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We're grassroots supporters working to help Pete Buttigieg become the next President of the United States.

About Pete

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Check out Pete Buttigieg's book, Shortest Way Home, for a closer look at what led Pete to a life of service. You can find it at your local library or bookstore, or order online here.

Events

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  • Thursday, December 12, at 12:00 AM

    NoVA

    Arlington VA

    Doorways Book Donation Drive (Ongoing)

    ***No volunteer needed, just highlighting this donation opportunity / Ongoing until due date of December 12th*** Virginia for Pete is putting together a Book Drive for "Doorways," a local program which provides support to women and families escaping domestic violence. Around the holidays, Doorways puts together packages to give as gifts, and they want to include books. Since early childhood education is so important to Pete, we wanted to take this opportunity to support a wonderful organization. Please email VAforPete@gmail.com if you have any new books (of all ages/reading levels) and we'll arrange for pickup in the Northern Virginia area.
  • Tuesday, December 10, at 06:00 PM

    Hampton Rds & VA Bch

    4820 Wellesley Blvd, Williamsburg, VA 23188

    Pete Up On the Peninsula

    Meet your Pete loving neighbors in Williamsburg and visit with Progressive Santa! Look for our Pete table! More info on Mobilize
  • Thursday, December 12, at 06:00 PM

    NoVA

    Fredericksburg, VA

    Texting Pete Up Party: Fredericksburg

    ***Please RSVP by 12/10*** We are well into the holidays - and Team Pete wants to be ready to take off here in Virginia in 2020! On Thursday, December 12th, join us for dinner and help us as we text folks who have signed up to volunteer for Pete. This is an important step on growing our core support as we go for a big Pete win on March 3rd. RSVP for the address
  • Thursday, December 12, at 06:30 PM

    NoVA

    555 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202

    Veteran & Military Family Member Pete-Up

    Calling all Veterans and Military Family Members to join our inaugural Pete-Up at Freddie’s Beach Bar. Come meet fellow Pete supporters from the Military community and find out how you can help Pete “Win the Era” and be part of our "Virginia for Pete" grassroots team. Wear your Pete swag and if you don’t have any swag, all the more reason to join us for fun and inspiration! Karaoke? Surprise guests? Come find out! Event is from 6:30-8pm, more info on Mobilize
  • Saturday, December 14, at 08:30 AM

    NoVA

    Arlington National Cemetery

    Arlington: Wreaths Across America

    Virginia for Pete will be organizing a group of volunteers to lay wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery to celebrate the lives of the fallen, something that should be done year-round. Pete being a veteran of our armed forces, it is important to honor the sacrifices that our service men and women have given to keep freedom free. More information on Mobilize. #BeLikePete
  • Saturday, December 14, at 08:30 AM

    Hampton Rds & VA Bch

    Hampton National Cemetery

    Hampton: Wreaths Across America

    Virginia for Pete is organizing a group of volunteers to lay wreaths at Hampton National Cemetery to commemorate the lives of the fallen, something that should be done year-round. Pete being a veteran of our armed forces, it is important to honor the sacrifices that our service members have made to keep freedom free. There are two shifts (setup/organization, and ceremony/wreath laying). More information on Mobilize. #BeLikePete

  • Saturday, December 14, at 10:00 AM

    SW VA

    416 Campbell Ave SW #102, Roanoke, VA 24016

    Pete Up: Coffee at Downshift

    Join us for coffee at Downshift! You'll meet other local Pete supporters, learn about opportunities to volunteer for the campaign, and get some free buttons and stickers! Plus, learn about our efforts to make Pete the Democratic nominee in 2020! More info on Mobilize. Event is 10am-11am
  • Saturday, December 14, at 01:00 PM

    NoVA

    Douglass Community Center, 405 E Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176

    DIY Pete Swag Party

    Come join us to make all kinds of Pete inspired swag. Please bring your own item (t-shirt, bags, pillows) to decorate! We will provide, paint, iron ons, stickers & stencils! We'll also be making swag to give away in upcoming canvasing and public events. More info on Mobilize as well. Event will be from 1-5pm
  • Saturday, December 14, at 03:30 PM

    Richmond & Central VA

    Draft Ave, Stuarts Draft, VA 24477

    Stuart's Draft Christmas Parade

    Let's introduce Pete to the Waynesboro/Stuarts Draft area in this fun community parade! Bring the family and wear your holiday-ized Pete gear! This is a fun family event. We'll hand out Smarties with Pete info attached (let us know if you're interested in helping with preparing these!). Giant Santa hats on Pete Heads? Let's have fun with this! In the past it's a been a surprisingly big parade, but a short route, so we should be able to both participate and watch a lot of the parade. More info on Mobilize
  • Saturday, December 14, at 05:00 PM

