Honor your mother and ALL mothers by supporting the progressive women vying for the Virginia House of Delegates in 2017.  

Helping them is a strong statement about the world we want for ourselves, our children and our mothers.

These brave women—mostly newcomers to politics—need your money, your time, and your energy.  They are fired up and running strong campaigns.  Be there with them.

Virginia will hold one of the first statewide elections after the 2016 Presidential election.  Eyes will be on us.  Let's show how Virginia's women are changing politics in America.

This Crowdpac campaign is raising money for the June 13th primary. All House of Delegate Democrat women challengers were invited to participate. Contributions will be distributed equally. Our goal is to raise enough money so that each participating challenger receives at least $250.

When we vote women into office, we all win!

This is an initiative of Girl-Giving (the opposite of boycotting), where we use our “pocketbook” to empower ourselves and others.


Who your money will go to


Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Janet Lewis endorsed

    “I support Mother's Day is for Giving because we need more women's voices in government.”

  • Network NoVA endorsed

    “The women of Network NoVA are passionate about fighting for progressive values of equality, justice, and human rights succeed. "Mother's Day is for Giving" is a perfect fit for Network NoVA's "Girl-Giving Day - a day of giving back to others and to yourself." By endorsing and donating, we uplift and empower women to be competitive in the realm of politics. We marched on Washington to fight for our values, and now we must use our pocket books to empower the women who are stepping up to fight for a positive future for our country.”

  • Katherine White endorsed

    “The women's march empowered women to step up to be the change agents to fight for democracy. Women need to uplift each other by using their pocket books to show their support by putting some skin in the game. When we vote, we win. When we give back to others, we are part of a greater movement. Make your mother happy today, support a women running for office!”

  • Josh Stanfield endorsed

    “Less than 20% of our House of Delegates incumbents are female, though women make up over 50% of Virginia's population. This has to change, and Mother's Day is the perfect time to help these candidates change the makeup of our legislature.”

  • Rebecca Colaw endorsed

    “Women are powerful and can solve the problems of the State and Country. It's time to bring the old House down and build it up with people who care about the people of their Districts and not partisan politics.”

May 15, 2017

Thank You

Thank you for contributing to the Mother’s Day is for Giving campaign to support the women challenging Republican incumbents for the House of Delegates in Virginia in 2017. Your generosity will go to helping these candidates in the final weeks before the primary.

Who are some of the women you helped?

You helped Elizabeth Guzman (HD31), the first Latino woman to run for office in Virginia, and Tilly Blanding (HD42), a longtime social justice and community activist. You helped sheep farmer Tia Walbridge (HD33) and health care professional Dawn Adams (HD68). You helped Rebecca Colelaw (HD64) and Katie Sponsler (HD66), both military veterans. You helped Hannah Risheq (HD67), a Muslim-Jewish millennial. You also helped Kathy Tran (HD42), daughter of Vietnamese boat refugees, and Danica Roem (HD13), a transgender journalist. In all, you helped 17 women who represent the face and fabric of what American really looks like today. 

Not all of these women in contested primaries will win, but some will. And in November, some of these women will win the general election.

Again, thank you for your contribution. There’s a saying around here: As goes Virginia, so goes the nation. In 2017, we’re all Virginians working to elect women. 

Best,

Robbin Warner
Fundraising Campaign Coordinator

May 9, 2017

What’s Inspiring Women to Run

What’s inspiring women to run for office in Virginia in 2017? For some, it’s a culmination of a lifetime of volunteering and advocacy. For others, it’s a need to work on issues they can no longer ignore. And for still others, it was a wakeup call after the election.

These women are part of a national tidal wave of interest in running for office. In April, EMILY’s list announced that a record 11,000 women have reached out to them expressing interest in running. She Should Run—a nonpartisan organization that provides campaign training—has signed up more than 6000 women for its training program.

In Virginia in 2017, we will have had some 40 women running for office between the special elections, contested primaries, and general election.

Meet Melissa Dart (HD56), Karrie Delaney (HD 67), and Debra Rodman (HD73). For them running for office is a natural extension of their lifetime of volunteering and service.

For Stephanie Cook (HD9), Lizzie Drucker-Basch (HD56), and Kimberly Anne Tucker (HD81) the decision to run emerged from the need to respond to first-hand experiences. Stephanie, who works as a public-school substitute teacher in Franklin County, saw day-after-day the damage poverty has on the children she teaches. Lizzie has two children with a rare autoimmune disease is running because she can’t sit by and let the Republicans efforts threaten her children the treatment they need by facing a lifetime insurance cap or losing coverage due to having a preexisting condition. And Kimberly--retired educator, cancer survivor, military wife and mother, and grassroots organizer—decided it was time to bring all her life experiences together and run.

For others, running for office is a response to the election and the call for action by the Women’s March. Kelly DeLucia (HD96) felt compelled to find a role for herself at the most fundamental level after the election. Kelly Fowler (HD(21) is proud to say that taking her daughter to the Women’s March was one of the defining moments inspiring her to run. And Wendy Gooditis (HD10) found herself riding the elevator up to Senator Warner’s district office on that first Tuesday after the march with other resisters. After meeting with Warner, the elevator group started talking. Before long they were riding the elevator up together to Senator Warner’s office every Resistance Tuesday. When the group encouraged Wendy to run, she argued that she wasn’t qualified. “Said no man ever,” was their response. Wendy filed her candidacy papers shortly thereafter.

These women, and dozens more, have stepped up to represent Virginia on the state and local level. Join me in stepping up to support them.

If every woman Democrat in Virginia gave at least $1 to each women candidate like you've done, they would have all the money they needed to run competitive races.

Come on ladies, let’s help get these women elected. Share the link to this fundraising campaign with your friends. https://www.crowdpac.com/campa...

March 31, 2017

Campaign created!

Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Jan Boswell endorsed

  • Elizabeth Guzman endorsed

  • Bonnie Rollins endorsed

  • Janet Lewis endorsed

    “I support Mother's Day is for Giving because we need more women's voices in government.”

  • Margaret Athey endorsed

  • Network NoVA endorsed

    “The women of Network NoVA are passionate about fighting for progressive values of equality, justice, and human rights succeed. "Mother's Day is for Giving" is a perfect fit for Network NoVA's "Girl-Giving Day - a day of giving back to others and to yourself." By endorsing and donating, we uplift and empower women to be competitive in the realm of politics. We marched on Washington to fight for our values, and now we must use our pocket books to empower the women who are stepping up to fight for a positive future for our country.”

  • Katherine White endorsed

    “The women's march empowered women to step up to be the change agents to fight for democracy. Women need to uplift each other by using their pocket books to show their support by putting some skin in the game. When we vote, we win. When we give back to others, we are part of a greater movement. Make your mother happy today, support a women running for office!”

  • Josh Stanfield endorsed

    “Less than 20% of our House of Delegates incumbents are female, though women make up over 50% of Virginia's population. This has to change, and Mother's Day is the perfect time to help these candidates change the makeup of our legislature.”

  • Rebecca Colaw endorsed

    “Women are powerful and can solve the problems of the State and Country. It's time to bring the old House down and build it up with people who care about the people of their Districts and not partisan politics.”