BADASS Briefing

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Let’s get Rev’d Up!.  Two weeks to go in the Virginia General Assembly.  Women’s History Month starts March 1.

We look forward to seeing you at this week’s Friday Power Lunch for an important conversation on Good Laws Inspired by Everyday People – Crafting Policy from the Heart.

Onward warriors,


There are two weeks left of the legislative session; please keep up the pressure on our legislators and take the current Virginia Grassroots’ Calls to Action!  Please note that you can choose your actions by category.

TCI’s President and CEO Ashley Kenneth recently noted, “Virginia has the ample resources that it does in large part because we have not been fully funding critical services, such as education, health care, and more, for years. It is essential that we invest in the programs that help all of us to thrive as well as direct resources to those who need it most.”

TCI has released its latest easy-to-read comparison of key proposed changes to Virginia’s budget in the areas of health care, education, and more for the current and upcoming two years.

The VA House and Senate will consider their respective committee’s proposal, with votes expected today! Tell Your Lawmaker: Invest in Our Communities

Good Laws Inspired by Everyday People: Crafting Policy from the Heart

Friday, February 25, NOON ET


This week we will talk about how good laws are inspired by everyday people.

The tragic death of Adam Oakes from fraternity hazing at VCU in 2021 inspired his family to get involved in the legislative process to make sure no other family would have to suffer the loss of a child due to hazing. This Friday we will examine how Adam’s Law came about as it makes its way through the General Assembly. We will hear from Adam’s father, Eric Oakes; his cousin, Courtney White (author of the legislation); Senator Jennifer Boysko (sponsor); and Loudoun County Supervisor Juli Briskman who helped bring it all together.

Lilly Franklin, Chief of Staff for Delegate Sam Rasoul, will tell us about other constituent-initiated legislation and what it takes to be part of the process.

Narissa Rahaman (Executive Director, Equality Virginia) will talk about their work seeking equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Virginia. She will address the heightened backlash on equality legislation even though the policies under attack saves kids’ lives.

Our spotlight this week is the social media political platform We Vote VirginiaMaria Reynoso, Founder and Editor in Chief, will share how they provide local Virginia political news to Generation Z through social media posts and infographics.

See you in the Zoom room.

#LetVAVote – Thursday, February 24, 7pm – Virtual 

SJ1 Provides that every person who meets the qualifications of voters set forth in the Constitution shall have the fundamental right to vote in the Commonwealth and that such right shall not be abridged by law, except for persons who have been convicted of a felony and persons who have been adjudicated to lack the capacity to understand the act of voting. discuss.

Coffee with Karl w/ MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirschner Saturday, February 26, 3pm ET 

We will celebrate FCPS Board Member Karl Frisch’s birthday with a special Zoom event featuring MSNBC Legal Analyst Glenn Kirschner. They will take your questions about President Biden’s U.S. Supreme Court vacancy, January 6th Commission, and whatever else you want to discuss.

Tammarrah Addison Black HERstory Saturday, February 26, 7pm 

Join Tammarrah & others at  the Alexandria History Museum at the Lyceum. They will take you on a poetic journey of poems and songs about AGAPE Love, Empowerment and Social Justice told and hosted by women. 

Enjoy We are Here for the Long Game as launched at the Friday Power Lunch.

Bringing Global Feminism Home Tuesday, March 8, 7pm – Virtual 

Join Charlottesville NOW on International’s Women’s Day. Kolieka Seigle, DemocraShe and Jan Strout, Montana NOW and Bozeman Cities for CEDAW Initiative, will reveal the intersection of domestic policy and international policy on women’s human rights worldwide.

All Rev’d Up For Equality March 9-10 

Join ERA activists, advocates, and elected that worked tirelessly to ratify the ERA in Virginia on March 9 and 10, 2022 at the epicenter of lawmaking in Richmond.. Details.

The Supermajority Education Fund Majority Leaders program is back; apply by March 11 

Over a seven week program, attendees take the next steps to grow their skills in leadership, build connections with women and nonbinary people across the country, and learn from leaders in the movement for gender and racial equity.

Congressman Connolly’s 28th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Fete! Thursday, March 17th, 7:00 – 9:00 PM 

Please join Congressman Connolly and our special guests for a virtual St. Patrick’s Day celebration! While we still may not be able to gather together in person, we can still celebrate the Holiest Day of the year with Irish music and fare, and with speeches from elected officials and friends.

Rise To” Summit 2022 Saturday, March 26th 9:30am – 3:00pm

43460 Loudoun Reserve Dr, Ashburn 

Because knowledge is the first step in fighting for equality and justice for all. Join community organizers, leaders, activists, politicians, writers, and YOU!

The Summit will consist of Keynote Address by author, Amy Reed.

Voting Panel with: Krysta Jones, Senator Boysko, and Jennifer Carroll Foy.

Breakout Sessions with: Network NOVAMoms Demand Action, Loudoun4All, Safe Space NOVA, Whole Woman’s HealthAlliance and others.


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