Thank you for your continued support for New Virginia Majority. Here is our monthly newsletter to stay up to date on all the events, actions, and advocacy from our organization. Read ahead for some updates on the work NVM has been part of this April.
Housing Justice in Arlington
In the wake of rent hikes due to Amazon HQ2, working-class Asian Americans are at risk of being pushed out of their homes in Arlington, Virginia. ACE Collaborative organizers hosted a Stop the Push Out: Housing for All Rally to demand that the Arlington County Board of Supervisors expand eligibility requirements and increase housing funds for low-income families. Read our impact report highlighting the negative impact Amazon HQ2 is having on communities of color in Arlington.
Shaheera Sayed, an organizer with ACE Collaborative stated, “There is proof that the Asian Americans and other communities of color in Arlington county are struggling,” she said. “By adding more funding and expanding eligibility in programs such as the Housing Grants, more people who are unable to get affordable housing but are struggling to pay rent can benefit from this program.” Organizers are demanding an additional $8 million in funding to the Housing Grants program. Sign the “STOP THE PUSH OUT” petition to support this campaign.
Virginia Democratic Primaries
Listed below are important dates for the upcoming Democratic Primary for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, House of Delegates, and local representatives. Go to Vote.VA.us to register to vote, update your information, vote by mail, track your ballot, and pledge to vote.
- Early voting began on April 24th
- The deadline to register to vote or update an existing record is on May 17th
- The deadline to request an absentee ballot is on May 28th
- Election day is on Tuesday, June 8th
Join New Virginia Majority in supporting Jennifer McClellan for Governor by signing up for volunteer opportunities with us. We are also hiring full and part-time canvassers for $17 per hour in Chantilly, Richmond, and Norfolk.
Mutual Aid Solidarity Week
During the first week of April, New Virginia Majority teamed up with organizations to promote Mutual Aid Solidarity Week. Listed below are organizations in need of donations to provide mutual aid resources like food distribution, mini-grants, and direct financial assistance to communities hit the hardest by the pandemic and economic crisis.
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The Development Team
New Virginia Majority