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:
- ACLU of Virginia
- League of Women Voters of Virginia
- NAACP Virginia
- New Virginia Majority
- One Virginia 2021
- Virginia Civic Engagement Table
LEARN MORE ABOUT NEW VOTING AND ELECTION BILLS IN VIRGINIA
An online database created by the Brennan Center has all the most recent information on restrictive and expansive voting bills that are being proposed or have passed in your state. Make sure to stay up-to-date!
VISIT A ‘ONE-STOP-SHOP’ FOR ELECTION INFO: VOTE411.ORG FOR VIRGINIA
VOTE411 is a “one-stop-shop” for election information created by League of Women Voters. Get your Personalized Voting Information to find your polling place, see what’s on your ballot, check your voter registration, learn ID requirements, and much more!
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 the Freedom to Vote Act.
Tell Lawmakers to Guarantee the RIGHT TO VOTE!
Virgina, Lets guarantee our RIGHT TO VOTE! Urge lawmakers to protect our basic rights by ending felony disenfranchisement. People who have served their sentences and paid taxes deserve a chance to choose the people who represent them. OUR VOICES MATTER!
VOLUNTEER TO PROTECT THE VOTE!
Join Common Cause’s Election Protection program makes sure eligible voters know how to cast their ballots and ensure they are counted. Sign up to help voters — by monitoring polling places, contacting voters, watchdogging social media for disinformation, and more!
For nearly 50 years, the state was subject to Voting Rights Act rules meant to deter racial discrimination. Those federal guidelines are now shredded, but Virginia just recreated them on its own.
For years, redistricting reform advocates have been arguing something should be done to curb Virginia’s long history of political gerrymandering. In November 2020, voters overwhelmingly agreed, passing a constitutional amendment that largely strips the General Assembly of its authority to redraw legislative and congressional districts.