About the Progressive Voters Guide

The Progressive Voters Guide is a joint project of Fuse Washington and Progress Virginia. Our staff research and compile the endorsements from our Progressive Voters Guide partner organizations, which are listed below. In most cases, we recommend candidates and ballot measures that have been endorsed by at least one of these partner organizations. In races where the endorsements are split, we strive to show voters which candidate has received the most support. We also seek input from partners and local community members to determine a candidate’s values and priorities.

Unfortunately, we are not able to make recommendations for every candidate in every jurisdiction. If you believe we have omitted a key race or made an error, please let us know by using the “feedback” link above.

Progress Virginia

Progress Virginia

ProgressVA is a multi-issue progressive advocacy organization that combines cutting edge online organizing and communications with rapid and hard-hitting earned media strategies. Year round, ProgressVA will work to engage citizens from across the state around issues of immediate state or local concern. 

For more information, see http://progressva.org/.

About our Partners

The Progressive Voters Guide is a Fuse Washington project which includes the following partners and their endorsements:

  • AFL-CIO
  • Care in Action
  • Casa in Action
  • EMILY's List
  • Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund
  • Human Rights Campaign Virginia
  • NARAL Pro Choice Virginia
  • New Virginia Majority
  • Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia
  • SEIU 32BJ
  • SEIU Virginia 512
  • Virginia Education Association
  • Virginia League of Conservation Voters
  • Virginia Sierra Club

Note that not all groups endorse in all races and ballot measures.

AFL-CIO

AFL-CIO

The Virginia American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) works tirelessly to improve the lives of working people. We strive to ensure all working people are treated fairly, with decent paychecks and benefits, safe jobs, dignity, and equal opportunities. We help people acquire valuable skills and job-readiness for the 21st century economy.

For more information, see https://www.va-aflcio.org/.

Care in Action

Care in Action

Care in Action is a nonprofit, nonpartisan group dedicated to fighting for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in the United States, most of whom are women.

For more information, see https://careinactionvotes.org/.

Casa in Action

Casa in Action

With nearly 100,000 lifetime members, CASA in Action is the Mid-Atlantic region's largest electoral organization fighting for immigrant rights. Since 2010, we have fought for immigration reform and to elect legislators in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia who will stand with our members.

For more information, see https://www.casainaction.org/.

EMILY's List

EMILY's List

EMILY’s List is committed to driving progressive change throughout our country by winning elections that put pro-choice Democratic women into office

For more information, see https://www.emilyslist.org/.

Everytown

Everytown

Everytown is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities. Gun violence touches every town in America. For too long, change has been thwarted by the Washington gun lobby and by leaders who refuse to take common-sense steps that will save lives.

For more information, see https://everytown.org/.

Human Rights Campaign Virginia

Human Rights Campaign Virginia

The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

For more information, see https://www.hrc.org/local-issues/virginia.

NARAL Pro Choice Virginia

NARAL Pro Choice Virginia

NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia is the political and policy leader of the pro-choice movement in Virginia. We’re building political power for pro-choice Virginians and working to ensure every Virginia woman can make the personal reproductive decisions that are best for herself and her family, without stigma or political interference. This includes preventing unintended pregnancy, having healthy pregnancies and births, and choosing safe, legal abortion.

For more information, see https://naralva.org/.

New Virginia Majority

New Virginia Majority

We organize within Latinx, African American, Asian American Pacific Islander and youth communities, centering the leadership and demands of working class women of color. Together, we vote, mobilize and engage to end mass incarceration, build just economic policies, protect immigrants and preserve the environment.

For more information, see https://www.newvirginiamajority.org/.

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia (PPAV) is a statewide advocacy organization whose mission is to preserve and broaden access to reproductive health care through legislation, public education, electoral activity and litigation in the Commonwealth of Virginia. PPAV works to ensure that individuals and families have the freedom, information, and ability to make their own informed reproductive choices.

For more information, see https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/planned-parenthood-advocates-virginia-inc.

SEIU 32BJ

SEIU 32BJ

With 175,000 members in 11 states & the District of Columbia, 32BJ SEIU is the largest property service workers union in the country. We are an affiliate of SEIU, the Service Employees International Union.

For more information, see https://www.seiu32bj.org/campaigns/building-justice/.

SEIU Virginia 512

SEIU Virginia 512

We advocate for policies that support working families. Good-paying jobs. Access to affordable health care. Secure retirements. Quality public services for our communities. Quality home care for all Virginians.

For more information, see http://seiuva512.org/.

Virginia Education Association

Virginia Education Association

VEA advocates for public education, as well as the professional development and fair treatment of educators.

For more information, see http://www.veanea.org/.

Virginia LCV

Virginia LCV

The Virginia League of Conservation Voters serves as the political voice of the state’s conservation community, working to make sure Virginia’s elected officials recognize that our natural heritage is an environmental and economic treasure for all.

For more information, see https://valcv.org/.

Virginia Sierra Club

Virginia Sierra Club

The Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club is over 20,000 members strong. We are your friends and neighbors working to build healthy, livable communities, and to conserve and protect our climate and environment. The Virginia Chapter is part of the national Sierra Club, the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization.

 

For more information, see https://www.sierraclub.org/virginia.