We certainly have some celebrating going on! With the wins of Aaron Rouse for Senate and Holly Seibold for Delegate and an impressive win that has emboldened Jade to run for Senate. Congratulation to our newly electeds and to Jade and the Rural GroundGame.
There’s quite a lot of excitement in Richmond; Planned Parenthood (PPAV) is doing updates on instagram. There’s optimism and determination coming from our Democratic legislators. And there is the exciting press conference with personality hosted by the Virginia Grassroots Coalition on Friday at 12noonET!
I’ve included quite a few more opportunities for all of us to join our communities and work together. Please do scroll.
Virginia Grassroots Coalition Press Conference
January 13, 2023, 12noon ET
Join to learn about the Virginia Grassroots Coalition’s priority legislation for the 2023 General Assembly.
You’ll hear about the bills we need to support and the legislation we need to oppose presented by Virginia Grassroots Coalition working group members:
- Clean Energy and Climate (presented by Amy Bergner, VGC Clean Energy and Climate Working Group)
- Public Education (presented by Marianne Burke, 4Public Education)
- Criminal Justice Reform (presented by Rob Poggenklass, Justice Forward Virginia)
- Campaign Finance Reform (presented by Nancy Morgan, Money Out Virginia)
- Gender Equity (presented by Marie Ann Leyko, Defend Democracy NoVA)
Luisa Boyarski (Coalition leader) will be joined by Senator Jennifer McClellan, Delegate Sam Rasoul and other sponsors of our priority bills on what to expect this session and how we can help our members hold the line for democracy.
We’ll also carve out time for Questions & Answers during the show.
Think of this as a press conference with personality!
See you on Friday as we put a spotlight on our priority bills for the 2023 legislative session.
CALLS TO ACTION
Ban hate speech in Loudoun County School Board Meetings! Please demand policy in the School Board that requires them to cut off a person speaking if hate speech is spoken.
Keep Truth and Democracy in our Public Education! Demand that the Board of Education 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.
Sign the petition. Help stop emboldened anti-abortion legislators in their tracks!
Tell your representatives – it’s time for affordable and equitable clean energy.
Signup to volunteer with PPAV to help Lashrecse Aird win her primary in SD-13.
Become a media rockstar! Learn to build relationships with reporters, successfully navigate interviews and bring attention to your efforts. Join us to learn what you need to know about interacting with the media.
Join the Center for Common Ground for our first webinar of the year to learn about Virginia’s Special Election for Congress, February 21 and learn how you can get involved!
Join and learn about the new PLAN C Community
Tuesday, January 17, 6pm
Big Money Out Weekly Meeting ZOOM Link
Join and learn about the campaign finance bills that have been filed and get ready for Democracy Day, January 24.
Join the Center for Common Ground as we call Black voters in Virginia’s 4th Congressional District for a Special Election on February 21st.
Heidi Drauschak will provide an overview of the General Assembly, how it works, key dates to follow, as well as best practices when engaging with legislators (in-person and virtually).
Nancy Morgan will discuss key campaign finance legislations introduced this year, the key legislative players and committees involved, and an overview of the LIS portal (used to monitor the status of bills.)
Three Zoom workshops aimed at the practice of framing better Democratic messages.
NETWORK’s 2022 Voting Record will be released Wednesday, January 18. Learn about last year’s progress, and the setbacks
Join the Progressive Turnout Project for a celebratory recap of the Turnout Grants program and a chance to hear the greatest take-aways from the relational organizers.
Put this on your schedule for postcarding advocacy with Appalachian Voices!
Join Markers for Democracy and Leader Don Scott, Vice Chair Dan Helmer, & Whip Karrie Delaney
NVM will deliver a rough overview of how the legislative session works and discuss their legislative priorities.
Discuss The Janes with Heather Booth and Rabbi Hannah Goldstein. The Janes details first-hand accounts from the women who helped 11,000 women obtain abortions prior to Roe v. Wade.
Learn about solar energy and its benefits for your home or small business. We’ll take you through the technology, economics, financing, and more.
Learn what progress Virginians are making on restitution and the many issues relating to racial and social justice.
Individualism is the basis of human and civil rights. The individual is the primary social unit in Liberal thought. In this era of tribalism, recognizing individual rights may be exactly what we need.
Advocacy in Richmond
Join volunteers from across the state for MOMS annual Advocacy Day at the Capitol in Richmond! Senator Jennifer McClellan will be the keynote speaker at the morning kickoff meeting.
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 responsible gun laws.
Join Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy at the General Assembly to advocate social justice. Breakfast, program, advocacy, lunch and workshops. Buses available.
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.
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 contact Nancy Morgan: email@example.com
House Briefing Room: 1000 Bank Street Richmond, VA 23219
Join the Virginia NOW State Law Audit Project’s (VLAP) press conference. The Project’s mission is to review state statutes and administrative code to identify all forms of discrimination.
Join the Virginia League of Women Voters to learn about and advocate for the right to vote amendment, protecting reproductive rights, protecting RGGI, campaign finance reform and gun violence prevention. A buffet breakfast will be provided.
Energy Burden Coalition will start the day with legislative champions, followed by advocacy for affordable and clean energy in VA.
“Raising Lazarus” and “Dopesick” author Beth Macy will lead a panel discussion on the impact of opioids on a community’s economy.
Celebrate the New Year while enjoying friends, food and a great evening. Donations will be taken for Fairfax County Animal Shelter. Bring items listed here: fairfaxcounty.gov/animalshelter/donate
Join the Fairfax LWV to register new citizens immediately after they complete their swearing in ceremony. Please connect with firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are new.
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.
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.
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