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VCDL: Dominion Energy is using so-called dark money to suppress gun owner turnout!

In an “Action Alert” headlined “Dominion Energy’s treachery towards Virginia’s gun owners!” the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) called out Dominion Energy for

apparently cooperating with Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s floundering campaign for Governor of Virginia to suppress the conservative gun owner vote for principled limited government constitutional conservative Republican Glenn Youngkin.

Charging that gun-controllers are scared to death that gun owners will cause Terry McAuliffe to lose the election in November the VCDL President Philip Van Cleave said for that reason, gun-grabbers desperately want to suppress the gun owner vote and that is why WE MUST ALL VOTE, VOTE EARLY, AND VOTE IN PERSON!

Apparently in concert with the McAuliffe campaign, Dominion Energy is using so called dark money to suppress gun owner turnout! NO, I’M NOT KIDDING.

Dominion Energy has given $200,000 to the Accountability Virginia PAC (AVP), run by a liberal consulting group with ties to ActBlue (a Democratic fundraiser) that came into existence only in July. The Accountability Virginia PAC has spent tens of thousands of dollars running ads in conservative parts of the state to make gun owners question voting for Glenn Youngkin.

Per the VCDL, here is a sample of what AVP is putting out:

“Glen Youngkin refuses to tell us where he stands on guns. That’s why he is the ONLY Republican not endorsed by the NRA. We can’t trust him on guns. Tell him to tell us the truth about where he stands!”

Here is some news coverage of Dominion Energy’s betrayal:

First, as the VCDL Action Alert pointed out, we all know where Terry McAuliffe stands on our gun rights – he wants a semi-automatic rifle ban, magazine limitations, homemade gun ban, prohibitions on open carry, and much, much, more. See:

On the other hand, Glenn Youngkin has shown zero support for any of McAuliffe’s draconian anti-gun measures.

We share the VCDL’s frustration that Mr. Youngkin has not returned his VCDL survey – he needs to return it if he wants to be considered for endorsement by VCDL-PAC.

But the real treachery here is by Dominion Energy for providing money used to put out phony “pro-gun” ads aimed at suppressing the vote of gun owners for Glenn Youngkin, whom we know from personal conversations is pro-Second Amendment and shares our views on the Constitution’s protection of the right to keep and bear arms.


Let’s make sure Dominion Energy knows that gun owners in Virginia do NOT appreciate the company interfering with our right to self-defense. Let’s call them, email them, and protest at their office. Let’s make this protest go viral!

1) Call Dominion Energy at 866-366-4357 (available from 8am to 5pm M-F). You could say something like this: “I am disgusted that Dominion Energy would spend money to restrict my right to self-defense by giving $200,000 to a front-organization with the purpose of running ads to discourage gun owners from voting for Glenn Youngkin. Dominion Energy needs to focus on energy and leave my rights alone!”

2) After you call Dominion and give them a polite, but firm, earful, click here to send them an email:

Click “Virginia” for “State” and Click “Yes, and my issue is still unresolved” for “Have you spoken with a Customer Care Associate?” Then fill in the form and give them another polite, but firm, statement opposing Dominion Energy’s attack on our right to self-defense. Something like this: “Dominion Energy has lost my trust and goodwill by attacking my right to protect myself and my family! Giving $200,000 to a front-organization with the intention of running ads to discourage gun owners from voting for Glenn Youngkin is the worst kind of treachery.”

3) Dominion Energy’s headquarters is located at 701 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23219. VCDL is purposely not going to coordinate a formal protest at that location because that might be considered an “event” by Richmond and would prohibit the carry of firearms. However, now that you are aware of what Dominion Energy has done, nothing would stop you as an individual from going to the Dominion Energy building, bringing some signs indicating your personal displeasure, and walking around the building on the sidewalk to get the public’s and the media’s attention to Dominion Energy’s atrocious actions. If you do decide to express your displeasure in this manner, VCDL would love to have some photos of your personal protest (send the email to: We definitely want Dominion Energy to feel some pressure for what they have done and the public to become aware of it.

Although the VCDL-PAC cannot endorse Glenn Youngkin because Youngkin has not returned the VCDL survey. has endorsed Glenn Youngkin for Governor, and here are a few of our articles explaining why:

Fake Conservative Organization Funded By Dominion Energy Backs Democrat McAuliffe

McAuliffe Democrats Attack Rape Victim Father

Democrats Sic FBI On Virginia Parents To Save McAuliffe

Even Democrats Oppose McAuliffe Anti-Parent Stance

Republican Youngkin Scorches Democrat McAuliffe In Parents' Rights Ad

Glenn Youngkin’s Real Conservative ‘Day One Game Plan’ For Virginia

As VCDL President Philip Van Cleave said we are not 100% sure what Glenn Youngkin will do with the various kinds of gun legislation that might arrive on his desk as governor. However, we DO know exactly what Terry McAuliffe will do because he has both told us what he will do, and he has a record from his previous four years as governor.

Don’t use the Accountability Virginia PAC ads as a reason not to vote. Be sure to vote for the candidates of your choice in the General Election. Your future and your rights are in your hands. Spread this alert in the Virginia firearms community!

  • Virginia Governor's race

  • Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL)

  • Glenn Youngkin

  • Terry McAuliffe

  • Accountability Virginia PAC

  • Dominion Energy

  • parental rights

  • School curriculum

  • Critical Race Theory

  • Sexually explicit materials

  • parental notification

  • McAuliffe vetoes

  • Teachers unions

  • Virginia Education Association (VEA)

  • VCDL President Philip Van Cleave

  • Delegate Hala Ayala

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