We need volunteers to prepare postcards in their homes!
We need to get the word out about mail-in voting for the June 23 primary! We have cards, address labels, and stamps—but we need volunteers to put the parts together and send them off. We have 1000 to mail! We’ll drop off 50 cards (or more, if you want them), with labels and stamps to your porch or mailbox, a no-contact transaction. Please contact Mary-Sherman Willis to volunteer: chair@RappDems.org.
(message courtesy of https://madisonhuddle.org/)
With many government offices in Virginia closed for face-to-face business due to the coronavirus pandemic, new voter registrations in April plummeted from levels typically seen in high-interest presidential election years. The state saw just 5,467 new voter registrations in April, a 73 percent drop from the same month in 2016 and an 81 percent decrease from 2012, according to registration data published by the Virginia Department of Elections and compiled by the Virginia Public Access Project. https://www.virginiamercury.com/2020/05/14/virginia-sees-new-voter-registrations-plummet-in-april/
Tram Nguyen, co-executive director of progressive advocacy group New Virginia Majority, said that her organization registered about 9,000 voters in April of 2016. This year, she said, that work — which helps reach people who are less inclined to enter sensitive personal information into a website — has “pretty much stopped.”
Clearly, this does not bode well for this year’s elections (unless you’re a Republican). Please verify your registration and request an absentee ballot citing reason “2A My disability or illness” (social distancing during COVID-19). Please share this message with others in your personal network.
Click the following link to verify your registration and request an absentee ballot: https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation
Did you miss the 5/12/20 5th District Candidate’s Forum? If you saw it, would like to see it again? Click the “replay” button above or the following link:
Topics could include the Covid-19 pandemic, the economy, voter protection, jobs, healthcare, broadband, and more. Submit questions to Mary-Sherman Willis.
A link to tune in is coming soon
Please click the following link to view the letter: https://www.rappdems.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/RCDC-2020-May-Letter-to-the-RCDC.pdf
Let’s not forget that Senator Mark Warner is up for re-lection! Keep in touch with his campaign HERE. Get on his mailing list and check him out on Facebook, where he holds regular virtual town halls. And of course, donate what you can.
As the weeks progress, we’ll get a clearer idea of what each of us Democrats can do to win in November and restore sanity and justice to our government. We don’t have to tell you that these are hard times. Americans are suffering. Our focus now should be on supporting our candidates and ensuring a fair vote. We’ll let you know how!