General Assembly District Committees need to notify the State Board of Elections of their nominating processes by this friday – there are other deadlines coming up as well.  See DPVA Guidance below, and the State Board of Elections — calender and candidate information.   Thanks to all the good Democrats who are running in this challenging..

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After a brief hiatus, here is this week’s DNC Communications Report –  including the President’s trip to Europe, Chrysler loan payback,  new auto fuel economy labels, and regulatory reform.   I trust this makes if clear that the President does not hate the British, the Chrysler (as well as the GM and bank loans) were good for the..

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DPVA has provided the following information to Central Committee members and City and County Chairs regarding its upcoming quarterly meetings.  We are dedicating the meetings to our recently departed, long-term Vice Chair Ray Colley, and it is especially appropriate that we are meeting in Ray’s native Fightin’ Ninth Congressional District. 

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24 May 2011
May 24, 2011

Remembering Ray Colley, Part 2

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Family and friends of former Democratic Party of Virginia  Vice Chair Ray Colley will gather for visitation today, Tuesday, May 24th from 6-8 pm, and a memorial service on Wednesday, May 25th at 10 am, both at the Demaine Funeral Home, 520 S. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA.  Burial will be at the Quantico National Cemetery in Triangle, VA..

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17 May 2011
May 17, 2011

Brink for Delegate Kick-Off

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Please join me on May 22nd at the beautiful home of Robert Christie and Kevin Ceckowski to Launch Delegate Bob Brink’s Re-Election Campaign.  Enjoy drinks and appetizers while strolling the home’s newly-created garden, which is featured in Fairfax/Arlington Historic Garden Week Tour.  Be on hand to receive an update on 2011 General Assembly Session and..

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The Virginia General Assembly returns to Richmond on June 9-10 to draw Virginia’s new Congressional districts.  See Post article.   The House has passed a GOP/incumbent-protection plan that will likely maintain the Republican current 8-3 Congressional majority (which was a 6-5 Democratic majority prior to the 2010 election).  In so doing, it creates a 5th district..

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16 May 2011
May 16, 2011

DNC Feb 2011 Meeting Resolutions

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I may not have posted the final version of the package.  Here it is.

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16 May 2011
May 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Baci

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12 May 2011
May 12, 2011

DPVA Submits Delegate Plan to DNC

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The Democratic Party of Virginia today submitted the final draft of its 2012 delegate selection plan to the DNC Rules & Bylaws Committee.  The RBC will meet this summer to review and approve the state plans.  DPVA, and the Affirmative Action Committee, will be providing information on how all Democrats can participate in this process, which..

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11 May 2011
May 11, 2011

Remembering Ray Colley

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From 2001 to 2009, I was privileged to serve as the Vice Chair for Rules (2nd Vice Chair) of the Virginia Democratic Party, but when I took over that position, I had to fill some very big shoes.  Ray Colley served in that position for over 20 years, from 1980 to through 2001, when he chose..

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