    NoVA

    Ida Lee Park, 60 Ida Lee Dr NW, Leesburg, VA 20176

    Leesburg Holiday Parade Pete Up

    Welcome Santa to Leesburg, VA and let him know not to forget to bring a Virginia victory to Pete for the holidays! Show off your Pete swag and help get the Pete out by talking with spectators and neighbors. Hand out buttons, stickers, literature and help the fine folks of Leesburg learn more about Pete. Please note this follows directly after the DIY Swag event at the Douglass Community Center in Leesburg, so make it a two-fer! Event will be 5-7pm on 12/14.
  • Sunday, December 15, at 02:00 PM

    NoVA

    3050 Chain Bridge Rd, Suite 103, Fairfax, VA 22030

    Phone Banking with VA for Pete (Fairfax)

    Another get together of the VA for Pete team to Phone/Text Bank on the campaign's behalf to engage with new volunteers. Anyone interested in learning more about Pete or joining us to help Pete #WinTheEra and the Virginia Democratic Primary is welcome to come! We have secured a conference room at the offices of Northern Virginia Title & Escrow in Fairfax. Please park in the back of the building and follow the PETE SIGNS to the offices. We'll have refreshments and snacks good conversations and lots of smiley faces!
  • Sunday, December 15, at 03:00 PM

    SW VA

    409 Salem Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016

    Pete Up: Big Lick Brewing

    Join us for a beer at Big Lick Brewing! You'll meet other local Pete supporters, learn about opportunities to volunteer for the campaign, and get some free buttons and stickers! Plus, learn about our efforts to make Pete the Democratic nominee in 2020! Event is 3-4:30pm. More info on Mobilize
  • Sunday, December 15, at 03:00 PM

    Hampton Rds & VA Bch

    701 Lynnhaven Pkwy, Virginia Beach, VA, 23452

    Pete Up: VA Beach / Lynnhaven Mall

    Meet your Pete loving neighbors in Virginia Beach! Let's get energized for Pete and plan for the new year! We'll meet at the food court in Lynnhaven Mall. More info on Mobilize
  • Tuesday, December 17, at 06:30 PM

    NoVA

    4238 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203

    Pete Up: Ballston Quarter

    Come grab dinner or a tasty snack at Ballston Quarter's Food Hall at our Pete Up on Tuesday, December 17 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM! We're hosting a Pete Up to share information with fellow Pete supporters about upcoming opportunities to volunteer to support Pete Buttigieg's campaign for President in advance of Super Tuesday! Meet fellow Pete fans and learn about how you can help with the upcoming Presidential primaries. We look forward to seeing you there! More info on Mobilize
  • Thursday, December 19, at 06:00 PM

    Hampton Rds & VA Bch

    845 S Battlefield Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23322

    Pre-Debate Pete Up: Chesapeake/Portsmouth/Suffolk

    Raise a pint with your Pete-loving neighbors in Chesapeake as we prepare for the next Democratic Debate!
  • Thursday, December 19, at 07:00 PM

    NoVA

    13999 Metrotech Dr, Chantilly, VA 20151

    Debate Watch Party: Northern VA

    Please join us at the Backyard Grill in Chantilly (bring a guest!) as we celebrate the holidays and watch Mayor Pete give another incredible debate performance. Let our energy entice all other guests to join Pete’s campaign! Open to all who are on #TeamPete and those who are are still Pete-curious. Come and celebrate the evening and hang with us. Ugly Holiday sweaters are a must, as are: Your Pete enthusiasm Passion for this amazing grassroots organization, and Desire to Win The Era. Drinks and dinner starting at 7PM. Debate begins at 9PM.
  • Thursday, December 19, at 09:00 PM

    Richmond & Central VA

    Kardinal Hall, Charlottesville VA

    Debate Watch Party: Charlottesville

    Let's have another strong show of Pete support at the local Dems watch party. All others have been at Kardinal Hall, but the official posting has not gone up yet. Wear your Pete gear and pick up some buttons and stickers - and BUMPER STICKERS - for yourself and to share with fellow supporters. Let's be visible! If someone wants to host an in-home, Pete-specific watch party too, just let me know and we'll get it added on here. Event on Facebook has more info
  • Thursday, December 19, at 09:00 PM

