BADASS Briefing, October 20, 2022

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Dear Friends,

Did you realize that our elections in Virginia this year are a once in 48-year occurrence? There is no statewide race, and we have just been redistricted which means low turnout and the need to do everything we can to get Democrats out to vote. 

Please continue to work in any capacity you can for our three incumbent Congresswomen, Elaine Luria, Abigail Spanberger and Jennifer Wexton. See the Friday Power Lunch’s 25 Actions below and please continue to share the graphics and volunteer opportunities on the Virginia Grassroots website.

Many of us are using Swipe Blue, an easy to use texting app to help reach rural voters and urban voters throughout the country. Swipe Blue does NOT store your contacts in any way; please give it a try.

Check out and share American Family Voices #Bluein22 video (Facebook, Twitter) and website.

ALL IN to Win,



25 Actions You Can Do These Last Weeks Before the Election

October 22, 10am – Woodbridge

Canvass for Abigail Spanberger

Dems to Go, Indivisible Waterfront, Students from GWU Swing Left and DC’s Ward 6 Dems are getting out the vote for Abigail. They need canvassers and drivers – please sign up here or contact

Volunteer opportunities with Jennifer Wexton – canvass, phonebank, text

Check Jennifer’s mobilize for up to date actions.

October 29-30: Grassroots Canvass for Elaine Luria

 We will launch from her headquarters on Saturday morning.  For those who can stay overnight, we will have a group rate at the Hilton Garden Inn and dinner nearby. More information is on the Google Sign Up.​ For individuals going on their own please sign up for whatever shifts you can do that weekend – Mobilize Sign Up​  Questions and to help, contact Annette.lang1231



On this week’s Friday Power Lunch, Eleanor Herman​​​​ will talk about her new book OFF WITH HER HEAD: Three Thousand Years of Demonizing Women in Power​​​​​ that explores the history of misogyny against powerful women from Cleopatra to Kamala Harris creating the misogynist’s handbook.

Dr. Debra Rodman​​​, former Delegate and Associate Professor of Anthropology and Women’s Studies at Randolph-Macon College, will share how the misogynist’s handbook has been and continues to be used against women elected officials in Virginia.

Lateisha Garrett​​​​, Chair of Virginia’s List will talk about the challenges and opportunities of running for statewide office.

Then Eleanor, Debra and Lateisha will have a roundtable conversation about the demonization of women in power and what we can do about it.

Zach Coltrain​, 20, is the youngest person to run for the House of Delegates in Virginia. Zach will join us to talk about what motivated him to run for office in HD 98 (Virginia Beach), the top issues for Generation Z, and how his campaigning in 2022 is helping get out the vote for Elaine Luria.

**Calls To Action**

Please pause to take action & share!

Job Opportunity! Relentless is looking for Relational Managers. It’s fully remote and they would love to fill it as soon as possible. Check out the job description here.

Make a Public Comments AGAINST Youngkin’s new Transgender Policy – by October 26th – Click here for details on how to make a public comment:   Make a comment here

Lawrenceville Correctional Center:For-Profit Prison Run Amok– A Report by the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy (VICPP) With Special Assistance from Social Assistance Linking Together (SALT) – Click here to read the report and take action.

The Youngkin administration has started a regulatory process to withdraw Virginia from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). This attempt to end Virginia’s participation in RGGI will be a months-long process, with several opportunities for you to weigh in and have your voice heard. This is an unlawful process and only the General Assembly can ultimately decide on the law they passed in 2020.  Urge the Department of Energy to Keep Virginia in RGGI – make comments here  Talking points here and here.

 Volunteer with Rideshare2Vote – Rideshare2Vote is offering free rides to the polls for Democrats in Virginia.  Training is available to drivers, phone banker, or dispatch operators.  Please help make sure no Democratic voter gets left behind!  Register to volunteer HERE. Contact: Tracy Scott – 713.922.0955.

The Virginia Democratic Black Caucus with the Center for Common Ground are calling Black voters in various counties in Virginia and age groups to get out the vote for the November 8th general election! Because voting early in person is more flexible with hours and locations, let’s encourage voters in Virginia to take advantage of this option! MAKE CALLS NOW AND LATER.

Thursday, October 20, 2022 • 8:00 PM ET

Progressive Southern Strategy in Virginia

Join the Center for Common Ground and various Democracy Center leaders from across the state to learn about what they are doing  to mobilize voters in their communities to the polls.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 3:00 – 5:00 PM


Join the Democratic Women of Clifton and Northern Virginia. Speakers include:

  • James M. McCarthy, Esq.
  • Barbara Baum Levine, Esq.
  • Pastor Henry Brinton

Monday, October 24th, 8:00pm

Demcast Democracy Briefing

Wednesday, October 26th, 12:30pm – 1:00pm

TikTok Training with Jessica Craven

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