November 15th: deadline to submit legislative calls to action.

EVENTS & ACTIONS

Tuesday, October 26, 5-8 PM
RALLY WITH PRESIDENT BIDEN & TERRY MCAULIFFE
Virginia Highlands Park, 1600 S Hayes St, Arlington
Join other supporters to kick off the final push to elect Terry McAuliffe and Democrats. These events have lots of energy! Sign up

Wednesday, Oct. 27th at 7 pm
Virtual town hall discussion entitled “People Power: How to Get Big Money Out of Politics” 
Speakers include Pulitzer Prize- winning New York Times journalist Hedrick Smith, Delegate Chris Hurst, Virginia Tech Political Science Professor Karen Hult, Nancy Morgan, Coordinator VA Chapter of American Promise, and Kate Schiller, President of the VT Political Science Club. Explore with us why this is the time for civic action on the issue of big money in politics. Register here: https://bit.ly/3FRsftR

Weekend of October 30 and 31st
FINAL GOTV Weekend
Wherever you are or can be – please consider helping turnout the vote – whether in Northern Virginia, Virginia Beach (see below), Stafford, Leesburg, Greeting Voters or helping with Voter Protection.

October 30-November 2
Get Out The Vote For DEL. JOSH COLE IN STAFFORD
1267 Courthouse Rd Stafford, VA 22554
https://www.mobilize.us/virginiaturnoutproject/event/419844/

Saturday-Sunday, October 30th & 31st
Alex Askew Canvass Extravaganza in Virginia Beach
Join Sharon Shutler, Luisa Boyarski, Eden Brown, and Rose Fabia canvassing in Virginia Beach to support Alex Askew –  a young, innovative, principled delegate elected in 2019.  Alex’s voting record is superb and personally – he’s delightful.  The Republicans, who view VA Beach as ripe for retaking, are running heavy media ads against Alex.  And, unlike NOVA, VA Beach does NOT have a canvassing tradition.  Alex needs our help! Sharon Shutler will provide hotel options.  And more importantly – as a native VA Beach local, Sharon will arrange for dining options and promises they will be good!  For additional details and updates please sign up here: Askew Canvass Updates  Questions: please contact Sharon Shutler at shutlersharon@gmail.com Sign up here

Attend really excellent Voter Protection Poll Observer  or Hotline Training and Volunteer!  Get started & sign up here. We need to make sure every Democratic vote is counted, and every voter has the opportunity to vote and have their vote be counted. Volunteers are still needed. Especially important with early voting, as voters who encounter issues then will still have time to request mail-in ballots or get to vote by Election Day. Hotline questions, contact Nancy Broff at If you have questions or concerns about doing it, please contact Nancy Broff or Amy Bergner (you can reply to this email & we will get back to you). 

Throughout October

Early Voting Poll Greeting @ Walter Reed, Courthouse and Madison 
Welcome to the 2021 General Election to Keep Trumpism Out of Virginia! Early Voting has begun and will continue through October 31. In this year, when many voters are unaware of the statewide election, as an Early Voting poll greeter, you will ensure that voters know all of our Democratic candidates, as well as the high stakes involved in keeping Virginia BLUE!

Early Voting Poll Greeters needed in Fairfax County, too!
Sign Up for Tysons Pimmit Library at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0548a4ac2fa7ff2-early1

Poll Greeters Needed – Arlington
Nov 2nd: 5:30am-7:00pm (2 hour shifts)
Arl Dems need our  help to hand out Democratic sample ballots again – this time on Nov. 2nd. As you know, sample ballots are critical for local races because candidates are not listed by party affiliation. Poll greeters also help voters who have questions or need information and help from Democratic resources. We are short volunteers this year and would appreciate your help to fill the two-hour shifts between 5:30am and 7pm at each of Arlington’s 54 polling places. If you can take a shift – or two! – please sign up here 

RECURRING EVENTS

Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm 
Arlington Blue Families Thursday evening canvasses at the Westover Beer Garden 
Knock 20 doors, then come back and have a beer, some delicious food, or some ice cream around the corner at Toby’s.

Sundays 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Make Calls in support of Del. Nancy Guy; Terry McAuliffe; Hala Ayala and Mark Herring
We will make calls in support of Delegate Nancy Guy of Virginia Beach, Terry McAuliffe, Hala Ayala, and Mark Herring. This event is entirely virtual and we will meet over Zoom on Sundays from 3-5 pm!
https://mobilize.us/s/atE47g
Want to join me for this Virginia Turnout Project event?

Saturday, 7:00am – 4:00pm
Canvasses for Debra Gardner
Steve Baker has room for 3 people in his car each Saturday to go canvassing for Debra Gardner.  Please email Steve for details and to RSVP, swbaker12@gmail.com.

Now – 11/2: Blue Victory War Room “DC/MD/VA” Editions
https://tinyurl.com/BlueVictoryMobilizeMondays
(featuring Virginia statewide campaign updates and discussion of how we can maximize our time/money as volunteers/organizers)
9/17-11/2: #KeepVirginiaBlue Facebook Event
https://tinyurl.com/KeepVABlueFacebookEvent
(please share with dem voters/volunteers/organizers)

Sister District National Phonebanks in partnership with Human Rights Campaign, Crooked Media and other groups
Let’s do this! Phonebanking is our best remote volunteering option for voter contact. We identify supporters, find and speak with undecided voters, tidy campaign data for voter targeting, and recruit local volunteers. Join us to help our great Virginia House of Delegates candidates! RSVP here

Saturdays, 11:00am – 2:00pm
Canvass with Team Helmer in Prince William
Join Team Helmer in our canvassing program to keep Delegate Helmer in office and to keep HD40 Blue. As one of the most competitive races this year, we are going to need everyone’s support. We will train volunteers on how to maintain safe and socially distanced canvassing practices at the door while talking to voters about Dan and our values!
Location: Haymarket Gainesville Community Library, 14870 Lightner Rd, Haymarket, VA 20169
RSVP here

Week of Oct 18th

Relational Organizing – Will Rumford 
A simple way to connect with voters – and you don’t have to knock on strangers’ doors! For an introduction, please see here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1f_KoAwf3P8mt6haYNOSkgSmclCsgYWwDOszu3beRDsI/edit#
Can we count on you to contact at least 20 voters and add their responses to Reach? 
Many of our House of Delegate races will be decided by a very tight margin — 200 or fewer votes could decide many outcomes. Please email will@virginiaturnout.org, sign up for office hours and/or refer to our “how-to” resources provided below:
Office Hours Sign-Up
Resources & Training Materials

Voter Protection Hotline
Are you interested in helping protect the vote in Virginia this fall? If you have questions or concerns about doing it, please contact Nancy Broff at nancybroff@gmail.com. Sign up here for the training: https://www.mobilize.us/virginiavoterprotection/event/411001/

EVENTS & ACTIONS

Sign up for the Voting & Elections Weekly newsletter, from Amy Bergner, focusing on actions and events for the upcoming week – now through the election. Sign up through our google form here: https://bit.ly/3rTsnSd or Contact Amy at abbergner@gmail.com

Saturday, October 23, 11 AM
CANVASS FOR DEL. JOSH COLE IN STAFFORD
1267 Courthouse Rd Stafford, VA 22554
Join other grassroots activists and students for this “dry run” GOTV canvass! Let’s bring it over the finish line for our adopted candidate!
https://www.mobilize.us/virginiaturnoutproject/event/419846/

Saturday, October 23, 6-8 PM
FUNDRAISER FOR DEL. DANICA ROEM IN MCLEAN
WofA is co-sponsoring a fundraiser in McLean for Del. Danica Roem. Danica represents HD-13 (Manassas) in the VA House of Delegates. She fights tirelessly for education, transportation, the environment, gun violence prevention and other important policies. She has been a stalwart campaigner for some of our other WofA-supported candidates. Open to all vaccinated supporters (also, online donations welcome). https://secure.actblue.com/donate/arlington-10-23

Sunday, October 24, 12 or 1 PM
CANVASS FOR DEL. WENDY GOODITIS IN LEESBURG
Join other activists to help re-elect Del. Gooditis who is in a very tough race.  Jessica will come at 1 (altho official time slot is at noon).  60 Sycolin Rd SE, Leesburg VA.  
Sign-up link: https://www.mobilize.us/virginiaturnoutproject/event/419825/
WofAs are requested to facebook message Jessica Mott or send email to jmott32@gmail.com to let her know if you plan to join.    

RECURRING EVENTS

Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm 
Arlington Blue Families Thursday evening canvasses at the Westover Beer Garden 
Knock 20 doors, then come back and have a beer, some delicious food, or some ice cream around the corner at Toby’s.

Sundays 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Make Calls in support of Del. Nancy Guy; Terry McAuliffe; Hala Ayala and Mark Herring
We will make calls in support of Delegate Nancy Guy of Virginia Beach, Terry McAuliffe, Hala Ayala, and Mark Herring. This event is entirely virtual and we will meet over Zoom on Sundays from 3-5 pm!
https://mobilize.us/s/atE47g
Want to join me for this Virginia Turnout Project event?

Saturday Canvasses for Debra Gardner, 7:00am – 4:00pm
Steve Baker has room for 3 people in his car each Saturday to go canvassing for Debra Gardner.  Please email Steve for details and to RSVP, swbaker12@gmail.com.

Now – 11/2: Blue Victory War Room “DC/MD/VA” Editions
https://tinyurl.com/BlueVictoryMobilizeMondays
(featuring Virginia statewide campaign updates and discussion of how we can maximize our time/money as volunteers/organizers)
9/17-11/2: #KeepVirginiaBlue Facebook Event
https://tinyurl.com/KeepVABlueFacebookEvent
(please share with dem voters/volunteers/organizers)

Recurring from Now until Election Day
Sister District National Phonebanks in partnership with Human Rights Campaign, Crooked Media and other groups
Let’s do this! Phonebanking is our best remote volunteering option for voter contact. We identify supporters, find and speak with undecided voters, tidy campaign data for voter targeting, and recruit local volunteers. Join us to help our great Virginia House of Delegates candidates! RSVP here

Saturdays, 11:00am – 2:00pm
Canvass with Team Helmer in Prince William
Join Team Helmer in our canvassing program to keep Delegate Helmer in office and to keep HD40 Blue. As one of the most competitive races this year, we are going to need everyone’s support. We will train volunteers on how to maintain safe and socially distanced canvassing practices at the door while talking to voters about Dan and our values!
Location: Haymarket Gainesville Community Library, 14870 Lightner Rd, Haymarket, VA 20169
RSVP here

November 2, 2021 General Election 

Important Dates!
Offices on ballot: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, House of Delegates, some local offices (varies by locality).

Friday, September 17 – October 30th 2021
Early Voting at local voter registration office. Please check your local Elections Board for specific dates, times and location here: https://iwillvote.com/

Now thru Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration

Friday, October 22, 2021
Deadline to apply for a ballot to be mailed to you: Request must be received by local voter registration office by 5:00 p.m.

Please see more info on Voting at Virginia Grassroots Coalition: https://www.virginiagrassroots.org/voterinfo-2021.php

Voting Season, about https://www.google.com/amp/s/slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/09/election-day-season-early-voting.amp

Week of Oct 11th

Thursday, October 14th 7pm
Power of Women Statewide Rally Webinar
Join Women leaders from across Virginia to Get Out The Vote for the Democratic ticket! Senator McClellan along with key women leaders will discuss what is at stake in this election, including voting rights, reproductive rights and health care. Join this Virtual Rally hosted by Senator Jennifer McClellan and Network NOVA spotlighting the strength of our women working together across the state of Virginia to #KeepVABlue. Register here

Saturday, October 16th – 9am
CANVASS WITH WOFA & BRADY FOR JOSH COLE RE-ELECTION 
Stafford, Virginia
Join your friends from WofA and Brady as we make sure our extremely qualified Adopt a Candidate, Del. Josh Cole, is re-elected! Josh is in a very tight race and needs our help! Please fill out both the Google Form (for WofA/Brady organizers) : https://bit.ly/3FnTSup and Mobilize (for the campaign) – please choose 9:00am time slot! https://www.mobilize.us/virginiaturnoutproject/event/419848

Sunday, October 17, 1 -4 PM
CANVASS FOR WENDY GOODITIS RE-ELECTION WITH JESSICA MOTT/WofA
60 Sycolin Rd SE, Leesburg, VA
Sign up here  

PLAN AHEAD

Saturday, October 23 – Morning
DRIVE OR CANVASS FOR JOSH COLE’S RE-ELECTION IN STAFFORD Young Democrats from Catholic University and GW University are going to canvass again for Josh Cole, so we need drivers!  If interested, please contact Amy Bergner @ abbergner@gmail.com. Stay tuned for more details. 

Saturday-Sunday, October 30th and 31st
Alex Askew Canvass Extravaganza in Virginia Beach
Join Sharon Shutler, Luisa Boyarski, Eden Brown, and Rose Fabia canvassing in Virginia Beach to support Alex Askew –  a young, innovative, principled delegate elected in 2019.  Alex’s voting record is superb and personally – he’s delightful.  The Republicans, who view VA Beach as ripe for retaking, are running heavy media ads against Alex.  And, unlike NOVA, VA Beach does NOT have a canvassing tradition.  Alex needs our help! Sharon Shutler will provide hotel options.  And more importantly – as a native VA Beach local, Sharon will arrange for dining options and promises they will be good!  For additional details and updates please sign up here:  Askew Canvass Updates  Questions: please contact Sharon Shutler at shutlersharon@gmail.com  Sign up here

Throughout October
Early Voting Poll Greeting @ Walter Reed, Courthouse and Madison 
Welcome to the 2021 General Election to Keep Trumpism Out of Virginia! Early Voting has begun and will continue through October 31. In this year, when many voters are unaware of the statewide election, as an Early Voting poll greeter, you will ensure that voters know all of our Democratic candidates, as well as the high stakes involved in keeping Virginia BLUE!

Week of October 4th

Keeping Virginia Blue – Arlington & Fairfax are key and other candidates need your help!!!
There is so much at stake in the upcoming elections – we need to impress this on friends, family, neighbors, strangers. National Republicans have even started a TV campaign against six vulnerable Democratic incumbent delegates, and the Governor, Lt Gov. and Attorney General races are expected to be very close. Check out Virginia Grassroots website where you can get information, volunteer or donate to the six and other worthy candidates – both incumbents and challengers.

Voter Protection Hotline
Are you interested in helping protect the vote in Virginia this fall? If you have questions or concerns about doing it, please contact Nancy Broff at nancybroff@gmail.com. Sign up here for the training: https://www.mobilize.us/virginiavoterprotection/event/411001/

Our “Don’t Texas My Virginia” shirts have become a hot ticket item.