    Richmond & Central VA

    1650 Overbrook Rd - Bay F, Richmond, VA 23220

    Debate Watch Party: Richmond

    Meet up with fellow Pete fans to watch the Democratic Debate. Bring a snack and/or a drink to share. Invite your friends too. Come around 8:30 to meet folks and get settled. The debate starts at 9 and will probably end at 11. We'll have some games and swag. More info on Mobilize
  • Thursday, December 19, at 09:00 PM

    SW VA

    Roanoke, VA 24011

    Debate Watch Party: Roanoke

    Come out and watch the December debate with the Roanoke City Democratic Committee! We have a strong group of Pete supporters in Roanoke and we're excited to watch another debate with local Dems. This event is BYOB/drinks/snacks. More info on Mobilize
  • Saturday, January 04, at 02:00 PM

    NoVA

    4311 Walney Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151

    Be Like Pete - Habitat for Humanity

    ***Please visit Mobilize link for instructions since it requires registration through the Habitat for Humanity website: https://www.mobilize.us/petefo...
  • Saturday, January 11, at 08:00 AM

    NoVA

    6833 Hill Park Dr, Lorton, VA 22079

    Be Like Pete - Capital Area Food Bank Service

    Join the VA for Pete team at the Capital Area Food Bank in Lorton to help strengthen and fill in gaps in the hunger safety net in the Greater Washington Area. CAFP volunteer opportunities consist of helping to sort and pack food donations, getting them ready to go out into the community! Make some friends, share your Pete pride and give back to your community - what better way to spend a Saturday morning? Event is 8am-12pm. [Age Minimum (with Adult): 12+, Minimum Age:18+]

Volunteer

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Organizing

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Merch

VA for Pete T-Shirt

You can order Virginia for Pete t-shirts and other gear (American-made, Union-made, and Union-printed) at pete.dkgpromotions.com. You can choose to have your merch shipped directly to you, or you can choose to pick it up at the next Pete Up in Northern Virginia. Note that 24 items must be ordered for each group order to be completed.

Buy merch here!

VA for Pete Hat

You can order Virginia for Pete hats here (American-made, Union-made).

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Vote

All of our efforts to support Pete Buttigieg lead to one moment: election day! Everyone who is eligible to vote should be registered, and this section below provides guidance on that process. More details can be found at Virginia's Department of Elections website.

According to the Virginia elections site, to register to vote in the state of Virginia you must:

  • Be a resident of Virginia
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be 18 years old*
  • Not be registered and planning to vote in another state
  • Not currently be declared mentally incompetent by a court of law
  • Have had your vote restored if previously convicted of a felony


* If you are 17 years of age, but will be 18 at the time of the following general election, you are eligible to vote in any intervening primary or special elections.


There are a few ways to register, and here are the main three:

 

It is never too early to register to vote, but there are deadlines to keep in mind:

  • 2019 Virginia General Election: 11/05/2019; Registration Deadline is 10/15/2019.
  • 2020 Presidential Primary: 03/03/2020 ("Super Tuesday"); Registration Deadline is 02/10/2020.
  • 2020 Presidential General Election: 11/03/2020; Registration Deadline is 10/12/2020.


As the elections come up, always double-check your voter registration status. Make sure you know your precinct & polling place, and any other pertinent information, which can be verified here.

College Student Voter Registration

College students register the same way any other applicant would, using the methods detailed above. The biggest question for you as a college student is determining your place of residence. You can only have one address of residence, so to vote in the precinct where your “college address” is, you cannot also be registered at your “home address” (i.e. where your parents or legal guardians live).

If you choose to maintain your hometown address for residence, you will have to make the trip home to vote on Election Day, or make arrangements to vote absentee (detailed out below).

Absentee Voting Process

If you are unable to vote on Election Day, there are a number of scenarios that would allow you instead to vote absentee. You have to apply for an absentee ballot, and can do so in-person (at your local registrar's office), online, or via mail, email, or fax using the Absentee Ballot Application form. That form is found at the end of this document and online.

In general, you can apply for an absentee ballot beginning 45 days prior to the election in which you wish to vote. Applications made in-person can be done up to 3 days before the election, and applications sent in must be received one week prior to the election. If you are registering to vote while applying absentee, add a few days to this process. Generally speaking you cannot vote absentee at the same time as applying in-person at the registrar's office.

Acceptable Forms of Identification

When you vote, you'll need to show one acceptable form of photo identification.

  • Virginia driver's license
  • United States passport
  • Student photo ID issued by a school in Virginia
  • Employer- or Virginia government-issued photo ID
  • Please note that if you do not have any of these forms of photo identification, Virginia offers a free voter photo ID that you can even get on Election Day at any voter registration office. There is an application and you will get a photo taken - it's that simple!

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