I wanted you to know that our Rural Stop of the ALL IN to Win Virginia Festivalhas been gaining momentum with amazing speakers, candidates, and many of the fabulous exhibitors from the Northern Virginia Festival and more, sure to delight! Our newest sponsor is the NWPC-VA, who we are very happy to welcome. See our updated list below.
Our room block at Blackburn Inn in Staunton (just steps from Downtown Staunton on more than eighty acres of rolling Virginia hills) originally sold out and now has capacity to book by Friday, July 15. Still time to get on board there, or reserve nearby at the Best Western Staunton.
Most importantly reserve your spot at the Rural Stop of the ALL IN to Win Virginia Festival NOW!
August 12-13, 2022: Rural Stop of the ALL IN to Win Virginia Festival will include
- Friday, August 12, 2022 (6pm – 9pm) – Basic City Beer Company located in Waynesboro, VA is housed in a former industrial complex with high ceilings, saw-tooth windows and reclaimed pipe and wood tap room tables. A natural spring pumps a million gallons of artesian water for use in the brewery’s beers!
- Saturday, August 13, 2022 (11am – 4pm) – Bold Rock Nellysford Barrel Barn located at Bold Rock Cidery is a beautifully rustic timber-framed barn brewery overlooking the Rockfish River in the Shenandoah Valley near the town of Waynesboro, Virginia.
Please join us to show you are ALL IN to Win Virginia. RSVP HERE
Stair Calhoun, Katherine White, Robbin Warner, Finale Norton and Lynlee Thorne
Let’s walk out, shout out, and join Bans Off Our Bodies with Planned Parenthood July 13, 4pm. Everyone can participate, there is even Social SWAG!
Check out the important events tonight and Wednesday, two new Calls To Action and our latest fundraising effort for Billboards in rural parts of the state as part of a layered approach to support rural Democrats.
Let’s get it done!
The National Women Political Caucus-Virginia, is a multi-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to increasing women’s participation in the political process. Now more than ever, we need women informed, and actively involved at all levels of government. Join us to learn more about NWPC-VA and how you can get involved with the Northern Region’s Women Empowerment Circle. Reports from NWPC-VA committees will be shared and we will hear from amazing women trailblazers: Jennifer Carroll Foy, Former VA Delegate, State Senate Candidate and Lisa Sales, NOW-VA President. Members and non-members are welcome to join. RSVP HERE
Expert Briefing – Public Carrying of Firearms: Understanding the Impact of the Supreme Court’s Decision In New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen, the most consequential Second Amendment case since 2008, the Supreme Court struck down a piece of New York’s concealed carry permitting law. In doing so, the Court specifically noted that the Second Amendment protects a right to carry a gun in public and reshaped the way all courts must evaluate gun laws moving forward. The Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will host a panel discussion to dive into the legal, policy, and public health implications of the Court’s decision in NYSRPA v. Bruen. RSVP HERE
Banning abortion is not business as usual. Join the national walkout on Wednesday, July 13, to show your support for abortion rights! Walk Out and/or Shout Out! Let’s do it! Get your social swag HERE.
Natural Resources Committee Chair Raul M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Rep. A. Donald McEachin (D-Va.) are leading the environmental justice movement in Congress. In 2018, they launched an inclusive, transparent, community-led and community-driven process to create the most comprehensive environmental justice bill in history: H.R. 2021, the Environmental Justice for All Act.
Learn all about the Environmental Justice for All Act, speak with staff from the office of Chair Raul Grijalva and Representative A. Donald McEachin, and provide input on local concerns and issues. For more information, please contact James Davis or Evan Chapman.
The Virginia State Conference NAACP and Virginia Interfaith Power and Light will be joining the conversation. RSVP HERE
Please join an evening reception for Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger with Beyond Arlington and Brooke & Matt de Ferranti, Holly Hazard & Rick Clayton, Cragg Hines, Herschel Kanter, Adele McClure, Rick Olson & Jay Timmons, Senator Adam Ebbin, Senator Barbara Favola, Delegate Wendy Gooditis, Delegate Mark Sickles and Delegate Rip Sullivan. RSVP HERE
Calls To Action:
MVP UPDATE and CALL TO ACTION – By July 13th
FERC approved MVP’s request for an expedited FOUR year renewal certificate process right before the July 4th holiday weekend with only a 15 day public comment period! Take action NOW!!! Learn more HERE.
SIGN this petition NOW! Deadline is midnight July 13 to deny Mountain Valley Pipeline’s request for an extension. After signing the petition then use the easy next step to send our U.S. Senators an email to demand that FERC denies MVP’s request for an expedited renewal for their FERC certificate and extends the public comment period. Want to do more, then call their DC office: Sen. Kaine 202-224-4024 or Sen. Warner 202-224-2023. Then use the easy social media links after sending our Senators an email to encourage others to join you! #FERCdenyMVPcertificate! #CancelMVP!!!
Push VA Legislators & the Governor to convene the Joint Subcommittee on Campaign Finance Reform to review the Commonwealth’s laws and promote reform. Click HERE to email Committee Chairs, Governor Youngkin, and your VA legislators.
Rural Democrats are an essential part of our Party, serving their local communities as good neighbors and advocating for our shared values in challenging areas.
These billboards are just one piece of a larger, layered effort to support rural Democrats in communicating to their neighbors about the values and policies that make our communities stronger.
The Rural GroundGame’s mission is to develop and execute programs for the support, training, and development of rural Democratic candidates, campaigns, and committees, securing a deeper level of investment in and by Democrats in every zip code in order to get Democrats elected and uphold our shared values.
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