About this Hub 1

Summary

Virginia onAir is focused on Virginia federal, state, and local elections and governance providing online and in person places where Virginia residents can learn about and interact with their elected officials and candidates for office and get engaged in supporting a more civil and vibrant democracy in Virginia.

This Virginia onAir Hub website enables learning, discussion, and engagement via all kinds of Internet-connected devices including laptop and desktop PCs, tablets, and smartphones. This Hub also streams and archives videos of in person events organized by onAir Chapters, governing bodies, and political organizations.

Virginia onAir chapters based  in state universities and community colleges coordinate undergrad students and other chapter members who curate profile posts on elected officials and candidates for office and posts on issues. Virginia onAir chapters also organize local events such as town halls, debates, forums, and candidate days.

About Hub Content

All onAir Hub content is under a Creative Commons Non-Commerical (CC-BY-NC) license (unless otherwise specified) and is available for re-use by nonprofit websites and blogs . This post will explain further the terms and conditions for re-use of CC-BY-NC content. You can also access this post from the footer on each screen.

Terms of Service

See Terms of Service for more information on how you can re-use Hub content, participate in forums, and view Hub disclaimers.

Privacy Policy

See Privacy Policy to learn about how we don’t use cookies, track your usage, or sell your email address.

About Using this Hub

We have designed Hubs to be as easy and intuitive as possible to use.  All viewers need to remember to find content and navigate the Hub is to:

“Select teal circles and rectangles, text, and icons”

When most teal circles and teal rectangles are selected, they open multiple possible actions. When teal icons are selected, they usually do one action.

When bolded teal text is selected, it goes to a post within the Hub and when underlined teal text is selected it goes to another website.

Most color blind people can distinguish the teal and blue colors from the level of shading. For those with more severe blindness issues, an audio-based user experience is coming next year.

About Aircasting

One approach we use to inform and engage Virginians is via our Aircasts. Aircasts are live streamed and recorded videos that include viewer input and are archived in their related posts. We believe that Aircasting is a key component of any elections Hub. Hub visitors can view all the scheduled and archived Aircasts under the “onAir” tab. If an Aircast is streaming at the time that a Hub visitor lands on the home page, then it’s widget will appear and be playing on the home page.

About Democracy onAir

Democracy onAir is a nonprofit, nonpartisan social enterprise that supports the development and hosting of open access and curated networks of elections and governance Hubs… including this Virginia onAir Hub.

Virginia onAir Members

Virginia onAir membership is free for all Virginia residents

Your real name and any other profile information will not be displayed unless you choose to do so. Your personal information is NOT shared with any other website or organization.

Premium memberships cost  $8 per month and enable one to:

  1. Have a full member profile post
  2. Have the ability to author new posts on issues and co-author existing posts
  3. Get preferential treatment at Chapter events

Virginia onAir Supporters

Other ways to support the Virginia onAir Hub and chapter events becoming a Donor, Sponsor, or Advertiser.

For Candidates

Candidates can participate in this Hub in a number of ways including: Candidates can participate in this Hub in a number of ways including:

    • Answering questions from Hub members about their experience, districts, and relevant issues (answers will appear in the appropriate post(s)
    • Answering questions from Hub members about their experience, districts, and relevant issues (answers will appear in the appropriate post(s)
    • Provide new content and feedback to curators of their profile and other related posts
    • Inform potential voters of upcoming events
    • Contribute videos to the Hub’s YouTube channel and pictures to the Hub’s Instagram account
    • Promote the Hub and specific posts to constituents

If candidates choose to be an advertiser of their District’s posts, they will receive a post to promote their candidacy and the issues that are important to them. If candidates choose to be an advertiser of their District’s posts, they will receive a post to promote their candidacy and the issues that are important to them.
We reserve the right not to include candidates in this Hub if they espouse positions that the Elections onAir Directors and Advisory Board consider beyond democratic norms… such as promoting violence against any person or group.

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