We're crowdfunding $35,000 to create campaign videos for progressive candidates for the Virginia House of Delegates in the November 2017 election.

Compelling campaign ads will help these small campaigns in Virginia talk about the issues, expand their reach to more voters, and WIN.

We’re working with our friends at Flippable and Sister District to identify which candidates in Virginia to support.

Contribute to help us turn Virginia blue, one vote at a time!

FAQ

  • Who are you?

We're filmmakers and activists. We've worked for and with companies like VICE, Participant Media, Maker Studios, and SoulPancake and now we are using our skills as directors and producers to fight back. You can read more about our team (Sarah, Mara, and Lauren) on our website or follow us on Facebook.

  • What does $35,000 pay for?

The money we raise will pay for:

  • Our start up costs (legal fees and insurance to make sure we do everything safely and by the book)

  • Two campaign videos for two different candidates (we'll employ an all female team of 7 crew members)

  • Distribution of those videos (we're using paid advertising to make sure that the voters in each specific district in Virginia see our videos). 

The more we raise, the more videos we’ll be able to make, and the more candidates we’ll be able to support.

  • Why Virginia?

All 100 seats in the Virginia House of Delegates are up for election in November 2017. Virginia voted Democratic in the last three national elections, but the House of Delegates is 2/3 Republican! (Thanks to gerrymandering.) That can change this November, and we're going to fight hard to make sure Virginians are represented fairly in their state government. 

Also, Virginia is a "bellwether state." If Virginia elects progressives this fall in spite of gerrymandering at the state level, it will be an important victory for Democrats heading into the 2018 midterm elections.  

  • What's a SuperPAC?

A SuperPAC is an "independent expenditure committee." Basically, it allows us to create explicitly political advertising. With a SuperPAC, we can overtly advocate for or against political candidates for office.

It's a powerful political tool, and we want to use it to elect progressive politicians at every level of government.

  • Why do you have a SuperPAC?

We started One Vote At A Time last fall to advocate for gun safety legislation. After the election, we realized that we can't just focus on gun safety anymore. We expanded our mission. Now, we're working to elect progressive politicians in 2017, 2018, and beyond. 

  • What do you mean "take back the SuperPAC"?

Ok, ok, so if we had our way, the United States would have publicly financed elections at every level of government. In the mean time, we want to use every tool at our disposal to amplify the voices of the people and elect progressive politicians.

That's why we're crowdfunding: we think the best way to fight back is to work together. We aren’t backed by any billionaires or special interests; we’re funded by engaged citizens like you. 

We're taking back the SuperPAC and we want YOU to be a part of it.

  • Have you done this before?

Yes! You can see some of our past work here: Mary's Story, Blood Money, and #DoYourJob.

  • How will you make sure these ads are effective?

By using social media to distribute the videos online, we can make sure these compelling stories are seen by voters in the district we're focused on. It’s essentially neighbors talking to their neighbors about why electing progressive politicians matters.

Together, we will turn Virginia blue, one vote at a time.


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

  • Laura Moyer endorsed

    “I endorse this because I am gut sick to think that the USA is losing its 241-year-old democracy on our watch. I agree with the idea of acting where it will matter most, in our state legislature. Let's do this.”

  • Terrill Currington endorsed

    “Progressives must take over local legislative infrastructures and closely monitor the actions of representatives. #VoteBluePushGreen”

  • Mo Schorr endorsed

    “Our stories matter. I contribute a small amount monthly to support One Vote's work to tell these stories. Take back your country.”

  • Susan Hogue endorsed

    “there is a wave we all feel and it's time to join.”

  • Patricia Griffith endorsed

    “I can't think of any better way to leverage my small dollars than to give them to women filmmakers to make powerful visual documents that will help elect progressive leaders.”

  • Cate Hardesty endorsed

    “I whole heartily endorse this group and the work that they are doing.”

  • Lynn Jenkins endorsed

    “Proud to support this thoughtful and doable plan. Go get em ladies.”

  • anna greger endorsed

    “I support this and I hope you will also. One vote at a time.”

July 2, 2017

We're going to Virginia!

WE DID IT! In the early hours of the morning, we surpassed our goal of $35,000. This means that our team of female filmmakers will hit the ground in Virginia in August. We're making campaign ads for progressive candidates for the Virginia House of Delegates this November and we'll announce the candidates we are supporting in the coming weeks. For more regular updates, follow us here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/onevo...

We're so, so thankful to our team of 616 contributors (wow!) who together, decided to fight back in Virginia, one vote at a time.

WE LOVE YOU ALL!

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  • Emilio Herrera endorsed

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  • Laura Moyer endorsed

    “I endorse this because I am gut sick to think that the USA is losing its 241-year-old democracy on our watch. I agree with the idea of acting where it will matter most, in our state legislature. Let's do this.”

  • Terrill Currington endorsed

    “Progressives must take over local legislative infrastructures and closely monitor the actions of representatives. #VoteBluePushGreen”

  • Mo Schorr endorsed

    “Our stories matter. I contribute a small amount monthly to support One Vote's work to tell these stories. Take back your country.”

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    “I can't think of any better way to leverage my small dollars than to give them to women filmmakers to make powerful visual documents that will help elect progressive leaders.”

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    “I whole heartily endorse this group and the work that they are doing.”

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    “Proud to support this thoughtful and doable plan. Go get em ladies.”

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    “I support this and I hope you will also. One vote at a time.”

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