25 Sep 2012
September 25, 2012

It’s National Voter Registration Day!

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For Virginia Voters: Register to Vote – if you are not registered, you must do so by October 15, 2012 – see here for more information on how to register. If you think you are already registered, check here. For example, if you registered four years ago and moved, check here to see if you..

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Legislate, Litigate, Educate, Advocate.  For more on recent litigation successes, go to the DNC blog and follow Will Crossley’s posts, with the VOTING RIGHTS or VOTING RIGHTS INSTITUTE tags.  He has posted on recent victories in Pennsylvania (partial), Iowa, and Florida, and also see Donna Brazile’s post on Constitution Day  that “reminds us of our responsibility as..

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There has been a lot of reporting on the GOP efforts to restrict voting rights since the 2008 election.  The GOP strategy is simple (and sometimes, as in Pennsylvania, explicit) – when people vote, Democrats win, and so the GOP wants lower turnout.  In Virginia, the vote-supressors had some success in strengthening Virignia’s voter identification requirement. ..

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On November 6, 2012, Virginia voters will consider two somewhat complicated amendments to Virginia’s Constitution.   It is important that Virginians understand these amendments prior to the election, so that they can make an informed decision and don’t spend a lot of time in the voting booth contemplating the issues while others are waiting vote.  As reported..

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Behind closed doors with a group of his wealthy donors, Mitt Romney disdainfully insults and writes off half of the country.  As a candidate for President of the United States, Mitt Romney shockingly declared to a group of wealthy donors that nearly half of the American people – 47 percent – view themselves as “victims,”..

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18 Sep 2012
September 18, 2012

#DNC2012 Voting Rights Institute

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Convention days were filed with caucus and other Democratic group meetings, including a meeting of the DNC’s Voting Rights Institute on Sept. 6, 2012.  We are happy to feature a guest column by Susan Dosier, a communications specialist who attended the meeting.  The Democratic Party and A Host of Voter Groups Needs Volunteers To Help Fight..

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17 Sep 2012
September 17, 2012

DNC Communications Update – 9/14/2012

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9/11 Anniversary, Obama and restoring the American Dream, Biden and education, Michelle in Virginia (!), middle class taxes, China, and more. 

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16 Sep 2012
September 16, 2012

DPVA Central Committee Meeting 9/2012

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The Democratic Party State Central Committee met in Fredericksburg yesterday and chose a primary to nominate our state-wide candidates for 2013, opposed the Constitutional Amendment on eminent domain and supported the one on veto session scheduling, heard from Senate candidate and former Governor Tim Kaine, 1st Congressional District candidate Adam Cook, 4th Congressional District candidate..

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The Democratic Party of Virginia held a very substantive Steering Committee meeting last night, focused primarily on the tasks necessary over the next 53 days to elect Barack Obama, Tim Kaine, and our Congressional candidates.  The Committee also voted to recommend to the full Central Committee that the Party chose its 2013 nominees for Governor,..

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Here are the reports of the 2012 Democratic National Convention Credentials and Rules Committees, and the final Platform (with the floor amendments).  When those amendments came up, there were relatively few delegates present and fewer who understood the issues.  It was a minor blip in an otherwise flawless convention, but I think if the issues had been..

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