The RCDC’s position on Governor Ralph Northam

Recent events in Richmond have left our heads spinning. In one week, the top three elected officials, the Democratic Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General, were under attack for shocking moral failures that jeopardize their positions, the state of the Commonwealth and the whole Democratic agenda. Information came fast and furious, and so did reactions from leaders across the Commonwealth and the country, who demanded their resignations.

The RCDC decided to take a more deliberate approach. At our February 9 general meeting, we held a discussion, weighed the issues and took a vote. It helped to clear our thinking. The result was an open letter to the Governor to encourage a positive way forward toward redemption for racial equity for all Virginians. We encourage Governor Ralph Northam to take the lead.

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ERA MOVIE RESCHEDULED!

Due to snow, we’re rescheduling “Equal Means Equal” to Tuesday, January 15 at 6 pm at the Rappahannock Public Library.

We hope to screen a 30-minute version of the film and discuss actions we can take during the current General Assembly in Richmond to ensure that Virginia becomes the 38th and final state necessary to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.

This weekend, enjoy our winter wonderland. Then join us on Tuesday evening!

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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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