|Tuesday, December 11, 7:00-8:30: Are You Ready for Richmond? Grassroots Training for 2019. Special Guest: Senator Adam Ebbin. Arlington Mill Community Center, Room 527, 909 S. Dinwiddie Street, Arlington. We will cover some basic information about the upcoming state legislative session in Richmond which starts on January 9, 2019 (length, crossover, committee system, Governor’s veto, etc.), as well as the most effective vs least effective ways to interact with Delegates and Senators. Register for Free Tickets.
Saturday, December 29. Save the date for a special movie event to support ratification of the ERA in Virginia.
Thursday, January 3. Save the date for a national Day of Action. Indivisible groups across the country are going on offense day one of the new Congress to demand progressive action and legislation. More details to come.
Wednesday, January 9. Save the date for ERA Lobby Day on the first day of the 2019 Virginia General Assembly. More details to come, or see https://varatifyera.org/.
After two years on defense, we get to go on offense. Read Indivisible on Offense: A Practical Guide to the New, Democratic House and stay tuned for actions planned by Indivisible Arlington.
2018 Midterm Election Wrap-Up
To those of you who volunteered and who voted on November 6… Thank you! Turnout matters. Each vote counts. Lots of people volunteered countless hours and expended great effort to get out the vote for progressive candidates. Indivisible Arlington hosted six postcard parties at which you helped write over 1200 postcards to voters. We also organized canvassing events and online fundraisers, and we pushed out information about countless events and volunteer opportunities through our website, Facebook Group, and email list. Congratulations to everyone who worked hard, organized, engaged and supported candidates up and down the ballot. Remember, it’s not what you can do as an individual, it’s what WE can do together.
Adopted Candidates in Virginia
As a special initiative during the election, Indivisible Arlington adopted three candidates for the House of Representative in Virginia. Vangie Williams fought hard but was unable to win in CD-1, Elaine Luria defeated her Republican incumbent in CD-2, and Abigail Spanberger was victorious in CD-7.
A Local Flip!
Our endorsed candidate Democrat Matt de Ferranti defeated Independent John Vihstadt to flip a seat on the Arlington County Board.
Looking Ahead To 2019
On January 9, 2019, the state legislative session begins in Richmond. Democrat Carter Turner lost a hard-fought battle to flip District 8 this year, so we will continue to have a 51-49 Republican majority in the House of Delegates and a 21-19 Republican majority in the State Senate. We hope that you will join Indivisible Arlington as we track legislation during the session and work to ensure that our priority issues are considered.
On November 5, 2019, all 100 members of the House of Delegates and all 40 State Senators are up for election. Even in our current Gerrymandered state, our plan is to flip both so that we have a completely blue General Assembly in 2020!
Our mission: (1) pressure the current government to fight the Trump agenda; (2) elect a new progressive government.