April 17, 2019
LEAP Forward Endorses Copeland for HOD 26
March 17, 2019 — LEAP Forward endorsed Cathy Copeland in her bid for Delegate in Virginia’s 26th House District on Tuesday, April 16. LEAP Forward was created in 2017 for the express purpose of creating a legislative grading system from a pro-gun regulation perspective.
Charles Yeganian of LEAP Forward said, "My goal is to highlight candidates who understand that gun violence is a political problem, and must be solved politically. I don't endorse in every district, but instead am interested in helping voters find the candidates with a strong, public stand on gun safety and regulation who are also best suited to implement their vision. Because of Cathy's clarity on this issue, her knowledge of legislative attempts at gun regulation in the past, and her willingness to make all of this accessible to voters, I believe she's the best candidate for this race."
March 12, 2019
Run for Something Endorses Copeland for HOD 26
March 12, 2019 — Cathy Copeland is proud to receive the endorsement of Run for Something (RFS), the groundbreaking organization that recruits and supports strong voices in the next generation of progressive leadership.
“It is an honor to earn the Run for Something endorsement. I appreciate the added attention this brings to my race and the opportunity it offers. This is a flippable district and we need every bit of support to make that happen,” Copeland said.
“RFS endorses candidates on two major criteria: heart and hustle. That’s what defines viability to us,” said Ross Morales Rocketto, RFS co founder. “These are candidates who are going to work hard to run grassroots, community-led campaigns. We are a critical time in history and the momentum these candidates generate will have a lasting impact for years to come.”
March 11, 2019
Copeland First to File with 26th HOD Committee
HARRISONBURG, VA — On Monday, March 11 at 12:00 P.M., Cathy Copeland submitted all required paperwork to ensure her name will be at the top of the ballot for the June 11 Democratic Primary for House of Delegates District 26, which includes all of Harrisonburg and the majority of Rockingham County. In order to file, Copeland submitted a Declaration of Candidacy, proof of a paid filing fee, and about 200 signed petitions from constituents of the 26th. Only 125 signatures were required by state law.
February 1, 2019
Copeland Calls for Governor’s Resignation
HARRISONBURG, VA — Those who are called to public office and who serve our nation, our states, and our localities take an oath to uphold and defend our constitution; they must demonstrate the highest moral authority and trust. Character cannot be demonstrated just in our elections and public service, but it must permeate the core of who we are as individuals, as members of a great society. Our nation was started on imperfection but grounded in the ideals that we can strive toward a better society, a better government. That betterment toward an equal and just society is most profound in the 14th and 19th amendments and the 1967 Civil Rights Act.
Ralph Northam demonstrated not only poor judgment in one photo, but also, he normalized aggression and oppression. I urge Governor Northam to resign his office not because of poor governance but because he does not represent the values and character that Virginia needs in our highest state-wide elected official.
January 7, 2019
Women of the 26th
HARRISONBURG, VA — On Sunday, January 6th from 1-3 p.m., in the Allegheny Ballroom of Hotel Madison, Cathy Copeland, who’s running to be Delegate in the 26th District, hosted more than 30 female leaders from Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. Those leaders included elected officials, educators, community activists, business owners, counselors, members of various state and local boards, and civically minded women.
December 4, 2018
Cathy Copeland Announces Candidacy to be Delegate for Virginia’s 26th District
Cathy Copeland is excited to announce that she is running to be the Delegate for Virginia’s 26 th District. Cathy has lived in Rockingham County and Harrisonburg for nearly a decade and works as an adjunct instructor of Writing & Rhetoric at James Madison University (JMU). She is a steering committee member for the nonpartisan ForHHS2 group, which advocated for a second high school to be built in Harrisonburg. She is also the 6 th Congressional District’s representative for the Virginia Democratic Women’s Caucus. Recently, she completed the 2018 Political Leaders Program with the nonpartisan Sorensen Institute at the University of Virginia.