THE DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT IN Virginia
MAKE AN IMPACT FOR DEMOCRACY
Democracy starts with each of us—and together, we can make a major impact when we speak up for what’s right. We know the ultimate power in a democracy is the people. We are powerful, fearless, ordinary Americans working together to build a democracy that works for us all.
Take action! Join in the democracy work of the organizations below:
- League of Women Voters of Virginia
- New Virginia Majority
- One Virginia 2021
- Virginia Civic Engagement Table
FIND OUT HOW, WHERE, AND WHEN TO VOTE IN VIRGINIA
VOLUNTEER AT THE POLLS IN VIRGINIA
LEARN WHERE THE POLITICAL MONEY COMES FROM IN VIRGINIA
LEARN HOW DEMOCRACY REFORMS BECOME LAW IN VIRGINIA
Twenty-four states, including Virginia, do not feature a process for citizen-led ballot initiatives. This means that a state legislator must sponsor a bill in order for it to be voted on to become law. This requires you to be in relationship with your state legislatures. Some tactics used in these states to pressure on them to act are community powered lobbying, marching, and nonviolent civil disobedience. LEARN MORE!
Virginia DEMOCRACY REFORM AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL IS POSSIBLE TOO!
Learn more about H.R.1, the For the People Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in March 2019.
HOW YOU CAN ADVOCATE FOR SAFE VOTING DURING THE 2020 PANDEMIC
Safe Voting Now is working to make sure no one is disenfranchised by this public health crisis — actively working with state governments and partners to watchdog how any changes will impact voters. Select your state or use the map below to demand Vote-by-Mail in your state!
An interesting piece that goes into both the issue of felon disenfranchisement in Virginia and one of the people working for New Virginia Majority.
Virginia politicians put the public good over partisan gain by approving an amendment to the Virginia Constitution establishing an independent redistricting commission. Voters will now have a chance to vote to incorporate this amendment in our Constitution in November.