MotherBoard is bringing structure and strategy to progressive efforts in Hampton Roads.

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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
    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. Climate Change Focus. This IS A BIG DEAL. Virginia could be the first state in our region to implement a plan to address climate change. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is holding six hearings on its proposed plan, Executive Directive 11, that will reduce carbon pollution from power plants and grow Virginia's clean energy economy. Our local Sierra Club created a list of ways we can support the upcoming local public hearing in Virginia Beach on March 12th at 5PM at the DEQ Tidewater Regional Office (5636 Southern Blvd). There are many things you can do even if you can not attend the meeting. Click here for the list.

  2. Put it in ink! It's happening, so mark your calendar! There is now a scheduled March for Our Lives event in every state. If you can not attend the DC March for Our Lives, plan to attend the local march. RSVP here.

  3. Make Your Voice Heard! We heard it directly from Anne Holton. Calling your elected official really is the most effective way for your voice to be heard. Are you not sure what to call about or what to say? Visit They make it easy and give you all the information you need to stay active when you have very little time to commit.

  4. Keep the pressure on because IT'S WORKING! Write, Call, Tweet, Post Here's an amazing list put together by Knowledge is Power. It's a list of companies that have a relationship with the NRA. Many have severed their NRA relationships based on consumer feedback. Keep it going! Contact these companies and ask them to STOP supporting the NRA.

  5. Thank them. These companies have taken a stand on guns. Take a moment and send a quick note or email to thank them for standing up and taking action on want they plan do themselves in lieu of elected officials.

7 Dollars

West Virginia Teachers 


West Virginia teachers took to the streets for their families, their communities and their students. And may have foreshadowed the future of organized labor.

With no collective bargaining rights, no contract, and no legal right to strike, the teachers managed to mount a statewide work stoppage anyway, and make their demands heard, marshal public support, and stick together until they won. And the rank and file, not union leaders, came to call the shots and ended up winning a five percent raise this year for teachers - and all other state employees.

They did the hard work, so let's give them a hand and help make up for pay lost during the strike. 

Put $7 here.

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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