We have gotten lots of inquiries about ordering more. So here is the link! Please share with your friends in other groups as well! https://www.customink.com/g/fpn0-00cg-hvx5

EVENTS & ACTIONS

Thursday, October 7th, 7:00pm
Arlington Candidate Forum
Join the League of Women Voters to meet the candidates from Arlington who will be on the ballot in November. More info and RSVP here

Monday, October 11th 6:45pm – 8:00pm
WofA Membership Meeting
Please join WofA and friends as we gather for our last meeting before the Nov 2 Elections. There will be plenty of updates and information re: where we are needed to #MakeVABluer! More Details to follow! Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81447836221

Thursday, October 14th 7pm
Power of Women Statewide Rally Webinar
Join Women leaders from across Virginia to Get Out The Vote for the Democratic ticket! Senator McClellan along with key women leaders will discuss what is at stake in this election, including voting rights, reproductive rights and health care. Join this Virtual Rally hosted by Senator Jennifer McClellan and Network NOVA spotlighting the strength of our women working together across the state of Virginia to #KeepVABlue. Register here

Saturday, October 16th – 9am & 12pm
CANVASS WITH WOFA & BRADY FOR JOSH COLE RE-ELECTION
Join your friends from WofA and Brady as make sure our extremely qualified Adopt a Candidate, Del. Josh Cole is re-elected! Please Sign Up here

Throughout October
Early Voting Poll Greeting @ Walter Reed, Courthouse and Madison 
Welcome to the 2021 General Election to Keep Trumpism Out of Virginia! Early Voting has begun and will continue through October 31. In this year, when many voters are unaware of the statewide election, as an Early Voting poll greeter, you will ensure that voters know all of our Democratic candidates, as well as the high stakes involved in keeping Virginia BLUE!

RECURRING EVENTS

Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 pm 
Arlington Blue Families Thursday evening canvasses at the Westover Beer Garden 
Knock 20 doors, then come back and have a beer, some delicious food, or some ice cream around the corner at Toby’s.

Sundays 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Make Calls in support of Del. Nancy Guy; Terry McAuliffe; Hala Ayala and Mark Herring
We will make calls in support of Delegate Nancy Guy of Virginia Beach, Terry McAuliffe, Hala Ayala, and Mark Herring. This event will be virtual and we will meet over Zoom on Sundays from 3-5 pm!
https://mobilize.us/s/atE47g
Want to join me for this Virginia Turnout Project event?

Saturday Canvasses for Debra Gardner, 7:00am – 4:00pm
Steve Baker has room for 3 people in his car each Saturday to go canvassing for Debra Gardner.  Please email Steve for details and to RSVP, swbaker12@gmail.com.

Now – 11/2: Blue Victory War Room “DC/MD/VA” Editions
https://tinyurl.com/BlueVictoryMobilizeMondays
(featuring Virginia statewide campaign updates and discussion of how we can maximize our time/money as volunteers/organizers)
9/17-11/2: #KeepVirginiaBlue Facebook Event
https://tinyurl.com/KeepVABlueFacebookEvent
(please share with dem voters/volunteers/organizers)

Recurring from Now until Election Day
Sister District National Phonebanks in partnership with Human Rights Campaign, Crooked Media and other groups
Let’s do this! Phonebanking is our best remote volunteering option for voter contact. We identify supporters, find and speak with undecided voters, tidy campaign data for voter targeting, and recruit local volunteers. Join us to help our great Virginia House of Delegates candidates! .
RSVP here

Saturdays, 11:00am – 2:00pm
Canvass with Team Helmer in Prince William
Join Team Helmer in our canvassing program to keep Delegate Helmer in office and to keep HD40 Blue. As one of the most competitive races this year, we are going to need everyone’s support. We will train volunteers on how to maintain safe and socially distanced canvassing practices at the door while talking to voters about Dan and our values!
Location: Haymarket Gainesville Community Library, 14870 Lightner Rd, Haymarket, VA 20169
RSVP here

Week of Sept 27th

Join the Coordinated, WofA, and Senator Barbara Favola through October phone banking
for our Knocktober Action! We’ve only got 35 days until E-Day and it’s our responsibility to turn out the vote to win this November. Talk to your neighbors about how Terry, Hala, Mark, and your amazing Delegates and local candidates are going to move Arlington and VA forward. Please don’t leave this election up to chance! Sign up here to help keep VA blue 
Phone banking: https://www.mobilize.us/virginiaturnoutproject/event/403445/

Keeping Virginia Blue – Arlington & Fairfax are key!!!
There is so much at stake in the upcoming elections – we need to impress this on friends, family, neighbors, strangers. National Republicans have even started a TV campaign against six vulnerable Democratic incumbent delegates, and the Governor, Lt Gov. and Attorney General races are expected to be very close. Check out Virginia Grassroots website where you can get information, volunteer or donate to the six and other worthy candidates – both incumbents and challengers. Tune in at WofA’s  monthly meeting on Monday, September 13th, to hear about all of this and hear from Del. Wendy Gooditis.. See below for canvassing; phonebanking and donation opportunities! 

Voter Protection Hotline
Are you interested in helping protect the vote in Virginia this fall? If you have questions or concerns about doing it, please contact Nancy Broff at nancybroff@gmail.com. Sign up here for the training: https://www.mobilize.us/virginiavoterprotection/event/411001/

EVENTS & ACTIONS

October 9, 10 AM
WofA Canvass for Joshua Cole in Fredericksburg
520 Caroline St, Fredericksburg, VA
(With Arlington Dems Beyond Arlington, Blue Families, We of Action Indivisible and Virginia Democracy Forward and 31st Street Swing Left). We are hoping to gather for lunch following the canvass!
Sign up here 

Saturday, October 16th – Save the Date!
Canvass for Josh Cole –  WofA & We Are Brady
10:00 AM
Join WofA and We Are Brady as we canvass for WofA’s Adopt a Candidate Josh Cole! We are awaiting details from the Cole Campaign on launch address and will update as we receive them!
Please Sign Up Here

Monday, October 11th
WofA Membership Meeting
6:45pm – 8:00pm
Please join WofA and friends as we gather for our last meeting before the Nov 2 Elections. There will be plenty of updates and information re: where we are needed to #MakeVABluer! More Details to follow! Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81447836221

Thursday, October 7th, 7:00pm
Arlington Candidate Forum
Join the League of Women Voters to meet the candidates from Arlington who will be on the ballot in November. More info and RSVP here

Saturday, October 23rd, multiple times
Early Voting Poll Greeting @ Walter Reed Community Center
Welcome to the 2021 General Election to Keep Trumpism Out of Virginia! Early Voting will begin at 2100 Clarendon Blvd. on Friday, September 17 and will continue through October 31. In this year, when many voters are unaware of the statewide election, as an Early Voting poll greeter, you will ensure that voters know all of our Democratic candidates, as well as the high stakes involved in keeping Virginia BLUE! RSVP here

Week of Sept 20th

Sunday, September 26th
Senator Amy Klobuchar and Terry McAuliffe at Micaela’s House! Canvass Launch
Senator Amy Klobuchar and Terry McAuliffe will be joining us in Arlington this Sunday, Sept. 26th, to kick off our Early Vote Canvass Launch. The event will be at Micaela’s house, in Arlington, at 12pm. Details/Sign Up here:  https://www.mobilize.us/virginiaturnoutproject/event/416622/

EVENTS & ACTIONS

September 23, 7-8:30 p.m.
Getting to Carbon Neutrality: Reimagining Arlington
Join community experts for a webinar to discuss how Arlington can address the climate crisis and become a resilient, equitable, and prosperous community.  This webinar is the first in a series of programs exploring Arlington’s transformation to a carbon neutral community and how community members can individually and collectively help to achieve that goal. More details and to register here.

Thursday, September 23rd, 5:30-7:30pm
Finale Norton Inspirational Fundraiser in Falls Church
Friends of WofA is joining Network NOVA and other grassroots groups to co-host a fundraiser for Finale Norton, candidate for House of Delegates from HD 100 (Norfolk, Eastern Shore). Finale’s an impressive and compelling candidate with an extensive business and public service background, and has a real shot at winning in her district. Special guest is Tammarah Addison, spoken word poet. More info on Finale Norton.  RSVP here

Saturday, September 25th, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Phonebanking for Debra Gardner and Chris Hurst
Join Sister District to phonebank for one of our two amazing Virginia candidates, Debra Gardner and Chris Hurst. Calling voters is our #1 remote tactic. Our phonebankers have reported that voters are grateful to get information about the candidates and the availability of early voting, which starts September 17. This works, and we have a great time together.  Please join us!
Register Here

Sunday, September 26th, 1:00pm
Canvass for Briana Sewell in Woodbridge
Beyond Arlington and Indivisible Waterfront will be traveling to Woodbridge, VA 22192 on Sunday, September 26th at 1pm to knock on doors for Candidate Briana Sewell. Briana has the depth and breath of public service experience from the local, state and federal level and legislatively she will know how to deliver on behalf of her constituents.
Please sign up HERE to help us coordinate our group.
Make sure to sign up on Mobilize as well.

Wednesday, September 29th, 7:00pm
Green New Deal Virginia Coalition’s 2022 Legislative Priorities Launch
Please join the Green New Deal Virginia Coalition in launching the 2022 campaign to win bold solutions next legislative session. Learn about each working group and hear from our champions about why we still need to fight for a Green New Deal in Virginia.
RSVP here

Wednesday, September 29th, 8:00pm – 9:00pm
What Turns out the Democratic Vote?
Are you one of the countless volunteers and activists who powered Democratic 2020 electoral wins, writing postcards, sending texts or knocking on doors? Join Progressive Turnout Project to discuss results from our Postcards to Swing States program and compare the turnout methods associated with all your hard work! In this webinar, you’ll learn how the largest voter contact organization uses data to innovate and what you can do now to get Democrats to vote in the key Virginia elections a few months from now. Plus, you’ll hear from special guests and get a preview of our battle-tested strategy to hold the House and expand the Democratic Senate majority in 2022. Spoiler alert — direct voter contact is how we win elections! RSVP here

Thursday, September 30th, 4:00pm
Protecting Democracy: Making Every Vote and Voice Matter
Join the Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership and leading advocates to discuss: 1) What can be done to protect the right to vote, especially for groups that have faced historic discrimination at the ballot box? 2) How does our country’s increasing diversity impact the redistricting process; and how can citizens get involved? and 3) As demographics shift, how can communities of color build power and ensure their voice is being heard at the local, state and national levels?
More info and RSVP here

Friday, October 1st, 7:00 pm
Virtual Roundtable discussion on “Challenges in Passing Campaign Finance Legislation: A State Perspective” 
Featuring Trevor Potter, President of the Campaign Legal Center and ex-Commissioner of the Federal Elections Commission. Register here

Saturday, October 2nd
Ride for Black Lives – Arlington for Justice
Our second annual Ride for Black Lives is only 5 weeks away, and REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Sign up here bit.ly/rideforblacklives to RIDE, SPONSOR, VOLUNTEER, and/or DONATE!
This year’s registration fee is on a sliding scale, meaning that people pay as they are able to for events. Those with access to more resources pay more and thus provide the cushion for those with less access to pay less, creating a sustainable economic underpinning for the events. This is to make the ride more accessible to the entire community.

Saturday, October 2nd
March to Mobilize and Defend our Reproductive Rights
On October 2, we’re marching in every single state ahead of the Supreme Court reconvening on October 4. We’re going to send the Supreme Court and lawmakers across the country a clear, unified message. The attack on our reproductive rights will not be tolerated.
More info here

Thursday, October 7th, 7:00pm
Arlington Candidate Forum
Join the League of Women Voters to meet the candidates from Arlington who will be on the ballot in November. More info and RSVP here

Saturday, October 23rd, multiple times
Early Voting Poll Greeting @ Walter Reed Community Center
Welcome to the 2021 General Election to Keep Trumpism Out of Virginia! Early Voting will begin at 2100 Clarendon Blvd. on Friday, September 17 and will continue through October 31. In this year, when many voters are unaware of the statewide election, as an Early Voting poll greeter, you will ensure that voters know all of our Democratic candidates, as well as the high stakes involved in keeping Virginia BLUE!
RSVP here

RECURRING EVENTS

Sundays 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Make Calls in support of Del. Nancy Guy; Terry McAuliffe; Hala Ayala and Mark Herring
We will make calls in support of Delegate Nancy Guy of Virginia Beach, Terry McAuliffe, Hala Ayala, and Mark Herring. This event will be virtual and we will meet over Zoom on Sundays from 3-5 pm!
https://mobilize.us/s/atE47g
Want to join me for this Virginia Turnout Project event?

Saturday Canvasses for Debra Gardner, 7:00am – 4:00pm
Steve Baker has room for 3 people in his car each Saturday to go canvassing for Debra Gardner.  Please email Steve for details and to RSVP, swbaker12@gmail.com.

Now – 11/2: Blue Victory War Room “DC/MD/VA” Editions
https://tinyurl.com/BlueVictoryMobilizeMondays
(featuring Virginia statewide campaign updates and discussion of how we can maximize our time/money as volunteers/organizers)
9/17-11/2: #KeepVirginiaBlue Facebook Event
https://tinyurl.com/KeepVABlueFacebookEvent
(please share with dem voters/volunteers/organizers)

Recurring from Now until Election Day
Sister District National Phonebanks in partnership with Human Rights Campaign, Crooked Media and other groups
Let’s do this! Phonebanking is our best remote volunteering option for voter contact. We identify supporters, find and speak with undecided voters, tidy campaign data for voter targeting, and recruit local volunteers. Join us to help our great Virginia House of Delegates candidates! .
RSVP here

Saturdays, 11:00am – 2:00pm
Canvass with Team Helmer in Prince William
Join Team Helmer in our canvassing program to keep Delegate Helmer in office and to keep HD40 Blue. As one of the most competitive races this year, we are going to need everyone’s support. We will train volunteers on how to maintain safe and socially distanced canvassing practices at the door while talking to voters about Dan and our values!
Location: Haymarket Gainesville Community Library, 14870 Lightner Rd, Haymarket, VA 20169
RSVP here

Week of Sept 13th

Locations & Times Here: https://iwillvote.com

Saturday, September 18th, 10am 
Canvass for Dan Helmer in Fairfax Station
Please join Arlington Dems’ Beyond Arlington and Indivisible Waterfront as we canvass for Dan Helmer (HoD 40). The launch site will be at 5618-A Ox Road, Fairfax Station on Saturday, September 18th at 10 am. Delegate Helmer will work tirelessly for commonsense legislation such as gun safety laws, affordable healthcare, women’s reproductive rights, protective measures to keep our teachers, staff and children safe in school, and continue to expand voting rights that serves in the best interests of his district and the state of Virginia.
Please complete the form HERE for coordinating our groups.\
Please sign up with the Helmer campaign at this Mobilize link.

Sunday, September 19th, 2:30pm – 5:00pm
Arlington Blue Families Potluck Picnic with Rep. Don Beyer
The biggest Arlington Blue Families event of the year is back in person, with friends, food, and family fun for kids of all ages. We will be joined by numerous special guests, including -Rep. Don Beyer; -Three of our adopted candidates, Del. Josh Cole, Briana Sewell, and Paul Siker; and -Arlington’s own COVID expert, Eric Feigl-Ding. We will have numerous activities for the youths, and of course there will be great food.
RSVP here

Sunday, September 19, 2021; 5 – 7 pm
Virtual Discussion Sponsored by the Democratic Women of NoVA:
Are We Making Any Progress on Gun Violence?
At this virtual event, we will hear from Lori Haas, Senior Director of Advocacy and the Virginia State Director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, and Christian Heyne, Vice President of Policy at Brady United Against Gun Violence.  Lori will bring us up-to-date on successes in the Virginia General Assembly and discuss what we have left to do.  Christian will inform us of pending federal legislation, efforts undertaken by the Biden administration, and how we can help.  We will also hear from Del. Dan Helmer. 
After pre-registering here, you will receive a confirmation email containing information you will need to join the meeting.

CALLS TO ACTION

Campaign Finance Reform in the 2022 Legislative Session: Send testimony and emails NOW to call for action on Campaign Finance Reform in the 2022 Legislative Session
The second meeting of the legislative study committee on campaign finance reform (CFR) will be held on September 17th. The members of the committee need to hear from Virginians that this is a priority issue. Your voices make a difference. You can provide simple messages as written testimony for the meeting (submit messages here). Don’t know what to say?  We have pre-drafted messages in this google document.  You can mix and match. Only a few clicks. Plus you can send the same message around to the committee members (contact list in the document) and to your legislator! 3 in one! Just cut and paste. Check out how easy it is!

