Yesterday was a powerful day for our community and for Victory Fund, so we wanted to tell you about it. Our spotlight candidate Danica Roem defeated three primary opponents, positioning herself to become the first openly trans person to become a state legislator. We were on-the-ground, on the phones and online fighting for a win. Here’s how the day unfolded:
5 a.m: The Victory Fund team leaves Washington, DC to head to District 13 in Virginia — about an hour drive.
6 a.m.: As the sun rises over Virginia, polls opened and Victory Fund was on-the-ground at five different polling locations.
9:35 a.m.: We met some passionate fellow Danica fans who helped us talk to voters at polling locations.
11 a.m.: Phone banking began at Victory Fund’s office. Our staff made calls all afternoon ensuring voters had a plan to make it to the polls.
1 p.m.: It was a hot and sunny day in Manassas and Manassas Park, so we had to take a few selfie-and-water breaks in the shade.
6:30 p.m.: We connected with our final few voters for the day.
7 p.m.: Polls closed.
8 p.m.: The results came in: Danica won!
— Victory Fund (@VictoryFund) June 14, 2017
Danica Roem has won the Democratic nomination for the 13th District, House of Delegates. All results: https://t.co/jHhRrAmtJd
— NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) June 14, 2017
Looks like out trans candidate Danica Roem has won her VA Leg primary by 15%, will face GOP incumbent in district that voted for Hillary.
— Sarah McBride (@SarahEMcBride) June 14, 2017
Victory Fund raised more than $30,000 for Danica over the course of the campaign. That money went to signs, posters, personnel and our efforts on primary day. That’s what it takes to make historic victories a reality, and we want to repeat this success all across the country. But we need your help.
Donate today to keep the momentum going for Danica and candidates like her. Let’s make 2017 a big year for LGBTQ candidates.