The official blog of VA21 staff. We provide updates, explore issues, and help readers navigate the political landscape of Virginia.
The turnout numbers from this year's election are incredible, and they are really encouraging. Young people saw bigger increases in participation than any other demographic group. This is a testament to the great work by Virginia21 students and other young people around the state to register their peers and create a culture that values political participation.
Think voting doesn't make a difference? Think again! Voting doesn't only allow you to impact our future, it also makes you as cool as the sunglasses emoji! Here are 8 reasons why voting is all the rage for anyone looking to be awesome.
Think making a plan to vote isn't necessary? Think again... Then use our awesome voter guide tool!
Get educated on education (in a bite-size format)! Here we have broken down the higher education policies for both candidates running for Virginia's governor this November. The more we know the better prepared we will be to vote on the topics that matter the most to us.
Millennials can be an electoral powerhouse in Virginia's November 7th election. This represents an opportunity for our generation to bring attention to our issues through voting, and by helping with Virginia21's #The30Percent initiative. Find out how YOU can help here!
Millennials are painted as whiny when we are actually just frustrated. When staring down the barrel of a bleak economic future, who wouldn't be?
Virginia21 is super stoked about our newest addition to the full-time staff! Gerica Goodman is a graduate of GMU, former Director of the Professional MBA Program at Tech (Go Hokies
!), and would choose Olivia Pope as her Presidential Campaign Manager. She "Fitz" in already!
Virginia21 has a new Communications Assistant. Elias is a junior at VCU studying political science.
Virginia21 now has an intern to assist with engagement! Chloe Stevens is a senior at VCU majoring in Public Relations.