In the State Senate, the rightwing is two seats away from the majority. In the State House, they hold the majority by two seats. If power shifts in the Senate, there would be a new rightwing trifecta in Virginia. We cannot let that happen.
Protecting the majority in the Senate and shifting power in the House of Delegates would shield Virginians from the worst of their rightwing governor’s radical agenda.
Two years after the radical right shifted the balance of power in the Virginia House of Delegates, both of Virginia’s legislative chambers are up for election.
In 2021, just 400 votes shifting across three seats would have maintained the House majority. And in the newest maps, both parties have a path to the majority. Regaining control of the House is within reach.
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In early 2021, our Giving Circles community powered a victory for Delegate Candi King in a special election. With the election held just weeks after a contentious 2020 election season, we saw how tight this seat could be due to low turnout. Delegate King won by 263 votes, just three percent of the vote.
In the general election in November, Delegate King was able to safely hold her seat by a margin of more than 3800 votes—proving the value of providing support when it matters most.
In 2019, The States Project’s electoral effort helped to flip the Virginia House creating a new majority of Virginia lawmakers who passed policy after policy to improve lives.