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PASS THE PRO ACT

Tell your member of Congress that it's time to Protect the Right to Organize ! The PRO Act [H.R. 842] has been introduced by our very own Virginian Congressman Bobby Scott!

You may remember last year the Congressman introduced this legislation, and though the U.S. House of Representatives passed the PRO Act in 2020, an anti-worker majority blocked it in the Senate. This year, we are working to make sure things are different! 

As of right now, the bill has almost 200 co-sponsors signed on, of them, several are Virginians. So far this includes: 

  • Congressman Bobby Scott (VA - 3) 

  • Congressman Don Beyer (VA - 8) 

  • Congressman Gerry Connolly (VA - 11) 

  • Congressman Donald McEachin (VA - 4) 

  • Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA - 2)

  • Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (VA - 7) 

  • Senator Tim Kaine (VA) 

Send a special thank you note to those

who have already signed on

to the PRO Act! 

Still, the work isn't done because we have a few legislators that need to hear from you! 

  • Congressman Rob Wittman (VA - 1) 

  • Congressman Bob Good (VA - 5)

  • Congressman Ben Cline (VA - 6)  

  • Congressman Morgan Griffith (VA - 9) 

  • Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (VA - 10) * 

  • Senator Mark Warner (VA)  

*Note: Representative Wexton signed onto the PRO Act and voted for it last year. We look forward to them signing on again this year! Please urge them to do so.

Can you CALL your legislator right now and tell him/her to pass the PRO Act?

Lawmakers gave us their word that the PRO Act would be a top priority. Now it is time for action!

Can't call? No worries. You can EMAIL your legislator today and urge them to sign on to the PRO Act!

Working people deserve the right to organize and demand living wages, safe workspaces and good benefits—and it’s up to our members of Congress to protect and strengthen that right. Join us in the fight! 

GUARANTEE THE RIGHT TO VOTE

Tell lawmakers to vote "YES" on SJR 272, to guarantee Virginians the right to universal suffrage/the right to vote. 

Denying the right to vote based on a felony conviction is racist in its origin, intent, and execution. At the 1902 Constitutional Convention when felony disenfranchisement was adopted, lawmakers talked openly about using this law to “eliminate the ignorant and worthless negro as a factor from politics of this State without taking the right of suffrage from a single white man.” It has done its intended job of blocking generations of Black people from the vote.

 

SJR 272 will remove it and ensure that every Virginia citizen over the age of 18 can vote.

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