Our first update of 2020! Reorganization and more!

RCDC reorganization 2020

Saturday January 11 2020 was the RCDC’s first meeting of 2020, and our Biennial Reorganization Caucus. Doors opened at 9 am and over 50 people walked through and joined or renewed their membership for 2020/2021. We had a visit from two of our Democratic candidates for U.S. Congress in the 5th District, Dr. Cameron Webb and Rappahannock resident John Lesinski. Thank you all for an enthusiastic start to the year!

Our newly elected or re-elected Officers are:

Mary-Sherman Willis, Chair
Ross O’Donoghue, Vice Chair
Ken Edwards, Secretary
Bruce Sloane, Treasurer

See our Calendar of Events for 2020—a crucial year to get involved! Come to our monthly meetings on the second Saturday of every month! Get ready to knock on doors, attend a postcard party, make phone calls, get out the vote and ELECT DEMOCRATS! By the way, absentee voting for the March 3 Democratic Presidential Primary begins on Thursday January 16, 2020.

WE NEED YOU!

It’s not too late to become an active member. Print out this form and mail it to RCDC, PO Box 277, Washington VA 22747 

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Call to Caucus to Reorganize the Rappahannock County Democratic Committee!

Come affirm your biennial membership to the RCDC at the Washington Town Hall (485 Gay Street, Washington VA) on January 11, 2020, at 9 a.m.!

Doors will open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 10.00 a.m. We will also be electing the Chair, Vice-chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. Business concludes by 10:45 a.m.  We will adjourn and immediately reconvene for our first meeting of 2020Dr. Cameron Webb, candidate for Democratic nominee for Virginia’s 5th Congressional District, will be the speaker.

Dr. Cameron Webb

Download the membership form (CLICK HERE to Download the form), print, and fill it out to bring with you, or mail it to RCDC, P.O. Box 277, Washington VA 22747. (The form must arrive by 5 pm on 1/10/2020.). You can also request a form be mailed to you (CLICK HERE to email RCDC Chair, Mary-Sherman Willis) Forms will also be available at the meeting.

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Galante for Delegate Statement On Election Night 2019

For Immediate Release

Contact: Sam Falconer, Campaign Manager

Email: sam@galantefordelegate.com, Phone: 540-680-3635

Marshall, VA (November 5) – While tonight’s result is not the outcome our supporters and volunteers desired, the focus of this campaign has always been about more than a singular outcome this Tuesday.

“Laura’s candidacy sought to address challenges common to families across rural Virginia and America,” said Sam Falconer. “Laura campaigned the same way she would have represented the district—by listening first, engaging people of all political persuasions, and finding consensus on the daily issues that matter to residents across Fauquier, Warren, Culpeper, and Rappahannock counties.”

The results of this engagement have been measurable in the hundreds of volunteers who joined the campaign to knock on doors, who gave up their evenings to call voters, and welcomed Laura into their homes to meet their friends and neighbors. We are extraordinarily grateful for and proud of their efforts.

“I will keep listening to all Virginians regardless of politics or background about how we build opportunity in rural areas,” said Laura Galante. “The Commonwealth has pressing challenges, and I plan to remain engaged in the important work of positioning our economy, our farms, and our families for the future.”

The results of Laura’s people-first approach have resulted in an outpouring of support for the issues central to the 18th district: expanding high-speed Internet access, expanding technical education, improving access to affordable healthcare, and increasing funding for our local schools.

“I wish Michael Webert well as a representative of the 18th District in the upcoming legislative session,” said Laura Galante. “It is my fervent hope that he will work to address important workforce and infrastructure issues for the district’s working families.”

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What’s happening this week–the week before Election Day

Tuesday October 29th

Last day to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you.  Call 540-675-5380 M-F 8 am to 4 pm See https://www.elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ballot/absentee-voting/  Email: vote@rappahannockcountyva.gov 

Saturday November 2nd

Last day for in-person absentee voting. The Registrar’s office (262A Gay Street, Washington, VA) will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Saturday November 2nd

CANVASSING to GET OUT THE VOTE in Rappahannock! Morning and afternoon shifts, 9 am and 1 pm & Sunday November 3. Come to the Dems Office, 1047 Zachary Taylor Hwy, Huntly VA. Bring a cellphone. Questions? Contact Cathy Zimmerman: cpzimmerman@verizon.net or ‭(703) 298-0371‬

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