We've Acted!

2018

  • Helped Abigail Spanberger win a seat in the US House of Representatives, 7th district, and Tim Kaine get reelected to the US Senate, by canvassing, phone banking, staffing campaign offices, writing post cards, registering voters, entering data, housing campaign staff and volunteers, and providing office furniture and supplies.

  • Helped Vangie Williams bid for election to the US House, 1st district. She lost but we consider her campaign a success because it was by far the closest a Democrat has been to winning this seat in the modern era.

  • Helped Jason Graham win a seat on the Fredericksburg City Council by canvassing, phone banking, and providing voter database support.

2017

  • Supported the coordinated Democratic Party of Virginia campaign. Our efforts helped secure a win for Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, and Attorney General Mark Herring

  • Assisted in the coordination of state and local campaigns

  • Managed and staffed over 50 hours of phonebanking for the Coordinated Campaign

  • Organized canvassing for the delegate candidates from July until the arrival of Coordinated Campaign

  • Organized canvass launch sites for the Coordinated Campaigns and prepared canvass materials for 18 action weekends and additional weekdays as requested

  • Provided 19 regular canvassers for the Coordinated Campaigns

  • Held monthly meetings to learn about issues important to voters from expert speakers including a former economic analyst for the federal government, a team of lawyers who specialize in immigration law, a Commonwealth's Attorney, and a former candidate familiar with campaign fundraising and spending

  • Trained members to write letters to the editor and respond to online comments

  • Maintained a candidate's Twitter account

  • Consistently exceeded call and canvassing goals set by the Coordinated Campaign

  • Trained 23 people to register voters

  • Invited Steve Aycock, Joshua Cole, and Al Durante to give updates on campaign needs and activities

  • Helped organize community specific groups to canvass and hold activities for candidates

  • Furnished the campaign office

  • Led and helped staff the headquarters office and satellite locations for Get Out The Vote weekends

  • Coordinated campaign sign distribution for the Fredericksburg area

  • Staffed shifts at multiple polls on election day

  • Assisted the Spotsylvania County Democratic Party with annual Stars and Stripes event

       2016

  • Supported the coordinated Democratic Party of Virginia campaign. Our efforts helped secure a win for Virginia for Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and a recordbreaking showing for Congressional Candidates Matt Rowe in the 1st and Eileen Bedell in the 7th District.

  • Trained 43 area residents in a BAN Action Training Day to be effective speakers for our candidates and the Democratic Party

  • Managed and staffed over 50 hours of phonebanking for the Coordinated Campaign

  • Provided canvassers for the Coordinated Campaigns

  • Registered 30 voters

  • Coordinated meetings to learn about local issues important to voters and our work from expert speakers including a lawyer who explained the amendments that appeared on the fall ballot, high school workers involved in campaign action, Virginia Consumer Voices for Healthcare, a board member of the Islamic Center of Fredericksburg, the Central Rappahannock Regional Library director, the Advancement Project Voter Protection Services director

  • Trained 35 people to register voters and assist former felons in regaining their voting rights

  • Provided the coordinated campaign with several teams of dedicated volunteers for canvassing, phonebanking, and voter registration

  • Invited Matt Rowe and Eileen Bedell to get to know members, answer questions, and provide us with accurate talking points

  • Had over 14 Letter to the Editor printed in the Free Lance Star

  • Led and helped staff the headquarters office and satellite locations for Get Out The Vote weekend

  • Coordinated campaign sign distribution for the Fredericksburg area

  • Helped organize and recruited participants for three events which drew over $3000 for Eileen Bedell's campaign

  • Staffed shifts at multiple polls on election day

  • Assisted the Spotsylvania County Democratic Party with annual Stars and Stripes event

2015

  • Supported the successful reelection campaign of Bill Blaine for Spotsylvania School Board by assisting with over 50 hours of canvassing across the Salem District, hosting a canvassing event with the Ned Gallaway team, and cohosting a neighborhood forum

  • Managed phone banks for Ned Gallaway's campaign for the 17th Virginia Senatorial District for over 75 hours

  • Organized three coordinated canvasses in Stafford County supporting the campaigns of Kandy Hilliard (28th House of Delegates), Tim Barbrow (Commonwealth Attorney) and Zee Skoloda (Clerk of the Court)

  • Worked on the Kandy Hilliard campaign as canvassers and office help for over 100 hours

  • Led the Ned Gallaway canvass and phonebank in Fredericksburg during Get Out The Vote weekend

  • Staffed shifts at multiple polls

  • Analyzed data to support local candidates

  • Invited experts to educate us on local issues important to voters including sludge, child care law, the school to prison pipeline, and redistricting reform

  • Assisted the Spotsylvania County Democratic Party with annual Stars and Stripes event

2014

  • Supported the coordinated campaigns for the successful reelection of Senator Mark Warner and the Norm Mosher (1st District) and Jack Trammell (7th District) races by leading weekly BAN canvasses (knocking on over 6,000 doors) and holding weekly phonebanks (over 6500 calls)

  • Trained over 30 people to register voters and educate community members on new voter identification laws

  • Registered approximately 200 new voters

  • Provided the first public appearance by Norm Mosher as new candidate

  • Participated or led voter registration at 7 events

  • Cosponsored open house for Norm Mosher with three Democratic Committees

  • Staffed and managed the coordinated campaign office and a satellite location for Get Out The Vote weekends including launching canvassers and directing phonebanking

  • Facilitated 4 meetings for Rappahannock area Democratic leadership to plan local collaboration

  • Canvassed 175 doors in a low turnout neighborhood to register voters or change existing information

  • Assisted the Spotsylvania County Democratic Party with annual Stars and Stripes event

  • Assisted the Caroline County Democratic Party with annual State Fair event

  • Hosted intensive training on persuasive canvassing for the Trammell team

  • Publicized candidate debates, the office opening, and candidate appearances

  • Facilitated furnishing and stocking as well as packing and moving of the coordinated campaign office

  • Assisted in the production of a campaign commercial

  • Participated in two events to raise voter awareness of Medicaid Expansion issues