Fundamental Human Rights
We are all born with the basic human right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
When governments take away our right to make our own life choices, we are no longer free, and we no longer have a democratic form of government; we have an authoritarian government.
At stake in the 2022 and 2023 Virginia elections is our freedom and democracy. The current slate of Republican incumbents and candidates are intent on taking away our freedom by making our choices for us. If you value your freedom, now is the time to protect it by telling these Republicans that their term is up.
Virginia has elections every year.
Every election is important. Every vote counts. We have never been so close to losing our freedom and democracy as we are now. Republicans are ready to take away a woman’s basic human right to her own bodily autonomy, and everyone’s basic human right to choose their own marriage partner. The Virginia Constitution still states that marriage is between one man and one woman. All it takes is for the Republicans to keep the House majority and gain the Senate majority to repeal the marriage equality act. If this is the type of government you want, then sit it out. If you value your freedom and democracy, get out and vote. Make sure everyone you know gets out to vote – in person or by mail.
We have the right to life. To live, we need clean air, clean drinking water, and chemical-free food. We must be good caretakers of our natural resources and utilize environmentally friendly practices throughout the Commonwealth.
The key to a thriving economy is jobs. People who live in rural communities need local jobs. They need local businesses for employment and to meet their basic needs.
Education is the best weapon. The way out of poverty, the path to a better democracy, and the road to equality and justice is through education. Students in low-income communities deserve the same high-quality education as those in higher income communities.
Healthcare is a human right. Medical decisions must remain between patient and medical provider without government interference. Healthcare should not be withheld on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, or national origin.
Pro-Choice is the right to choose your own religion, your own marriage partner, your own reproductive healthcare, your own life path. Authoritarians are not pro-choice; they want to make these decisions for you. Will you choose to elect an authoritarian or a Democrat?
Register and Vote
Republican-led legislatures are intent on taking away our fundamental human rights. If you value your right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness without government interference, then choose to vote for Democrats up and down the ballot. Your right to choose your own life path, to make your own decisions, depends on your vote.