What’s Up WofA

Week of April 25th

EARLY VOTING INFORMATION

WofA Membership MeetingZoom 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!

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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