RECURRING EVENTS

Sundays 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Make Calls in support of Del. Nancy Guy; Terry McAuliffe; Hala Ayala and Mark Herring
We will make calls in support of Delegate Nancy Guy of Virginia Beach, Terry McAuliffe, Hala Ayala, and Mark Herring. This event will be entirely virtual and we will meet over Zoom on Sundays from 3-5 pm!
https://mobilize.us/s/atE47g
Want to join me for this Virginia Turnout Project event?

Saturday Canvasses for Debra Gardner, 7:00am – 4:00pm
Steve Baker has room for 3 people in his car each Saturday to go canvassing for Debra Gardner.  Please email Steve for details and to RSVP, swbaker12@gmail.com.

Now – 11/2: Blue Victory War Room “DC/MD/VA” Editions
https://tinyurl.com/BlueVictoryMobilizeMondays
(featuring Virginia statewide campaign updates and discussion of how we can maximize our time/money as volunteers/organizers)
9/17-11/2: #KeepVirginiaBlue Facebook Event
https://tinyurl.com/KeepVABlueFacebookEvent
(please share with dem voters/volunteers/organizers)

Recurring from Now until Election Day
Sister District National Phonebanks in partnership with Human Rights Campaign, Crooked Media and other groups
Let’s do this! Phonebanking is our best remote volunteering option for voter contact. We identify supporters, find and speak with undecided voters, tidy campaign data for voter targeting, and recruit local volunteers. Join us to help our great Virginia House of Delegates candidates! .
RSVP here

Saturdays, 11:00am – 2:00pm
Canvass with Team Helmer in Prince William
Join Team Helmer in our canvassing program to keep Delegate Helmer in office and to keep HD40 Blue. As one of the most competitive races this year, we are going to need everyone’s support. We will train volunteers on how to maintain safe and socially distanced canvassing practices at the door while talking to voters about Dan and our values!
Location: Haymarket Gainesville Community Library, 14870 Lightner Rd, Haymarket, VA 20169
RSVP here

Week of Aug 22nd

                      Info: Click HERE

Now thru August 30th
Postcard Writers Needed!
Hey, WofA friends, we’ve been contacted again by Reclaim Our Vote to send postcards to voters of color in Virginia reminding them that Early Voting starts September 17 and that their voting rights are at stake. PLEASE MAKE YOUR REQUEST NO LATER THAN AUGUST 30 as you must mail your completed stamped postcards no later than September 18! Postcards will be available for pickup in N. Arlington.  Request postcards here

Now thru August 27th
Buy your Postcard Stamps!
If you’re postcarding, you should consider purchasing stamps before 8/29. They’ll cost 4 cents more each. https://blog.stamps.com/2021/06/04/usps-to-implement-second-postage-rate-increase-in-2021/?fbclid=IwAR3ZjkVvOLcZKiL1Jv4LwA6ZR8KZtE-6blyzBGx7sYqFfBmkAZTY-L1B0JU

Candidates of the Week – Katie Sponsler (HD – 66) and Jeffrey “Doc” Feld (HD- 81)
Please help us highlight our Candidates of the Week, on social media!  
Announcement: https://www.virginiagrassroots.org
Sponsler Toolkit: https://www.virginiagrassroots.org/candidate-of-week-Sponsler.php
Feld Toolkit:         https://www.virginiagrassroots.org/candidate-of-week-Feld.php

Thursday, August 26th 
Wendy Gooditis Fundraiser with special guest Del. Danica Roem!
Friends of VA Democracy Forward & Arlington Blue Families 
Let’s help a successful “alumna” with more WofA support! You can support Wendy’s campaign through a fundraiser sponsored by Friends of Virginia Democracy Forward and Arlington Blue Families. Delegate Wendy Gooditis of VA’s 10th District has served in the House of Delegate since 2017.  Wendy has worked tirelessly to make healthcare available to more Virginians, protect our environment, and increase teacher pay. She is trailing her extremely well-funded opponent and is highlighted as a very vulnerable candidate this year.
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/vadf4gooditis

Thursday, August 26th – 12:00pm at the U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, DC
Rally for the Equal Rights Amendment – Women’s Equality Day
Join Feminist Majority ERA Coalition National Organization for Women (NOW) and other allied organizations as we rally for the Equal Rights Amendment on Thursday, August 26 at 12 pm in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. Let the Senate know there is no time limit on equality! The time is now to enshrine the ERA in the U.S. Constitution. Please share widely. *Masks are required and full vaccination is strongly encouraged.

Tuesday, August 31st
Fundraisers for Lieutenant Governor candidate Hala Ayala in Arlington 
August 31 & September 9
Local leaders are hosting/attending fundraisers for Del. Ayala in Arlington.  More info and donation links are here for August 31 

Saturday, August 28th – 8:00 AM ~ Washington, DC
March On for Voting Rights
https://actionnetwork.org/events/mo4vr-dc/?fbclid=IwAR1rm6MjcalWgf8EXsrACl-F_H5WkGtEukrncps3lGMPAlPanjyLmRymTSg

Sunday, August 29th, 12:00pm
Canvassing for Paul Siker in Loudoun
Arlington Dems’ Beyond Arlington is planning to canvass for Candidate Paul Siker (HD-33).  As a small business owner/entrepreneur and board member of local charitable organizations, Paul Siker will bring back decency, compassion and most of all public service to his district which has all been sorely lacking with incumbent Dave LaRock. Location: Round Hill Elementary School.
Please sign up and register with Siker’s campaign with this FORM

Saturday, September 4
Canvass for Del. Joshua Cole with WofA, Beyond Arlington, Indivisible Waterfront & Virginia Democracy Forward.
Save the Date to join our weekend of action for Joshua Cole and canvass with your friends from WofA and other grassroots organizations. 

Monday, September 9th
Fundraiser for Lieutenant Governor candidate Hala Ayala in Arlington 
Local leaders are hosting/attending fundraisers for Del. Ayala in Arlington.  More info and donation link here

Monday, September 13th – 6:45pm – 8:00pm
Wofa Membership Meeting – Del. Wendy Gooditis to Speak!
Please join your friends at WofA for many updates on upcoming elections; hear from Wendy Gooditis (HD-10) who has worked tirelessly to make healthcare available to more Virginians, protect our environment, and increase teacher pay. She is trailing her extremely well-funded opponent and is highlighted as a very vulnerable candidate this year – Please consider a campaign contribution in a WofA-led fundraising drive ; meet our Mystery WofA and have a few laughs, as well! Feel free to “bring” a friend!
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85289138928
Meeting ID: 852 8913 8928
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Friday, September 17 – October 30th 2021.
EARLY VOTING at local voter registration office (please check your local Elections Board for specific dates; times and location!)

Tuesday, October 12, 2021.
Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration

CALLS TO ACTION

Keeping Virginia Blue – Arlington & Fairfax are key!!!
There is so much at stake in the upcoming elections – we need to impress this on friends, family, neighbors, strangers. National Republicans have even started a TV campaign against six vulnerable Democratic incumbent delegates, and the Governor, Lt Gov. and Attorney General races are expected to be very close. Check out Virginia Grassroots website where you can get information, volunteer or donate to the six and other worthy candidates – both incumbents and challengers. Tune in at WofA’s  monthly meeting on Monday, September 13th, to hear about all of this and hear from Del. Wendy Gooditis.. See below for canvassing; phonebanking and donation opportunities! 

CALL TO ACTION: Tweet and Email to Stop the MVP! – Immediate Action
Action 1: Tweet – Mountain Valley Pipeline is preparing to blast through an aquifer below the headwaters for the Spring Hollow Reservoir watershed. Demand a qualified hydrologist assess the risk to #ProtectOurWater @VirginiaDEQ @VaPSHS suspend #MVP permit to blast until an investigation is finished. 
Twitter image here

Action 2: Email – Send emails to the following people to request that they immediately suspend MVP’s permit for blasting until there can be an investigation and assurances that the Roanoke Valley’s water security will be protected during the execution of the MVP project.  Sample language hereContact:

If anyone has a personal contact with Brian Moran or has other ideas how to help us please contact Freeda at: contactfreeda@gmail.com

Help newly arrived Afghan Refugees arriving in the DC Metro area:
https://www.washingtonian.com/2021/08/16/you-can-help-afghan-refugees-get-resettled-in-the-dc-area/

RECURRING EVENTS

Sundays 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Make Calls in support of Del. Nancy Guy; Terry McAuliffe; Hala Ayala and Mark Herring
We will make calls in support of Delegate Nancy Guy of Virginia Beach, Terry McAuliffe, Hala Ayala, and Mark Herring. This event will be entirely virtual and we will meet over Zoom on Sundays from 3-5 pm!
https://mobilize.us/s/atE47g
Want to join me for this Virginia Turnout Project event?

Saturday Canvasses for Debra Gardner, 7:00am – 4:00pm
Steve Baker has room for 3 people in his car each Saturday to go canvassing for Debra Gardner.  Please email Steve for details and to RSVP, swbaker12@gmail.com.

7/12-11/2: Blue Victory War Room “DC/MD/VA” Editions
https://tinyurl.com/BlueVictoryMobilizeMondays
(featuring Virginia statewide campaign updates and discussion of how we can maximize our time/money as volunteers/organizers)
9/17-11/2: #KeepVirginiaBlue Facebook Event
https://tinyurl.com/KeepVABlueFacebookEvent
(please share with dem voters/volunteers/organizers)

Recurring from Now until Election Day
Sister District National Phonebanks in partnership with Human Rights Campaign, Crooked Media & others
Let’s do this! Phonebanking is our best remote volunteering option for voter contact. We identify supporters, find and speak with undecided voters, tidy campaign data for voter targeting, and recruit local volunteers. Join us to help our great Virginia House of Delegates candidates! RSVP here

Saturdays, 11:00am – 2:00pm
Canvass with Team Helmer in Prince William
Join Team Helmer in our canvassing program to keep Delegate Helmer in office and to keep HD40 Blue. As one of the most competitive races this year, we are going to need everyone’s support. We will train volunteers on how to maintain safe and socially distanced canvassing practices at the door while talking to voters about Dan and our values!
Location: Haymarket Gainesville Community Library, 14870 Lightner Rd, Haymarket, VA 20169
RSVP here

November 2, 2021 General Election 

Important Dates!
Offices on ballot: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, House of Delegates, some local offices (varies by locality).

Friday, September 17 – October 30th 2021
EARLY VOTING at local voter registration office (please check your local Elections Board for specific dates; times and location!)

Tuesday, October 12, 2021.
Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration

Friday, October 22 2021
Deadline to apply for a ballot to be mailed to you: Request must be received by local voter registration office by 5:00 p.m.

Please see more info on Voting at Virginia Grassroots Coalition: https://www.virginiagrassroots.org/voterinfo-2021.php

Voting Season, about https://www.google.com/amp/s/slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/09/election-day-season-early-voting.amp

Week of Aug 15th

      Amazingly, Voting Season is upon us (in Virginia) once again!
          Now is the time to Register or Update your registration. 
                    Please find all necessary information below!

Keeping Virginia Blue – Arlington & Fairfax are key!!!
There is so much at stake in the upcoming elections – we need to impress this on friends, family, neighbors, strangers. National Republicans have even started a TV campaign against six vulnerable Democratic incumbent delegates, and the Governor, Lt Gov. and Attorney General races are expected to be very close. Check out Virginia Grassroots website where you can get information, volunteer or donate to the six and other worthy candidates – both incumbents and challengers. Tune in at the monthly meeting on Monday, September 13th, to hear about all of this. See below for canvassing; phonebanking and donation opportunities!

Candidate of the Week – Debra Gardner
Please help us highlight our Candidate of the Week, Debra Gardner HD-27, on social media!  Join the Twitter and Facebook thunder on Wednesday, August 18th at 12:00pm! RSVP here
Announcement: https://www.virginiagrassroots.org
Toolkit: https://www.virginiagrassroots.org/candidate-of-week-Gardner.php

Saturday, August 21st, 10:00am
Canvassing for Wendy Gooditis in Leesburg
Join Beyond Arlington and Indivisible Waterfront to knock on doors to re-elect Delegate Wendy Gooditis (HD-10). Delegate Gooditis is delivering on her commitments to make healthcare available to more Virginians, protecting our environment, increase teacher’s pay, and will continue to fight for worker’s rights, labor unions, and equal economic opportunity for all Virginians.   Please sign up here for our organizations carpooling and headcount with this FORM  Please also REGISTER with Gooditis’s campaign for this canvassing event.

Saturday August 21st & Sunday August 22nd
Arlington Weekend of Action: Canvassing for Democrats!
Join the Coordinated Campaign and Arlington Blue Families for their  first Weekend of Action to canvass and phone bank in North and South Arlington. 
Info Here: https://www.mobilize.us/virginiaturnoutproject/event/406560/?fbclid=IwAR2U2vk9la9WOmqCu0Lid-I7HNFIE3SBwsYN_5QfoFG-2ICj-DWhZRS9pgI

Sunday, August 22nd, 5pm-7pm
Wendy Gooditis (HD10) & Irene Shin (HD86) Fundraiser
Join host Heidi Zollo for a joint fundraising event for Delegate Wendy Gooditis (HD10) & Candidate Irene Shin (HD86). Come enjoy a Sunday afternoon with friends to support these great women candidates. RSVP or contribute: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/irene_gooditis20210822

Sunday, August 26th 
Wendy Gooditis Fundraiser – Friends of VA Democracy Forward & Arlington Blue Families – Let’s help a successful “alumna” with more WofA support! You can support Wendy’s campaign through a fundraiser sponsored by Friends of Virginia Democracy Forward and Arlington Blue Families. Delegate Wendy Gooditis of VA’s 10th District has served in the House of Delegate since 2017.  Wendy has worked tirelessly to make healthcare available to more Virginians, protect our environment, and increase teacher pay. She is trailing her extremely well-funded opponent and is highlighted as a very vulnerable candidate this year.  We are hoping to have Wendy join an upcoming WofA meeting. https://secure.actblue.com/donate/vadf4gooditis

Saturday, August 28th
DEL. JOSHUA COLE CANVASSING in Fredericksburg/Stafford & Phone Banking
Del. Cole was WofA’s first adopted candidate for 2021 and he is in a closely contested race.  Let’s build off the energy from our successful fundraiser and help him out!  Here are the links to volunteer for this Saturday’s canvass and the campaign’s regular Saturday and Tuesday phone banks. 

