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..
Here’s a link to the article – Help us fight for voters in Virginia by joining the DPVA Voter Protection Council – www.dpvavote.org and @DPVAVote DNC Chairman: The Democratic Plan to Combat Trump’s Voter Suppression Commission Tom Perez, Karen Carter Peterson Perez is Chair of the Democratic National Committee; Peterson, a Louisiana State Senator, is..
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..
To vote in the March 1st Virginia Presidential Primary, you have to be registered to vote by Monday, February 8, 2016. Go to the Department of Elections website Citizen Portal to check your status or register now! Note that if you will be 18 years old by election day, Nov. 8, 2016, you can register..
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 !
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..
What we learned from the GOP debates, DNC Presidential debate schedule, Obama’s climate plan, and GOP awful statements on voting rights (which, like civil rights and the environment were not mentioned at the GOP debate)
Here’s some great news re the awful Texas Voter ID law. Please join the DPVA Voter Protection Council to help protect and expand the vote. Federal Court Strikes Down ‘Discriminatory’ Texas Voter ID By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUG. 5, 2015, 2:40 P.M. E.D.T. AUSTIN, Texas — A federal appeals court has struck down Texas’ voter..
I was fortunate to attend the Democratic Party of Virginia disAbility Caucus luncheon this Saturday in Fairfax, which recognized the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the 30th Anniversary of the Virginians with Disabilities Act. It was an excellent and moving program featuring Congressman Connolly, a number of members of the General..
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..
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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.