Over the next 18 days, Virginia voters will write the next chapter in Arlington's history: I woke this morning early, the fire burning for the ideas we brought to life by winning our election for the County Board in 2018 and Virginia's victories in 2019.
We must work to win in line with how deeply we care about that future of Arlington, Virginia, and our country: what happens in Virginia will set the national tone for the 2022 midterm Congressional elections and the future of our country.
Josh Cole needs our help. Volunteer: https://jgcole.org/volunteer/
Or contribute: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/joshua-cole-1?refcode=homepage
Josh Cole is exactly the type of district that we must win to keep the Virginia House of Delegates blue. He is running in Fredericksburg, which is half way to Richmond and is not an easy place to win as a Democrat. He won in 2019 and is running against a Trump acolyte. Please contribute if you can: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/joshua-cole-1?refcode=homepage Or join me in volunteering for Josh over the coming week or two: https://jgcole.org/volunteer/
Wendy Gooditis must win to keep Virginia Blue. Contribute: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/wendygooditis
I've written to you before about Wendy Gooditis. Her district includes Leesburg. The name says a lot about the history of her District. We must work together to make the next chapter in Leesburg's history better for women, men, and Virginians of color. Please click here to help: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/wendygooditis
Dan Helmer is in a very tough District in Fairfax and needs your help: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/helmerforvirginia To volunteer go here: https://www.mobilize.us/helmerforvirginia/
Dan Helmer was recently attacked in an antisemitic mailer: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/29/antisemitic-mailer-virginia-legislative-race-follows-recent-gop-pattern/ He is a leader on common sense gun safety legislation who speaks as a veteran, a point of view and voice that aligns with Arlington's values and those you work for. I am as worried about his race as any in Virginia. Please help him if you can: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/helmerforvirginia
Just 18 days until the November 2nd election will be over. You can vote any weekday at the Courthouse. Saturday and Sunday voting are also available: see this link https://vote.arlingtonva.us/Early-Voting or the button above. Voting early helps us win by reducing the number of voters needed on election day. To volunteer or to canvass here in Arlington, which we really need because the Governor's race is so close, go here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc3ZF2zbN2D5Jln7Lu7VKb1i5izG-IQtBcx92eN8FWGMjF7hg/viewform
Because in 18 days and 11 hours, this election will be over. Will we each have done all we can for the ideas we hold dear?
ps. If you want to reach me, please email [email protected] as I will fix my Matt for Arlington email over the coming weeks.