GOP needs to agree to raise the debt limit and stop destroying the economy for short term political gain. See the Weekly Update, click here.  




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Glad to see support for the State Senate plan which would result a congressional delegation that more fairly represents Virginia.  It has been suggested that Virginia’s three Democratic Congressman would prefer to GOP plan, which gives them safe districts, but locks in an 8-3 GOP majority.  I recently spoke with Cong. Scott, Cong. Moran, and..




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The DNC Rules & Bylaws Committee met in Washington today to review and give conditional or final approval to approximately 25 state 2012 Democratic National Convention Delegate selection plans.  Some states, e.g. Florida, have yet to come before the RBC.  It will consider remaining (and resubmitted plans) at its September 9-10, 2011 meeting, held in connection..




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Washington, DC– Last night, former DNC Chair Chuck Manatt passed away. In recognition of his passing, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement: “With Chuck Manatt’s passing our country and our party lost a very good man. A lifelong Democrat, Chuck got his start in politics as a 16-year-old volunteer for Adlai Stevenson’s..




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The DNC Rules & Bylaws Committee, meeting in Washington DC today, gave final approval to the Virginia Delegate Selection Plan for the 2012 Democratic National Convention.  The RBC approved a waiver request allowing compliance with the SBE Presidential Candidate Filing deadline of December 22, 2011.  (Time to get going on those petitions!)   The RBC has granted similar waivers to other states (and probably..




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at 9:30 at the Capitol Hilton.  I’ll have a report later this morning.




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22 Jul 2011
July 22, 2011

Vote for Alfonso Lopez, Update

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The Washington Post agrees, stating that Alfonso Lopez,  is “vastly more qualified candidate” than the other candidate.




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22 Jul 2011
July 22, 2011

Vote for Alfonso Lopez, Now

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I have had the pleasure of knowing Alfonso Lopez, and working with him to elect Democratic candidates and advance progressive causes, for many years.   He is a lifelong Democrat and activist with nearly 20 years of legislative policy experience on issues critical to the people of Arlington and Fairfax – transportation, education, jobs, and the environment.  Alfonso..




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Deficit reduction and holding Republicans accountable.   They ran up most of the debt, now they want immediate and  unreasonable budget cuts which will send the country back into recession, in the hope that this will help them win in 2012.  Appalling. 




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16 Jul 2011
July 16, 2011

DPVA Summit – Part 2

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#VASummit  There were a number of concurrent events, which you will be able to view at the DPVA website.  I think it was a very well done event – next time, perhaps more time for questions and exchange of ideas and some different topics.  I am sure that they will get feedback and improve future..




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