18 Nov 2017
November 18, 2017

DNC Helps Win Elections

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Here’s a statement the DNC issued after the November 7 elections that provides some detail on the support the DNC provided for state candidates, and the focus on organizing and mobilizing voters with boots on the ground and data and technology (none was used on TV).  Thanks especially to Chair Tom Perez, who should be..

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18 Nov 2017
November 18, 2017

New DNC – Fall 2017 Meeting

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The Democratic National Committee held its fall meeting in Las Vegas on October 18-21, 2017.  It’s a “New DNC” because: The DNC has new energetic officers in Tom Perez, Keith Ellison and their team of officers and staff; It focuses on local and state elections, and provided invaluable resources in Virginia; The DNC is committed..

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Here’s a letter the DPVA just sent out from Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder, a national champion for fair redistricting, on the importance of our voter protection efforts in Virginia.  Please sign up here. As President Johnson said when he signed the Voting Rights Act, “The right to vote is the basic right without which..

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Here are some of the bills being considered  in the Virginia General Assembly 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.  Then contact your State Senator or Delegate and tell them to support or oppose the bill…

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Here are some of the bills recently filed in the Virginia General Assembly 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.  Then contact your State Senator or Delegate and tell them to support or oppose the bill…

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25 Jan 2015
January 25, 2015

Virginia Bookshelf Update

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Finally put down my Ipad long enough to read a couple of Virginia history books and update the Virginia Bookshelf Page – Focusing on, but not limited to, Virginia Politics and History since 1865.  Check it out and let me know if you have any suggestions.

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29 Nov 2013
November 29, 2013

#VAAG: Herring Wins, Recount Next

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On Monday (Nov. 25, 2013), the Virginia State Board of Elections certified Democratic Attorney General candidate Mark Herring as the official winner, completing the first Democratic sweep of statewide offices since 1989.  Because the margin was 165 votes out of 2.2 million cast — within 0.5% — the official loser, Republican Mark Obenshain has the right to demand a taxpayer-funded..

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“Remembering the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington” Virginia’s 8th District Democratic Committee will hold its Kennedy-King Dinner to raise money for this fall’s statewide and House of Delegates campaigns on Friday, October 25, 2013.  The Dinner honors the legacies of Sen. Robert Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King and bbrings Democrats together from Northern..

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26 Sep 2013
September 26, 2013

From Jim Moran: Affordable Care in Va.

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New HHS Report Reveals Over 60 plans, Affordable Coverage Under ACA  Washington, DC – Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, distributed the following statement on the Department of Health and Human Service’s (HHS) report released today showing Virginians will have access to an average of 47 qualified health plans in the new Health Insurance Marketplace..

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The governing body of the Democratic Party of Virginia is its State Central Committee.  The Central Committee is composed of 24 members elected from each of 11 Congressional Districts; the State Party Chair and other State Party officers; leaders of the the Young Democrats, Black Caucus, Women’s Caucus and other caucuses and constituency groups; and certain elected officials..

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