26 Feb 2017
February 26, 2017

DPVA Meetings – March 3 & 4

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From the National to the State level, the Democratic Party of Virginia will meet this weekend in Richmond.  Issues will include the 2017 statewide office and House of Delegates elections and state committee reorganization.  The DPVA Steering Committee Meeting is Friday March 3 at 7:30 PM at the SunTrust Building Piedmont Room (Fourth Floor), 919 East Main Street, Richmond,.. read more →

UPDATE:  The DPVA approved a primary to choose our candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General in 2017.  Note that candidates must collect 10,000 names on their petitions, which are due April 17, 2017.  If only one candidate files for an office, the primary for that office is cancelled and the candidate is deemed.. read more →

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This year protecting the rights of Virginians to register, vote, and have their votes counted is more important than ever.  The Democratic Party of Virginia will have a robust voter protection program in place on election day, but we need your help.   We will assist with the usual problems of long lines, equipment problems, and.. read more →

Here’s an updated schedule of events for the very busy DPVA June 18 State convention weekend In Richmond.  All Virginia Democrats should be part of this. Friday, June 17 5:30 pm: DPVA Steering Committee Meeting, SunTrust Building, 919 East Main Street – 4th Floor – Piedmont Room, Richmond, VA 23219 5:30 pm: Convention Credentialing and Registration Desk Opens, Richmond.. read more →

DPVA has posted an new webpage — http://vademocrats.org/convention-2016/ — with important information on how to run as a state and national convention delegate.  The site includes the filing forms and allows you to file for national delegate online.  You will also find explanations of the process, a calendar with deadlines, and contact information for local and.. read more →

06 Feb 2016
February 6, 2016

DPVA Quarterly Meetings – Feb 19 & 20

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The Democratic Party of Virginia Steering and Central Committees will hold their first meetings of 2016 on February 19th, 7:30 pm, and February 20th, at 10:00 am at the Suntrust Building, 919 East Main Street Suite 2050 Richmond, VA 23219.  Issues will include the March 1 Presidential Primary, the Rules for the DPVA Convention, city/county committee.. read more →

Federal courts have found that the GOP-dominated General Assembly implemented an unconstitutional racial gerrymandering of Virginia’s Third Congressional District and have provided a much fairer (and more rational map, that substantially realigns the Third and Fourth CDs, and also has an impact on the 1st, 2nd, and 7th CDs.  See Personbullah v. Alcorn, Civ. No. 3:313cv678.. read more →

I have been posting materials on the 2016 Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection process on the DemRulz References page, but I just set up a new page with these materials, including slides from yesterday’s presentation. Go to: 2016 Convention.  I will be updating, including with the draft convention rules and filing forms for the State.. read more →

31 Jan 2016
January 31, 2016

Va GOP Asks to Drop Loyalty Oath

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The Republican Party of Virginia State Central Committee yesterday unanimously asked the Virginia State Board of Elections (SBE) to drop the requirement that GOP primary voters sign a statement of affiliation with the Republican Party.   The GOP had previously asked for the statement, which was approved by the SBE, see here, and defended it.. read more →

03 Jan 2016
January 3, 2016

GOP Loyalty Oath Myths

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Virginia will hold its Presidential Primary on March 1, 2016 – Republicans have decided to limit their primary to voters who sign a statement saying that they are Republicans. Virginia Democrats will not require any such statement and anyone may vote in the Democratic primary. See my recent post for text of the statement. Sounds.. read more →