Big wins in the House of Delegates! We’ve started to flip VA blue.
Nov. 7, 2017
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WHAT HAPPENED?

All five of our candidates are headed to the VA House of Delegates! Virginia got a lot more progressive in 2017, and we’ve laid the groundwork for future victories to turn the state blue once and for all. Together, we raised awareness about how Virginia’s state government affects our whole country’s democracy. We donated over $156,000 and connected thousands of volunteers to our candidates.


WHY VIRGINIA?
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Defending Choice

Red state leaders are doing their best to attack women’s rights—and Virginia’s no exception. In the last 7 years, VA’s legislature has introduced 80 anti-choice bills and passed 4. Women’s lives will stay at risk until we flip VA blue.

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Gerrymandering

Why does Virginia have a red state legislature, even though it voted for Hillary in 2016? The answer lies in corrupt district maps that favor the GOP. VA’s gerrymandering has given Republicans 1-2 unearned seats in Congress.

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Healthcare

There’s an easy way to provide health insurance to 400,000 Virginians—but the GOP-controlled state legislature refuses to seal the deal. By rejecting the Medicaid expansion, Republicans condemn Virginia families to bankruptcy and sickness.


WHO WE SUPPORTED
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District: VA House District 2
Opponent: Mike Makee
Flipped! Jennifer Carroll Foy won by a margin of 62.72% to 37.28%.
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District: VA House District 13
Opponent: Bob Marshall
Flipped! Danica Roem won by a margin of 54.36% to 45.64%.
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District: VA House District 31
Opponent: Scott Lingamfelter
Flipped! Elizabeth Guzman won by a margin of 53.63% to 44.68%.
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District: VA House District 32
Opponent: Thomas Greason
Flipped! David Reid won by a margin of 58.55% to 41.45%.
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District: VA House District 42
Opponent: Lolita Mancheno-Smoak
Flipped! Kathy Tran won by a margin of 60.94% to 38.93%.

LEARN MORE
Blog: Virginia Day of Action
The Bluest of Blue Waves
3 reasons to #flipVAblue
3 reasons to #flipVAblue
Blog: How Will We Build a Bluer Virginia?
How Will We Build a Bluer Virginia?