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Coats for Kids

Help us buy coats for disadvantaged kids in Williamsburg and James City County!
To celebrate Jan. 18, honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Day of Service called for by President-Elect Biden, we are working with The Village Initiative for Equity in Education to provide warm coats and jackets for over 130 disadvantaged kids.
We’ve set up a Signup Genius form so you can choose a size and gender, purchase a new coat or jacket and deliver it contact-free. We strongly encourage you to shop online from the safety of your home.
If you prefer, you can make a donation online of any amount and we’ll purchase additional coats with those funds. Use this link.
Most of us don’t see the incredible need in our community, as families on the […]
2021-02-15T19:51:09-05:00January 15th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Virginia 2021: Meet our Democratic candidates

We’re hosting a series of Zoom meet-and-greets with Democratic candidates for statewide office in the 2021 Virginia elections. The series is co-sponsored with the York-Poquoson Democrats, Williamsburg Indivisible Group and Peninsula Indivisible.

2021 is a big year in Virginia politics, with many candidates already running for the Democratic nominations for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General. With so many contenders, we want to be sure to give you a chance to meet them all and hear what they have to say.

Upcoming events include:

  • Jennifer McClellan, the Richmond state senator who is running for the nomination for Governor, Sunday, Jan. 10 at 7 pm.  Join the Zoom here or call 301-715-8592 and use meeting ID 838 2650 3906 and passcode 773320
  • Elizabeth Guzman, the Delegate from Woodbridge who is running for the Lieutenant Governor nomination, Thursday, Jan. 14 at 7 pm. Join the Zoom here or call 301-715-8592 and use meeting ID 8580604708602 and passcode 489087.
  • Sean Perryman, youngest-ever NAACP president in Fairfax, who is running […]
2021-02-24T10:42:18-05:00November 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Let’s get out the vote!

It’s down to the wire and we need to get every vote in.  We can do that by making phone calls, texting phones and dropping lit on doorsteps. Let’s step it up and go go go!

Here are some opportunities with our great candidates for Congress, Qasim Rashid in the 1st District and Congresswoman Elaine Luria in the 2nd District.

QASIM RASHID’S EVENTS (1st District, House of Representatives):

  • Send texts for Qasim. Can’t do phone calling?  Try texting instead. Sign up here for Saturday through Election Day. Want to get started earlier? Email Stephanie or text her at 540-529-8229 so she can send you a link.
  • Absentee Ballot Followup. Call folks in James City County who haven’t returned their absentee ballots.  Email Stephanie or text her at 540-529-8229 for a link.
  • Contact-free Lit Drops. Email or text Stephanie or MK Sizemore to sign up.  Pick up lit and list at MK’s house, 4704 Yarrow Ct., Williamsburg 23188
    Email Stephanie Lodico or text her at 540-529-8229
    Email MK Sizemore or text her at 757-291-5260
  • Phone banking links […]
2020-11-18T16:32:31-05:00October 30th, 2020|Campaigns, Elections, Uncategorized, Voting|

Voting 2020: What you need to know

Vote now! No excuse required for early voting through Oct. 31

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

Questions? Download the Voting 2020 FAQ

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

Voting Guide (simple sample ballot) for Dems CD-1 CD-2 (which Congressional District are you in? Click here.)

Need a ride?

Call our hotline 833-757-3367 and arrange for free transportation.  We’ll wait while you vote, and take you on to your next location.

Vote early in person […]

2020-11-18T16:32:41-05:00October 4th, 2020|Elections, Voting|

Text for candidates — it works!

Take action from home and text voters! It’s a powerful way to reach out and automated texting platforms makes it easy.  You’ll get training and support before you start.

Sign up to text with our campaigns:

2020-11-18T16:34:48-05:00October 4th, 2020|Campaigns, Elections|

Register to vote or check your registration

Register to vote by Oct.15 — deadline extended

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!

James City County Registrar:
5300 Palmer Lane
Williamsburg, VA 23188
8 am – 5 pm Monday-Friday
City of Williamsburg Registrar:
401 Lafayette St. (Municipal Building)
Williamsburg, VA 23185
8 am – 4:30 pm Monday-Friday

2020-11-18T16:34:58-05:00August 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:

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

2020-11-18T16:35:21-05:00August 16th, 2020|Elections, Uncategorized, Voting|

Join Neighbors United for Change

Give some thought to joining NEIGHBORS UNITED FOR CHANGE. Organizing at the neighborhood level helps us recruit volunteers and communicate about important issues 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.

2021-02-15T19:55:27-05:00July 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

2020-07-03T14:48:59-04:00July 3rd, 2020|Campaigns, Elections|
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