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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

2020-07-03T14:52:40-04:00June 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

2020-06-30T22:54:35-04:00June 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

2020-06-30T23:15:14-04:00June 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. […]

2020-08-16T19:45:04-04:00June 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 […]

2020-06-15T12:39:53-04:00June 15th, 2020|Issues, Outreach|

Our 2020 goals

We face extraordinary challenges in this year of pandemic.

Despite the difficulties we face, we will work to make our community and our committee more equitable, more effective and more unified.

These are our goals:

  • Increase activism
  • Raise funds to support candidates and our committee
  • Support Democratic candidates in 2020
  • Address community needs and concerns
  • Reinforce unity among Democrats and those who share our core beliefs.

Read more here.

 

2020-06-04T23:58:59-04:00May 15th, 2020|Inside the WJCC Dems, Outreach|

Stay safe! Vote absentee!

Voting absentee is the safest way to protect yourself and others during the pandemic. Here are the details.

  • The November election will be Tuesday, Nov. 3.
  • ALL voters can vote absentee — an excuse is no longer required as of July 1. We strongly encourage you to stay safe and vote absentee.  Click here for more information and to request a ballot online.
  • You can request an absentee ballot right now. Ballots will be mailed to you beginning 45 days before the election. The deadline to order an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is Oct. 23 at 5 pm.
  • Saturday, Oct. 31 is the last day to vote an absentee ballot in person. (NOTE: Please be considerate and if at all possible, vote by mail. It’s the best way to keep us all safe.)

To apply for an absentee ballot, go to the Virginia Department of Elections website. You can fill out the application, then print and mail it, or, if you have […]

2020-08-16T19:24:53-04:00May 11th, 2020|Voting|
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