August 28th – 8:00 AM ~ Washington, DC
March On for Voting Rights
https://actionnetwork.org/events/mo4vr-dc/?fbclid=IwAR1rm6MjcalWgf8EXsrACl-F_H5WkGtEukrncps3lGMPAlPanjyLmRymTSg

Sunday, August 29th, 12:00pm
Canvassing for Paul Siker in Loudoun
Arlington Dems’ Beyond Arlington is planning to canvass for Candidate Paul Siker (HD-33).  As a small business owner/entrepreneur and board member of local charitable organizations, Paul Siker will bring back decency, compassion and most of all public service to his district which has all been sorely lacking with incumbent Dave LaRock. Location: Round Hill Elementary School.
Please sign up and register with Siker’s campaign with this FORM

Monday, September 13th – 6:45pm – 8:00pm
Wofa Membership Meeting
Please join your friends at WofA for many updates on upcoming elections; hear from our guest speaker (TBA); meet our Mystery WofA and have a few laughs, as well! Feel free to “bring” a friend!
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85289138928
Meeting ID: 852 8913 8928
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CALLS TO ACTION

ACTION ALERT: Provide written testimony to the first meeting of the legislative study committee on campaign finance reform – by August 19th 
Context: The committee will be meeting Monday, August 23rd at 1 pm, and we need citizens’ input to ensure that they don’t postpone the committee’s work until next year.
Action: Submit written testimony through this portal.  Need ideas on what to say?  Check out this guide to submitting testimony to the committee with some key messages.
Deadline:  Please submit any written testimony by mid-next week so that it can be reviewed by the committee. 
See the just released “Citizens Report” on campaign finance reform has just been finalized and uploaded on our website. Click here to access it.  We think it offers analysis for the “Joint Subcommittee to Study Campaign Finance Reform” to fulfill its mandate.  We are finalizing a press release and other supportive documents. We are also sending it immediately to David Bulova.  
Questions: Contact Nancy Morgan at nancyruthmorgan@gmail.com

CALL TO ACTION: Tweet and Email to Stop the MVP! – Immediate Action
ACTION 1: Tweet – Mountain Valley Pipeline is preparing to blast through an aquifer below the headwaters for the Spring Hollow Reservoir watershed. Demand a qualified hydrologist assess the risk to #ProtectOurWater @VirginiaDEQ @VaPSHS suspend #MVP permit to blast until an investigation is finished.  Twitter image here
ACTION 2: Email – Send emails to the following people to request that they immediately suspend MVP’s permit for blasting until there can be an investigation and assurances that the Roanoke Valley’s water security will be protected during the execution of the MVP project.  Sample language hereContact:

If anyone has a personal contact with Brian Moran or has other ideas how to help us please contact Freeda at: contactfreeda@gmail.com

CALL TO ACTION: Comment Writing Party for the VA Department of Environmental Quality – on August 18th – 6:30pm. We need your help with an urgent change in Virginia. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) — a powerful regulatory body with a history of approving polluting projects in minority communities — is finally reviewing its public outreach process. Now’s your chance to speak up, tell your story, and add to the many voices calling for meaningful outreach and participation in our government. 
ACTION: Help us make the most powerful environmental regulator in Virginia listen to the people it serves. Join me on Zoom Wednesday, August 18th, from 6:30-7:30pm for a comment writing party!  RSVP here. We will hear from impacted community members about the importance of reforming DEQ’s public participation guidelines and share lessons from environmental advocates about the specific changes we can make. By the end of the night, we all will have submitted comments together.

OTHER

HELP NEWLY ARRIVED AFGHAN REFUGEES ARRIVING IN THE DC METRO AREA!

RECURRING EVENTS

Sundays 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Make Calls in support of Del. Nancy Guy; Terry McAuliffe; Hala Ayala and Mark Herring – We will make calls in support of Delegate Nancy Guy of Virginia Beach, Terry McAuliffe, Hala Ayala, and Mark Herring. This event will be entirely virtual and we will meet over Zoom on Sundays from 3-5 pm!
https://mobilize.us/s/atE47g – Want to join me for this Virginia Turnout Project event?

Saturday Canvasses for Debra Gardner, 7:00am – 4:00pm
Steve Baker has room for 3 people in his car each Saturday to go canvassing for Debra Gardner.  Please email Steve for details and to RSVP, swbaker12@gmail.com.

7/12-11/2: Blue Victory War Room “DC/MD/VA” Editions
https://tinyurl.com/BlueVictoryMobilizeMondays
(featuring Virginia statewide campaign updates and discussion of how we can maximize our time/money as volunteers/organizers)
9/17-11/2: #KeepVirginiaBlue Facebook Event
https://tinyurl.com/KeepVABlueFacebookEvent
(please share with dem voters/volunteers/organizers)

Recurring from Now until Election Day

Sister District National Phonebanks in partnership with Human Rights Campaign, Crooked Media and other groups
Let’s do this! Phonebanking is our best remote volunteering option for voter contact. We identify supporters, find and speak with undecided voters, tidy campaign data for voter targeting, and recruit local volunteers. Join us to help our great Virginia House of Delegates candidates! RSVP here

Saturdays, 11:00am – 2:00pm
Canvass with Team Helmer in Prince William
Join Team Helmer in our canvassing program to keep Delegate Helmer in office and to keep HD40 Blue. As one of the most competitive races this year, we are going to need everyone’s support. We will train volunteers on how to maintain safe and socially distanced canvassing practices at the door while talking to voters about Dan and our values! Location: Haymarket Gainesville Community Library, 14870 Lightner Rd, Haymarket, VA 20169
RSVP here

Week of Aug 1st

~ WOMEN’S SUMMIT Messaging for 2021~

Messaging for 2021 Our collective message in 2021 is that Democrats Deliver.  Since taking the majority in Virginia, Democrats have delivered on voting rights, equality, gun violence prevention, reproductive rights and more. For a full list of what VA’s Democratic-led legislature has accomplished in 2 years, click here. #DemocratsDeliver

Finale Norton! – Virginia Grassroots’ Candidate of the Week 
Check out Finale Norton here and see why she is a candidate people are talking about!

CALLS TO ACTION

Cancel MVP
Help us exceed our last Cancel MVP Facebook post that has reached almost 7,000 people by liking the Cancel MVP facebook page and sharing today’s post on your social media with the following appeal:
Help grow the #CancelMVP movement by signing this petition and encouraging others to join you: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/cancel-the-mountain-valley-pipeline?source=direct_link&

Money Out
Take action on getting big money out of politics: We believe that campaign finance reform in Virginia is required to save our democracy. Do you? If you are interested in doing advocacy to get campaign finance bills passed in the next General Assembly, please fill in this questionnaire (click here).  We need to: 1) know who your legislators are for better targeting/advocacy; 2) what activities you are interested in participating in? It takes only a minute. 

RECURRING EVENTS

Sundays 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Make Calls in support of Del. Nancy Guy; Terry McAuliffe; Hala Ayala and Mark Herring
We will make calls in support of Delegate Nancy Guy of Virginia Beach, Terry McAuliffe, Hala Ayala, and Mark Herring. This event will be entirely virtual and we will meet over Zoom on Sundays from 3-5 pm! https://mobilize.us/s/atE47g
Want to join me for this Virginia Turnout Project event?

Saturday Canvasses for Debra Gardner, 7:00am – 4:00pm
Steve Baker has room for 3 people in his car each Saturday to go canvassing for Debra Gardner.  Please email Steve for details and to RSVP, swbaker12@gmail.com.

7/12-11/2: Blue Victory War Room “DC/MD/VA” Editions https://tinyurl.com/BlueVictoryMobilizeMondays(featuring Virginia statewide campaign updates and discussion of how we can maximize our time/money as volunteers/organizers)

9/17-11/2: #KeepVirginiaBlue Facebook Event
https://tinyurl.com/KeepVABlueFacebookEvent
(please share with dem voters/volunteers/organizers)

Recurring from Now until Election Day
Sister District National Phonebanks in partnership with Human Rights Campaign, Crooked Media and other groups
Let’s do this! Phonebanking is our best remote volunteering option for voter contact. We identify supporters, find and speak with undecided voters, tidy campaign data for voter targeting, and recruit local volunteers. Join us to help our great Virginia House of Delegates candidates! RSVP here

Saturdays, 11:00am – 2:00pm
Canvass with Team Helmer in Prince William
Join Team Helmer in our canvassing program to keep Delegate Helmer in office and to keep HD40 Blue. As one of the most competitive races this year, we are going to need everyone’s support. We will train volunteers on how to maintain safe and socially distanced canvassing practices at the door while talking to voters about Dan and our values!
Location: Haymarket Gainesville Community Library, 14870 Lightner Rd, Haymarket, VA 20169 RSVP here

Fridays at Noon
Network NoVA Power Lunches
Don’t miss the informative, current, upbeat hour with legislators, candidates, issues, music and door prizes! Register here

FUN FACTS & MISCELLANEOUS

Check out the research by Pew on Behind Biden’s Victory: An Examination of the 2020 electorate, based on validated voters.

You can now find the Democratic delegates being targeted by the GOP on the Virginia Grassroots Coalition’s website here: https://www.virginiagrassroots.org/election2021.php?display=GOP

If you are working on criminal justice reform in VA, or know a group that is, please share this grant opportunity with them!

WofA ANNOUNCEMENTS
Join WofA’s Private Facebook Page
If you’re interested in joining WofA’s private Facebook group, please email wofava@gmail.com with your request and please include your full name and a link to your Facebook Page. Once a member, If you know of other like minded FB friends, please feel free to invite them from our WofA homepage.

Week of July 25th

Candidate of the Week – Josh Cole!
Check out Virginia Grassroots Coalition’s featured Candidate of the Week – none other than WofA’s amazing Adopt a Candidate Del. Josh Cole! Links to: canvas/phonebanking; help amplify the campaign’s message via Twitter; Facebook and Instagram and much more here: https://www.virginiagrassroots.orgHere are some great ways to support Delegate Josh Cole:
Friday, July 30th, 7 pm – LAST CALL for

Friends of WofA Birthday Fundraiser for Delegate Joshua Cole (VA HD-28)  (with VADF, Beyond Arlington and Arlington Blue Families) in McLean/North Arlington
– Join us at this festive event to wish a happy birthday to Delegate Cole, who represents Virginia’s 28th District (Fredericksburg/Stafford, and help his re-election campaign.  An amazing birthday-themed menu from our friend Nadja Golding will be capped off by a cake from our own Nancy Broff! VIP guests include House Majority Leader Charniele Herring & Del. Rip Sullivan. 
Our combined power and generosity has already raised over $10,000 for Del. Cole’s campaign! Let’s see if we can make it to $12,000 by Friday!!!
– Bring your friends! (Zoom link will be available for those preferring to attend virtually and weather permitting, outdoor space will be used). We need to make sure Joshua Cole returns to the General Assembly & keep Virginia BLUE!
RSVP and donate through this link (various donation levels are available).  Access a flyer to share with friends: July 30 Del. Cole Flyer

CALLS TO ACTION

Sundays 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Make Calls in support of Del. Nancy Guy; Terry McAuliffe; Hala Ayala and Mark HerringWe will make calls in support of Delegate Nancy Guy of Virginia Beach, Terry McAuliffe, Hala Ayala, and Mark Herring. This event will be entirely virtual and we will meet over Zoom on Sundays from 3-5 pm! https://mobilize.us/s/atE47g
Want to join me for this Virginia Turnout Project event?

Now thru August 2nd
Postcards to VA Voters – Reclaim Our Vote
Hey, WofA friends, we’ve just been contacted by Reclaim Our Vote to send postcards to voters of color in Virginia reminding them that Early Voting starts September 17 and that their voting rights are at stake. On November 2, Virginians will go to the polls to elect a new Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, and State Delegates. These newly elected policymakers will decide the future of the state’s voting rights laws. Reclaim Our Vote wants to help protect the advances Virginia has made by encouraging voter turnout in key communities.
PLEASE MAKE YOUR REQUEST NO LATER THAN AUGUST 2 as you must mail your completed stamped postcards no later than September 18! Postcards will be available for pickup in N. Arlington.  Request postcards HERE
More Info HERE

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through July
Phonebank to Support For the People Act
We’re so excited to work together with For West Virginia’s Future, Focus 2020, Common Cause and Represent Us to demand bold changes to our democracy and create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. We will call voters in West Virginia and connect them to Senator Manchin’s office to leave a message in support of For the People Act (S1). These shifts will include training for first-timers before you make calls – so if this is your first time, no worries! We’ll make sure you feel prepared before you begin.
RSVP here

July 27th or 28th at 6:30pm 
Viewing of The Reluctant Radical
If a crime is committed in order to prevent a greater crime, is it forgivable? Is it, in fact, necessary? The Reluctant Radical follows activist Ken Ward as he confronts his fears and puts himself in the direct path of the fossil fuel industry to combat climate change. Join Earth Rise Indivisible either on July 27th OR July 28th at 6:30pm EST for a Community Screening of the movie, The Reluctant Radical at the provided Zoom Link. Then join us again on August 5th at 6:30pm EST for a Question and Answer session with the Reluctant Radical himself, Ken Ward and Lindsey Grayzel, the movie’s Director. There are 100 spaces available on July 27th and July 28th. If you have access to Kanopy (some library systems in Virginia have this available to those who have library cards) you can view this movie at your own leisure. RSVP here

Saturday, July 31st, 9:00am – 11:00am
Simplifying Your Message: How to Relate Any Topic to Any Audience (Kevin Boston-Hill)
In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to speak with confidence in any situation, whether it is in a large group or one-to-one. Using his experience as a speaker and public speaking professor, Kevin will provide tips and strategies to help reduce your communication apprehension in any environment. RSVP here

Saturday, July 31st, 10:00am 
Canvass for BRIANA SEWELL in Woodbridge, VA
Come join Arlington Dems’ Beyond Arlington and Blue Families as we canvass for Briana Sewell as Delegate (HD-51).  She will continue to put Prince William County first and foremost and use her extensive public service experience to help our families and businesses.
RSVP: https://www.mobilize.us/virginiaturnoutproject/event/398329/

Thursday, August 5th, 6:30pm 
Q&A with Ken Ward and Lindsey Grayzel from The Reluctant Radical
If a crime is committed in order to prevent a greater crime, is it forgivable? Is it, in fact, necessary? The Reluctant Radical follows activist Ken Ward as he confronts his fears and puts himself in the direct path of the fossil fuel industry to combat climate change. Join Earth Rise Indivisible for a Question and Answer session with the Reluctant Radical himself, Ken Ward and Lindsey Grayzel, the movie’s Director. RSVP here

Sunday, August 8th, 4:00pm
Virginia Grassroots Coalition Meeting
RSVP here

Tuesday, August 10th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Relational Organizing: Messaging to your Crew (SwingLeft)
RSVP here

Thursday, August 12th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Making the Most out of Every Conversation (SwingLeft)
RSVP here

Week of July 18th

Paid Family Medical Leave – Social Media Posts and Postcards to Warner:
July Storybook – Tweet and Repost on Facebook
I wanted to make sure you saw our shiny new July Storybook! Our press release about the new storybook is on our website.This is our latest compilation of 20 stories from across our Commonwealth and the very real challenges everyday Virginians face in the absence of a statewide paid family medical leave program. We have a social media toolkit for allies available here. Please consider retweeting our tweet (here) and sharing our Facebook post (here). 
Our previous three storybooks are linked here: April | May | June (a special edition featuring candidates running for office this year).

