About Us

VaOurWay ("VOW")  is an organization that helps facilitate open communication between citizens and their representatives to promote transparency in government and common-sense legislation for all Virginians. VOW was formed by a group of concerned Virginians who wanted to create foundations of good governance beyond partisanship. Founded in 2017, VaOurWay is working diligently to continue providing free services and information to the public. VOW exists to promote an engaged citizenry and ensure transparency.

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Our Values

  • Every Virginian should be afforded the same access to opportunity to reach their full potential so that they can become contributing members of the community
  • Every Virginian should have the right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable life
  • Every Virginian should be afforded a voice in the democratic process
  • Virginia’s justice system should treat all Virginians equally
  • Laws should never be unnecessarily costly, punitive, or infringe upon your civil rights or economic opportunities

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Our Mission

  • Help to ensure the passage of common-sense legislation that matches Virginia’s values, regardless of partisan lines.
  • Hold legislators accountable for their votes and ensure that they represent the true interest of their constituents.
  • Create simple lines of communication between legislators and their citizens so that the two parties can more easily interact.

The Issues

Education

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The Virginia General Assembly enacts laws that affect elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as Virginia’s higher education institutions. These laws affect teachers, curriculum choices, student discipline, and a variety of other issues that will affect Virginian students for years to come. Sign up today to stay informed and receive action alerts at critical moments of decision-making!

Voter Empowerment

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The Virginia General Assembly enact laws to determine who can vote and how. They also enact Campaign Finance laws, which protect the democratic process by controlling political contributions, how they are reported, and how they are spent. Because these laws are aimed at keeping elections fair and transparent, they affect everyone in the Commonwealth, including your elected officials! Sign up today to stay informed and receive action alerts at critical moments of decision-making!

Healthcare

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Virginia has a duty to care for all its citizens - especially those in need! In the Commonwealth, we believe in everyone's basic right to healthcare. Not only is every human entitled to these most basic rights, but it also protects every taxpayer from the burden of others. Building the foundations for a healthy and protected citizenry help every part of society. Sign up today to stay informed and receive action alerts at critical moments of decision-making!

Thriving Economy

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Virginia has a responsibility to its citizens and its workforce. The General Assembly affects families, employees, and all things on the job. By growing and strengthening our workforce, protecting our existing workers, and ensuring that a hard days work is justly rewarded, Virginia ensures a stronger future. Sign up today to stay informed and receive action alerts at critical moments of decision-making!

Energy and Environment

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By moving toward solar and other renewable energy sources, Virginia can yield lower energy rates, increase reliability and protect energy access and production, as well as protect natural resources, promote sustainable community growth and protect our natural environment to protect the health and safety of Virginia residents. Welcoming distributed, renewable energy is important for the future of the economy and environment. Sign up today to stay informed and receive action alerts at critical moments of decision-making!