Board Nominees Share Why They’re Running:

We’ve asked each of the nominees for the VCET board to take a few minutes to share who they are and why they want to serve on the VCET board. We’ll share them as we get them each week until the election at the December 18th meeting. Each organization gets one vote and will vote for three candidates. The three who win will join the VCET board.

My name is David Broder. I’m proud to serve as the President of SEIU Virginia 512, a union of Fairfax and Loudoun County employees, and home care providers across the Commonwealth. We are dedicated to fighting for economic, racial, immigrant and environmental justice. Our union’s motto is “Strong Together.” Just as we believe that workers are stronger together in a union, we believe that the progressive movement is stronger when we work together to empower communities, register and mobilize voters, and hold our elected officials accountable. I want to serve on the VCET Board so that we can continue to build a stronger coalition and a brighter future for all Virginians. We need greater collaboration, stronger relationships, and bold, clear plans to win, and our union wants to help drive that effort.

VCET Board Nominations & Election

VCET Board elections will take place at our December partner meeting on Tuesday, December 18th at the Richard Byrd Library (7250 Commerce St, Springfield, VA 22150) from 10 AM to 12 PM. Board nominations are listed below.

Margie Del Castillo, NLIRH Virginia Latina Advocacy Network

David Broder, SEIU Virginia 512

Maya Castillo Morrison, New Virginia Majority

December VCET Meeting

We look forward to seeing you at our December 18th monthly partner meeting. We’ll spend a good part of the meeting working on designing the coalition campaign on automatic rights restoration. We’ll, of course, elect VCET board members. We’ll also spend some time looking ahead to the General Assembly session and talk about how we best work together during the session. Please join us from 10 AM to12 PM at the Richard Byrd library in Springfield.

Humble Brags on VCET Staff

Freddie Berry, our Development Manager and VAPLP Cohort 3 alumnus, has been selected to serve on the Equity & Diversity Committee for Powhatan County Public Schools. His past experiences as a minority student in PCPS, current position as a Powhatan High School basketball coach and work with the Virginia Civic Engagement Table allows him to bring equitable and diverse solutions to the committee. He plans to use this opportunity to strengthen the fight against the school-to-prison pipeline and eliminate racial, gender, health and financial disparities within PCPS.

LaTonya Wallace, our Technology & Field Manager, has been involved with Data for Black Lives for the past two years. Data for Black Lives is a group of activists, organizers and mathematicians committed to the mission of using data science to create concrete and measurable change in the lives of Black people.  At the conclusion of their most recent conference earlier this month, LaTonya was asked to co-facilitate their next meeting in November of 2019.

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