Postcards for Paid Leave – Contact Senator Warner
Earlier this week we launched a new “Postcards for Paid Leave” campaign. We’ve all seen the news about how instrumental our very own Senator Warner has been in negotiations around the American Rescue Plan and the American Jobs Plan. Next, it’s time for the American Families Plan. Just yesterday, we learned that Congress has nominally agreed to a $ number — now we wait for more details on how that number breaks down. While we wait, we hope you’ll join us as we send postcards to Senator Warner’s office! A few clicks and you’re done. Here is the online form. Questions, contact Kristina Hagen, kristina@familyfriendlyeconomyva.org

Cancel the Mountain Valley Pipeline and Gas Infrastructure Projects – Sunday, July 25th
Saturday, July 17th, dozens of activists marched through New York City’s Financial District from the Titanic Memorial Park to the Fearless Girl in front of the New York Stock Exchange and ended at the Charging Bull. Speakers included Delegate Sam Rasoul, Karenna Gore and Freeda Cathcart for the solidarity event calling for cancelation of all gas infrastructure projects. Check out the updated digital toolkit for photos, videos and tweets to use on social media. Help spread the word and about these calls to action from the event:
Organizations support the Cancel MVP campaign by signing onto this letter that will be sent to the officers and the boards behind the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Check this link first to make sure your organization hasn’t already signed onto the letter.  We are currently at 59 organizations representing over 1,700,000 members. Our goal is 75 organizations representing over 2 million members. The deadline is this Sunday July 25 to sign onto the letter
Encourage your members to sign the Cancel MVP petition and promote it on social media
Spread the word to your family and friends in New York to oppose the National Grid rate hike and join the Gas Strike.
Questions, contact Freeda: contactfreeda@gmail.com

Bluegreen Alliance Sign on Letter for Congressional Reps
The BlueGreen Alliance unites labor unions and environmental organizations to solve today’s environmental challenges in ways that create and maintain quality jobs and build a clean, thriving, and equitable economy. They have written a sign on letter to Congress, urging them to seize this window of opportunity and pass bold legislation that builds on the American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan by investing throughout the economy, conditioned on high-road labor, equity, and environmental standards. You can view the letter here.  If your group would like to sign on, please email Dan Taylor at dtaylor@bluegreenalliance.org.

Postcard Writing
Inviting WofAs to join Arlington Blue Families in writing postcards for three amazing candidates: Briana Sewell for Delegate, Finale Johnson Norton for Delegate, and Debra Gardner for Delegate!  Of special note for WofA is Debra Gardner’s race to become Delegate for HD-27.  WofA has been trying to flip this district blue since 2017 and came close in 2019. Request postcards here.

Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00pm
Phonebank for Wendy Gooditis
Join Team Gooditis for their Tuesdays and Thursdays virtual phone banks @6pmET to talk to voters in the 10th District consisting of parts from Loudoun, Clarke and Frederick counties! We’ll be talking to voters about Wendy and how they can get involved with the campaign.  Sign Up Here: https://mobilize.us/s/XCFKAI

Take Action to Get Big Money out of Politics.
Are you frustrated that so much money is being spent on our elections and that corporations and special interest have a large role in influencing our public policies? Not only has election spending exploded on the national scene but also in Virginia, which is one of only 5 states with no limitations on campaign donations.

Join our “MoneyOutVA” group, a non-partisan group working to get big money out of politics, to review national and state spending on elections, examine how campaign finance bills fared in our Virginia General Assembly this year, and explore how you can make a difference in getting big money out of our elections.  Check out our videos here: longer (15 minutes) or our short promotional video.   Questions? Contact me at: nancyruthmorgan@gmail.com

Thursday, July 22nd, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Getting our Message out on Twitter (DemCast):
Our good friends at DemCast are facilitating another social media workshop. This time the topic is Twitter. Find out all the ins and outs of writing and positioning your tweets so they get read and retweeted. RSVP here
If you missed DemCast’s previous sessions, you can watch them online: “Owning the Social Media Airwaves in VA” and “Avoiding the Disinformation Rabbit Hole“.

Friday – Saturday, July 23-24th
Women’s Summit – Harrisonburg Summer of Summits Rally
The festivities begin Friday night (July 23, 6-9pm) at Pale Fire Brewing (217 S Liberty St #105, Harrisonburg, VA 22801) for a Mix, Mingle & Mobilize with live music, candidates, activists, local Democratic leaders, and Women’s Summit sponsors. Saturday (July 24) is our Day of Action. We will start out in the morning with a Power Breakfast (8:30 – 11am at Pale Fire Brewing) where we’ll hear from local candidates and have two power sessions. The first power session starts at 9am with Delegate Sam Rasoul talking about Power Building for Good. With elections every year in Virginia, it is not enough to win each year. We need to solidify progressive coalitions which best serve all Virginians. Join this conversation on how we build power to do good and to do good permanently. At 10am Meredith Dean of Appalachian Women of Action will lead the second power conversation with rural women and rural women candidates about the challenges and the priorities they face while running and campaigning in rural, red districts. This discussion will also be used as a networking opportunity to connect women candidates and those who may consider running. After breakfast you can explore Harrisonburg starting with the farmer’s market across the street or participate in a local canvass.At 1pm we’ll reconvene at the Harrisonburg- Rockingham Democratic Headquarters for the Women’s Summit Canvass Launch and Postcard Palooza. This part of the tour is focusing on the candidates closest to Harrisonburg: William Helsley (HD26), Jennifer Kitchen (HD25), Sara Ratcliffe (HD58), Emily Scott (HD15), and Randall Wolf (HD20). We have a block of rooms reserved at Hotel Hamilton at the discount rate of $98/night. Click here to make your reservation.
RSVP: Let us know if you are joining us in Harrisonburg, click here.

Saturday July 24th, 8pm
Public Screening of First Daughter and the Black Snake

Come see a public screening of the documentary film, First Daughter and the Black Snake, which follows the efforts of Winona LaDuke to fight the construction of a pipeline that crosses treaty lands in northern Minnesota. The film is all the more timely because the protests are intensifying this summer.  The pipeline crosses the headwaters of the Mississippi in 6 places. Water protectors have already discovered a leak, and been thrown in jail for their efforts.  The film screening is part of a week of environmental action to pressure the Biden administration to cancel the permits, much as he did for Keystone.  
Register here:  https://actionnetwork.org/events/xrdc-defund-line-3-solidarity-event
Meet at the corner of E and 4th St NW

Sunday, July 25th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Interfaith Eid Celebration
This marks the Arlington Democrat’s fourth annual Interfaith Eid Al-Adha Celebration. We will gather various faith community members and local residents together to share a halal meal of traditional Eid food from a local caterer, exchange messages about the meaning of Eid (crossing the Abrahamic faiths of Islam, Christianity and Judaism), support those in need through AFAC food donations, and participate in games and entertainment. The event will be held outside in the Bluemont Picnic Pavilion. For accommodations or accessibility inquiries, please email accessibility@arlingtondemocrats.org.
Location: Bluemont Park Picnic Pavilion: N Manchester St & 4th St N, Arlington, VA 22203

Week of July 11th

URGENT
Support Senator Favola’s plan to replace failing roof and HVAC systems in Title 1 schools with energy efficient systems. – By Sunday July 18th, 1:00pm.  
Senator Favola is requesting the Governor to allocate “Elementary and Secondary School Relief” funding under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to upgrade failing roof and HVAC systems in Title 1 schools, those educating the poorest in our communities, AND to simultaneously make them energy efficient.  This innovative proposal will be addressed in the August, 2021 legislative session which will allocate ARPA  funding.  It represents a one time opportunity to fix failing infrastructure in Title 1 schools, AND address the climate crisis.  BUT it needs to get into the Governor’s budget.  Please help!
Contact (1) Clark Mercer in Governor Northam’s office (clark.mercer@governor.virginia.gov) and
(2) Secretary of Commerce & Trade, Brian Ball (Brian.ball@governor.virginia.gov) and ask that:

  • a $250 million budget appropriation be used to provide funding to the Virginia Department of Energy to create a grant program to retrofit or replace public Title 1 PK-12 school HVAC and or roofing systems;
  • such projects increase energy efficiency and indoor air quality protecting the health of students and teachers;
  • grant recipients include a measurement and verification plan to track energy efficiency savings and provide annual reports to DMME.
    For more information, contact Sharon Shutler at shutlersharon@gmail.com

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, July 17th, 9:00am – 11:00am
Having Conversation about Race & Humanities (Monica Belton)
Having conversations about race and racism can be uncomfortable and confusing. The only point that most of us can agree on is that these conversations are necessary. In a struggle to understand how our society works for some, but harms others, it is important to clarify information that will bring new awareness to this myriad-old problem. This workshop will help to provide insight and tools to engage in these crucial discussions and will allow us to further our progress of evolution as people. RSVP: Sign up for Zoom link

Tuesday, July 20th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Raising the Comfort Level: Talking about Reproductive Rights (Planned Parenthood Advocates of VA)With the Supreme Court hearing a case that could change reproductive rights nationally, reproductive rights for Virginians are on the ballot this November. Come find out how to have impactful discussions about reproductive health care and abortion without stigmatizing necessary medical care. Learn and practice how to open the door for meaningful discussion. RSVP: Sign up for Zoom link

Week of June 27th

EVENTS & MEETINGS

Friday, July 30th, 7 pm
Friends of WofA Birthday Fundraiser for Delegate Joshua Cole (VA HD-28)  
McLean/North Arlington
Delegate Cole, who represents the 28th District encompassing Fredericksburg/Stafford, will celebrate his birthday week with us, along with a special VIP guest! (Zoom link will be available for those preferring to attend virtually). Joshua’s re-election is not assured — he faces a well-funded Republican opponent. Early campaign contributions are very important. Josh Cole has been a terrific legislator, advancing causes we care about and representing his constituents through these difficult times.  We need to make sure Joshua Cole returns to the General Assembly! RSVP and donate through this link (various donation levels are available). If you’d like to volunteer to help with this event, please sign up here.

CALLS TO ACTION

Postcard Writing
Inviting WofAs to join Arlington Blue Families in writing postcards for three amazing candidates: Briana Sewell for Delegate, Finale Johnson Norton for Delegate, and Debra Gardner for Delegate!  Of special note for WofA is Debra Gardner’s race to become Delegate for HD-27.  WofA has been trying to flip this district blue since 2017 and came close in 2019. Request postcards here.

Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00pm
Phonebank for Wendy Gooditis
Join Team Gooditis for their Tuesdays and Thursdays virtual phone banks @6pmET to talk to voters in the 10th District consisting of parts from Loudoun, Clarke and Frederick counties! We’ll be talking to voters about Wendy and how they can get involved with the campaign. Sign Up Here: https://mobilize.us/s/XCFKAI

Take Action to Get Big Money out of Politics
Are you frustrated that so much money is being spent on our elections and that corporations and special interest have a large role in influencing our public policies? Not only has election spending exploded on the national scene but also in Virginia, which is one of only 5 states with no limitations on campaign donations. Join our “MoneyOutVA” group, a non-partisan group working to get big money out of politics, to review national and state spending on elections, examine how campaign finance bills fared in our Virginia General Assembly this year, and explore how you can make a difference in getting big money out of our elections.  Check out our videos here: longer (15 minutes) or our short promotional video.   
Questions? Contact me at: nancyruthmorgan@gmail.com

Saturdays, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Voter Registration Saturday of Action in PA
Join us for a special Saturday phone bank using OpenVPB to talk with prospective voters about registering ahead of this year’s municipal elections!  We’re building Democratic power across Pennsylvania by helping thousands of unregistered voters make their voices heard this year and beyond.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
— A smartphone or a computer with reliable internet service
— A mobile or landline phone
— A comfy, quiet place in your home
To get started, we recommend opening the phone bank and getting set up a few minutes before your scheduled start time so you can focus on having good conversations for your full shift.
Sign up here

Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Fair Fight Action Phonebanks
We have a new opportunity to talk to Georgia voters to ensure their voices are heard and help us document their experiences to use in our fight for free and fair elections. Can we count on you to step up again for Georgia voters and help us phonebank these voters we can’t contact by text? We will do a brief training at the start to make sure you have all the information you need and feel ready to get on the phone and we will stick around through the entire phonebank to answer any questions. For those of you who phonebanked with us during the runoff, we will be using a Virtual Phone Bank (VPB) for these calls rather than Hubdialer. To participate in these phonebanks you will need a phone AND a device of some sort (this can be a laptop, tablet, desktop computer, iPad, etc).
RSVP here

Tuesdays at 5:30pm and Saturdays at 4:00pm through June
For the People Act – West Virginia with For West Virginia’s Future
For West Virginia’s Future, Focus 2020, Common Cause and Represent Us are working to demand bold changes to our democracy and create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. On Tuesdays and Saturdays through June we will call voters in West Virginia and connect them to Senator Manchin’s office to leave a message in support of For the People Act (S1). These shifts will include training for first-timers before you make calls – so if this is your first time, no worries! Sign up here

Fridays at Noon
Network NoVA Power Lunches
Don’t miss the informative, current, upbeat hour with legislators, candidates, issues, music and door prizes! Register here

WofA ANNOUNCEMENTS

Gentle Reminder Re: Upcoming 2021 Elections:
As the 2021 election season is getting into full swing, please remember that WofA does not endorse or support candidates in contested primaries.  Members of WofA may of course do so on their own social media platforms. The WofA guidelines do permit members to post notice of meet and greet opportunities on the WofA Facebook page, but please do not post invitations or solicitations for fundraisers on WofA’s social media.

Join WofA’s Private Facebook Page
If you’re interested in joining WofA’s private Facebook group, please email wofava@gmail.com with your request and please include your full name and a link to your Facebook Page. Once a member, If you know of other like minded FB friends, please feel free to invite them from our WofA homepage.

Week of June 13th

EVENTS & MEETINGS

Tuesday, June 15th, 5:30pm
Advocating for getting money out of politics in Virginia: Entry points for action
Sick of watching money come pouring into our elections here in Virginia? Looking for entry points for action on getting money out of politics. Join MoneyOutVA for a discussion with two national experts from American Promise, Alan LaPolice, American Promise State Manager, and John Mc
Crea, National Business Coordinator, to review entry points for advocacy and action. Click here to register: https://bit.ly/34OAgOW    
Questions: Contact nancyruthmorgan@gmail.com  

Thursday, June 17th, 8:00pm
Reclaim Our Vote/Center for Common Ground
Celebrate Juneteenth with four generations of civil right leaders from the South.
Sign up here

Saturday, June 19th, 7:00pm
Virginia NAACP
Juneteenth in the Commonwealth-This virtual benefit will feature live entertainment, speakers, and award presentations to celebrate Juneteenth. Register here

Monday, June 21st, 7:00pm-8:45pm
Arlington Branch NAACP
June Monthly General Meeting. Register here

June 24th, 8:00pm-9:00 pm
Reclaim Our Vote/Center for Common Ground
Participate in a discussion on DC Statehood – the  Douglass Commonwealth.
Sign up here

CALLS TO ACTION

Postcard Writing
Inviting WofAs to join Arlington Blue Families in writing postcards for three amazing candidates: Briana Sewell for Delegate, Finale Johnson Norton for Delegate, and Debra Gardner for Delegate!  Of special note for WofA is Debra Gardner’s race to become Delegate for HD-27.  WofA has been trying to flip this district blue since 2017 and came close in 2019. Request postcards here.

