BADASS Briefing, January 5, 2023

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The first order of business is to be sure to set aside time in these final days to support our candidates running for the Special Elections on January 10.  This is the last leg of these important races which will have a huge impact on Virginia moving forward.

Join us for a Brand New Year 2023 – Big & Bold Together on the Friday Power Lunch where we will discuss the final efforts for our candidates as well as the upcoming legislative session and advocacy efforts.

ALL IN for 2023


PS: Please be sure to Power Map yourself.  It is now easier than ever with VPAP’s new tool.  Thank you!

Special Elections – January 10, 2023

Support Candidate Aaron Rouse – SD7!

Support Candidate Holly Seibold – HD35! 

Support Candidate Jade Harris – HD24

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.

Vote Early For Jenn McClellan

As we head into early voting in the CD4 Special Election (first day of early voting is THIS FRIDAY), Senator McClellan will be kicking off early voting in Richmond on January 6th with several local leaders and supporters.

Friday Power Lunch

Brand New Year 2023 – Big & Bold Together

We will start by talking about the Special Elections on January 10. We have the opportunity to add Democratic members to our Virginia Senate and House of Delegates. Candidates Aaron Rouse, SD 7, and Jade Harris, HD 24, will discuss how we can help them these final days before the election.

Then Luisa Boyarski from the Virginia Grassroots Coalition will address the upcoming legislative session and the importance of grassroots activists connecting with their legislators.

Clean Virginia will help us take a first look at 2023 legislation by spotlighting their energy affordability priority bills.

We will round out the show with a rapid fire look at some of the citizen lobby days* in Richmond over the next few weeks. A full list of these January events will be provided. To give us a preview of what we can expect, we will be joined by the following organizations: 

  • Susan Loesberg (Co-Lead, Moms Demand Action Virginia Beach-Norfolk) – Moms Demand Action Virginia Lobby Day – January 13
  • Kim Bobo (Executive Director, Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy) – Advocate for Social Justice – January 18
  • Heidi Drauschak – VA Democracy Day for Good Governance – January 24
  • Cassady Craighill (Deputy Director, Clean Virginia) – Day of Action for Affordable Energy – January 26

Join us for our first show of the new year as we go big and bold together for 2023 and remember there is a NEW REGISTRATION LINK.

*Lobby Days, 2023

Virginia Grassroots Priority Legislation

January 6, 6:30-8:30pm

Black Women On Deck

Abugida Ethiopian Cuisine and Cafe


Join Delegates: Charniele Herring, Candi Mundon King, Michelle Maldonado and Briana Sewell. RSVP:

Saturday, January 7, 1-2:30-pm

Coastal Community Meeting

Hampton History Museum

Join a live community discussion to cover regional issues and how federal investments in climate can benefit the community.  Special guests will include local electeds and community leaders who represent the Hampton Roads region and our keynote speaker, Congressman Bobby Scott.

Saturday, January 7th 5-6:30pm

Adele McClure Campaign Kickoff

Arlington, VA

Join us to meet Adele McClure, who is running for the new VA House District 2 in Arlington. Hear how Adele plans to represent us in the coming years. Special Guests include: Congressman Don Beyer, House Leader Don Scott, Senator Barbara Favola, Delegate Patrick Hope and County Board Member Matt de Ferranti.

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.


Monday, January, 9, 7 pm

Climate & Clean Energy Working Group

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.

Please take this call to action from the Hamkae Center

Wednesday, January 11, 8 – 9 pm

Kick Off Event – Making Big Progress in 2023!

American Promise current and future volunteers – help kick off 2023 strong! With each election cycle the amount of big, outside, dark money continues to increase and drown out the voices of the American people.

Sunday, January 21, 2023 11am

Join TJ Alumni & Friends in support of Makya Little for Virginia House of Delegates


January 22, 2023, 3-4:30pm

Bigger Than Roe

Williamsburg, VA

On the 50th anniversary of Roe V Wade, Williamsburg Indivisible will host a rally and march to mourn the loss of nearly 50 years of constitutional protections and send a clear message that the midterms were just the beginning. We are not going gently. We are taking our fight to every state house and every state legislator in this country. We are putting all politicians at every level of government on notice: If you come for our families, our freedoms, or our future, we are coming for your seat. Our movement is strong. Our movement is growing.

Please join!

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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