State Legislatures Are KEY
Our State 2023
General Election: November 7, 2023 (6 a.m. to 7 p.m)
Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration: October 16, 2023 (Voters may register after this date, through Election Day, and vote using a provisional ballot).
Deadline to apply for a ballot to be mailed to you: October 27, 2023. Your request must be received by your local voter registration office by 5:00 p.m.
General Election: November 7, 2023 (6 a.m. to 7 p.m)
First day of in-person early voting at your local registrar's office: Friday, September 22, 2023.
Voter registration offices open for early voting: Saturday, October 28, 2023.
The last day of in-person early voting at your local voter registration office: Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
Our ISSUE Reports AND MEDIA bundles
Read here for our latest in-depth research reports supporting Democratic state district campaigns.
BIRTH CONTROL BANS
Making birth control widely available is an obvious strategy for decreasing the number of abortions.
That is, unless you are a Republican. In fact, the opposite is occurring: some Republicans are trying to
limit access to birth control. Unsurprisingly, this is not happening in blue states. In Virginia, the Democratic-controlled Senate currently provides a backstop against this kind of legislation.
However, should Republicans in Virginia take control of both legislative bodies after the 2023 elections, Virginians should not be surprised to find that they also face limits on access to some types of birth control.
LGBTQ+ Guide: Democrats Want all Virginians to Feel Safe and Welcome
On June 6, 2023, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) declared a national emergency for members of the LGBTQ+ community, following an “unprecedented and dangerous spike in anti-LGBTQ+ legislative assaults sweeping state houses this year.”
Currently, the HRC is tracking a record number of over 525 anti-LGBTQ+ bills across U.S state houses including Virginia’s. In 2023, Virginia’s Republican legislators introduced 12 anti-LGBTQ+ bills and passed 2 anti-LBGTQ+ bills in the General Assembly.
Virginians have the opportunity in the 2023 election to advance the Commonwealth forward to create a future in which all people feel welcome and safe to authentically participate in every aspect of society by voting for Democrats.
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REPUBLICANS SUPPRESS VOTING AND SILENCE CITIZENS
Then, in 2021, Republicans won a slim majority of seats in the Virginia House of Delegates and a Republican was elected governor. Since then, they have dedicated themselves to reversing that restoration of democracy. Republicans have passed bill after bill in the House which would restrict voting, again particularly aimed at historically marginalized groups. Even some Senate Republicans have proposed bills to chip away at voting rights. Democrats in the state Senate have blocked every one of those proposed bills.
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Good Things Happen When Democrats Win!
Case study: Virginia 2019
Democrats win Trifecta in State Government: Governor, House of Delegates, and State Senate
In two years, Democrats have passed:
- Voting rights bills to make access to voting easier and prevent discrimination.
- Climate change bills to eliminate coal-burning plants, expand renewables and electric vehicles, and create jobs in clean energy.
- Worker protection bills to increase the minimum wage and protect workers from underpayment.
- Equal Rights Amendment to guarantee equal legal rights regardless of sex, becoming the 38th and final state needed for ratification to amend the US Constitution.
- Education bills to increase funding to schools and teachers and make community college free for low- and middle-income students.
- Gun protection bills with mandatory background checks, red flag law removing weapons from people deemed a threat, and limits on the quantities of guns buyable each month.
- Criminal justice reform, abolishing the death penalty, legalizing marijuana, and reforming the police.
- Civil rights bills to repeal 100 outdated, discriminatory bills including the ban on gay marriage.
Let’s make sure that Democrats stay in control next year for more needed reforms.
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