Election Protection 2019

We are less than two weeks away from 2019 Elections! We need to fill 140 volunteer shifts to make the most significant impact and protect the vote of Virginians throughout the state! If you don’t have plans on Election Day besides voting, please join us for a shift at a precinct in your area. Sign up to volunteer here — certified volunteer hours or stipends available. Please contact Alex Bratton at Alexandria@engageva.org for more information.

Highlights

4 Days Until Election Day!

Election Day is next Tuesday, November 5th! All of Virginia’s seats in the General Assembly are up for election. Before you go to the poll, here are things to remember: 

  • When to vote: November 5th, polls open from 6 AM to 7 PM — As long as you get in line before 7 PM, you can vote.
 

The Richmond 2019 Top 40 Under 40

Congratulations to alumni of the Virginia Progressive Leadership Project (VAPLP) Sheba Williams, Executive Director of Nolef Turns Inc., and Yanet Limon-Amado, Co-Founder of UndocuRams and DACA Recipient for being nominated for Richmond’s Style Weekly’s 2019 Top 40 Under 40. The Top 40 Under 40 is a celebration of community members who are helping to make Richmond a better place. 

VAPLP is accepting applications for Cohort 7 in 2020. Click here to apply

Updates

Opportunity Virginia

Virginia launched the initiative Opportunity Virginia, which seeks to leverage the federal Opportunity Zone Program created by the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to incentivize investment in low-income communities. 
People who invest in eligible capital in the qualified opportunity zones can receive federal tax breaks. The Virginia Housing Development Authority will provide $50 million in a revolving loan credit facility program to help investors acquire property in these zones. Read more.

Election Protection 2019   

We are just a few days away from Election Day 2019! We still need volunteers to step up and help us protect the vote of Virginians throughout the state! If you don’t have plans on Election Day (besides voting of course!), please join us for a shift at a precinct in your area. Sign up to volunteer here — certified volunteer hours or stipends available. Please contact Alex Bratton at Alexandria@engageva.org for more information.

Upcoming Events

Women’s Equality Coalition Summit

This December, the Women’s Equality Coalition is gearing up for the legislative session and their annual Lobby Day! With a Saturday jam-packed with the content on racial Equity + reproductive health, rights and justice from our member organizations and community partners, including Progress Virginia, The Virginia Civic Engagement Table, The Virginia Latina Advocacy Network, and NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia.

Register Here. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your seat as soon as possible! 

Tickets are $15 for general admission and $7.50 for students 

Scholarships are available! If you are interested in applying for a scholarship or if you have any other questions, please email taneasha@progressva.org

TCI Policy Summit 2019

2019 Policy Summit Banner for webpage

Registration for this year’s Policy Summit is open! Early-bird discount through Nov. 15th. Click here to register.

Join leading policy experts, community partners, non-profit leaders, grassroots organizers, and other advocates from around the state for The Commonwealth Institute’s 6th annual Policy Summit. TCI’s policy summit is a great opportunity to network and learn from others, including expert speakers who will address important issues facing Virginia.

Community Conversations: Disability Justice 101

Join NAKASEC on Thursday, November 21st from 6:30 PM-8 PM for an introduction to Disability Justice and its intersection with the Asian American community. This community discussion will be led by Mia Ives Rublee, a fierce disability rights advocate and member of Adoptees’ for Justice. Enjoy some food, meet folks from the community and learn something new! RSVP and note any dietary restrictions by contacting Miae Bok at mbok@nakasec.org or call 703-256-2208.

The Civic Impact Summit

RVA Engage will be hosting the first regional Civic Impact Summit next week, November 6th. This event will be an opportunity to raise the collective civic voice from across all sectors of the region: public, private, nonprofit, faith-based, youth, and higher education. We have an impactful and informative day planned, from an inspirational keynote from Eric Liu, CEO of Citizen University, to expert-led breakout sessions and a panel discussion.


Opportunities
NAKASEC is Hiring

NAKASEC VA is looking for dynamic, passionate individuals who want to help build a strong, informed, and active Korean and Asian American base in Northern Virginia. They are currently looking to fill the Full-Time Community Organizer (Immigrant Justice) position. 

First Generation, Next Generation Fund

George Mason University is providing scholarships and DACA Renewal Awards for current George Mason Students who are DACA recipients. Email FGNG@gmu.edu for more information!

VCET Job Posting
The Virginia Civic Engagement Table is hiring an Executive Director. An ideal candidate has experience in fundraising and managing both 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations. Please find the full job description here. If you have any questions about the position, please email Irene Shin at irene@engageva.org.

Tools

ProgressVA Richmond Reporter
Virginia General Assembly 
Who is My Legislator?
Legislative Information System
Virginia Public Access Project
Code of Virginia

Support

Help support our efforts to advance justice, equity and opportunity to make sure every Virginian’s voice is heard in the Commonwealth’s democratic process, especially the voices of underrepresented communities. Join our movement in standing up for people of color, women, immigrants, low-income families, the LGBT community and people with disabilities!

      

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