The DPVA Central Committee met in Woodbridge this morning and endorsed the Senate-passed Congressional redistricting plan that provides for two opportunity districts, called for a primary to nominate he next US senator from Virginia, and voted to hold the 2012 VA Democratic Convention at George Mason University in Fairfax.  It will be  the first Northern Virginia Convention ever and we hope..




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The DPVA Steering Committee met last night and endorsed the Senate-passed Congressional redistricting plan that provides for two opportunity districts.  The SC also recommended nominating the next US senator from Virginia in a primary, to be held on June 12, 2012 (the same time as the GOP primary).  The SC also recommended the selection of George..




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I would like to share the attached statement from State Senator Mamie Locke in support of the DPVA Resolution favoring the Senate-endorsed Congressional redistricting plan.   Some have raised concerns that the reduced African-American percentage of the Third CD will make election of an African-American Congressman from that district unlikely.  Senator Locke points out that:  “The Senate..




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The Democratic Party of Virginia Steering and Central Committee meetings tonight and tomorrow will consider a couple of important political issues.  (Text below) First, it will vote on a resolution, unanimously endorsed by the Resolutions Committee. supporting the State Senate plan for congressional redistricting which will provide for fair and competitive districts and establish two minority opportunity..




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15 Sep 2011
September 15, 2011

DNC Fall 2011 Resolutions Report

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Here is the final resolutions report from last weekend’s DNC meeting, including the resolution honoring Virginia Democrat Ray Colley (No. 17).  This package also includes four additional resolutions offered by the DNC Executive Committee, including one supporting the American Jobs Act.




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13 Sep 2011
September 13, 2011

DPVA to Meet this Weekend

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The Democratic Party of Virginia State Central and Steering Committees will meet in Woodbridge, Virginia on Sept. 16-17.  I believe that this is the first meeting in Northern Virginia since 1989 (which may have been the first meeting in Northern Virginia ever), and I am pretty sure it is the party’s first meeting in growing and important..




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11 Sep 2011
September 11, 2011

Support the American Jobs Act!

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It’s about time Congress heard from mainstream Americans who want to put the country back to work.  The DNC has a great American Jobs Act website, with information about the President’s plan and how you can help get Congress to pass it.  The President’s bill would create more jobs right now because the American people..




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10 Sep 2011
September 10, 2011

DNC Meeting – Obama Campaign Update

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Jim Messina – national campaign manager gave a reelection campaign update to DNC members.   Highlights: • We will run a 50 state strategy; have staff everywhere;  are working with every state party. • Campaign will include Va and NC – convention is in NC and President was in Richmond yesterday • AmericanJobsAct.Com – OFA is pushing  for adoption of Act…




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10 Sep 2011
September 10, 2011

DNC General Meeting – Fall 2011

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Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz presided over her first DNC meeting and gave a strong speech supporting passage of  the American Jobs Act and the reelection of President Obama .   Highlights: • Everyone urged to call their Congressperson in support of the American Jobs Act.  I • Minneapolis Mayor Rybak elected vice chair and appointments confirmed. • Dick Durban..




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10 Sep 2011
September 10, 2011

DNC Southern Caucus

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The DNC is divided into four regional caucuses – Virginia is part of the Southern Region. Some highlights of this morning’s meeting: •  DPVA Chair Brian Moran reported on our General Assembly races and the party’s challenges to our GOP Governor and AG. • Mississippi Governor candidate Johnny Dupree addressed the  group • There will also be..




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