WITH ELECTION DAY ON NOVEMBER 7th 2017, RACE FOR DEMOCRACY HAS BEEN COMPLETED.  AND WITH GREAT  SUCCESS.  WE RAN TWO PHASES OF RACE FOR DEMOCRACY WHICH RAISED AND GAVE $52,396  TO ELEVEN CANDIDATES, ALMOST ALL OF WHOM WON.  THE DETAILS FOR PHASE 1 ($36,890) FOLLOW AND HERE'S THE LINK FOR PHASE 2 ($15,710).  WWW.R4DVA2017.CAUSEVOX.COM.  THE PAGES LOOK THE SAME, BUT THE GOAL AND DEADLINE WERE DIFFERENT. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT RACE FOR DEMOCRACY AND HOW YOU MIGHT USE IT FOR YOUR CAMPAIGN SEND A NOTE TO NOPENEIGHBORS@GMAIL.COM  (WWW.NOPENEIGHBORS.ORG). 

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No sneakers required. This is a fundraising “race” to support Virginia House of Delegate candidates who are running hard, day in and day out, to uphold our democracy. 

Why Virginia Now?  Virginia is one of the two states with states elections this year (the other is NJ).  Currently, VA has a Democratic Governor, but the GOP controls the State Senate and House of Delegates. In national and statewide elections, VA votes Blue for Hillary Clinton, Gov. McAuliffe, and Sens. Warner and Kaine,  but in Congressional and state legislative races VA runs Red. This November all eyes turn to VA, a Purple state that could be Blue with enough strategic attention and dollars.  

Generously supporting VA delegate candidates NOW will help flip the state legislature, which helps to flip Congress (state legislatures draw Congressional district lines after the 2020 census), which allows progressive values to determine Federal policy and how the $4.1 trillion federal budget is spent. It starts here, now, and with you.

How Much Should I Give? Think about why you supported Obama or Hillary or Bernie and how much you gave to them. While this is not a presidential election year, the VA Delegate races can have a comparable impact. So, consider how much you might give based on national impact, not just the state legislature. These are the races where we begin to take back our democracy. It starts with electing progressive, Democratic candidates in VA in November. Here's how: 

Where Will My Donation Go?  You can make a contribution to our Pooled Fund for VA Delegate candidates. Your contribution will be given to 5 or more well-vetted candidates who are most electable and running for contested seats.  Or you can give directly to one of the 25 Democratic, progressive candidates running in 2017.  On September 10th, we will donate $5000 to each of the candidates we select based on targeting criteria . Here are a few of the VA Delegate candidates who will be among those we might support OR you can support directly now*. 

Then celebrate all you/we have accomplished with Team Blue members from across the region on Sunday, September 17, 7:00 pm in Chevy Chase, DC when we gather to celebrate our VA Delegate candidates.  All donors and Team Blue participants are welcome. 

*Candidates pictured:

Donica Roem, Donte Tanner, Hala Ayala, John Bell, Debra Rodman

Cheryl Turpin, Kathy Tran, Wendy Gooditis,  Elizabeth Guzman,  David Reid

Jennifer Carroll Foy, Willie Randall, Lee Carter, Schuyler VanValkenburg

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