30 Aug 2015
August 30, 2015

DNC Summer 2015 Meeting

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The Democratic National Committee met last week in Minneapolis – the meeting featured addresses by 4 of the 5 Democratic Presidential candidates, committee work, messaging, sharing information, and meeting with other Democrats from around the country.  See Agenda below.  This was the last DNC meeting until the National Convention on July 25-28, 2016.  I tweeted.. read more →

30 Aug 2015
August 30, 2015

DNC Communications Update 8.21.2015

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GOP presidential candidates on immigration, health care, the middle class, and teachers, but still no references to Jim Gilmore.   Also – yet another nod to DPVA’s communications department In the States:  “On Friday, the Virginia Democratic Party released the following statement in light of the rough week that state Republicans had: “It was a.. read more →

14 Aug 2015
August 14, 2015

DNC Communications Update 8.14.2015

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The GOP hates women, social security, and new citizens, but likes war in Iraq.  But no mention of Jim Gilmore.  And DPVA makes the In the States column again. “On Thursday, Dewita Soeharjono, Chair of the Democratic Party of Virginia’s Asian-American Caucus, released the following statement, calling on John Whitbeck to denounce a party insider’s.. read more →

13 Aug 2015
August 13, 2015

2016 Primary Petition Time

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The Virginia Democratic Presidential Primary will be on March 1, 2016, but presidential candidates seeking to get on the ballot in Virginia must file the requisite forms and petitions by December 10, 2015.  In 2013, after Perry and Gingrich couldn’t get the required 10,000 signatures, the General Assembly lowered the requirement to 5,000, with 200.. read more →

13 Aug 2015
August 13, 2015

#DNC to Meet in Minneapolis

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The Democratic National Committee meets twice a year – the last two summer meetings have been in Phoenix (113 degrees/dry heat) and Atlanta (100 degrees/ wet heat).  This time we are headed to cool Minneapolis and will be there August 27-29.  I’ve attached the Agenda, and the highlights will be addresses from our Presidential candidates.. read more →

07 Aug 2015
August 7, 2015

DNC Communications Update 8.7.2015

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What we learned from the GOP debates, DNC Presidential debate schedule, Obama’s climate plan, and GOP awful statements on voting rights (which, like civil rights and the environment were not mentioned at the GOP debate) read more →

For Immediate Release  August 6, 2015 Democratic National Committee Announces Six Primary Debates WASHINGTON – Today, Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced details for the DNC’s six presidential primary debates. This debate schedule reflects the Democratic Party’s diversity and values and will best position Democrats to win the White House next November… read more →

Here’s some great news re the awful Texas Voter ID law.  Please join the DPVA Voter Protection Council to help protect and expand the vote. Federal Court Strikes Down ‘Discriminatory’ Texas Voter ID By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUG. 5, 2015, 2:40 P.M. E.D.T. AUSTIN, Texas — A federal appeals court has struck down Texas’ voter.. read more →

03 Aug 2015
August 3, 2015

DNC Communications Update 7/31/2015

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Happy 50th Anniversary to Medicare/Medicaid, and info on the GOP presidential candidates’ regressive views.  Kudos to DPVA for making the “In the States” page:  On Wednesday, former Virginia governor Jim Gilmore filed to run for president and the Democratic Party of Virginia was quick to launch So You Googled Jim Gilmore, “a microsite aimed at.. read more →