30 Sep 2009
September 30, 2009

DNC Change Commission to Meet

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The DNC Change Commission, which is reviewing the Democratic Party Presidential candidate nomination process will meet on Saturday, October 24, 2009, at 9:30 (tentative) at the  Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street, NW, Washington DC.   The Commission will continue to focus on state nomination process calender, superdelegates, and caucuses.  I plan to attend and report.




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17 Sep 2009
September 17, 2009

DNC Fall Meeting – Rez & Pix

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Here are the resolutions adopted at last weekend’s DNC meeting and pictures of Chairman Kaine, the Texas BBQ, and the Texas Capitol dome.




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12 Sep 2009
September 12, 2009

DNC Fall Meeting – Day 3

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Virginian election update – Virginia national commiteewoman Mame Reiley was re-elected as Chair of the Women’s Caucus and Alfonso Lopez was elected as the Southern Region Vice Chair of the Hispanic Caucus. 




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11 Sep 2009
September 11, 2009

DNC Fall Meeting Day 2 – Part 2

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SOUTHERN CAUCUS — The caucus spans states from Texas to Virginia, and includes West Virginia.   The Caucus elected new officers, including our own DNC committeeman Lionell Spruill as Southern Caucus 1st Vice Chair.  Other officers are Chair Gilda Cobb-Hunter (SC), 2nd Vice-Chair Karla Bradley (ARK), Secretary Lenora Sorola-Pohlman (TX), Treasurer David Parker (NC), and Southern Regional representatives to..




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11 Sep 2009
September 11, 2009

DNC Fall Meeting – Day 2 – Part 1

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Today we will have a general session, regional caucus meetings which will elect officers (Virginia is in the Southern Caucus), and the DNC  Executive Committee meeting.




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10 Sep 2009
September 10, 2009

DNC Fall Meeting Day 1 — Part 2

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RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE:  The Committee, which is chaired by James  Zogby (DC) and Maria Echaveste (CA), and includes Barbara Easterlin from Virginia, considered and passed a number of resolutions:  (1) Celebrating the life of Senator Kennedy; (2) Recognizing the events of September 11, 2001; (3) Commending President Obama’s leadership  and accomplishments setting the country in a new..




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10 Sep 2009
September 10, 2009

DNC Fall Meeting – Day 1

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This morning’s first meeting is of the Association of State Democratic Chairs.  This group, chaired by Ray Buckley (Vt.),  includes State party chairs, highest ranking vice chairs of the opposite gender, and state party executive directors.  The group recognized new Va ED Leigh Anne Collier and it was also good to see former Va. ED Lindsey..




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10 Sep 2009
September 10, 2009

Deeds on Health Care

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All Virginians who want better health care and health insurance reform should support Creigh Deeds.  Here’s Creigh’s health care plan.  Here’s Creigh’s statement on President Obama’s game-chaging speech last night: The President challenged all of us to help solve America’s health care crisis. I think Democrats and Republicans all agree that rising health care costs..




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10 Sep 2009
September 10, 2009

DNC Fall Meeting – Agenda

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In Austin, Texas for the  2  1/2 day Fall Meeting of the DNC.  We are at a Marriott about 10 miles from downtown, so not certain will make it to 6th Street. Will try.  I’ll be posting updates over the next few days.   Here’s the Agenda:




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07 Sep 2009
September 7, 2009

Get Your Kennedy-King Dinner Tix Now!

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Northern Virginia’s premier Democratic fundraiser — our 16th  Kennedy King Dinner — will be held Friday, September 25, 2009, at Hilton Alexandria Mark Center,  5000 Seminary Rd., Alex. Va, 23221.  The special guest speaker will be Senator Jim Webb.   You can order your tickets online at the 8th District Democratic Committee Website or by mail — $150..




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