Starting June 22nd
Women’s Summit 2021 – Summer of Summits
This year’s Women’s Summit will be like no other with online training and in-person events in 3 locations over June, July and August. Too expansive for one weekend. Too inclusive for one location. Too much fun to miss. For 2021 we are hosting a Summer of Summits. More info and RSVP

Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00pm
Phonebank for Wendy Gooditis
Join Team Gooditis for their Tuesdays and Thursdays virtual phone banks @6pmET to talk to voters in the 10th District consisting of parts from Loudoun, Clarke and Frederick counties! We’ll be talking to voters about Wendy and how they can get involved with the campaign. Sign Up Here: https://mobilize.us/s/XCFKAI

Take Action to Get Big Money out of Politics
Are you frustrated that so much money is being spent on our elections and that corporations and special interest have a large role in influencing our public policies? Not only has election spending exploded on the national scene but also in Virginia, which is one of only 5 states with no limitations on campaign donations. Join our “MoneyOutVA” group, a non-partisan group working to get big money out of politics, to review national and state spending on elections, examine how campaign finance bills fared in our Virginia General Assembly this year, and explore how you can make a difference in getting big money out of our elections.  Check out our videos here: longer (15 minutes) or our short promotional video.   
Questions? Contact me at: nancyruthmorgan@gmail.com

Saturdays, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Voter Registration Saturday of Action in PA
Join us for a special Saturday phone bank using OpenVPB to talk with prospective voters about registering ahead of this year’s municipal elections!  We’re building Democratic power across Pennsylvania by helping thousands of unregistered voters make their voices heard this year and beyond.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
— A smartphone or a computer with reliable internet service
— A mobile or landline phone
— A comfy, quiet place in your home
To get started, we recommend opening the phone bank and getting set up a few minutes before your scheduled start time so you can focus on having good conversations for your full shift.
Sign up here

Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Fair Fight Action Phonebanks
We have a new opportunity to talk to Georgia voters to ensure their voices are heard and help us document their experiences to use in our fight for free and fair elections. Can we count on you to step up again for Georgia voters and help us phonebank these voters we can’t contact by text? We will do a brief training at the start to make sure you have all the information you need and feel ready to get on the phone and we will stick around through the entire phonebank to answer any questions. For those of you who phonebanked with us during the runoff, we will be using a Virtual Phone Bank (VPB) for these calls rather than Hubdialer. To participate in these phonebanks you will need a phone AND a device of some sort (this can be a laptop, tablet, desktop computer, iPad, etc).
RSVP here

Tuesdays at 5:30pm and Saturdays at 4:00pm through June
For the People Act – West Virginia with For West Virginia’s Future
For West Virginia’s Future, Focus 2020, Common Cause and Represent Us are working to demand bold changes to our democracy and create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. On Tuesdays and Saturdays through June we will call voters in West Virginia and connect them to Senator Manchin’s office to leave a message in support of For the People Act (S1). These shifts will include training for first-timers before you make calls – so if this is your first time, no worries! Sign up here

Fridays at Noon
Network NoVA Power Lunches
Don’t miss the informative, current, upbeat hour with legislators, candidates, issues, music and door prizes! Register here

WofA ANNOUNCEMENTS

Gentle Reminder Re: Upcoming 2021 Elections:
As the 2021 election season is getting into full swing, please remember that WofA does not endorse or support candidates in contested primaries.  Members of WofA may of course do so on their own social media platforms. The WofA guidelines do permit members to post notice of meet and greet opportunities on the WofA Facebook page, but please do not post invitations or solicitations for fundraisers on WofA’s social media.

Join WofA’s Private Facebook Page
If you’re interested in joining WofA’s private Facebook group, please email wofava@gmail.com with your request and please include your full name and a link to your Facebook Page. Once a member, If you know of other like minded FB friends, please feel free to invite them from our WofA homepage.

Week of May 30th

VIRGINIA DEM PRIMARY VOTING
The VA DEM Primary is Tuesday, June 8th, 2021:
• Saturday, June 5th – Last day for in-person absentee voting at your local registrar’s office
• Tuesday, June 8th – VA Democratic Primary Election Day!

WofA VOTING & ELECTIONS UPDATES
Support VA Candidates that Refuse Corporate Contributions
Want to get involved in grassroots fundraising for Virginia candidates? Curious about digital ads? Many progressive candidates are refusing to take campaign contributions from corporations, and need our support. Please make sure you’re signed up for the Voting & Elections google group to stay connected.  WofA Voting & Elections Sign Up

EVENTS & MEETINGS

Sunday, June 6th, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Virginia Grassroots Coalition Meeting
RSVP here

Tuesday, June 8th, 6:30pm
It’s Election Season: Primary Edition
Join the National Women’s Political Caucus VA to watch the returns come in, answer some trivia, bond with friends, and listen to local pundits provide analysis on key delegate races throughout the Commonwealth. We will also be highlighting women candidates, staff and volunteers who have worked tirelessly on the campaign trail.
RSVP here

NOW thru June 4th
Volunteer with DPVA’s Voter Protection Team to answer the Virginia Voter Hotline! You’ll answer voters’ questions about voting and assist them through any issues they are experiencing. No voter protection experience is required and if you speak another language, even better! Let us know! Sign Up Here: https://www.mobilize.us/dpva/event/380547/?

CALLS TO ACTION

Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Fair Fight Action Phonebanks
We have a new opportunity to talk to Georgia voters to ensure their voices are heard and help us document their experiences to use in our fight for free and fair elections. Can we count on you to step up again for Georgia voters and help us phonebank these voters we can’t contact by text? We will do a brief training at the start to make sure you have all the information you need and feel ready to get on the phone and we will stick around through the entire phonebank to answer any questions. For those of you who phonebanked with us during the runoff, we will be using a Virtual Phone Bank (VPB) for these calls rather than Hubdialer. To participate in these phonebanks you will need a phone AND a device of some sort (this can be a laptop, tablet, desktop computer, iPad, etc). RSVP here

Tuesdays at 5:30pm and Saturdays at 4:00pm through June
For the People Act – West Virginia with For West Virginia’s Future
For West Virginia’s Future, Focus 2020, Common Cause and Represent Us are working to demand bold changes to our democracy and create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. On Tuesdays and Saturdays through June we will call voters in West Virginia and connect them to Senator Manchin’s office to leave a message in support of For the People Act (S1). These shifts will include training for first-timers before you make calls – so if this is your first time, no worries! Sign up here

Fridays at Noon
Network NoVA Power Lunches
Don’t miss the informative, current, upbeat hour with legislators, candidates, issues, music and door prizes! Register here

WofA ANNOUNCEMENTS

Gentle Reminder Re: Upcoming 2021 Elections:
As the 2021 election season is getting into full swing, please remember that WofA does not endorse or support candidates in contested primaries.  Members of WofA may of course do so on their own social media platforms. The WofA guidelines do permit members to post notice of meet and greet opportunities on the WofA Facebook page, but please do not post invitations or solicitations for fundraisers on WofA’s social media.

Join WofA’s Private Facebook Page
If you’re interested in joining WofA’s private Facebook group, please email wofava@gmail.com with your request and please include your full name and a link to your Facebook Page. Once a member, If you know of other like minded FB friends, please feel free to invite them from our WofA homepage.

Week of May 23rd

VIRGINIA VOTING

Deadlines for June 8th Primaries:
Fri., May 28, 2021    
Deadline to request absentee ballot to be mailed to you. Request must be received by your Registrar by 5:00 p.m.
Sat., June 5, 2021  
Last day of in-person absentee voting at your local registrar’s office
Tue., June 8, 2021   
VA Democratic Primaries!

WofA VOTING & ELECTIONS UPDATES 

Support VA Candidates that Refuse Corporate Contributions
Want to get involved in grassroots fundraising for Virginia candidates? Curious about digital ads? Many progressive candidates are refusing to take campaign contributions from corporations, and need our support. Please make sure you’re signed up for the Voting & Elections google group to stay connected.  WofA Voting & Elections Sign Up

EVENTS & MEETINGS

Tuesday, May 25th, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
From Resistance to Renaissance – How Women Turned Virginia Blue
Please join us, the BADASS Women of Virginia in support of Holly Hazard for Delegate. Many of you know us. We started with Holly at a game-changing event, the annual Women’s Summit, Flip Virginia Blue, 2017. Holly was the MC at the first Summit, and led the group from electioneering to legislation after our big 2017 win. Holly has been at the forefront for lobbying efforts to ratify the ERA and is a staunch supporter of women’s rights and women’s health initiatives. Our BADASS evening of arts, education, and fun will feature special guests including:

  • Dorri C. Scott, CEO, Wise WOMAN and Founder Facilitator: “Let’s Talk Race and Timely Conversations.” Resident Poet Women’s Summit will read and share words to inspire-“resistance and reclamation. 
  • Feminist & Educator, Jessica Berg, Women’s Summit Equality Speaker: “The Renaissance Requires Education in the Fight for Equality.” 
  • Poet & Creative Arts Educator, Artist Tammarrah Addison, Women’s Summit Spoken Word Performer: “Unbossed and Unapologetic – Running to Win” 
  • Women’s Summit 8 Organizers, who have been a tour de force in the last 4 years.

Looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday. Please support Holly for the House of Delegates and sign up HERE – (https://secure.actblue.com/donate/maywomensevent

Thursday, May 27th, 6:00pm
Roundtable on the Environment & Agriculture
Join Delegate Wendy Gooditis and an expert panel as they discuss the intersections of the environment and agriculture.
Panelists:
– Kim Jemaine, Chesapeake Climate Action Network
– Mike Town, League of Conservation Voters
– Anthony Flaccavento, Farmer & Rural Development Specialist
RSVP here

Sunday, June 6th, 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Virginia Grassroots Coalition Meeting
RSVP here

May 7th – June 4th
Volunteer with DPVA’s Voter Protection Team to answer the Virginia Voter Hotline! You’ll answer voters’ questions about voting and assist them through any issues they are experiencing. No voter protection experience is required and if you speak another language, even better! Let us know!
Sign Up Here: https://www.mobilize.us/dpva/event/380547/?

CALLS TO ACTION

Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6PM
Phonebank for Wendy Gooditis
Join Team Gooditis for their Tuesdays and Thursdays virtual phone banks @6pmET to talk to voters in the 10th District consisting of parts from Loudoun, Clarke and Frederick counties! We’ll be talking to voters about Wendy and how they can get involved with the campaign.
Sign Up Here: https://mobilize.us/s/XCFKAI

Take Action to Get Big Money out of Politics.
Are you frustrated that so much money is being spent on our elections and that corporations and special interest have a large role in influencing our public policies? Not only has election spending exploded on the national scene but also in Virginia, which is one of only 5 states with no limitations on campaign donations.Join our “MoneyOutVA” group, a non-partisan group working to get big money out of politics, to review national and state spending on elections, examine how campaign finance bills fared in our Virginia General Assembly this year, and explore how you can make a difference in getting big money out of our elections.  Check out our videos here: longer (15 minutes) or our short promotional video.
Questions? Contact me at:nancyruthmorgan@gmail.com

Saturdays, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Voter Registration Saturday of Action in PA
Join us for a special Saturday phone bank using OpenVPB to talk with prospective voters about registering ahead of this year’s municipal elections!  We’re building Democratic power across Pennsylvania by helping thousands of unregistered voters make their voices heard this year and beyond.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
— A smartphone or a computer with reliable internet service
— A mobile or landline phone
— A comfy, quiet place in your home
To get started, we recommend opening the phone bank and getting set up a few minutes before your scheduled start time so you can focus on having good conversations for your full shift.
Sign up here

Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Fair Fight Action Phonebanks
We have a new opportunity to talk to Georgia voters to ensure their voices are heard and help us document their experiences to use in our fight for free and fair elections. Can we count on you to step up again for Georgia voters and help us phonebank these voters we can’t contact by text? We will do a brief training at the start to make sure you have all the information you need and feel ready to get on the phone and we will stick around through the entire phonebank to answer any questions. For those of you who phonebanked with us during the runoff, we will be using a Virtual Phone Bank (VPB) for these calls rather than Hubdialer. To participate in these phonebanks you will need a phone AND a device of some sort (this can be a laptop, tablet, desktop computer, iPad, etc). RSVP here

Tuesdays at 5:30pm and Saturdays at 4:00pm through June
For the People Act – West Virginia with For West Virginia’s Future

For West Virginia’s Future, Focus 2020, Common Cause and Represent Us are working to demand bold changes to our democracy and create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. On Tuesdays and Saturdays through June we will call voters in West Virginia and connect them to Senator Manchin’s office to leave a message in support of For the People Act (S1). These shifts will include training for first-timers before you make calls – so if this is your first time, no worries! Sign up here 

Fridays at Noon
Network NoVA Power Lunches
Don’t miss the informative, current, upbeat hour with legislators, candidates, issues, music and door prizes! Register here

WofA ANNOUNCEMENTS

Gentle Reminder Re: Upcoming 2021 Elections:
As the 2021 election season is getting into full swing, please remember that WofA does not endorse or support candidates in contested primaries.  Members of WofA may of course do so on their own social media platforms. The WofA guidelines do permit members to post notice of meet and greet opportunities on the WofA Facebook page, but please do not post invitations or solicitations for fundraisers on WofA’s social media.

Join WofA’s Private Facebook Page
If you’re interested in joining WofA’s private Facebook group, please email wofava@gmail.com with your request and please include your full name and a link to your Facebook Page. Once a member, If you know of other like minded FB friends, please feel free to invite them from our WofA homepage.

Week of May 9th

Monday, May 17th, 7:00pm
Lieutenant Governor Candidates Night!
Join WofA for an evening with our Virginia Democratic Lieutenant Governor Candidates! Early voting is ON, and the primary election is June 8 — whether you’re still undecided or not, this election is critical, so bring your questions. Confirmed so far – Hala Ayala, Sean Perryman, Sam Rasoul and Mark Levine.
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89796469294
Join WofA’s Voting & Elections team here: https://bit.ly/3rTsnS

VIRGINIA VOTING DEADLINES – LOCAL & STATE

May 17th – May 23rd
Arlington School Board Caucus – Vote Online (more details below under EVENTS & MEETINGS)

Deadlines for June 8th Primaries:
Sat., April 24, 2021 
First day of in-person absentee voting at your local registrar’s office 
Mon., May 17, 2021 
Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration
Fri., May 28, 2021    
Deadline to request absentee ballot to be mailed to you. Request must be received by your Registrar by 5:00 p.m.
Sat., June 5, 2021  
Last day of in-person absentee voting at your local registrar’s office
Tue., June 8, 2021   
VA Democratic Primaries!

WofA VOTING & ELECTIONS UPDATES 

Support VA Candidates that Refuse Corporate Contributions
Want to get involved in grassroots fundraising for Virginia candidates? Curious about digital ads? Many progressive candidates are refusing to take campaign contributions from corporations, and need our support. Please make sure you’re signed up for the Voting & Elections google group to stay connected. WofA Voting & Elections Sign Up

EVENTS & MEETINGS

May 7th – June 4th
Volunteer with DPVA’s Voter Protection Team to answer the Virginia Voter Hotline! You’ll answer voters’ questions about voting and assist them through any issues they are experiencing. No voter protection experience is required and if you speak another language, even better! Let us know!
Sign Up Here: https://www.mobilize.us/dpva/event/380547/?

Wednesday, May 12th, 5:00pm-6:00pm
Dominion Resolution and Next Steps
There are two articles published supporting the Lobbying Disclosure resolution, Shareholders Demand Dominion Energy Clean Up Its Reporting and the Virginia Mercury article Dominion should provide transparency on lobbying expenditures. Both articles reveal explosive information about Dominion’s bad behavior. All the shareholder resolutions failed. The Dominion Lobbying Disclosure Resolution doubled in support from 7% in 2017 to 15% this year! This can help us with legislation in the next General Assembly.

