If you want to learn about how to be a delegate to the Virginia Democratic Convention in Fairfax, and/or Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, or you… Read More »Convention Delegate Selection Presentation Reminder
The DPVA just announced that, in addition to Senators Webb and Warner and Governor Kaine, Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer will attend the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner as the… Read More »DPVA J-J Dinner Update – Gov. Brian Schweitzer to Keynote!
DPVA issued the following press release today regarding voter supression bills the GOP is pushing in the General Assembly. Go to Virginia’s Legislative Information Services page for more information on the specific bills and contact your delegate or state senator, here.Read More »Virginia Democrats Stand up to Voter Suppression Legislation
Before we can re-elect President Obama, we need to re-nominate President Obama, and we will be doing that at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte,… Read More »Democratic National Convention Delegate Selection Kickoff this Weekend!
The best way for Democrats to fight the big money/secret donor Superpacs is to out-recruit, out-organize, and out-work the GOP. But we also need to… Read More »Fight Citizens United – Attend the J-J!
The DNC announced that the final night of the Democratic National Convention will be held in Charlotte’s football stadium, which can hold 70,000 people. The Convention also will be shortened to 3 days and the day before the convention starts will be a day to celebrate Virginia, and other southern states. For more Convention information, sign up for updates from this site and the official DNC Convention Site. Read More »2012 Democratic National Convention Opens Up
Federal District Judge John Gibney yesterday rejected the efforts by GOP Presidential candidates Perry, Gingrich, Santorum, and Huntsman to litigate their way onto the Virginia March 6, 2012 primary ballot. Each of the candidates had failed to comply with the Virginia statutory requirement that they obtain 10,000 signatures to qualify for the primary. In its Opinion, the Court held that their request for a preliminary injunction to place them on the ballot was barred by the equitable doctrine of laches – meaning that they waited too long to challenge the law, and a change at this time would disrupt the printing of the ballots and the primary process. “In essence, they played the game, lost, and then complained the rules were unfair.” Op. at 2. In doing so, the candidates “displayed an unreasonable and inexcusable lack of diligence.” Op. at 11.Read More »Judge to GOP Candidates: You Snooze, You Lose
Failed GOP Presidential Candidates Seek Federal Court Ruling that VA GOP, SBE Violated Voting Rights Act
After only Willard Romney and Ron Paul timely submitted the required 10,000 signatures (with 400 from each CD) to qualify for the Virginia GOP primary ballot, Rick Perry sued Virginia State Board of Elections (“SBE”) members (Judd, Bowers, and Palmer) and Republican Party of Va. (“RPVA”) Chair (Pat Mullins), in their official capacities, in federal court. Perry sought to litigate his way onto the ballot by having the Court issue an injunction prohibiting the SBE from enforcing the law and compelling the RPVA to place him on the ballot. Perry v. Judd, Civ. No. 3;11-cv-856-JAG (E.D. Va. Dec. 27, 2011). The Court invited the other GOP candidates to intervene, and Santorum, Gingrich, and Huntsman did so. The Court set a schedule requiring opening briefs to be filed on Jan. 6, responses on Jan. 11, and a hearing with live witnesses on Jan. 13. Here are some of the highlights of the briefs the parties filed yesterday.Read More »Failed GOP Presidential Candidates Seek Federal Court Ruling that VA GOP, SBE Violated Voting Rights Act