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. Listen. Author Crystal Fleming will discuss why Americans of all ethnic backgrounds tend to be ignorant about matters of race in a presentation at Virginia Wesleyan's Boyd Dining Hall on April 23rd from 7-8PM. Come hear her speak about her forthcoming book, How to Be Less Stupid About Race: The Essential Guide to Confronting White Supremacy.

  2. RSVP. Over 350,000 people have agreed to take immediate action if Trump fires either Robert Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. If you haven't done so, RSVP to one of the two events scheduled in Hampton Roads. By doing so, you will get notified on planned protests and responses immediately. Also, House Representatives are working on bipartisan legislation to protect Mueller from being fired by Trump. Support H.R.5505 by calling 844-241-1141.

  3. Call. Trump has dangerously escalated the situation in Syria by ordering a missile strike without congressional authorization, without explanation of his legal justification, and with no apparent strategy for what happens next. Find more information about who to call and suggested script here.

  4. Volunteer. Sign up to register new voters at Virginia Beach High Schools 4/23 - 5/4 from 10:30AM - 1:00PM. There will be at least 2 volunteers at each location and 1 of those volunteers will need to be certified. Most of us completed the certification online. If you haven't, it's super easy and can be done here. To volunteer, email Carolyn Caywood at to be added to the schedule.

  5. Celebrate. Grab your kids, a friend, or just yourself and give the Earth some love this weekend in honor of Earth Day. Here's a list of several events in Hampton Roads. Norfolk has several cleanup opportunities here.

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Their mission is to strengthen journalism, enrich communities, empower citizens and restore trust in media by developing and sustaining a new wave of journalists to serve local news organizations in under-covered corners of America.

Emerging journalists are selected by Report for America based on their skill, character and commitment to public service journalism. These RFA corps members begin their journey with intensive training and workshops to prepare them for the year ahead. Local news organizations apply to host corps members in their newsrooms and deploy them to do critically important local journalism.

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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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