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

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. Celebrate Black History Month: Hear from NASA's “Hidden Figure,” Dr. Christine Darden, and NASA's “Modern Figure,” Michelle Ferebee at the And Still I Rise event this Saturday at Nauticus. This event is one of many others celebrating Black History Month. Check them all out here and here.

  2. Think global. Act local: Attend Engage Norfolk 2018! this Sunday, February 11 and connect your passions and values with organizations making a difference in our city, our region, our state, our country and our world. If you would like to volunteer at MotherBoard's table, please send us an email at

  3. Join the 'Role Model Club': Senator Kamala Harris's An Open Letter to Women Making Black History is a must read. She is the second black woman (and the first woman of South-Asian descent) to be a United States senator. And help spread her "Role Model Club" message by using hashtag #WomenMakingBlackHistory.

  4. Show Up: Our next monthly meeting is February 22 at the Slover Library from 6-8 pm. Along with our legislative tracking plan, we will also hear from Carter Smith about upcoming elections in the City of Norfolk, including school board and city council. RSVP here to be apart of the blue tsunami training.

  5. Stand up. Speak out: Did you know that 88% of DNA exonerees arrested as minors are black and the majority were tried as adults? Learn about the important work of Innocence Project and how you can support their efforts to end racial bias in our criminal justice system.

7 Dollars

Rise to Run

Rise sister, rise.
In small groups across the country, Rise to Run is encouraging teenage girls and college-age women to start thinking about running for office.
Along with activating young people, diversity in representation is also a major push for this organization. Let's put $7 here to support them.

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.    

The conversation needs you! Please request to join our Facebook page and subscribe to our weekly emails. We need local leaders to champion our Core Issues.  


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News & Press Releases

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