28 Feb 2015
February 28, 2015

#DPVA Committees to Meet March 6-7, 2015

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The Democratic Party of Virginia State Steering and Central Committee will meet next weekend at the Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center, 1000 Virginia Center Pkwy, Glen Allen, VA 23059. Steering is meeting on Friday March 6 at 7 pm, Central is on Saturday March 7 at 10 am. We will have a number of issues to discuss including the Fall General Assembly election, JJ and other fundraising, regional training, voter registration, motions concerning the 2016 delegate selection process, establishment of a 2016 state convention planning process, party plan.. read more →

28 Feb 2015
February 28, 2015

#DNC2015 – DNC Meeting Report

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In addition to the Victory Task Force and the 2016 Delegate Selection Plan Workshop, the DNC’s Winter Meeting on February 19-21 had the usual activities of meeting and learning from Democrats around the world, including regional and constituency group caucus sessions. I am glad that many Virginia Democrats could join us. The highlights certainly included an address from President Obama Friday morning that focused on economic recovery and helping the middle class.  You can see it here. We also celebrated the selection of the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection.. read more →

VTF Presentation

After the unpleasant 2014 election results, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz appointed a Democratic Victory Task Force, chaired by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, to identify the DNC’s priorities in strengthening the party and winning elections. The Task Force submitted a Preliminary Report at the meeting. See Report and Gov. Beshear’s speech below. DPVA will convene some sort of public comment process soon. The Task Force will then issue a full report in June with a working session at the DNC Summer Meeting in August in Minneapolis, MN. I think the.. read more →

The recent Democratic National Committee meeting featured an excellent workshop on the 2016 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection process led by Virginia’s own Patrice Taylor. Materials from the workshop are set forth below. I have previously posed the DNC Convention Call, Rules, and Regulations here.  I won’t review the basics, but here are some of the highlights of the workshop: The process is underway with states required to name their Affirmative Action Committees by March 2, 2015. (Virginia got a slight extension so we can do it by March 9,.. read more →

28 Feb 2015
February 28, 2015

DNC Communications Update 2.27.2015

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Response to CPAC goofiness and other stuff about terrible GOP presidential candidates, including Gov. Christie’s visit to Virginia.   read more →

19 Feb 2015
February 19, 2015

#walkformame

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Today is the first day of the DNC’s winter meeting, and the first thing in my mailbox was an email from LIz Reiley stating that two of Mame Reiley’s nieces and one of her nephews would be doing the Avon Walk to End Breast Cancer (39 miles in two days).  Please join me in supporting this effort in Mame’s honor.  Here’s a link to their website. read more →

15 Feb 2015
February 15, 2015

DNC Communications Update 2.13.2015

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In case you missed it, the 2016 Democratic National Convention will be in Philadelphia, Walker/Paul/Bush/Jindal, and Democratic state initiatives.   read more →

The national organization EMILY’s List has nominated Alexandria member of the House of Delegates and immediate past DPVA Chair Charniele Herring for its “rising star Award” – go to  VOTE FOR HERRING before mid-night tonight to vote for Charniele!  See also this article read more →

The DNC announced today that Democratic National Convention will be held in Philadelphia, the week of July 26, 2016.  Here’s the press release. Post by Democratic Party. read more →