The DPVA Steering and Central Committee met this weekend in Hampton VA. Highlights included Congressman Bobby Scott’s speech, discussion of 2011 results and lessons and 2012 Obama and Kaine campaign activities, and adoption of resolutions. Virginia Obama State Director Lise Clavel (who managed Tom Periello’s campaigns and served as his Chief of Staff) reported that field staff is..
On friday, I saw the Julie Taymor version of Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark , which closed this weekend – visually, it was spectacular – they did extraordinary things with the set, costume, lighting, and video. The flying was also very cool. There were some technical difficulties, but it was a preview (albeit the 140th..
Thomas Jefferson’s Garden Book, at 228 (April 4 , 1795)
On the way back from Spring Break 2011 in Florida, we stopped in Downtown Petersburg. Very quiet – especially on a sunday, but the old town has a lot of potential. It makes a good I-95 stop and be sure to visit Hiram Haines’ coffee/book store (the site of Poe’s 1836 Honeymoon). In fact, the..
March 17, 2011 marks the sesquicentennial of the Risorgimento, the unification of modern Italy. The Italian Embassy website has information and a lists of events.
A new addition to JJ weekend was a presentation by the Democratic Black Caucus on Richmond’s important black historical landmarks sites, chaired by DBC President Evelyn Morris-Harris. State Senator Henry Marsh and former Delegate Ferguson Reid shared their recollections and Party Chair Brian Moran presented former Delegate Jean Cunningham with a resolution thanking her for her work as Chair..
A nice holiday charity- American Fondouk
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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.