What’s Up WofA

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

Saturday, July 31st 
Canvas for Josh Cole!
Join WofA and friends as we canvas for WofA’s Adopt a Candidate Josh Cole!RSVP and More information herehttps://www.mobilize.us/virginiaturnoutproject/event/399188/

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

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

RECURRING EVENTS

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

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

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 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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