RCDC General Meeting Combined With The 2024 CD10 Primary Candidates Forum

Meet with the Rapp Dems, then learn about the CD10 Candidates

When: Saturday May 11 at 10am (meeting) and 11 am (candidates forum)
Where: the RAAC Theatre, 291 Gay Street in Little Washington

We will hold an abbreviated 30-minute May General Meeting at 10 am in the Theatre, then adjourn to set up. Come meet the amazing Democrats running to fill Rep. Jennifer Wexton’s big shoes in Congress in the June 18 Primary.

Reminder– early in-person voting in Virginia is happening now. Don’t miss your chance! Go visit Kim at the Registrar’s office and cast your ballot–262A Gay Street, Washington, VA and VOTE! Monday-Friday, 8am to 4pm.

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*CANCELED* Call to Caucus: April 22, 2024

UPDATE: This caucus has been canceled. Fewer than two people filed to be a delegate as of the deadline of Friday, April 12. Delegate announcement will be coming soon.

The Rappahannock County Democratic Committee (RCDC) will hold an unassembled caucus on Monday, April 22, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Rappahannock County Public Library Meeting Room, 4 Library Rd, Washington, VA, for the purpose of electing delegates and alternates to the 10th Congressional District Convention (CD-10) and the Virginia Democratic State Convention.

Each person seeking to become a Delegate to the 10th Congressional District and State Conventions shall need to file an electronic Declaration of Candidacy form by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2024. This declaration form shall include the Presidential Candidate this delegate seeks to represent. There will be no paper declaration of candidacy. Click on this link to file.

In order to certify the eligibility of a candidate for election, the RCDC Chair shall ascertain that each prospective candidate:

  • Is a resident of and registered to vote in the County of Rappahannock, Virginia;
  • Is a Democrat;
  • Does not intend to support, endorse, or assist any candidate who is opposed to a Democratic nominee or endorse in the November 2024 election;
  • Is not a member of any other political party;
  • And has not participated and will not participate in the nomination process of any other political party for the November 2024 election.

Only candidates committed to the nomination of the Democratic candidate for President of the United States may serve as Delegates or Alternates.

Rappahannock County has been designated two delegates and no alternates to the District and State Conventions. If two or less people file their Electronic Declaration of Candidacy by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12, the Caucus will be canceled. The rules for the Virginia Democratic Party Selection of Delegates can be found here.

The CD-10 Convention will be held on Saturday, May 11 (doors will open at 11:00 a.m. for credential verification, prior to the start of the convention at 12:00 p.m.) at the Marshall Community Center, 4133-A Rectortown Rd, Marshall, VA 20115. The State Convention will be held Saturday, June 22, at 10:00 a.m., at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. Third St. in Richmond.

NOTE: Delegates and Alternates must pay their own way to the conventions.

Questions? Email Sean Harrigan at chair@rappdems.org.

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Join the Rapp Dems!

The Rapp Dems welcome you! Democrats believe we can and should make life better for families across our nation, through fairness, justice, and equality for all. From workers’ rights to protecting the environment, from equal pay to fighting the special interests, and defending a person’s right to choose what happens to her or his body—we stand up for all Americans and those struggling to get there.

Click HERE to fill out the online application to officially become a member of the Rappahannock County Democratic Committee!

Click HERE to download and print a membership form to email or mail back to us.

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Vote! Now!

There are three important opportunities to vote in Virginia in 2024.The first is the Presidential Primary on March 5. The next are the State Federal Primaries on June 18. And lastly is the General Election on November 5.Early voting for the Presidential Primaries is underway! You can get your ballot in now. Vote in person at the Registrar’s Office, 262A Gay St, Little Washington between 8am and 4pm Monday through Friday. Or call (540) 675-5380. It only takes a minute and it’s so important!Click the following link to read the Rapp News story about early voting to find out who is on the ballot: Early voting now underway in Virginia’s presidential primaries. Here’s who’s on the ballot. | Politics & Government | rappnews.com

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The New Rappahannock County Democratic Committee Has Formed!

Now that we’ve reorganized, it’s time to get back to work!

OFFICERS

Chair: Sean Harrigan
Vice-chair: Christine van den Toorn
Secretary: Ken Edwards
Treasurer: Mary-Sherman Willis 

AT-LARGE MEMBERS

Ron Goodman, Casey Eitner, Kay Beatty, Leslie Cockburn, Ross O’Donoghue, Cathy Zimmerman, Eve Brooks.

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COMMITTEES

Planning, Strategy and Messaging–Ron Goodman, Casey Eitner, Ross O’Donoghue, Ken Edwards, Larry Wohlers, Kay Beatty
Fundraising and Budget–Gwen Bates, Tac Tacelosky, Mary-Sherman, Ken Edwards
Outreach and Communications: letters to the editor, advertising, social media–Casey Eitner, Kay Beatty, Michelle McKinney 
District Operations: precinct coordinators (6 precinct captains needed), campaign signs, election day–Mary-Sherman Willis, Ross O’Donaghue
Get Out the Vote (canvassing, postcards, phone banks)–Eve Brooks

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Welcome to all of you who have joined the Rappahannock County Democratic Committee! If you plan to attend meetings regularly and/or be active in the Party, and you haven’t filled out your application form to become an official member, please do!

 

Click HERE to fill out the online application to officially become a member of the Rappahannock County Democratic Committee!

Click HERE to download and print a membership form to email or mail back to us.

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Rappahannock County Democratic Committee Reorganization, January 13, 2024. A Call to Caucus.

2024 is going to be an election year for the record books—and we need all Dems on deck! It’s time to re-commit to the Democratic Party and the Rappahannock County Democratic Committee!

We welcome all Democrats who are registered to vote in Rappahannock County to attend our reorganization meeting at the Little Washington Winery, 72 Christmas Tree Lane, Washington VA, on Saturday, January 13, 2024, at 1 pm.

Doors open at 12:30 p.m. for member registration, coffee, sandwiches, and conversation. Click the link for the official Call to Caucus.  We invite you to renew your RCDC membership — or join for the first time! Please download the RCDC Membership Form and email it, mail it, or bring it in person along with the suggested annual dues payment of $25. 

Our reorganization meeting will include the election of new officers (Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer) for the 2024-2025 period. Our current Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer will not be seeking another term. If you are interested in running for an office, please complete the Officer Filing Form and submit it no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 12, 2024. If you have questions, please email Chair@RappDems.org. A short business meeting will follow after the elections.

Any further questions, contact Chair@RappDems.org or call 540/987-8912

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