BADASS Briefing

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Dear Victoria,

 In this week’s briefing, we will begin to announce some fantastic Women’s Summit speakers by welcoming Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger and Lynlee Thorne of the Rural GroundGame. Sign up now.




Please make as many calls as possible and share!

Find out if your candidates have signed the Money Out Virginia pledge and either congratulate them or request that they sign.  Double check your new district and candidates here.

Let’s start phone banking for Virginia with #SisterDistrict

Tuesdays 1pm EDT and Thursdays 4pm.  Please share this as broadly as you can (as well as participate.). These are the first phone banking efforts with Sister District which will cover many campaigns in Virginia.  Please make some or many calls.  It’s going to be an exciting season – let’s get started.

Virginia Beach School Board Postcard Campaign Join this new, timely, and targeted postcard effort launched by local Black women to reach out to Black women about MAGA Republican groups masquerading as local concerned parents and bullying the school board to eliminate Black history courses. The script for these cards asks people to attend a school board meeting, speak up about the issue, and tell a friend. Click here to view the instruction sheet for this postcard initiative.

Rebuild Democratic Strength in Rural Virginia Red2Blue and the Rural Ground Game are working to identify potential candidates for 2023 and need researchers.  Please sign up for more information and to help.

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Wednesday, May 10, 6:30 PM

Volunteer Tabling Training with PPAV

Join Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia (PPAV) for training to gain the skills and knowledge to become an effective tabler and help PPAV with spring and summer tabling opportunities where we spread the word about the services available at Planned Parenthood health centers, share resources with the community, and identify new supporters and volunteers to continue to grow our advocacy program!

May 10 & Second Wednesdays each month–6:30 pm ET  – Truth Brigade BIG TRUTHS: Fight disinformation with Special Guests

Thursday, May 11, 8:00pm

Building a Representative Democracy with Mandela Barnes

Join special guest, Wisconsin’s 45th and first Black Lt. Governor and former candidate for the United States Senate, Mandela Barnes, for an important discussion on the importance of supporting diverse and groundbreaking pro-democracy candidates across our country.

Monday, May 15, 8:00pm 

Suburban Women Problem Podcast

Join Red, Wine and Blue as they mark the 100th episode of their popular podcast. To commemorate the occasion, they will feature rockstar historian Heather Cox Richardson, who was their very first guest two years ago. Sign up now; this will fill.

Thursday, May 18, 8:00pm

Restoring the Right to Vote in Virginia

RASR (Resolutions Addressing Systemic & Structural Racism) is sponsoring this online event with the Center for Common Ground. Virginia is one of three states with lifetime disenfranchisement of former felons written in the constitution.  Hear from those working on this issue in Virginia and learn where we are now and how we change the Virginia constitution.

Thursday, May 25, 7:00pm

Democratic Black Caucus of Virginia (DBCV) Criminal Justice/Policing Forum

Join for an engaging conversation with Virginia’s policing leadership from locations throughout the Commonwealth will join the forum: Kevin Davis (Fairfax), Mark Talbot (Norfolk), Peter Newsham (Prince William) and Rick Edwards (Norfolk). Learn about the reforms and changes they have made after the 2020 criminal justice and police reform concerns that arose from the death of George Floyd. And explore how any of the changes they made have impacted their organizations? Good and Bad? Diversity outreach efforts? Training? Future strategies? 



Friday, June 2, 2023 7:00-9:00 PM


Market Square, 301 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Join Moms Demand Action for a Wear Orange Rally to remember lives lost to gun violence and raise awareness about this public health crisis. All are welcome to our family friendly rally where we will join community partners and hear from survivors and special guests. Remember to Wear Orange!


Saturday, May 20 3:00-6:00pm 

We of Action (WofA) Paint Virginia Blue Social & Membership Meeting! 

We miss you all and want to spend our May monthly membership meeting reconnecting in person. We will provide drinks, appetizers and paint supplies – you just provide your creative spirit! RSVP here:


Saturday, May 20 3:00-6:00pm 

We of Action (WofA) Paint Virginia Blue Social & Membership Meeting! 

We miss you all and want to spend our May monthly membership meeting

reconnecting in person. We will provide drinks, appetizers and paint supplies – you just provide your creative spirit! RSVP here:


Saturday, June 17, 10:30am-12:00pm

Juneteenth event with NAACP Fairfax and NoVA Parks

Bull Run Regional Park 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville, VA 20121

Come learn about the largest private emancipation of the enslaved, commemorate the cemetery where many of the freed are interred, visit the site where Blacks and Whites worshiped as early as 1775 and hear words of inspiration from Bishop Brett Fuller, Senior Pastor, Grace Covenant Church.


May 17, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Mingle at the Manor

Belmont Country Club Manor House

Join Network NOVA, Equality Loudoun, Loudoun for All and others for a free and fun night at the Manor! Elected officials, political candidates, and other local leaders will be around to casually chat with attendees. There will be raffles with items from incredible local businesses and organizations. Enjoy music from the Loudoun Symphony Youth Orchestra, giant games, billiards, food, and drinks. What you won’t get is a bunch of long-winded speeches. So enjoy yourself while you get to know our Loudoun leaders.

Sunday, May 21, 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Afternoon Reception in Support of Commonwealth’s Attorney Buta Biberaj

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