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Media Advisory: OneVirginia2021 Launches Constitutional Amendment Campaign with March to the State Capitol

February 26, 2018

Media Advisory: OneVirginia2021 Launches Constitutional Amendment Campaign with March to the State Capitol
March Forth initiative will include a day of training sessions for advocates
and speakers from Republicans, Democrats and Libertarians

RICHMOND, VA – Non-partisan redistricting advocacy organization OneVirginia2021 will host advocates from across Virginia as they launch their biggest grassroots campaign to date, the March Forth campaign for a constitutional amendment to end gerrymandering in Virginia.

The day of launch events will take place in Richmond on Sunday, March 4, and will include a march to the state capitol, training sessions and a speaking program that will include remarks from OneVirginia2021 Executive Director Brian Cannon, Delegate Glen Davis (R-Virginia Beach), Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Libertarian Party of Virginia Chairman Bo Brown and others.

“It’s fitting that we have speakers and activists from every political persuasion joining us, since this issue is truly bi-partisan in every state across the country,” said Cannon. “Our hope is that by launching this campaign in a multi-partisan way, leaders from both parties in both houses of the Virginia legislature will move towards a constitutional amendment to end gerrymandering once and for all, so that voters can pick their representatives, and not the other way around.”

WHAT: OneVirginia2021 launches the March Forth Campaign for an anti-gerrymandering constitutional amendment

WHEN: Sunday, March 4; 1:00 p.m. march, 2:30 p.m. training sessions, 4:30 p.m. speaking program

WHERE: Hippodrome Theater, 526 N 2nd Street, Richmond, VA 23219

CONTACT:  Beau Cribbs, 804.387.8161 and [email protected]

Members of the media are encouraged to attend the march launching from the Hippodrome beginning at 1:00 p.m. The march will culminate at the Bell Tower on Virginia’s Capitol Square at 1:30. Media seeking to cover the event should RSVP at MarchForthVA.org.

 

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