ProgressVA is a multi-issue progressive advocacy organization that combines cutting edge online organizing and communications with rapid and hard-hitting earned media strategies. Year round, ProgressVA will work to engage citizens from across the state around issues of immediate state or local concern.
Our mission is to provide a strong, credible voice in advancing progressive solutions to critical community problems. But we don't do that on our own - we work as a communications team for the entire progressive community.
We're a marketing department for progressive ideas - a campaign that never stops. We work year-round to challenge conservative propaganda in the media and make sure that progressive perspectives are heard.
By working together and uniting around issues important to Virginia residents, we will:
- Build a stronger progressive movement in Virginia. We will use innovative, internet-based organizing and communications strategies and tactics to dramatically expand active public support for progressive issues and policies.
- Secure major advances in progressive public policy. Working with other progressive groups, we will use the power of real people to encourage bold policy changes.
ProgressVA is a ProgressNow affiliate. ProgressVA is a 501(c)4.
Anna Scholl, Executive Director
Anna was raised in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley and graduated from the University of Virginia in 2006 (Wahoowa!). After working on a congressional campaign in Central Virginia, she moved to the big city: Washington D.C. As an associate at Kennedy Communications, Anna's work ran the gamut from research to direct mail to online communications.
A Virginia girl at heart, Anna moved back to Charlottesville in 2010 to work for Congressman Tom Perriello's reelection campaign. In June 2011, Anna joined ProgressVA as the founding Executive Director.
Anna lives in Albemarle County with her husband, Stephen, and her spoiled rotten puppy, Bartlett, where she can frequently be found making a big mess in the kitchen.
Brian Devine, Director of Online Programs
Brian was born at Fort Belvoir in Fairfax County, Virginia and raised a military brat in the Washington DC metro area. He is a proud alumnus of the Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!) Corps of Cadets and received an Honorable Discharge from the USAF.
Brian has previously worked as an Associate Project Director for a prominent pollster and media consultant, as a Senior Project Manager on public affairs clients for a private new media firm, and as media manager for a congressional campaign in Northern Virginia.
Brian lives in Arlington County where he is an active member of the community. He is a loyal and lifelong Red Sox and Redskins fan, and you can find him on Twitter at @BrianDevine.
PO Box 742
Earlysville, VA 22936