What's At Stake
Virginia's legislative and congressional districts were last drawn in 2010, when Republicans controlled the governor's mansion and the House of Delegates. These district maps were racially gerrymandered, drawn to disenfranchise African-American voters. If we don't win back at least 2 seats in each state chamber, Virginia voters could be stuck with unfair maps for the next decade.
Virginia is the second-most difficult state to cast a ballot in. On top of restrictive voter ID laws, early registration deadlines, and barriers to absentee voting, Virginia also imposes a ban on voting rights for people convicted of a felony. This disproportionately impacts African-Americans of voting age.
Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)
Virginia could become the 38th and final state needed to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. Last session, the GOP-controlled House of Delegates prevented state Democrats from helping to enshrine equal rights for half the U.S. population.