WEEKLY UPDATE

October 21, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
WofA Membership Meeting with Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy!

Lyon Village Community House – 1920 N. Highland St, Arlington, VA
Mark your calendars – come hear from the amazing Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy (HoD 2)! Del Carroll Foy is a well known and respected Legislator in VA’s House of Delegates. Listen, question and find out what to look forward to in the 2020 Legislative Session. For more information: https://www.jennifercarrollfoy.org

Additionally, we will be discussing the upcoming VA elections and learn more about the 2020 CENSUS and what our role can be.
As always, please bring a friend (or two!)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1465089256993692/?active_tab=about

Election update from the Coordinated Campaign.

Andrew Whitley: who is leading the “Take the Majority” effort in Virginia (also known as the Coordinated Campaign) spoke at the Va. Grassroots Coalition meeting on Sunday, Sept 29. Discussion indicated that “Hot Races” needing help meeting canvassing goals include:
Virginia Beach: Karen Mallard, Alex Askew, Nancy Guy (House of Delegates). These races also overlap with key Senate races – Cheryl Turpin (SD7) and Missy Cotter Smazal (SD8).
Greater Tidewater/Hampton Roads: Shelly Simonds (HD94), Martha Mugler (HD91) Phil Hernandez (D100), Clint Jenkins (D76).
Richmond area: Larry Barnett (HD27), Amanda Pohl, Sheila Bynum-Coleman
NOVA: campaigns that are the furthest behind in knocking doors are in the following order- Danica Roem, Lee Carter, Elizabeth Guzman, Hala Ayala.
Surprise races: Lindsey Doughtery, Phil Hernandez are running very competitive races. Both, along with Clint Jenkins, could use more $$

WOFA CANVASSING OPPORTUNITIES

Josh Cole Canvass – Every Sunday!!!!

Join the canvassing team for Josh Cole in Fredericksburg.  Jim Serfis will be canvassing for Josh Cole every Sunday through GOTV election weekend. Jim has room for 3 canvassers and will be leaving from Arlington at 11:30am and plans to canvass from 1:00pm – 4:00pm. If interested, please make sure to fill out the form: HERE 
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jim at: jimserfis@comcast.net

October 26 and 27 –
WOFA CANVASS FOR LARRY BARNETT – ROADTRIP!

Larry Barnett is calling WofAs and Friends to a trial GOTV weekend. We’re road-tripping to Chesterfield County to support our Adoptee! Sharon and Jessie will coordinate carpools. The campaign will provide housing or, for those who prefer, option for a PJ party at a nearby hotel. Then, we’ll gather for some Saturday night fun. This is a CRITICAL canvass weekend – lets knock some doors and share some election fellowship. Option to canvass for Sheila Bynum-Coleman on Sunday. We need a headcount, so please…..
RSVP HERE ASAP !!!!
Contact shutlersharon@gmail.com or jessie@carefreeboats.com for more information.

November 2 and 3
WOFA CANVASS FOR PHIL HERNANDEZ – ROADTRIP!

Get out the vote for PHIL HERNANDEZ – D100. Phil spent 4 years in the Obama White House working on clean energy and environmental issues. He’s also a civil rights attorney and a rising star in a race so close, its caught everyone by surprise. The canvass location will be in either S. Norfolk or Charles City (Eastern Shore – beautiful beaches!). The campaign will let us know where their greatest need is as we get closer. Sharon Shutler will arrange for carpools and work with the campaign re: housing.
Contact: shutlersharon@gmail.com for more information.
RSVP HERE

CONSIDER DONATING! VA Blue Wave 2019

If Canvassing is not your cup of tea and you’d like to donate instead, it’s not too late to donate. VA Blue Wave has a goal of raising $5,000 per state senate race and $2,500 per delegate candidate for a slate of 26 candidates. See https://www.vabluewave.net for contribution link. We’re so close – to date we have distributed $4,500 per state senate and $2,250 per delegate candidate on our Slate of 26. You can help us reach our goal! Invite family and friends.

Other Events & Actions

Friday, October 18th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Happy Hour & Postcards for Sheila Bynum-Coleman

Hosted by Indivisible Arlington
Location: South Arlington
RSVP to: info@IndivisibleArlingtonVA.com

Saturday, October 19th, 8:00am – 3:00pm
Canvassing for Josh Cole @VanNess

Location: Starbucks at Van Ness (4250 Connecticut Avenue, NW)
RSVP here

Saturday, October 19th, 3:00pm – 6:30pm
Manassas Canvass for Danica Roem and Lee Carter

A Rally will follow at 6:30pm with a Democratic Presidential Candidate.
Save the date!

November 2 – 3 – Get Out the Vote
VIRGINIA GRASSROOTS COALITION Canvass in VA Beach

THIS IS IT – Join grassroots activists from across NoVA/DMV, as we get our boots on the ground in these very flippable districts! Ride Sharing/Housing will be provided, as needed – to find out more, please
RSVP HERE
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/500589190500555/

Summaries on our Progressive VA Candidates

Delegate Rip Sullivan is providing weekly summaries of our progressive candidates running in 2019 and the “down-low” on the opposition.  These summaries are informative and inspirational!

If you would like to be involved in supporting our adopted candidates, please fill out the Adopt-a-Candidate form, here