19 May 2017
May 19, 2017

DNC: Restructuring

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New DNC Chair Tom Perez promised “culture change” and a complete restructuring of the DNC and that process is underway.  One area that is still under construction (and being staffed) is voter protection and empowerment – I will post more on that as I get details.  In the meantime here is the DNC (5/18/2017) notice.. read more →

16 Mar 2017
March 16, 2017

DNC Members Call Report – 3/15

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DNC Chair Tom Perez and Deputy Chair Keith Ellison had an hour long call with DNC members to discuss the status of a number of projects – below are my notes and the notes from our excellent DNC Secretary Jason Rae.  The Call was substantive, informative, and open to member’s ideas.  It really is a.. 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 →

Virginia’s presidential Primary will be held on March 1, 2016 – at your usual voting place, polls open from 6 am to 7 pm.  If you will be 18 by election day (Nov. 8, 2016), you can register and vote in the primary as well!   Visit http://www.vote.virginia.gov to register or verify & update your voter.. read more →

15 Jan 2016
January 15, 2016

Va Voter Bills – UPDATE

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A number of the bills mentioned in the prior post will be heard Tuesday, Jan 19, at 7:30 am by a House Privileged & Elections Committee subcommittee – here’s the agenda.  Thanks @C_Herring ! read more →

15 Jan 2016
January 15, 2016

VA General Assembly Voting Bills

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It’s that time of year again, and the Virginia General Assembly is hard at work.  Here are a number of good bills that will make it easier to vote.  See Virginia Legislative Information Services for text and more information on these bills.  Let your delegates and state senators know what you think.  Please follow the.. read more →

03 Dec 2015
December 3, 2015

DNC Issues Victory Task Force Report

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Here is the recently issued DNC Victory Task Force Report.  Among other things, it reports on the current version of 50 State Strategy, which involves more financial support, training, and technical assistance to State Party organizations than ever before.  The Voter Expansion project is also providing resources for the important efforts of expanding and protecting.. read more →

28 Jun 2015
June 28, 2015

DPVA Winning Weekend

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The Democratic Party of Virginia’s first-even NoVa JJ was a big success on friday night at George Mason – great speeches by Sen. Kaine, Sen. Warner, Gov. McAuliffe and Hillary Clinton, 2,000 people attending at the Patriot Center, and $1M raised for the party. On Saturday, the DPVA State Central and Steering Committees met at.. read more →

Cross-posted from DPVA Voter Protection Council Blog,  5/21/2015, By Georgina Cannan, Voter Protection Council Co-Chair Voter protection is an important part of any campaign and it is crucial to one of the fundamental principles of the Democratic Party: when every eligible voter votes, Democrats win. Voter protection programs work to ensure all eligible Virginians are able.. read more →

Here are some of the bills the Virginia General Assembly acted on that affect voting (courtesy of Project Vote). You can go to the Virginia Legislative Information System website and type in the bill number for more information.  You can then contact Governor McAuliffe to urge approval or a veto. Sign: Voter ID bill HB.. read more →