Working Together for the Big WIN

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We had a lively discussion about the power that comes when people, organizations and candidates all work together on this week’s Friday Power Lunch, Working Together to Win the Majority.

In order to be as effective as possible in pooling volunteers and resources, grassroots groups like Network NOVA are working with Power Packs, collaborative efforts by candidates running for state and local offices in neighboring communities. Friday’s show featured candidates from two different Power Packs talking about how they are pulling together to win back the majority.

Co-Host Finale Norton started the show off by telling a story about teamwork that demonstrated how we are stronger when we work together as a team.

You can watch the recording of the entire show here.

LUISA BOYARSKI (Director, Virginia Grassroots Coalition) delivered her grassroots update with a special focus on early voting and fun early voting events across the state.Early Voting Happy Hours – September 22

  • Accomack County. Dance to the Music, (8:30am – 5:00pm) Break the record for Day 1 Voting! Join us after you vote for Happy Hours! and to old and new tunes! Food Trucks, Prizes, and Fun. RSVP and bring your Mutuals (Friends)!
  • Arlington (4:30pm -6:30pm) – Courthaus Social, 2300 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington. Join WofA and Friends as we all VOTE EARLY and then move on to Courthaus Social for a bit of laughter and libations!
  • Fairfax (4pm) “We VOTED Early Happy Hour” at the Fairfax County Government Center.
  • Front Royal (5-7 pm) “Party at PaveMint Smokin Taphouse”
  • Loudoun (4pm) “I VOTED Early Happy Hour” Come join us to early vote at the Loudoun Board of Elections Office, Leesburg (750 Miller Dr SE Suite C, Leesburg, VA 20175) at 4:00pm and then head over to a restaurant in Leesburg.
  • Virginia Beach (6-8pm) “Come on Barbie Let’s Go Party – you just voted early! Celebrate with COVA Coalition in Virginia Beach”

Coastal areas of Virginia are key this election but candidates running in districts not considered swing or leaning Democratic lack resources and support. We heard from VICTORIA LUEVANOS (SD20), CAT PORTERFIELD (HD99) and CHARLENA JONES (HD100) who have joined forces to be their own support system in these red-leaning coastal areas.One of the districts to watch this election is Chesterfield County, south of Richmond. We spoke with three members of the Chesterfield Power Pack – NATAN MCKENZIE (SD12), BILAL RAYCHOUNI (HD72), AND TRACI FRANSSEN (School Board) – about how they are collaborating to build a blue wave in Chesterfield. They also announced that they have a joint PAC for Chesterfield candidates: Blue United PAC.

The Virginia team of Red, Wine & Blue – PENNY BLUE (Program Director) and LARA BURY (Deputy Program Director) shared their signature style of troublemaking to connect and organize suburban women throughout the Commonwealth. Their goal is to build relationships, engage in conversations, and have fun.

Register for this week’s show which will highlight Joel Griffin’s SD 27 Power Pack and please forward this to at least one friend, they can subscribe here.

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