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Voting 2020: What you need to know

Vote early this year! No excuse required

Download our Voting 2020 flyer (English) (En Español)

Use the Virginia Department of Elections Citizen Portal to check your status, request a ballot, find out where to vote and more.

Vote absentee by mail

Request your ballot online or via printed form from now until 5 pm Oct. 23. If you are requesting your ballot online, be sure to have your Virginia driver’s license and social security numbers handy.

You can check online to see that your ballot request has been approved, that your ballot’s been mailed to you and that your voted ballot been received. Be sure to allow enough time for registrars to process requests as many voters are choosing to vote from home this year.

Voter registrars will mail out absentee ballots starting in mid-September. Follow the instructions for your ballot carefully; don’t forget to […]

2020-09-16T21:24:34+00:00August 16th, 2020|Elections, Voting|

Register to vote or check your registration

Register to vote by Oct. 13  

You can register online here.  You’ll need your Virginia driver’s license or ID card.

You can also use this link to check your voter information to make sure your name, address and other information is correct.  It will also tell you where your voting location is.

Check with your children, co-workers and neighbors to make sure they’re registered to vote.  We can’t afford to miss a Democratic vote this fall!

Here’s information on voting absentee by mail, early in person or on Election Day.

2020-08-16T18:55:31+00:00August 16th, 2020|Elections, Voting|

What’s on the ballot?

The 2020 general election ballot includes our Democratic candidates:
Joe Biden | President
Kamala Harris | Vice President
Mark Warner | Senate
House of Representatives:
Qasim Rashid | House District 1
Elaine Luria | House District 2

Two Constitutional amendments will also be on the ballot:

Redistricting:
Changes the process for redrawing political boundaries every 10 years.

A “Yes” vote creates a new redistricting commission of citizens and state legislators to draw districts.

A “No” vote maintains state legislature control of redistricting.

Vehicle property tax relief for 100% disabled veterans

A “Yes” vote means one vehicle will be exempt from state personal property tax for these disabled veterans.

A “No” vote means there is no tax relief for these veterans

2020-08-24T23:19:35+00:00August 16th, 2020|Elections, Uncategorized, Voting|

Join Neighbors United for Change

We’re launching NEIGHBORS UNITED FOR CHANGE, and we hope you’ll sign up to be involved. These groups, organized at the neighborhood level, will work to identify and communicate neighbor-to-neighbor and friend-to-friend. Want to organize an interest group you’re involved with, or a group of your friends? That works too. Or if you’re already a part of an existing neighborhood group, we’d love to work with you.

2020-07-09T21:55:22+00:00July 7th, 2020|Campaigns, Elections, Inside the WJCC Dems, Neighbors United|

Joe Biden for President

Elected to the U.S. Senate at the age of 29, Joe Biden has spent his life in public service. Now he will be the Democratic candidate for President.

His vision:

We are in a battle for the soul of America.

It’s time to remember who we are. We’re Americans: tough and resilient. We choose hope over fear. Science over fiction. Truth over lies. And unity over division. We treat each other with dignity, we leave nobody behind, and we give hate no safe harbor.

We are the United States of America. And together, there is not a single thing we cannot do.

Volunteer for phone banking, texting, training and more

Find an event

Donate to his campaign

2020-07-03T14:48:59+00:00July 3rd, 2020|Campaigns, Elections|

Mark Warner for Senate

Mark Warner is running for his third term in the U.S. Senate.

Mark Warner brought thousands of new jobs to Virginia as governor, while turning budget deficits into surpluses.

In the Senate, he’s fought to make healthcare more affordable, protect coverage for people with pre-existing medical conditions, and to create an economy that works for all Virginians.

Learn more and volunteer

Attend an event or training

Contribute to his campaign

2020-07-03T14:52:40+00:00June 30th, 2020|Campaigns, Elections|

Rep. Elaine Luria for Congress (CD-2)

Congresswoman Elaine Luria is running for re-election to the House of Representatives in the 2nd Congressional District.  She soundly defeated her opponent, Scott Taylor, in 2018 and with our help, she’ll do it again.

Elaine was rated the 3rd most effective lawmaker out of all 435 House members in her first term!

She was also named one of the most bipartisan members among the freshmen in Congress.

Learn more and volunteer

Attend an event or training

Donate to her campaign

2020-06-30T22:54:35+00:00June 30th, 2020|Campaigns, Elections|

Qasim Rashid for Congress (CD-1)

Qasim is running against Trump Republican Rob Wittman in the 1st Congressional District.

He believes in service, leadership, and compassion. He is an immigrant, a proud American Muslim, and above all a devoted father and husband.

Qasim earned his law degree from the University of Richmond School of Law and has a long track record of serving diverse communities in Virginia.

Qasim aspires for a campaign built on transparency and trust, and invites you to reach out to him directly.

Learn more and volunteer

Attend an event or training

Donate to his campaign

2020-06-30T23:15:14+00:00June 30th, 2020|Campaigns, Elections|

Cut or sew masks for Mask Force Williamsburg

Mask Force Williamsburg has made and delivered over 1,300 masks for first responders, nursing homes, social workers and other helpers in our community. But there’s a huge need for more masks, especially for disadvantaged people in our community.

Can you help?

  • Can you trace and cut cotton jersey masks?
  • Do you have sewing skills and a sewing machine?

Mask Force Williamsburg was started in April by WJCC Dems board members Christine Payne and MK Sizemore. MK prepares kits with all the materials needed. Laura Tripp coordinates doorstep dropoff of mask kits and pickup of finished masks, and helps prep materials for mask kits. Christine sanitizes finished masks and delivers them to recipients. Mike Hatfield reaches out to recipient groups and coordinates mask requests. Over 50 volunteers have helped sew or cut out masks.

It’s becoming clearer day by day how important good masks are in preventing the spread of COVID-19.  Know of a group in need of masks? Want to help us make more masks? Help us make Williamsburg a safer place. […]

2020-08-16T19:45:04+00:00June 29th, 2020|Inside the WJCC Dems, Outreach|

Racism: what can we do?

Last week, Women for Biden held an online training session with Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility. It was a powerful call to action for white people to recognize and respond to the existence of systemic racism in our world and in ourselves.

If you missed the training, you owe it to yourself to watch one of Dr. DiAngelo’s online presentations (there are lots more — just search on YouTube), to read the article that sparked her book, or to read the book itself.

DiAngelo’s argument is that all white people act in racist ways. Racism isn’t just ugly actions by overtly racist people.

White people in North America live in a social environment that protects and insulates them from race-based stress. This insulated environment of racial protection builds white expectations for racial comfort while at the same time lowering the ability […]

2020-06-15T12:39:53+00:00June 15th, 2020|Issues, Outreach|
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