Dems now have control of both the VA State House and Senate!
We did it! We had a great election Tuesday keeping our majority in the Senate, taking back the majority in the House of Delegates and sending a strong message to those trying to disrupt public education: listen to parents. People came out for Democracy and Decency.
There is much to unpack and celebrate; please let these next weeks or months spark some joy and get some well deserved rest.
Along with the Friday Power Lunch tomorrow, DEMOCRACY WON GRASSROOTS ELECTION GAB FEST & CELEBRATION, please join us for the Virginia Grassroots Coalition Meeting – Sunday, November 12th, 6:00pm to debrief the elections and start to capture lessons learned. Please sign up here to receive the Zoom link.
There are three races that the Democratic Party is focusing on for ballot curing: Monty Mason, Lily Franklin and Kimberly Pope Adams. Please sign up for a Ballot Cure Phone Bank – note that you are calling voters who will be happy to know you are helping secure their vote.
Take a moment to review the key results of the elections on VirginiaGrassroots.org and to read Tuesday’s Elections Send Message: Parents Want Robust Libraries, Inclusiveness, Truthful History by Holly Hazard, 4 PublicEducation.
PS Thanks for sticking with us through the #PinkVirginia Campaign!
GRASSROOTS ELECTION GAB FEST & CELEBRATION
November 10, 2023, 12 NOON ET
This week we will have an extended program (12:00 – 1:30pm) to celebrate the work of the grassroots in making this win possible.
We are celebrating the courage and bravery of everyone who ran, wrote postcards, knocked doors, texted, posted on social media, made phone calls, and voted.
Our confirmed guests include:
- Luisa Boyarski – Virginia Grassroots Coalition
- Kye Briesath – NOPE
- Lauren Burke – Black Virginia News
- Heidi Dragneff – COVA Coalition
- Susan Labandibar – Swing Blue Alliance
- Andrea Miller – National Women’s Political Caucus-VA
- Kathleen Murray – WoFA
- David Pepper – Author of “Laboratories of Autocracies” and Former Chair of the Ohio Democratic Party
- Simon Rosenberg – Hopium Chronicles
- Sam Signori – Majority Project
- Lynlee Thorne – Rural GroundGame
- Judith Bolker – Swing Left San Francisco
This win belongs to all of us!
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