Our Weekly 757 Campaign

7 Issues

These issues are what we focus on at all levels of government. 

  1. Health Care Access
    Women’s Reproductive Rights
    Affordable Care Act
    Addiction Epidemic
    Compromised Food Supply

  2. Environmental Stewardship
    Climate Change
    Sea Level Rise
    Chesapeake Bay Health
    Renewable Energy
    Corporate Agriculture

  3. Fair Representation & Elections
    Redistricting Reform
    Voting Rights & Access
    "Get out the Vote” Efforts

  4. Public Education & Civic Engagement
    Freedom of Speech & Press
    School Funding & Performance Measures
    Art & Humanities Funding
    Civic & Science Literacy

  5. Diversity & Equal Dignity
    Muslim Ban/Registry
    Black Lives Matter
    Border Wall

  6. Economic Justice
    Living Wage
    Social Safety Net
    Community Safety & Revitalization

  7. #NotNormal
    Peculiar Trump Behavior
    Corrupt/Unqualified Cabinet Members
    Hostility Toward the Press
    Twitter Rants
    Empowering the Alt Right
    Conflict of Interest

5 Actions

Suggested actions this week

  1. RSVP to attend the Norfolk City Council Meeting on 12/19/17. MotherBoard has joined forces with the Sierra Club and Mothers Out Front in asking Norfolk City Council to vote NO on granting easements on property in Suffolk for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. We believe that the construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) is unnecessary and will cause serious, lasting and expensive harm to America's public health, economy, and environment.

  2. Speak Up before 12/19 by telling Norfolk Mayor and City Council Members to reject the bid for easements on City of Norfolk-owned property in Suffolk for the construction of a natural gas pipeline. The Council announces its decision at next Tuesday's monthly meeting. All the information you need is here. Please send your emails out today.

  3. Watch - Gun safety legislation is still a ways off, but we can educate ourselves today on preventing gun violence. Watch Sandy Hook Promise’s powerful new video, “Tomorrow’s News,” which portrays the devastating impact of gun violence – and the many opportunities we have to prevent it.

  4. Join Norfolk's Mueller firing rapid response
    Nobody is above the law. RSVP now to this local event planned as part of a national rapid response protest in the event that Donald Trump fires Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Please note that the listed date is a placeholder and will be updated to within 24 hours of the firing, should it occur. All information is here

  5. Attend Lecture - "Waging peace in a broken world"
    Paul K. Chappell - a West Point graduate, former Army captain, and Iraq war veteran - is an inspiring speaker and writer whose work focuses on "waging peace." On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, he will speak locally about the root causes of violence, the anatomy of trauma, and ways to create solutions that heighten peace in individual lives, communities, nations, and the world. Join him Jan. 9, 2018, 7-8:30 p.m., Greer Environmental Sciences Center, Virginia Wesleyan University. This really is a must-go-to event.

7 Dollars

Sandy Hook PROMISE

On December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut, 20 children between six and seven years old, as well as six adult staff members were fatally shot.

When news breaks about yet another school shooting, we often feel a devastating sense of helplessness and hopelessness. Families and communities affected by the tragedy are left alone to wonder: How could we have stopped this?

That’s why Sandy Hook Promise’s Know the Signs programs are so important. These no-cost trainings teach students and adults how to identify warning signs and signals of gun violence and empower them to intervene today before a tragedy occurs tomorrow. Every $1 you give helps train one more person how to prevent gun violence. Donate today so Sandy Hook Promise can keep offering lifesaving programs at no cost to more schools and communities. 

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About Us

We are a local organization intent on bringing structure and strategy to progressive efforts here in Hampton Roads. Created by local residents to connect smart, curious and action-oriented women, MotherBoard is finding efficient ways to support issues and candidates here in Hampton Roads.    

Our Vision
We envision local communities led by diverse, responsible and progressive leaders.   

Our Mission
Connect citizens with progressive organizations, issues and events to bring about greater engagement and positive outcomes.    

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