Voting Rights Act 1965

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The Voting Rights Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on August 6, 1965, aimed to overcome legal barriers at the state and local levels that prevented African Americans from exercising their right to vote under the 15th Amendment (1870) to the Constitution of the United States. For decades, minorities and under served communities have fought for the right … Read More

Rural Retreat 2017

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RURAL RETREAT 2017, #RR17 REGISTRATION is a flat $99 including meals and workshops, RR17 Registration: https://secure.actblue.com/page/rr17. WHO: you, and anyone else that wants to learn a bit while getting fired up talking with like-minded Dems from not only across Virginia, but from other states too WHAT: select from among 12 workshops, 12 interesting and diverse speakers, and the hard part … Read More

Special Elections SD9, SD22, HD85

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2017 URGENT Special Election Blast Following the November election, there are two open seats in Virginia’s Senate, Districts 9 and 22, and one in the House of Delegates, District 85. The Governor called for special elections on Tuesday, January 10 to fill these seats. Turnout is the key to winning these races since most voters won’t be aware of this special … Read More

January 10, 2017 Special Elections

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2017 URGENT Special Election Blast Following the November election, there are two open seats in Virginia’s Senate, Districts 9 and 22, and one in the House of Delegates, District 85. The Governor called for special elections on Tuesday, January 10 to fill these seats. Turnout is the key to winning these races since most voters won’t be aware of this special … Read More

Voter Registration Deadline

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The deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration, for May 3, 2016 General Elections is 5:00 p.m. Monday, April 11, 2016.

State Fair 2015

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State Fair of Virginia 2015 September 25 to October 4 https://www.statefairva.org It’s the best of Virginia – come see Virginia’s finest animals and agriculture, exhibits and shows, toe-tappin’ music, fine arts and crafts, blue ribbon competitions and more. The Meadow Event Park 13111 Dawn Blvd Doswell, VA 23047 Main: (804) 994-2800 Tickets: (804) 994-2900 https://www.facebook.com/StateFairVA https://twitter.com/StateFairVA http://instagram.com/statefairva http://www.pinterest.com/StateFairVA/ #statefairva VOLUNTEER … Read More

Acres of Democrats

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An annual event supporting Democrats in the 9th Congressional District of Virginia. Featuring Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring Sunday, September 6, 2015 2-4 pm Floyd EcoVillage (188 Eco Village Trail SE [alternately known as 718 Franklin Pike SE], Floyd, VA 24091; map: https://goo.gl/maps/myqbl) Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. RSVP Dean Chiapetto deanchiapetto@gmail.com. Share … Read More

#RR15

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The 2015 Rural Retreat, #RR15 promises to be a fun, informative, and energizing weekend. Friday, August 21 – Sunday, August 23 in Staunton, VA. Awards breakfast Sunday: James S.Turpin Award, Henry W. Tieleman Award, and the Anne Bright Holton Award. SPECIAL GUESTS Dr. Wm. Ferguson ‘Fergie’ Reid Sen. Creigh Deeds Hon. Richard ‘Dickie’ Cranwell VA AFL-CIO Pres. Doris Crouse-Mays VP … Read More

RVD Window Decals Are In

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Get your 'rural' on! New Rural Caucus window decals are in. Every attendee to the Rural Retreat gets one for FREE. FYI, the Rural Caucus actively supports unions, and our new decal has the union label (aka union 'bug') on it. var htmlDiv = document.getElementById("rs-plugin-settings-inline-css"); var htmlDivCss=""; if(htmlDiv) { htmlDiv.innerHTML = htmlDiv.innerHTML + htmlDivCss; }else{ var htmlDiv = document.createElement("div"); htmlDiv.innerHTML ... Read More

Primary Election Day

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For localities that have primary elections polls are open 6:00 am to 7:00 pm. Virginia Election Cycles Virginia has a General Election every year on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November Federal offices are elected in even-numbered years State and Local offices are elected in odd-numbered years If primaries are called by the political parties, they are held … Read More