Our Weekly 757 Campaign

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7 Issues

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

  1. Health Care Access
    Women’s Reproductive Rights
    Medicare
    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
    LGBTQ
    Border Wall

  6. Economic Justice
    Living Wage
    Unions
    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

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5 Actions

Suggested actions this week

  1. SHOW UP. 5/17/17. Republican Chris Stolle, long-time District 83 delegate and consistent supporter of regressive Republican ideas, will speak at a Civic League meeting. His Democratic opponent David Rose-Carmack will also attend. 6:45 p.m., 8440 Mona Ave. Norfolk 23518. See you there.
     
  2. CANVASS! Primary Day is June 13 and progressive candidates need your help to get out the vote! MotherBoard's website lists progressive campaigns in Norfolk and Virginia Beach that need your help. Find your district, make a call and get going. Check it here (scroll down).

  3. VOLUNTEER. The Virginia Beach Democratic Party needs 16 volunteers for 3-hour shifts at this Saturday's unassembled caucus to select a candidate for House District 84. Call contact the Chair at 757.716.8248 or chair@vbdemocrats.org.

  4. CHECK THE LIST. Experts in authoritarianism advise us to keep a list of things subtly changing around you, so we’ll remember. Author Amy Siskind is doing this. Check out her running weekly list and the verifiable link to the facts she references. Remind yourself here.

  5. WATCH. Jeff Sessions' order to prosecutors to pursue the toughest penalties possible asks us to be blind to the racist motivations and high-stakes economics behind "get tough on crime." To better understand this complicated issue, watch, The 13th on Netflix.

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7 Dollars

Suggested donation this week.

If you love a highly-curated newsletter as much as we do, you don't have to wait two weeks for the 757 to land in your email. 

Every week day, the fiercely nonpartisan/nonprofit Virginia Public Access Project sends out VaNews, a compilation of newspaper articles about state government and politics.

Their daily newsletter is only one of many ways VPAP gives Virginians the information they need to make informed decisions.

VPAP's approach is grounded in facts taken directly from public documents such as campaign finance reports, election returns, conflicts disclosures and lobbyist registrations. VPAP breaks down the silos of government data and weaves in other information such as newspaper articles.

This integrated approach provides us with unique and valuable insights on politicians and issues that impact our families and communities.

Let VPAP know that you know how vital their work is. Put $7 here.

About Us

MotherBoard
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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