28 Sep 2013
September 28, 2013

DPVA Steering and Central Committees Meet

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The Democratic Party of Virginia held its quarterly State Central and Steering Committee meetings in Harrisonburg this weekend.   Highlights included: Attorney General Mark Herring and State Senator Dick Saslaw talked about the importance of electing the Democratic ticket – 38 days from now. The Committees got updates from the Statewide and coordinated campaigns and their..




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“Remembering the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington” Virginia’s 8th District Democratic Committee will hold its Kennedy-King Dinner to raise money for this fall’s statewide and House of Delegates campaigns on Friday, October 25, 2013.  The Dinner honors the legacies of Sen. Robert Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King and bbrings Democrats together from Northern..




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26 Sep 2013
September 26, 2013

DPVA Meetings this Weekend!

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The Democratic Party of Virginia will hold its Steering and Central Committee meetings this weekend in Harrisonburg, Va. – so far as I know, it’s the first time we have ever met there.  The meetings will of course focus on this year’s statewide and General Assembly campaigns and DPVA caucuses also will meet.  Here are the..




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26 Sep 2013
September 26, 2013

From Jim Moran: Affordable Care in Va.

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New HHS Report Reveals Over 60 plans, Affordable Coverage Under ACA  Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, distributed the following statement on the Department of Health and Human Service’s (HHS) report released today showing Virginians will have access to an average of 47 qualified health plans in the new Health Insurance Marketplace..




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26 Sep 2013
September 26, 2013

DNC Communications Update 9.20.2013

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GOP/Tea Party government shutdown/default threat, Navy Yard tragedy, Michigan auto rescue, Citizenship Day, Hispanic Heritage Month, and news from the States, including Terry McAullife endorsement. 




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14 Sep 2013
September 14, 2013

DNC Communications Update 9.13.2013

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#DNC Remembering 9/11, First Lady’s Drink Up campaign, DNC Chair @DWStweets honors 19th Anniversary of Violence Agains Women Act (which VA GOP Gov. candidate Ken Cuchinelli opposes), President Obama’s address on Syria, Chair DWS recognizes Yom Kippur, House GOP seriously votes against Affordable Health Care for the 41st time, which is meaningless, but then also passes..




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11 Sep 2013
September 11, 2013

A DPVA Resolutions Solution

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Virginia Democrats have been debating the proper role of party resolutions at least since the 1964 Richmond Mosque convention, at which the party voted to endorse LBJ (over the objections of the Byrd Organization).  I generally discussed the history of the DPVA resolutions process in a post a while back.  Current concerns include the number of resolutions..




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09 Sep 2013
September 9, 2013

Give ‘Em Hell, Terry!

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Harry S Truman famously said that he never gave the Republicans hell – he just told the truth and they thought it was hell.  The same applies to the current Virginia governor’s campaign and Democrat Terry McAuliffe campaign’s statements about Republican Ken Cuccinelli.  The media has bought into a myth that both sides are running..




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06 Sep 2013
September 6, 2013

DNC Communications Update 9.6.2013

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President Obama to St. Petersburg (I hope he has some time to look around; its an extraordinary place); President Obama visits Sweden; Happy Rosh Hashanah from Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz; Jobs Report; new Labor Secretary Perez; DWS and President Obama commemorate Labor Day; AND  the Secretary in charge of explaining stuff, Bill Clinton breaks down the Affordable..




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06 Sep 2013
September 6, 2013

DNC Communications Update 8.29.2013

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President Obama and other March on Washington activities; Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz at DNC meeting and around the county; Arthur Ashe Kids Day; Women’s Equality Day; and affordable higher education




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