Area Political Groups
Albemarle County Democratic
223 W. Main St. (Downtown Mall)
Volunteers are needed to help with campaigns and other activities for local and statewide elections. Opportunities are only open during campaigns.
Albemarle County Republican Committee
Cindi Burket (434) 249-4564
Albemarle GOP Headquarters
455 Albemarle Square
(Albemarle Square Shopping Center, in the old bank building next to the Outback Steakhouse.)
Hours of Operation: 9am to 8pm Monday-Saturday and 12-7pm on Sunday
The committee provides information on local, state and national GOP news. "Our quest is to inform and educate the citizenry of Charlottesville about Republican ideals, and to promote the values of faith, personal responsibility, family and limited government."
This nonpartisan group studies local, state and national aspects of government and takes an active part in local issues. It also provides objective nonpartisan information on voting and registration. Student membership is $25 a year. Monthly meetings are held. The League of Woman Voters of Charlottesville/Albemarle is dedicated to helping voters, encouraging involvement of all citizens, representing the public, stimulating cooperative planning, improving schools, protecting the environment and speaking out on political issues.
Volunteers are needed to help with elections, phone banks and fund-raising activities throughout the year. A Republican Women's Club is also available.
Virginia Organizing Project
703 Concord Ave.
VOP "challenges injustice through empowerment," organizing people in local communities who traditionally have had no or little voice. Workshops are held on racism, sexism, heterosexism and classism. They currently need help in campaigning to raise the minimum wage in Virginia. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for other current volunteer opportunities.
UVA Student Political Groups
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