The Future is Rural – Galante for Delegate

Hi Rappahannock County Democrats,

I’m running to represent the 18th district in the Virginia House of Delegates.

I’ve spent a decade focused on exposing US adversaries in cyberspace, first for the Department of Defense and later for a private sector company called FireEye. And before all that, I came up through 4-H and spent most of my childhood and teenage weekends in rural Virginia judging livestock and poultry and showing sheep.

Since I started my business last year—Galante Strategies—work has taken me across the world and back to rural areas of Virginia and America. There is one jarring truth that keeps hitting me no matter where I go—our divisive politics are incredibly out of touch with how people want to live and work. 

I’ve spent months meeting with countless people across Fauquier, Culpeper, Warren, and Rappahannock counties, and I can report that common sense reigns, getting things done matters, and people don’t suffer fools easily.

Here’s what we should do next:

To do this, I’m going to be engaging people of all political persuasions, hosting roundtable discussions to dig deep into our district’s challenges and opportunities, and showing up everywhere–from fairs to churches, fire hall breakfasts to local businesses. It might sound old-fashioned, but it’s what politics should be again, and I’m putting every ounce of my heart into it. 

Your support would mean the world to me and will make the crucial difference in this early stage of the campaign. You are my angel investors!

Five ways to help:

  1. Join me for my first campaign event in Orlean, VA: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 6:30-8:30PM
  2. Kickstart my campaign with a donation.
  3. Spread the word about this practical, hardworking campaign that’s starting in rural Virginia
  4. Host a meet and greet: Nothing fancy. You invite your friends, and I’ll be there!
  5. Volunteer on the campaign: Like to research? Enjoy meeting people? Master of the digital world? I’d appreciate your help.

I would love to keep you in the loop as the campaign progresses. You can check out my campaign website: GalanteforDelegate.com, follow me on social media, and join my email list for updates. 

Thanks again, and cheers to joyful holiday season,

Laura
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Galante for Delegate
P.O. Box 1012
Marshall, VA 20116
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VOTE TRIPLER: HOW TO MULTIPLY YOUR IMPACT ON THE MID-TERM ELECTIONS

It’s quick and easy–and even more effective as door-knocking for getting your friends and family to the polls!

All it takes is your laptop or cellphone, and a couple of minutes.

Text 555-888, then enter COCKBURN

or

Link to https://tinyurl.com/yc6fgz9f

Enter your name and phone number, and the names of three people you’ll encourage to vote–a friend, a family member, a work colleague.

Then press SUBMIT. You’re done! You’ll get a reminder a just before Election Day.

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SENATOR TIM KAINE COMES FOR LUNCH!

A dispatch from Jed Duvall–

It was a beautiful day for a drive around the Blue Ridge neighborhood and Tim Kaine did so this past Tuesday, starting with breakfast in Culpeper.

Maybe a hundred people eating and listening. But the Senator limited himself to a few sips of coffee. That’s because soon it was time to leave for the Headmaster’s Pub in Sperryville, where Democrats – perhaps ninety in number – had assembled in the game room to hear him speak.

Kaine of course talked up the campaign of Leslie Cockburn — who was campaigning too, but in Danville and Farmville — and pointed out that he, the Senator, is proud to join each and every one of the seven candidates for the Congress in campaigning, and in have their names on signs. He pointed out that Republicans do not, for the most part, have both names on campaign signs, and often keep distance from one another.

The Senator touched on many national issues, naturally, but won a large burst of applause when he said the words “immigration reform.” To Kaine, the issue is not building a wall but what to do about the millions of people who came to the U.S. on visas and have simply “overstayed.” He also estimated that the issue does not mean much to President Trump, who treats it as what he called “in case of fire, break glass” – in other words, an issue useful to fall back on.

This was a campaign talk, and the Senator emphasized the final two words of the Pledge of Allegiance, “for all.” The Democrats, he claimed, are the party “For All.” As he put it, “we Democrats do the heavy lifting” even on issues, such as health care, “which benefits everyone, even those who don’t support us, and still they won’t say ‘thank you’.”

The crowd heard about the hopes for a blue wave on November 6th, but Kaine said, “we also need a blue wave of compassion and a blue wave of decency” in America.

On the many difficult issues that will face the new Congress next year, the Senator was positive. He sees the President as concerned not with principle, nor with party but only with one “p” word: popularity. His own popularity with little or no care for anything else, the Senator feels.

After an hour and three quarters of speech and audience questions, it was still a lovely day for a drive, and the Senator’s car was waiting. On to Page county, then Shenandoah and – still more stops – two events in Fairfax tonight.

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