Elections

Kids and adults, we need your artwork!

Do you doodle, draw or paint?  We’re looking for fun, homegrown designs for our next postcard campaign, “Be an Absentee Voter.”

In this year of pandemic, we are convinced that getting our Democratic friends and neighbors to vote absentee is the best way to ensure the turnout we need to eject Trump from the White House and elect Democrats up and down the ballot.

And postcards have been an extremely effective way to reach voters — just look at the remarkable number of absentee votes that Caleb Rogers was able to mobilize in his successful race for Williamsburg City Council, supported by our postcard campaign.

We’re looking for postcard designs that illustrate our message “Be an Absentee Voter” in two different categories:

  • full-color drawings
  • black and white “coloring-page” postcard designs that our kids and grandkids can color as they help their parents write postcards

Our PDF template is 10 x 6.67 inches, and we’ll reduce the finished drawing to fit on a 4 x 6 postcard. Drawings can be horizontal or vertical. Make […]

2020-08-04T19:11:21+00:00July 7th, 2020|Elections, Inside the WJCC Dems|

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.

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

Voting in VA Just Got Easier!

On July 1, new laws make voting in Virginia more accessible and equitable. Here’s a brief run-down of the changes:

  1. Election Day in November is a state holiday (replacing Lee-Jackson Day)
  2. Absentee voting
    • You no longer need an excuse to vote absentee by mail or in person
    • Your absentee ballot will be counted if it is postmarked on or before Election Day and arrives at the registrar’s office by noon on the third day after the election (previously had to arrive by 7pm on Election Day)
    • You must apply for your absentee ballot no later than 11 days before the election (previously 7 days)
  3. Voter ID
    • You can now use documents without your photo — e.g., voter registration card and documents such as utility bills containing your name and address (an employer ID must still include your photo)
    • Students registered to vote in Virginia and attending a college outside of Virginia may use their student IDs (previously applied only to students at Virginia colleges)
  4. Voter registration
    • Automatic voter registration […]
2020-07-01T21:44:10+00:00June 30th, 2020|Elections, Voting|

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.

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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

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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|

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 […]

2020-07-01T18:09:53+00:00May 11th, 2020|Voting|