I SURF. I VOTE. Virginia Beach Edition
Beach Closed: OIL SPILL
Our 4th edition of I Surf. I Vote. in, Virginia Beach, was a beautiful success, despite a few hiccups along the way. We’ve been following & supporting the fight in VA-02 from afar, but things started to get exciting when Elaine Luria’s campaign reached out to our team. Elaine Luria is an amazing candidate who really understands the needs of coastal and rural residents. She is a veteran and a local small business owner in VB–deeply connected to her community, her family and this country. It was an honor to spend time with her and to see her passion for the ocean community.
I SURF, I VOTE. Newport Beach Edition
Back in the early 60s, I surfed in the U.S Open of Surfing (back then, it was called the Huntington Beach Championships). During one particularly memorable year of the competition, we all got slimed by an big oil slick. We had so much black on our jerseys that the judges couldn't see who was who, making it impossible to judge.
Buh-Bye Baugh: Blue Uprising and Coastal Orange County Communities Prevent Lockout in General Election
What’s in a name? Everything. That’s why we gave our newest voting campaign a name that says what it means and means what it says: I Surf. I Vote.
On Sunday, surfers and progressives came together to make that point loud and clear in Newport Beach. Surfers from Malibu to Encinitas and everywhere in between showed up with their boards to shoot our iconic VOTE photo.
Barney don't vote, but rad surfers do! (video!
Coastal Orange County overcame some big obstacles in this race, and ocean-lovers, environmentalists, and progressives all made it out with a progressive candidate on the ticket in November. Right now, we’re in a win-win situation with both Hans Keirstead and Harley Rouda vying for a place in the general election. While, we don’t know who will be the final candidate in November yet, we are beyond excited that either of these guys are going on to take down Rohrabacher in 5 months.
Making Waves at the California Primaries on Tuesday, June 5th
Barney went surfing and didn't make it to the polls in time to vote in the California primary election. Now Barney's life sucks, and even his dog wants to pee on him for being such a barney. Don't be a Barney!
Blue Uprising takes the #BlueWaveChallenge
The waves next week are gonna be small, and they might even suck. While on any other day of the week, this isn’t welcome news, on Tuesday, June 5th, it means that you can get all up in on American democracy. That’s right–it’s the primary election! And you won’t have to have any inner turmoil about going for a surf and then accidentally not making it to your polling place on time. Silver linings, right?
No Kooks in Congress (video)
Blue Uprising is taking a wave to the face for democracy! Join us as we commit to vote on June 5th by taking the #BlueWaveChallenge, launched by Indivisible CA 48.
Weeks before California's primary elections, Blue Uprising unveils a billboard in coastal Orange County targeting two candidates with questionable ethics and connections. The Orange County community joins Blue Uprising for a rally against Dana Rohrabacher and Scott Baugh