August has been a busy month - in addition to our ongoing long-term organizing work, we are knocking on thousands of doors across Virginia ahead of the November 2021 election. Here’s a short update on what we’ve been working on this month:
End of Eviction Moratorium & Resources
On August 26, the Supreme Court rejected the federal eviction moratorium, putting thousands of families in danger of eviction as the Delta variant surges.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rent/utility assistance search tool
Virginia Rent Relief Program information
Eviction Legal Helpline: Call 1-833-NoEvict
Find your Legal Aid office: Call 1-866-LEGL-AID
Second Round of Election Endorsements
This month New Virginia Majority released more endorsements for the 2021 electoral cycle of candidates running for the House of Delegates. We are investing $3.2 million dollars into our direct voter outreach, mobilization, and education program to ensure Black, Latinx, and AAPI voices are heard at the ballot box. Click here to add your photo to show you are registered to vote!
Op-Ed: Senator Warner can help bridge divides on budget
Tram Nguyen, New Virginia Majority’s Co-Executive Director co-authored a guest column for Virginia Mercury urging Senator Mark Warner to deliver Living Wage Care Jobs, Immigration Reform, and Better Veteran & Child Care for those struggling to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis. “We need ambitious federal legislation — not only to build back our economy, but to reimagine it and make it more equitable in the future.” Click here to read the piece.
Vaccinating Our Communities
This summer, our Loudoun-Western Fairfax Chapter of NVM has co-hosted vaccine clinics that have vaccinated 1000+ community members, including many working class and undocumented Latin American immigrants. If you live in Virginia, click here to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment.
Thank you for your continued support of New Virginia Majority, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest updates. Together, we can lead the way towards a progressive Virginia for all of us.
The New Virginia Majority Development Team