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May 02, 2016

Hello Friends and Family of Blake!

No doubt you have noticed the anger and disrespect which seems to be commonplace in American politics. I truly believe a root cause of this is the polarization of voting districts. When leaders only have to worry about the extremes of their parties they forgo compromise and common sense.

I’ve been the Associate Director of OneVirginia2021: Virginians for Fair Redistricting for 1.5 years. We are currently in a court battle with the Virginia General Assembly over how they drew Virginia’s voting districts to benefit themselves and take voting power away from the people.

And we are paying for this in more ways than one. Right now, 6 Virginia State Senators are being held in contempt. They are REFUSING to obey a direct order from the courts and turn over documents detailing how they drew Virginia’s Senate districts.

They are EACH being fined $100/day until they comply with the court. The real kick though? These public servants can use taxpayer money to pay their fine! They did not want to play by the rules and now we are paying for it, literally.

I am asking friends and family to help fight this injustice and contribute $100 OR commit to $10/month. My personal goal is to raise $6,666.66 (because of this devilish act) if you could help me get there I have a donor who is willingly to match 50% of what I raise.

If you want to learn more, I would be more than happy to talk to you about this (call me: 434-851-1981) or you can learn about it here. The truth though, is political map-makers wield more power than billionaires.

Thank you so much for your time and support!

Best,
Blake

p.s.
Check out the video below for a satirical informational look at what partisan redistricting looks like!