For Immediate Release
Stand Up America Celebrates Historic Night for Progressives in Virginia
WASHINGTON - Following the historic number of progressive candidates elected to the Virginia General Assembly tonight, Stand Up America Managing Director Christina Harvey released the following statement:
“This election was critical for Virginia and an important bellwether of progressive energy heading into the 2020 elections—and progressives won big.
“In race after race, voters chose candidates running on a platform of progressive change—from better wages for teachers to more affordable health care to stronger gun laws. Now, Virginia’s newly elected legislature will be able to enact these critically-needed reforms. They’ll also get to decide who draws district lines in 2021, which will affect state and federal elections for the next decade.
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“This victory is a direct result of the work of countless volunteers and activists on the ground in Virginia, the campaigns of dozens of inspiring progressive candidates, and the work of national grassroots groups like Stand Up America, who mobilized progressive voters in key districts across the state. Ahead of the 2020 elections, we’ll continue to ramp-up our organizing efforts in key states to drive progressive voters to the polls.”
Stand Up America’s volunteers played an important role in driving voters to the polls in some of the Virginia’s closest legislative races this year. Our volunteer-led, peer-to-peer texting program sent 206,501 text messages to voters in key districts in Virginia using information from the voter file.
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Stand Up America is a progressive advocacy organization with over two million community members across the country. Focused on grassroots advocacy to strengthen our democracy and oppose Trump’s corrupt agenda, Stand Up America has driven over 600,000 phone calls to Congress and mobilized tens of thousands of protestors across the country.