VA-Nov 2021

Reclaim Our Vote Postcards Center for Common Ground

Send through October 18 -

On November 2nd, Virginians will go to the polls to elect a new governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, and state delegates. These newly elected policymakers will decide the future of the state’s voting rights laws. To help protect the advances Virginia has made, we'll be postcarding almost a million voters to encourage voters of color to get out the vote! Join our efforts to keep Virginia moving forward as a voting rights state.

VIRGINIA, Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:00: Phone bank with Sister District for Chris Hurst, Roslyn Tyler, and Elizabeth Guzman. These incumbents are key to maintaining the fragile majority in the VA House of Delegates. Register to Phone Bank

Elizabeth Guzman came to the US more than two decades ago as a young single mother with just $300 in her pocket. After putting herself through community college and two Master's degrees, she built a career as a social worker protecting children from abuse. She delivered the 2018 Spanish-language response to Trump's State of the Union address, and has become one of the most prolific, progressive voices in Virginia politics, crafting legislation around voting rights, public-union collective bargaining, green-jobs investment, and worker protections... to name a few.

Chris Hurst began his career as a journalist, but left the industry to run for office after recovering from a profound tragedy, when his girlfriend and fellow journalist Alison Parker was murdered on live television. Sister District supported Chris when he first ran successfully for office in 2017. As a Delegate, he has fought tirelessly for increased access to mental health care, stronger gun safety laws, and quality and affordable schools.

Roslyn Tyler served as Clinical Coordinator of Physical Therapy at Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center for 20+ years, and is a member of the Virginia Physical Therapist Association. In the legislature, Roslyn chairs the House of Delegates Education Committee and serves on the Appropriations and the Agriculture Chesapeake and National Resources Committees

Vote Forward letter writing campaign for Virginia is here!

Starting today, and through the fall, we’ll be writing and stockpiling 1.5 million letters to voters in Virginia in advance of the general elections on November 2. Virginia’s off-year elections tend to serve as a bellwether for the midterm elections, so boosting turnout is crucial.

The Virginia campaigns will unfold in two waves:

FIRST WAVE: We’ll start with a “vote by mail” letter wave, and stockpile those letters until we mail on Saturday, September 18, right when absentee and early in-person voting begin.

SECOND WAVE (now): We’ll roll out a wave of “please vote” letters, and stockpile those letters until the Saturday, October 16 mail date.