For Our Future Virginia Finds Itself at the Center of the 2018 Democratic Surge in Virginia

November 6, 2018 / Uncategorized


November 6, 2018

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Lauren Zehyoue

For Our Future Virginia Finds Itself at the Center of the 2018 Democratic Surge in Virginia

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA– For Our Future Virginia (FOF-VA) played a direct role in the House of Representative seats flipped from red to blue tonight. With field organizers in every part of the state, FOF-VA knocked over 237,000 doors and made over 100,000 phone calls in support of progressive congressional candidates this year.

For Our Future was the largest independent field organization for the progressive movement nationally and in Virginia in 2018.  In each of the CDs that flipped tonight, FOF-VA knocked tens of thousands of doors and held thousands of conversations with voters.  That effort undoubtedly contributed to the razor thin victories achieved by Jennifer Wexton (CD10), Elaine Luria (CD2), and Abigail Spanberger (CD7).   

After seeing tonight’s election results, State Director Antwaun Griffin said, “Tonight showed the power of long term organizing and maintaining relationships across the Commonwealth. For Our Future has been on the ground in Virginia since September of 2017. Last year, we worked hard to elect the Democratic ticket and new members of the General Assembly and that hard work continues to pay off in 2018 with Tim Kaine’s convincing victory and the pickup of these three congressional seats.   Democrats now control seven of Virginia’s eleven districts– plus both Senate seats.

“The key to winning in a democracy is simple, it’s through the people. By remaining in neighborhoods and communities, For Our Future has built a campaign-like apparatus to communicate with constituents about their hopes and concerns year-round. We then work to empower Virginians through issue organizing and getting out the vote. We are seeing the fruit of that labor tonight and look forward to continuing this work in 2019 and beyond.”


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