Flippable State Strategy
State Senate Seats to Flip
State House Seats to Flip
How we'll win Virginia in 2019
Virginia's winnable, and we're going all in. We're supporting 20 great candidates running to flip the House of Delegates and the State Senate on November 5th, 2019. This could be our best and last chance to turn Virginia blue and set up a decade of progressive victories that will impact the entire country. To do this, we're volunteering and raising money to make sure these Democrats have the resources and voters they need to go up against the GOP, and win.
Virginia was home of the blue wave: In 2017, Democrats won 15 seats in the House of Delegates, nearly flipping the chamber—and representing the most diverse freshman class ever in Virginia’s history! We now need to protect the seats we gained last cycle, and to flip just 2 seats in each chamber (the House of Delegates and the State Senate), and the GOP is putting up a fight. Check out our target map of the most winnable races in VA in 2019.
Want to learn more about Virginia and specific races? Download the Virginia Primer
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.
What You Can Do Right Now
Contribute early money
Donating to the Flip Virginia Fund will help our candidates hire key staff and reach voters as early as possible.Donate today
Volunteer locally in VA
Knock on doors, register voters, and attend volunteer events in your community.Find events
Volunteer from anywhere
Write letters through our partnership with Vote Forward to help register voters in Virginia.Write Letters