Last Saturday (May 12), I attended the 1st and 10th Congressional District Conventions in Fairfax and Frederickburg. This Saturday (May 19), the remaining Congressional Districts will hold their conventions and our Unity Team for the DNC, Mame Reiley, Doris Crouse-Mays, George Wallace and I, or folks helping us, will cover those conventions. The CD conventions will elect 69 National Convention Delegates and 7 Alternates (2/3 of the total elected Delegates and 3/4 of the Alternates) and chose Presidential Electors, and some CDs will consider also resolutions. (See CD Convention details below.)
Then it’s on to the State Convention, and it was reported today that DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz will be featured at an event on Saturday night (June 2) – so Delegates should plan to stay in town after the convention adjourns. Friday night (June 1) will feature events with Jim Webb and various hospitality suites. Check the DPVA State Convention Schedule for details.
CD Convention Details:
2nd CD – May 19, noon; Lake Taylor Middle School (1380 Kempsville Road, Norfolk, VA 23502)
3rd CD – May 19, noon; Achievable Dream High School (5720 Marshall Ave, Newport News, VA 23605)
4th CD – May 19, 10 am; Deep Creek Middle School (1955 Deal Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23323)
5th CD – May 19, 11 am; Nelson County High School, auditorium (6919 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, VA 22949)
6th CD – May 19, 10 am; Rockbridge High School ( 143 Greenhouse Road, Lexington, VA 24450)
7th CD – May 19, 11 am; Henrico High School (302 Azalea Ave., Fairfield, VA 23227)
8th CD – May 19, 10 am; Robert E. Lee High School (6540 Franconia Road, Springfield, VA 22150)
9th CD – May 19, 1 pm; New River Community College, Rooker Auditorium (5251 College Drive, Dublin, VA 24084)
11th CD – May 19, 10 am; Luther Jackson Middle School (3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church, Virginia 22042)
Why are all the conventions in the morning? I would like to go but I have to work and considering the size of the districts a morning meeting would seem to disenfranchise those who live two plus hours away.