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Dear Friends,

As many of you know, the Friday Power Lunch will be taking a break until January 6. 2023, yet we will start up with a bang with Preparing to Lobby and a Press Conference with Personality.  Please register now for the new link for the 2023 season. And mark your January calendars to show up in Richmond.

Have a fun and restful holiday weekend and let me know if you would like to promote your events and/or Calls to Action in an upcoming 2023 BADASS BriefingEmail me.




Ban hate speech in Loudoun County School Board Meetings!

Hate speech incites violence, yet if it occurs, the Loudoun County School Board procedurally has to listen to it during public comment, say “thank you” to the inciter, and then stream it for all to hear on their website. Please demand policy in the School Board that requires them to cut off a person speaking during public comment the second hate speech is spoken.

Keep Truth and Democracy in our Public EducationDemand that the Board of Education vote for “first review” of the original August version at their first meeting in 2023 to keep truth and democracy in Virginia’s education! Send an email here.

Send an email to legislators urging them to uphold Virginia’s progress on climate and clean energy, particular clean car standards and electric vehicle transition.

Tell your representatives – it’s time for affordable and clean energy. The 2023 legislative session is the time to pass common sense laws that will ensure a more affordable and equitable clean energy transition in Virginia.  

Signup to volunteer with PPAV to help Lashrecse Aird win her primary in SD-13.

Special Elections – January 10, 2023

Support Candidate Aaron Rouse – SD7!


Candidate Holly Seibold – HD35! 

Jan 5, 2023, 06:00 PM Legislative Briefing: Protecting Abortion Rights during the 2023 Virginia Legislative Session 

Join Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia (PPAV) to learn about Gov. Youngkin’s and Virginia Republicans’ plans to attack abortion rights during the 2023 Legislative Session and how you can help us fight back and defeat these unpopular and dangerous proposals.

Friday Power Lunch – NOON ET

REGISTER for 2023 

Get Ready to Lobby – 1/06/2023 

Press Conference with Personality – 


REGISTER for 2023 

Saturday – Sunday January 7th and 8th
Canvassing Weekend – Aaron Rouse for Virginia Senate – Special Election

Join Virginia Grassroots Coalition volunteers heading down to Virginia Beach on January 7-8, 2023 to flip a critical Virginia Senate seat in a January 10 special election which is highly winnable with Aaron Rouse who is a fantastic candidate! Free volunteer housing is available, as well as carpools.  For more information, contact Chris LeMenestrel at and/or fill out this form.

Sunday, January 8, 6:00pm

Virginia Grassroots Coalition Meeting

Virtual Virginia Grassroots Coalition Meeting Join 50+ grassroots groups as we review our legislative priorities and get ready for session.REGISTER

Monday, January 9th, 7:30pm

Culture Wars and Weaponization of Critical Race Theory

Former VA Secretary of Education Atif Qarni will explain the origins and historical context of Critical Race Theory (CRT), how the CRT discourse was shaped over the last 2 years, and how the CRT debate influences education. Sponsored by 4 Public EducationNAACP Fairfax, and the Hamkae Center.

Also please consider addressing this call to action from the Hamkae Center

Friday, January 13, 9:00 AM

Moms Demand Action VA-Statewide-Advocacy Day 2023

Join volunteers from across the state for our annual Advocacy Day at the Capitol in Richmond! State Sen. Jennifer McClellan will be the keynote speaker at the morning kickoff meeting. Volunteers will have an opportunity to meet their lawmakers, engage with them about our legislative priorities, and network with volunteers at caucus meetings.

Monday, Jan 16 – 2-5 PM 

Honor MLK Vigil and Lobby Day

Please plan to join the Virginia Center for Public Safety, its partners, and the Virginia Community as we honor the memory and teachings of a great civil rights leader who was killed by gunfire. We will also honor the lives of all Virginians killed by gun violence and we invite you to commit to reducing gun violence by raising your voice for respoible gun laws. More details including information on buses from Roanoke, Hampton Roads, and NoVA, are coming.

Sunday, January 21, 6:00pm

Virginia Grassroots Coalition Meeting

Virtual Virginia Grassroots Coalition Meeting 

Join 50+ grassroots groups as we review our legislative priorities and get ready for session.

Contact Luisa Boyarski for Zoom link:

Monday, January 23, 2023

VREA Advocacy Day 2023  

Virginia Reproductive Equity Alliance (VREA) is calling on all abortion and reproductive justice advocates, supporters, and allies to join for a day filled of action and advocacy at the Virginia Capitol. Anti-abortion legislators are more emboldened than ever before to push abortion bans, restrictions, and attacks on bodily autonomy through the General Assembly. We need you to help us stop them in their tracks! 

Tuesday, January 24, 8:00am-4:00pm

2023 Virginia Democracy Day

Please join for a day of activities in support of good governance policy!  If you are interested in a room block at the Berkeley Hotel (2/10ths of a mile from the Capitol) for $149/night, please make a Monday night reservation here.

Thursday, January 26th

Lobby with Planned Parenthood 
Advocates of Virginia in Richmond

Info coming

January 28, 2023

Gamble for Your Rights Casino Night with Special Guest Robin Cantor 

Please join REPRO Rising for a fun-filled evening of casino games, cocktails, dancing, and conversation about how you can help fight all attempts to restrict abortion access in Virginia.

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