TELL SENATORS OBENSHAIN AND COSGROVE NOT TO TAKE AWAY VIRGINIANS’ VOTING RIGHTS
Virginia’s open primary system is in peril. State Senators Mark Obenshain and John Cosgrove have introduced bills -- SB 902 & SB 821 -- that allow the parties to close their primaries, effectively shutting out millions of Virginia voters and restricting the choices of millions more.
Last year EVERY member of the Virginia legislature was re-elected. But even that’s not enough for Senators Obenshain and Cosgrove, who are working to consolidate the political power of politicians in Richmond at the expense of their fellow Virginians.
This simply cannot stand. Virginia has a long and proud history of open primaries for everyone.
States with closed primaries across the country are experiencing the same dysfunction and polarization that has brought work in Washington DC to a grinding halt. We can’t let Virginia become another closed primary state where nothing gets done.
Send a message to Senators Obenshain and Cosgrove -- if they don't like the way we do things in Virginia, they can leave!