Freeda Cathcart will be giving a short briefing on the Dominion resolution and what’s next during the Mothers Out Front Corporate Responsibility call. Interested people can attend by going to this link to join the Zoom meeting – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81286605048

May 17th – May 23rd
Arlington School Board Caucus – Vote Online
Online Voting will be open 24/7 May 17th – May 23rd Go to: https://arlingtondemocrats.org/vote/sbcaucus/ In addition to voting online at home, ArlDems will be hosting in-person voter assistance sites (laptops will be provided). 
When:
Wednesday, May 19th, 5-8pm
Saturday May 22nd, 1-5pm
Where:
6216 23rd St N (near Tuckahoe Elementary School)
1412 N. Highland St (metro accessible via Clarendon Station)
2811 S. 13th Road (near Walter Reed Community Center)

CALLS TO ACTION

Saturday, May 22nd, 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Family-Friendly Canvass for Del. Joshua Cole
Join Arlington Blue Families, Beyond Arlington, and We of Action for a grand caravan down to beautiful downtown Fredericksburg to knock doors for Del. Joshua Cole. Leaving Arlington at 2 pm, knocking doors 3-5 pm, and then enjoying a celebratory outdoor group dinner at 5:30. More details to come, including carpooling arrangements for folks who have been vaccinated.
RSVP here

Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6PM
Phonebank for Wendy Gooditis
Join Team Gooditis for their Tuesdays and Thursdays virtual phone banks @6pmET to talk to voters in the 10th District consisting of parts from Loudoun, Clarke and Frederick counties! We’ll be talking to voters about Wendy and how they can get involved with the campaign.
Sign Up Here: https://mobilize.us/s/XCFKAI

Take Action to Get Big Money out of Politics.
Are you frustrated that so much money is being spent on our elections and that corporations and special interest have a large role in influencing our public policies? Not only has election spending exploded on the national scene but also in Virginia, which is one of only 5 states with no limitations on campaign donations.Join our “MoneyOutVA” group, a non-partisan group working to get big money out of politics, to review national and state spending on elections, examine how campaign finance bills fared in our Virginia General Assembly this year, and explore how you can make a difference in getting big money out of our elections.  Check out our videos here: longer (15 minutes) or our short promotional video.
Questions? Contact me at:nancyruthmorgan@gmail.com

Help Arlington Seniors Get Vaccinated!!! – Spanish & English speakers needed
Arlington Democrats’ Rides to the Polls team is mobilizing volunteers to help Arlington seniors navigate registering to receive the vaccine and securing appointments. The team also will provide rides to vaccine appointments.The Rides Team volunteers will offer senior Arlington residents with assistance in:
• Registering for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment
• Making an appointment
• Getting a ride to their appointments
Volunteer Here

Saturdays, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Voter Registration Saturday of Action in PA
Join us for a special Saturday phone bank using OpenVPB to talk with prospective voters about registering ahead of this year’s municipal elections!  We’re building Democratic power across Pennsylvania by helping thousands of unregistered voters make their voices heard this year and beyond.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
— A smartphone or a computer with reliable internet service
— A mobile or landline phone
— A comfy, quiet place in your home
To get started, we recommend opening the phone bank and getting set up a few minutes before your scheduled start time so you can focus on having good conversations for your full shift.
Sign up here

Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Fair Fight Action Phonebanks
We have a new opportunity to talk to Georgia voters to ensure their voices are heard and help us document their experiences to use in our fight for free and fair elections. Can we count on you to step up again for Georgia voters and help us phonebank these voters we can’t contact by text? We will do a brief training at the start to make sure you have all the information you need and feel ready to get on the phone and we will stick around through the entire phonebank to answer any questions. For those of you who phonebanked with us during the runoff, we will be using a Virtual Phone Bank (VPB) for these calls rather than Hubdialer. To participate in these phonebanks you will need a phone AND a device of some sort (this can be a laptop, tablet, desktop computer, iPad, etc). RSVP here

Fridays at NoonNetwork NoVA Power Lunches
Don’t miss the informative, current, upbeat hour with legislators, candidates, issues, music and door prizes! Register here

WofA ANNOUNCEMENTS

WofA Voting and Elections Committee wants YOU!!!
We are gearing up for the absolutely critical 2021 Virginia elections with plans to support candidates through our own and teamed activities like canvassing/lit drops, phone banking, postcarding and letter writing, hopefully some in-person fundraisers and some new ways of getting involved. Please make sure you’re signed up for the Voting & Elections google group to stay connected. WofA Voting & Elections Sign Up

Gentle Reminder Re: Upcoming 2021 Elections:
As the 2021 election season is getting into full swing, please remember that WofA does not endorse or support candidates in contested primaries.  Members of WofA may of course do so on their own social media platforms. The WofA guidelines do permit members to post notice of meet and greet opportunities on the WofA Facebook page, but please do not post invitations or solicitations for fundraisers on WofA’s social media.

Join WofA’s Private Facebook Page
If you’re interested in joining WofA’s private Facebook group, please email wofava@gmail.com with your request and please include your full name and a link to your Facebook Page. Once a member, If you know of other like minded FB friends, please feel free to invite them from our WofA homepage.

Week of April 25th

EARLY VOTING INFORMATION

VIRGINIA VOTING DEADLINES – LOCAL & STATE

Tuesday May 4, 2021
Town Elections will be held in Clarke County, Fairfax County, Shenandoah County, and Washington County. More information Here.

May 17th – May 23rdArlington School Board Caucus – Vote Online (details below)

Deadlines for June 8th Primaries:
Sat., April 24, 2021 
First day of in-person absentee voting at your local registrar’s office 
Mon., May 17, 2021 
Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration
Fri., May 28, 2021    
Deadline to request absentee ballot to be mailed to you. Request must be received by your Registrar by 5:00 p.m.
Sat., June 5, 2021  
Last day of in-person absentee voting at your local registrar’s office
Tue., June 8, 2021   
VA Democratic Primaries!

WofA VOTING & ELECTIONS UPDATES

Monday, May 10, 2021
Meet Delegate Joshua Cole at WofA Membership MeetingWe are excited that Del. Joshua Cole (HD-28) will join our monthly meeting on May 10. Del. Cole is running for re-election this November in one of the most competitive districts in Virginia. We’re working with his campaign and other grassroots organizations to plan for field work and other support. Join our team!  If you missed our kickoff call, it’s not too late. Please make sure you’re signed up for the Voting & Elections google group to stay connected. WofA Voting & Elections Sign Up

Support VA Candidates that Refuse Corporate Contributions
Want to get involved in grassroots fundraising for Virginia candidates? Curious about digital ads? Many progressive candidates are refusing to take campaign contributions from corporations, and need our support. Please make sure you’re signed up for the Voting & Elections google group to stay connected. WofA Voting & Elections Sign Up

EVENTS & MEETINGS

Apr 27, 2021 5:30 PM
Discussion on money in politics and expanding our VA grassroots engagement
Our VA “MoneyOut” group will be joined by Luisa Boyarski, Coordinator of the Grassroots Coalition to discuss best practices in grassroot mobilization. We will review national and state spending on elections, be informed about how money affects our public policies, examine how campaign finance bills fared in our General Assembly this year, and explore how you can make a difference in getting big money out of our elections. Then Luisa, Associate Director of the Center for Public & Nonprofit Leadership at Georgetown University, will guide us through some best practices on strengthening our grassroots movement throughout Virginia. RSVP Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtdeChrTIvGNdXZhlajyE_BiUUQ7v63WnL?fbclid=IwAR2fScge9GD1fJ8tx3sUdSa4UAroI3Nt1eLy0POKPAm4MtmIU0k6wEDIWKc

Tuesday April 27th 7:00pm – 8:15pm
Bridging the Rural Urban Divide April 20 & 27 7pm
Our nation is increasingly divided across economics, politics and culture. While race and class play major roles in this polarization, the divide between urban and rural is perhaps the least discussed and understood component of our divisions. New River Valley Indivisible and Earth Rise Indivisible invite you to join Anthony Flaccavento and other Virginia folks in a deep discussion of the underlying causes of this divide and how it can be overcome. Sign up and get the Zoom details here: 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/892116758031550
Sign Up Online: Register Here for Bridging the Rural Urban Divide

Tuesday, April 27th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Candidate Training – VA CD10
Learn from local experts and elected officials on important dos and don’ts to run a successful campaign.  Topics will include: creating a campaign plan, building your team, finances, digital media, party politics, and image standards for people of color on the campaign trail.  Confirmed speakers include: Craig Fifer, Priscilla Aybar, Zack Pruckowski, Amy Laufer, Marie Prentice, Treva Smith, and more. The event will be facilitated by Krysta Jones, Founder, Vote Lead Impact.
To RSVP, please contact Karen Campblin, Bench Chair at 10thCDBench@gmail.com

Tuesday, April 27th, 7:00pm
NOPE Convos – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD)
Representative Jamie Raskin will join us for the first of our NOPE Convos, a series of presentations designed to deepen our understanding of the forces that threaten our democracy and what we can do to protect it. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from an outspoken advocate and a true defender of democracy. RSVP here

Thursday, April 29th, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Arlington School Board Candidate Debate
More info and RSVP here

May 2-6th
The American Promise
National Citizen Leadership Conference 
There are great speakers on money in politics, find out what other states are doing, and join others in lobbying our State Representatives and Senators to support a constitutional amendment. It’s great fun, educational, and ……you can make a difference!
RSVP here

Monday, May 10th  6:45pm – 8:00pm
WofA Membership Meeting
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86000351318Meet WofA’s Adopt-a-Candidate, Delegate Joshua Cole; Updates on Local/State Actions; Meet our Mystery WofA and much more! Please feel free to “bring” a friend!

May 17th – May 23rd
Arlington School Board Caucus – Vote Online
Online Voting will be open 24/7 May 17th – May 23rd Go to: https://arlingtondemocrats.org/vote/sbcaucus/ In addition to voting online at home, ArlDems will be hosting in-person voter assistance sites (laptops will be provided). 
When:
Wednesday, May 19th, 5-8pm
Saturday May 22nd, 1-5pm
Where:
6216 23rd St N (near Tuckahoe Elementary School)
1412 N. Highland St (metro accessible via Clarendon Station)
2811 S. 13th Road (near Walter Reed Community Center)

CALLS TO ACTION

Phonebank for Wendy Gooditis
Join Team Gooditis for their Tuesdays and Thursdays virtual phone banks @6pmET to talk to voters in the 10th District consisting of parts from Loudoun, Clarke and Frederick counties! We’ll be talking to voters about Wendy and how they can get involved with the campaign.
Sign Up Here: https://mobilize.us/s/XCFKAI

Take Action to Get Big Money out of Politics.
Are you frustrated that so much money is being spent on our elections and that corporations and special interest have a large role in influencing our public policies? Not only has election spending exploded on the national scene but also in Virginia, which is one of only 5 states with no limitations on campaign donations.Join our “MoneyOutVA” group, a non-partisan group working to get big money out of politics, to review national and state spending on elections, examine how campaign finance bills fared in our Virginia General Assembly this year, and explore how you can make a difference in getting big money out of our elections.  Check out our videos here: longer (15 minutes) or our short promotional video.
Questions? Contact me at:nancyruthmorgan@gmail.com

Help Arlington Seniors Get Vaccinated!!! – Spanish & English speakers needed
Arlington Democrats’ Rides to the Polls team is mobilizing volunteers to help Arlington seniors navigate registering to receive the vaccine and securing appointments. The team also will provide rides to vaccine appointments.The Rides Team volunteers will offer senior Arlington residents with assistance in:
• Registering for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment
• Making an appointment
• Getting a ride to their appointments
Volunteer Here

Thursdays in April, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Beyond Arlington Phonebank for Paul Siker, HD-33 Candidate
Paul Siker is running for HD-33rd District which includes Western Loudoun, and parts of Clarke and Frederick Counties. We will be calling voters to get the word out about Paul’s campaign and to identify supporters/volunteers and voters. Come join us to make a difference in HD-33rd and turn it BLUE!
Sign up here

Saturdays, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Voter Registration Saturday of Action in PA
Join us for a special Saturday phone bank using OpenVPB to talk with prospective voters about registering ahead of this year’s municipal elections!  We’re building Democratic power across Pennsylvania by helping thousands of unregistered voters make their voices heard this year and beyond.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
— A smartphone or a computer with reliable internet service
— A mobile or landline phone
— A comfy, quiet place in your home
To get started, we recommend opening the phone bank and getting set up a few minutes before your scheduled start time so you can focus on having good conversations for your full shift.
Sign up here

Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Fair Fight Action Phonebanks
We have a new opportunity to talk to Georgia voters to ensure their voices are heard and help us document their experiences to use in our fight for free and fair elections. Can we count on you to step up again for Georgia voters and help us phonebank these voters we can’t contact by text? We will do a brief training at the start to make sure you have all the information you need and feel ready to get on the phone and we will stick around through the entire phonebank to answer any questions. For those of you who phonebanked with us during the runoff, we will be using a Virtual Phone Bank (VPB) for these calls rather than Hubdialer. To participate in these phonebanks you will need a phone AND a device of some sort (this can be a laptop, tablet, desktop computer, iPad, etc). RSVP here

Fridays at NoonNetwork NoVA Power Lunches
Don’t miss the informative, current, upbeat hour with legislators, candidates, issues, music and door prizes! Register here

WofA ANNOUNCEMENTS

WofA Voting and Elections Committee wants YOU!!!
We are gearing up for the absolutely critical 2021 Virginia elections with plans to support candidates through our own and teamed activities like canvassing/lit drops, phone banking, postcarding and letter writing, hopefully some in-person fundraisers and some new ways of getting involved. Please make sure you’re signed up for the Voting & Elections google group to stay connected. WofA Voting & Elections Sign Up

Gentle Reminder Re: Upcoming 2021 Elections:
As the 2021 election season is getting into full swing, please remember that WofA does not endorse or support candidates in contested primaries.  Members of WofA may of course do so on their own social media platforms. The WofA guidelines do permit members to post notice of meet and greet opportunities on the WofA Facebook page, but please do not post invitations or solicitations for fundraisers on WofA’s social media.

Join WofA’s Private Facebook Page
If you’re interested in joining WofA’s private Facebook group, please email wofava@gmail.com with your request and please include your full name and a link to your Facebook Page. Once a member, If you know of other like minded FB friends, please feel free to invite them from our WofA homepage.

Week of April 18th

RESTORE OUR EARTH

WofA VOTING & ELECTIONS UPDATES 

Monday, May 10, 2021
Meet Delegate Joshua Cole at WofA Membership Meeting
We are excited that Del. Joshua Cole (HD-28) will join our monthly meeting on May 10. Del. Cole is running for re-election this November in one of the most competitive districts in Virginia. We’re working with his campaign and other grassroots organizations to plan for field work and other support. Join our team!  If you missed our kickoff call, it’s not too late. Please make sure you’re signed up for the Voting & Elections google group to stay connected.  WofA Voting & Elections Sign Up

Support VA Candidates that Refuse Corporate Contributions
Want to get involved in grassroots fundraising for Virginia candidates? Curious about digital ads? Many progressive candidates are refusing to take campaign contributions from corporations, and need our support. Please make sure you’re signed up for the Voting & Elections google group to stay connected.  WofA Voting & Elections Sign Up

VIRGINIA VOTING DEADLINES – LOCAL & STATE

Tuesday May 4, 2021 
Town Elections will be held in Clarke County, Fairfax County, Shenandoah County, and Washington County. 
More information Here.

May 17th – May 23rd
Arlington School Board Caucus – Vote Online (details below)

Deadlines for June 8th Primaries:
Sat., April 24, 2021  First day of in-person absentee voting at your local registrar’s office 
Mon., May 17, 2021  Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration
Fri., May 28, 2021    Deadline to request absentee ballot to be mailed to you: Request must be received by your Registrar by 5:00 p.m.
Sat., June 5, 2021   Last day of in-person absentee voting at your local registrar’s office
Tue., June 8, 2021   VA Democratic Primaries!

