Provide support to VAJD endorsed candidates running for local & state level offices & advocate for VAJD policy issues
We launched in April 2019. We have not set up regular meet ups yet for the wider public who are interested and/or support us, but we have plans to. The Steering Committee have been meeting regularly to work out our organizational structure and actions for the 2019 election.
We do have plans to expand our membership & move into policy & legislative advocacy work going into 2020. We want to help change the political culture in VA politics so that it is more transparent and accountable to the people.
Not only do we want to help elect candidates who are committed to this but we see that the best way to strengthen our democracy is if we can expand civic engagement. So we want to work on public outreach on policy issues through innovative & creative strategies using the storytelling. We also want to keep growing our movement and involve more folks.
Issues: Electoral politics, Racial Justice, Gun Violence, Environment, Womens Rights, LGBTQ, Immigration, Healthcare, Economy, Voting Rights, Money in Politics / Campaign Finance Reform ; Democracy Reform ; VA Green New Deal / Climate action ; Social, Racial, Eco
Activities: Organizing actions, Canvassing, Postcards, Lobbying, Fundraising, Create original videos of our candidates speaking on the issues they're running on
Members: Facebook: 805 Followers; Twitter: 315 Followers; Steering Committee: 9 people
★ 2020 Activities
Working in: VA
★ 2019 Activities
Vet & endorse a slate of VA state & local candidates, provide campaign support to these candidates (canvassing, fundraising, postcard writing, social media amplification, etc.)