I hope everyone had a chance to watch Delegate Dan Helmer discuss our Virginia elections with Simon Rosenberg. “Things feel good there – early vote is good, polls are good, money is good, but there are lots of undecideds, and we struggled in 2021. Cannot take a single vote for granted. We just need to put our heads down, blow out the early vote and bring this critical election home in the coming days. We can and should win here but we just have to do what we’ve been doing across the US since Dobbs – make our calls and texts, canvass, write our postcards, donate and if you live in Virginia vote now – don’t wait. Voting early increases overall Democratic turnout so vote as soon as you can.” Good advice.
We are offering Roe Roe Roe Your Vote, Virginia yardsigns at our Vistaprint shop with the suggestion of going in together and purchasing 40 which can be delivered by the end of next week. Pete Gibson will also make these signs in batches of 40 for $583 for signs and stakes, $424 for signs only – includes tax and shipping. Indicate here if you are interested.
Please continue to check VirginiaGrassroots.org for phone banks, canvassing and more to get to our MUST Win.
Women Making Change
The Fight Continues
October 6, 2023, 12 NOON ET
This week we are going to talk about women making change and how the fight continues.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Ms Magazine. Kathy Spillar, Executive Editor of Ms, will talk about her new book, 50 Years of Ms: The BEST of the Pathfinding Magazine That Ignited a Revolution. As Kathy writes in her introduction, “If we have learned nothing else from the past fifty years, it should be that change can happen swiftly and singularly, both for better and for worse.” She will also tell us about a new Ms. magazine and Feminist Majority Foundation poll that finds that abortion and the Equal Rights Amendment are strong voter turnout issues separately, but even more powerful when combined.
Carolyn Kochard, founder of Virginia Moms for Change, will talk about how they are making guns, the #1 killer of children in America, a campaign issue this election and what they’re doing for their endorsed candidates.
Our Power Pack Spotlight is on Loudoun, SD31. Democratic candidates Russet Perry (SD31) & Craig Buckley (Sheriff) will join in, as well as Frederick County School Board candidate Daryl Bell.
Thursday, October 5, 8:00 pm ET
The Road to Richmond, Virginia Election Update
Glenn Youngkin is well aware of the importance of this election and is disenfranchising voters as a result as well as dumping 17,000 people (if not more) from the voter rolls. And many voters are still waiting for their rights to be restored.
Join for a discussion of how Governor Youngkin is attempting to silence voters – especially Black voters – and what you can do to make sure voters are informed and ready to vote no matter what.
Join Virginia Grassroots and Network NOVA to learn how to use SwipeBlue to turn out your network to vote! SwipeBlue is a FREE app for relational organizing that makes it easy for you to engage your friends in voting. In this webinar, you’ll see how to use the app and why it’s critical for this year’s elections in Virginia. Sign up to attend here: https://tinyurl.com/2kbvjt3w
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