EVENTS & MEETINGS

Monday, April 19th 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Arlington Branch NAACP – General Meeting
Register Here: Arlington Branch NAACP General Meeting

Tuesday April 20th & 27th 7:00pm – 8:15pm
Bridging the Rural Urban Divide April 20 & 27 7pm. Our nation is increasingly divided across economics, politics and culture. While race and class play major roles in this polarization, the divide between urban and rural is perhaps the least discussed and understood component of our divisions. New River Valley Indivisible and Earth Rise Indivisible invite you to join Anthony Flaccavento and other Virginia folks in a deep discussion of the underlying causes of this divide and how it can be overcome. . Sign up and get the Zoom details here: 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/892116758031550  
Sign Up Online: Register Here for Bridging the Rural Urban Divide

Tuesday, April 20th, 7:00pm
Hear from Democratic statewide primary candidates at HRI’s General Meeting
HRI General Meeting
Join the HRI April 20th General Meeting via Zoom at 7pm. The guest speakers will be Governor Candidate(s) Jennifer Carroll Foy, Terry McAuliffe, & Jennifer McClellan and Lieutenant Governor Candidate(s) Elizabeth Guzman, Mark Levine & Sean Perryman. A Zoom link will be sent to your email closer to the date of the event.
Contact: herndonrestonindivisible@gmail.com for complete details.

Thursday, April 22nd
Earth Day!!!
Info Here: https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2021

Tuesday, April 27th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Candidate Training – VA CD10
Learn from local experts and elected officials on important dos and don’ts to run a successful campaign.  Topics will include: creating a campaign plan, building your team, finances, digital media, party politics, and image standards for people of color on the campaign trail.  Confirmed speakers include: Craig Fifer, Priscilla Aybar, Zack Pruckowski, Amy Laufer, Marie Prentice, Treva Smith, and more. The event will be facilitated by Krysta Jones, Founder, Vote Lead Impact. To RSVP, please contact Karen Campblin, Bench Chair at 10thCDBench@gmail.com

Tuesday, April 27th, 7:00pm
NOPE Convos – Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD)
Representative Jamie Raskin will join us for the first of our NOPE Convos, a series of presentations designed to deepen our understanding of the forces that threaten our democracy and what we can do to protect it. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from an outspoken advocate and a true defender of democracy.
RSVP here

Thursday, April 29th, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Arlington School Board Candidate Debate
More info and RSVP here

May 2-6th
The American Promise National Citizen Leadership Conference 
There are great speakers on money in politics, find out what other states are doing, and join others in lobbying our State Representatives and Senators to support a constitutional amendment. It’s great fun, educational, and ……you can make a difference!
RSVP here

Monday, May 10th  6:45pm – 8:00pm
WofA Membership Meeting
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86000351318
Meet WofA’s Adopt-a-Candidate, Delegate Joshua Cole; Updates on Local/State Actions; Meet our Mystery WofA and much more! Please feel free to “bring” a friend!

May 17th – May 23rd
Arlington School Board Caucus – Vote Online
Online Voting will be open 24/7 May 17th – May 23rd 
Go to: https://arlingtondemocrats.org/vote/sbcaucus/ 
In addition to voting online at home, ArlDems will be hosting in-person voter assistance sites (laptops will be provided): 
When:
Wednesday, May 19th, 5-8pm
Saturday May 22nd, 1-5pm
Where:
6216 23rd St N (near Tuckahoe Elementary School)
1412 N. Highland St (metro accessible via Clarendon Station)
2811 S. 13th Road (near Walter Reed Community Center)

CALLS TO ACTION

Take Action to Get Big Money out of Politics.
Are you frustrated that so much money is being spent on our elections and that corporations and special interest have a large role in influencing our public policies? Not only has election spending exploded on the national scene but also in Virginia, which is one of only 5 states with no limitations on campaign donations.
Join our “MoneyOutVA” group, a non-partisan group working to get big money out of politics, to review national and state spending on elections, examine how campaign finance bills fared in our Virginia General Assembly this year, and explore how you can make a difference in getting big money out of our elections.  Check out our videos here: longer (15 minutes) or our short promotional video.   Questions? Contact me at: nancyruthmorgan@gmail.com

Help Arlington Seniors Get Vaccinated!!! – Spanish & English speakers needed
Arlington Democrats’ Rides to the Polls team is mobilizing its volunteers to help Arlington seniors navigate registering to receive the vaccine and securing appointments. The team also will provide rides to vaccine appointments.
The Rides Team volunteers will offer senior Arlington residents with assistance in:
• Registering for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment
• Making an appointment
• Getting a ride to their appointments
Volunteer Here

Thursdays in April, 6:00pm – 8:00pm 
Beyond Arlington Phonebank for Paul Siker, HD-33 Candidate
Paul Siker is running for HD-33rd District which includes Western Loudoun, and parts of Clarke and Frederick Counties. We will be calling voters to get the word out about Paul’s campaign and to identify supporters/volunteers and voters. Come join us to make a difference in HD-33rd and turn it BLUE!
Sign up here

Saturdays, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Voter Registration Saturday of Action in PA
Join us for a special Saturday phone bank using OpenVPB to talk with prospective voters about registering ahead of this year’s municipal elections!  We’re building Democratic power across Pennsylvania by helping thousands of unregistered voters make their voices heard this year and beyond.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
— A smartphone or a computer with reliable internet service
— A mobile or landline phone
— A comfy, quiet place in your home
To get started, we recommend opening the phone bank and getting set up a few minutes before your scheduled start time so you can focus on having good conversations for your full shift.
Sign up here

Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Fair Fight Action Phonebanks
We have a new opportunity to talk to Georgia voters to ensure their voices are heard and help us document their experiences to use in our fight for free and fair elections. Can we count on you to step up again for Georgia voters and help us phonebank these voters we can’t contact by text? We will do a brief training at the start to make sure you have all the information you need and feel ready to get on the phone and we will stick around through the entire phonebank to answer any questions. For those of you who phonebanked with us during the runoff, we will be using a Virtual Phone Bank (VPB) for these calls rather than Hubdialer. To participate in these phonebanks you will need a phone AND a device of some sort (this can be a laptop, tablet, desktop computer, iPad, etc).
RSVP here

Fridays at Noon
Network NoVA Power Lunches
Don’t miss the informative, current, upbeat hour with legislators, candidates, issues, music and door prizes! Register here

WofA ANNOUNCEMENTS

WofA Voting and Elections Committee wants YOU!!!   
We are gearing up for the absolutely critical 2021 Virginia elections with plans to support candidates through our own and teamed activities like canvassing/lit drops, phone banking, postcarding and letter writing, hopefully some in-person fundraisers and some new ways of getting involved. We’ll have a kick-off zoom call in the coming weeks. Please make sure you’re signed up for the Voting & Elections google group to stay connected.
WofA Voting & Elections Sign Up

Gentle Reminder Re: Upcoming 2021 Elections:
As the 2021 election season is getting into full swing, please remember that WofA does not endorse or support candidates in contested primaries.  Members of WofA may of course do so on their own social media platforms. The WofA guidelines do permit members to post notice of meet and greet opportunities on the WofA Facebook page, but please do not post invitations or solicitations for fundraisers on WofA’s social media.

Join WofA’s Private Facebook PageIf you’re interested in joining WofA’s private Facebook group, please email wofava@gmail.com with your request and please include your full name and a link to your Facebook Page. Once a member, If you know of other like minded FB friends, please feel free to invite them from our WofA homepage.

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Week of April 11th

Calling all WofA’s, friends and neighbors!  Have you seen what’s happening in 43+ states that are trying, and initially succeeding, in imposing very restrictive new voting laws? We need to take impactful action to keep the Virginia legislature BLUE in 2021!  Get involved with supporting candidates through WofA’s own and teamed campaign activities. Please fill out this quick survey to let us know what impactful voting and election activities you’ve done in the past. We’ll share results at our zoom meeting! https://doodle.com/poll/2tt49mr3bp3g6z28?utm_source=poll&utm_medium=link
And please make sure you’re signed up for the Voting & Elections google group to stay connected.  WofA Voting & Elections Sign Up

Important Correction for ROV Postcard Writers
CORRECTION NEEDED – LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IS MAY 17 Mistakes happen. There was a mistake in the instructions from ROV for the voter registration campaign. The last day to register to vote in Virginia for the June primary is May 17, NOT May 18. Please make this correction on your postcards.  If you have already mailed your postcards, there is no need to panic and send a second card. If voter registration material arrives on May 18, the person will be registered for the general election in November, just not the June primary.

CALLS TO ACTION

April 11th – April 24th (postcards must be mailed by the 24th)
Help ROV reach 350,000 Voters of Color
We’ve just been contacted by Reclaim Our Vote (ROV) to help them finish up outreach to unregistered voters of color in Virginia.  They are asking WofA to write postcards to voters in Fairfax county and a few other small counties to help them cross the finish line in sending out 350,000 postcards to voters of color.  
PLEASE MAKE YOUR REQUEST NO LATER THAN APRIL 12 as postcards must be mailed out no later than April 24!  Request postcards here: https://forms.gle/QZa7tLUr8WFHqeZo8

Take Action to Get Big Money out of Politics.
Are you frustrated that so much money is being spent on our elections and that corporations and special interest have a large role in influencing our public policies? Not only has election spending exploded on the national scene but also in Virginia, which is one of only 5 states with no limitations on campaign donations. Join our “MoneyOutVA” group, a non-partisan group working to get big money out of politics, to review national and state spending on elections, examine how campaign finance bills fared in our Virginia General Assembly this year, and explore how you can make a difference in getting big money out of our elections.  Check out our videos here: longer (15 minutes) or our short promotional video.  Questions? Contact me at: nancyruthmorgan@gmail.com

Help Arlington Seniors Get Vaccinated!!! – Spanish & English speakers needed
Arlington Democrats’ Rides to the Polls team is mobilizing its volunteers to help Arlington seniors navigate registering to receive the vaccine and securing appointments. The team also will provide rides to vaccine appointments. The Rides Team volunteers will offer senior Arlington residents with assistance in:
• Registering for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment
• Making an appointment
• Getting a ride to their appointments
Volunteer Here

Thursdays in April, 6:00pm – 8:00pm 
Beyond Arlington Phonebank for Paul Siker, HD-33 Candidate
Paul Siker is running for HD-33rd District which includes Western Loudoun, and parts of Clarke and Frederick Counties. We will be calling voters to get the word out about Paul’s campaign and to identify supporters/volunteers and voters. Come join us to make a difference in HD-33rd and turn it BLUE!
Sign up here

Saturdays, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Voter Registration Saturday of Action in PA
Join us for a special Saturday phone bank using OpenVPB to talk with prospective voters about registering ahead of this year’s municipal elections!  We’re building Democratic power across Pennsylvania by helping thousands of unregistered voters make their voices heard this year and beyond.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
— A smartphone or a computer with reliable internet service
— A mobile or landline phone
To get started, we recommend opening the phone bank and getting set up a few minutes before your scheduled start time so you can focus on having good conversations for your full shift.
Sign up here

Sign the Electronic Virginia Petition of Qualified Voters
This is a new Electronic form to petition for candidates to be on the ballot in the Virginia Democratic Primary, June 8, 2021. Sign the Petition: https://www.vadempetitions.org
Frequently Asked Questions: https://www.vadempetitions.org/faq/

Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Fair Fight Action Phonebanks
We have a new opportunity to talk to Georgia voters to ensure their voices are heard and help us document their experiences to use in our fight for free and fair elections. Can we count on you to step up again for Georgia voters and help us phonebank these voters we can’t contact by text? We will do a brief training at the start to make sure you have all the information you need and feel ready to get on the phone and we will stick around through the entire phonebank to answer any questions. For those of you who phonebanked with us during the runoff, we will be using a Virtual Phone Bank (VPB) for these calls rather than Hubdialer. To participate in these phonebanks you will need a phone AND a device of some sort (this can be a laptop, tablet, desktop computer, iPad, etc).
RSVP here

Join Black Voters Matter in standing with Georgia by contacting Georgia Corporations who are funding politicians behind voter suppression bills, and demand Congress to vote for HR 1 and HR 4: 
1)    sign up for this straightforward script to make these Corporate calls.  
2)    For people outside of Georgia, you can sign up for a texting shift through BVM’s corporate pressure campaign 
3)   Tell your members of Congress to vote YES on HR 1 and HR 4 to expand voting rights for all through this link.  
4)   Use the power of social media and download and share the ‘Corporate Georgia, Will You Stand with Georgia Voters’ flyer.
Join the BVM Movements and Stand With Georgia! https://blackvotersmatterfund.org/stand-with-georgia/

VA DELEGATE RE-ELECTION EVENTS

Consider attending and donating to Delegates WofA has supported in the past as they face their first fundraising deadline March 31. 

Tuesday, March 30th, 7:00 pm ET
Wendy Gooditis (HD-10) – 2021 campaign kick-off event with special guest, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton! To RSVP please follow this link. Upon RSVP, you will be emailed a Zoom link to join the event.

Wednesday, March 31st, 7:00 pm ET
Dan Helmer (HD-40) – 2021 campaign kick-off event with special guest, Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn.To RSVP, please follow this link. Upon RSVP, you will receive a Zoom link.

OTHER EVENTS & MEETINGS

Important Deadlines for June 8th Primaries:
Saturday, April 24, 2021:
First day of in-person absentee voting at your local registrar’s office
Monday, May 17, 2021:
Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration
Friday, May 28, 2021:
Deadline to request an absentee ballot be mailed to you. Request must be received by Registrar by 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 5, 2021:
Last day of in-person absentee voting at your local registrar’s office

May 2-6th
The American Promise National Citizen Leadership Conference 
There are great speakers on money in politics, find out what other states are doing, and join others in lobbying our State Representatives and Senators to support a constitutional amendment. It’s great fun, educational, and ……you can make a difference!
RSVP here

May 17th – May 23rd
Arlington School Board Caucus – Vote Online
Online Voting will be open 24/7 May 17th – May 23rd 
Go to: https://arlingtondemocrats.org/vote/sbcaucus/ 
Vote from home, or ArlDems will be hosting in-person voter assistance sites (laptops will be provided).
WHEN:
Wednesday, May 19th, 5-8pm
Saturday May 22nd, 1-5pm
WHERE:
6216 23rd St N (near Tuckahoe Elementary School)
1412 N. Highland St (metro accessible via Clarendon Station)
2811 S. 13th Road (near Walter Reed Community Center)

Fridays at Noon
Network NoVA Power Lunches
Don’t miss the informative, current, upbeat hour with legislators, candidates, issues, music and door prizes! Register here

WofA ANNOUNCEMENTS

WofA Voting and Elections Committee wants YOU!!!   
We are gearing up for the absolutely critical 2021 Virginia elections with plans to support candidates through our own and teamed activities like canvassing/lit drops, phone banking, postcarding and letter writing, hopefully some in-person fundraisers and some new ways of getting involved. We’ll have a kick-off zoom call in the coming weeks. Please make sure you’re signed up for the Voting & Elections google group to stay connected.  WofA Voting & Elections Sign Up

Gentle Reminder Re: Upcoming 2021 Elections:
As the 2021 election season is getting into full swing, please remember that WofA does not endorse or support candidates in contested primaries.  Members of WofA may of course do so on their own social media platforms. The WofA guidelines do permit members to post notice of meet and greet opportunities on the WofA Facebook page, but please do not post invitations or solicitations for fundraisers on WofA’s social media.

Join WofA’s Private Facebook Page
If you’re interested in joining WofA’s private Facebook group, please email wofava@gmail.com with your request and please include your full name and a link to your Facebook Page. Once a member, If you know of other like minded FB friends, please feel free to invite them from our WofA homepage.

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