To implement the photo ID legislation enacted last year (SB 1256), the State Board of Elections (SBE) is developing the process for Registered Voters who lack one of the eligible photo IDs to obtain one free of charge from their local voter registrar. The voter must complete an application form. The proposed form states that requesting a photo ID when you may already have one is a felony and requires those requesting the free ID to swear that they do not have one. Virginia Organizing, and The League of Women Voters of Virginia also oppose the inclusion of the felony statement.  Such a declaration is unnecessary, unwarranted, intimidating and not required by the legislative language. Please Take Action and Submit Comments before March 24, 2014 – click here.

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Here’s a DNC update on Voter Expansion efforts at college campuses (from the 3.14.21 Communications Update), with links to cited articles: On Tuesday [March 11, 2014], DNC officials held a press conference call with college and university reporters in key states to discuss the DNC’s new Voter Expansion Project. The initiative, introduced by former President Bill Clinton two weeks ago, will take the DNC beyond simply protecting the right to vote, to being the leader in expanding the vote by building and maintaining a new permanent infrastructure for the Democratic.. read more →

If you somehow missed President Obama’s exchange with Zach Galifiankakis on “Between Two Fearns” to promote the ACA, you can find it here; DNC goes to colleges to promote Voter Expansion; DNC Webinar on Women’s outreach and the 2014 Women’s agenda; raising the minimum wage; and more.  AND DNC launches SameOldParty.com website to mark the one year anniversary of the kickoff of the GOP’s rebranding effort, and a DNC report on that failed effort; Medal of Honor awards; POTUS bracket (spoiler – he picks Michigan State, instead of UVa); and more.  Also here.. read more →

07 Mar 2014
March 7, 2014

DNC Communications Update 3.7.2014

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@TheDemocrats update – Factivists response to CPAC meeting, #DNC14 Winter Meeting videos, raising the minimum wate, Women’s History Month, and state updates read more →

07 Mar 2014
March 7, 2014

#DNC14 Winter Meeting Report

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Here is the DNC’s report on our recent  meeting (I provided a summary earlier this week).  The report provides information on the four initiatives discussed at the meeting:  Project Ivy (data and technology), Voter Expansion, Factivist (issue rapid response), and Supporting State Parties through training and investment.  The Report contains video links discussing these initiatives.  Also below are the 22 adopted DNC resolutions, which addressed economic opportunity, immigration reform, voting rights, and a number of other issues, and memorial resolutions, including one honoring Gov. McAuliffe’s mother.  read more →

01 Mar 2014
March 1, 2014

Thanks #Mame

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#DNC14 – As always, Virginia’s National Committee Woman Mame Reiley Chaired  the Women’s Caucus (and ran a great meeting) and participated in the DNC Executive Committee, Rules and Bylaws, and general session meetings.  Thanks Mame!  – here with @DWStweets read more →

The Democratic National Committee just concluded an excellent three days of meetings, which featured new data, voter, and communications initiatives, and exhoratory words from President Obama, Vice President Biden, Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and other leaders.  I posted on @demrulz (and FB) as we went along, but here are some highlights. Project Ivy – The DNC announced a new data and technology initiative that will make the Obama campaign’s voter and volunteer targetting and management tools, including call and sharing tools, available to state Democratic parties and candidates.  Many of these tools were.. read more →

26 Feb 2014
February 26, 2014

#DNC Winter Meeting

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The DNC is meeting in DC tomorrow through Saturday.  Here is the current agenda and the first edition of the Southern Regional Caucus Newsletter.  I’ll report on the meeting, including providing information on the Project Ivy data and technology program and other DNC initiatives.  Stay tuned @demrulz   read more →

26 Feb 2014
February 26, 2014

DNC Communications Update 2.21.2104

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Gov Walker’s MilwaukeeGate; Action on fuel efficiency, export/import, and innovation; and raising the minimum wage.  read more →