VCET Weekly Update

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

VCET Board Members

Some of the candidates nominated for the VCET Board have let us know they’re unable to serve. That means we have three nominees for our three board slots and those three individuals will automatically be elected to the board. The winning nominees are David Broder, Margie del Castillo and Maya Castillo Morrison. David and Margie are continuing their service on the board. Maya is new to serving on the VCET Board and we welcome her to this role. We know she’ll bring valuable insights, experience and ideas to the board. Please join us in congratulating the newest VCET Board members.

Weekly Meetings During General Assembly Session

Once again this year we’ll help partners coordinate their work at the General Assembly session. We’ll meet each Friday from noon to one. We’re still finalizing a meeting location. Stay tuned to this space for more details.

Celebrate the Holidays and Everyone’s Work

Our RVA Social is Thursday, December 13th. Join us between 5 PM and 7 PM to celebrate the holidays and all the great work everyone did in 2018. VCET gets appetizers for all to share and you’re responsible for your own drink.

Data Tip of the Week


The Leadership Conference, a civil and human rights coalition, has developed census resources.  These tables were shared earlier in the year and I wanted to bring them back around as we get closer and closer to the 2020 Census.

Below are links to fact sheets about what’s at risk with a census undercount in:

African American and Native American communities:

And tables on the state, city and congressional districts:

???? VAN Training
Listed below are LIVE VAN Webinars as well as on-demand training.
Please take advantage of these beneficial resources.
Most videos are 15-minutes or less.
LIVE Webinars:
My Campaign

  • Thursday, 12/13 1 pm – 2 pm EST

VAN 102 

  • Tuesday, 12/12 1 pm – 2 pm EST

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VAN 103
  • Tuesday, 12/18 1 pm – 2 pm EST
On-demand Video Training
On-demand VAN training is a great resource when on-boarding new volunteers and staff members.
It’s also great for refresher training for current staff and volunteers.
If you have questions any questions, please contact LaTonya at

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