About us

Our Mission

Unite Virginia is a movement to bridge the partisan divide and advance common-sense policy solutions by electing reform-minded Republicans and Democrats to the state legislature.

Our Challenge

Amid growing tribalism and polarization, organizations and forces working to divide our country — not unite it — are increasing.

Partisan primaries and gerrymandered districts reward candidates who appeal to the ideological extremes within their party’s base, only to leave them uncontested or not seriously challenged in general elections.

Virginia ranks at the bottom of healthy state democracies, as politicians are incentivized to put partisan loyalties and special interests ahead of the people they represent. In a 2015 study, Virginia got an F in representation, an F in accessibility, and a D- in influence, ranking 50th out of 51. And in late 2018, a Northern Illinois University study confirmed that Virginia still ranks 49th out of 50 of “most difficult to vote.”

Our Opportunity

By electing and supporting reform-minded candidates, Virginia has an opportunity to build upon a bipartisan caucus that can champion the best policy ideas, rather than just the politically convenient ones.

What’s more, Virginians want change:

  • 61% of Virginians believe Democrats and Republicans are not working together well in the state legislature
  • 65% of Virginians support a constitutional amendment to create an nonpartisan redistricting commission
  • 70% of Virginia voters support the redistricting constitutional amendment

Our Work

Recruiting Candidates

who are aligned with our Unity Principles, are leaders with personal integrity, who support structural political reforms and commit to join and meet regularly with at least one bipartisan caucus if elected.

Advocate for Reform

with state-based partners, including OneVirginia2021, RepresentUS and others, specifically focused on common-sense reforms to our political system.

Our Team

Matthew Scoble

Unite Virginia Executive Director

Linda Curtis

Councilwoman and Vice Mayor, City of Hampton

Hampton, Virginia

Meg Heubeck

Director of Instruction, University of Virginia Center for Politics

Waynesboro, Virginia

Todd Veazie

Former Executive Director, Joining Forces

Alexandria, Virginia

Tom Church

Retired Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy

Virginia Beach, Virginia

The Honorable John Vihstadt

Former Arlington County Board Member

Virginia

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