To implement the photo ID legislation enacted last year (SB 1256), the State Board of Elections (SBE) is developing the process for Registered Voters who lack one of the eligible photo IDs to obtain one free of charge from their local voter registrar. The voter must complete an application form. The proposed form states that requesting a photo ID when you may already have one is a felony and requires those requesting the free ID to swear that they do not have one. Virginia Organizing, and The League of Women Voters of Virginia also oppose the inclusion of the felony statement. Such a declaration is unnecessary, unwarranted, intimidating and not required by the legislative language. Please Take Action and Submit Comments before March 24, 2014 – click here.
Here’s a DNC update on Voter Expansion efforts at college campuses (from the 3.14.21 Communications Update), with links to cited articles: On Tuesday [March 11, 2014], DNC officials held a press conference call with college and university reporters in key states to discuss the DNC’s new Voter Expansion Project. The initiative, introduced by former President..
If you somehow missed President Obama’s exchange with Zach Galifiankakis on “Between Two Fearns” to promote the ACA, you can find it here; DNC goes to colleges to promote Voter Expansion; DNC Webinar on Women’s outreach and the 2014 Women’s agenda; raising the minimum wage; and more. AND DNC launches SameOldParty.com website to mark the one year..
@TheDemocrats update – Factivists response to CPAC meeting, #DNC14 Winter Meeting videos, raising the minimum wate, Women’s History Month, and state updates
Here is the DNC’s report on our recent meeting (I provided a summary earlier this week). The report provides information on the four initiatives discussed at the meeting: Project Ivy (data and technology), Voter Expansion, Factivist (issue rapid response), and Supporting State Parties through training and investment. The Report contains video links discussing these initiatives. Also below are..
#DNC14 – As always, Virginia’s National Committee Woman Mame Reiley Chaired the Women’s Caucus (and ran a great meeting) and participated in the DNC Executive Committee, Rules and Bylaws, and general session meetings. Thanks Mame! – here with @DWStweets
The Democratic National Committee just concluded an excellent three days of meetings, which featured new data, voter, and communications initiatives, and exhoratory words from President Obama, Vice President Biden, Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and other leaders. I posted on @demrulz (and FB) as we went along, but here are some highlights. Project Ivy – The DNC..
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I was proud to represent Virginia on the Democratic National Committee for 12 years. I am in DC now, but still active in voter protection and Democratic Party rules. More about me, click here.