Yesterday, we wrote about some of the plans already in place by The Family Foundation Action, as well as some that will happen a bit later during the campaign season, to ensure that pro-life, pro-family legislators are elected during this November's General Assembly elections — particularly in the Virginia Senate. As they say, if you want to change Virginia, change the Virginia Senate. This year presents a superior opportunity to elect a conservative majority (on the full spectrum of issues) to the entire General Assembly. The Winning Matters 2011 voter education and mobilization campaign is more than handing out voter guides and report cards (or sharing them online), as important as that is. To realize the momentous goal we envision requires a team and that means the involvement of as many grassroots activists and concerned citizens as possible. Toward that end, we have joined with two of the nation's best grassroots training organizations — The Leadership Institute and American Majority — to teach several grassroots workshops in the next several weeks. Participants will learn a full range of important campaign functions, the same tactics campaign professionals use: everything from get-out-the-vote secrets, social media tools, coalition building and more.

You know, your basic community organizing. So, please plan on joining us at a workshop near you. You will find it very informative, eye opening and of inestimable value in affecting this November's 2011 General Assembly elections — and by extension, the direction of the commonwealth.

Fredericksburg: American Majority

This Saturday, July 16, at Faith Baptist Church, 4105 Plank Road, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Advance registration, only $25, includes lunch and all training materials. Click here to register.

Martinsville/Collinsville: Leadership Institute

Saturday, August 6, at Collinsville Victory Fellowship Church, 3790 Virginia Avenue, beginning at 9:00 am. When registering, enter "family" in the promotion code box on the right side of the page and click "submit code" prior to filling out any other information. This will entitle you to The Family Foundation discount cost of only $10! Click here to register.

Salem/Roanoke: Leadership Institute

Saturday, August 13, at National College, 1813 East Main Street in Salem, beginning at 9:00 a.m. When registering, type "family" in the promotion code box on the right side of the page and click "submit code" prior to filling out any other information. This will entitle you to The Family Foundation discount cost of only $10! Click here to register.

Fairfax: American Majority

Saturday, August 20, at Centreville Baptist Church, 15100 Lee Highway, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Advance registration, only $25, includes lunch and all training materials. Click here to register.

Newport News: Leadership Institute

Saturday, August 27, at the Academy of Dance, 12877 Jefferson Avenue, beginning at 9:00 a.m. When registering, type "family" in the promotion code box on the right side of the page and click "submit code" prior to filling out any other information. This will entitle you to The Family Foundation discount cost of only $10! Click here to register.