Collection: Virginia Campaign #1 - VBM

All 140 seats in Virginia’s State Legislature will be up for election on November 7th. Currently, Republicans control the House of Delegates and the Governor’s office, while Democrats control the State Senate. We have the opportunity to gain the majority in the House and maintain Democratic control in the Senate. However, there’s also a 50-50 chance that Republicans will maintain the majority in the House and take control of the Senate, resulting in a Republican trifecta in Virginia.

When Democrats held a trifecta in 2020-21, they repealed abortion restrictions, while Republicans fought to restrict and criminalize abortion. Republican Governor Youngkin has vowed to “sign any bill” to “protect life”. Democrats also passed bills to combat climate change, enacted gun control legislation, expanded Medicaid, protected LGBTQ rights, raised the minimum wage, improved voting access, and more. Republicans have publicly opposed these efforts and will undoubtedly attempt to roll back the progress made by Democrats as soon as they regain power. The only way to prevent this from happening is to mobilize Virginia voters to turn out in the odd-year election and make their voices heard!