RAPP DEMS CLEAN UP!
2019 BLUE STATE BLUE GRASS BRUNCH
4th of July parade 2019
Eight Democratic Party candidates remain in the race to be the presidential nominee for the Democratic Party. Do you know everything you need to know before Super Tuesday? Below is the list of candidates, listed in alphabetical order. Click on their names to open their campaign websites. Learn about them. And help your preferred candidate win by donating to his or her campaign.
Super Tuesday refers to the Tuesday in a presidential election year when the largest number of states and territories hold a presidential preference primary or caucus. Virginia is one of those states!
Please vote on March 3! Click here to find your polling place. Don’t forget your photo ID.
Based on primary and caucus results, the Democratic Party nominee will be picked at the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The convention is being held from July 13-16, 2020.
RICHMOND, Va. (WSET) — The voter registration deadline for the March 3, 2020, Virginia Democratic Presidential Primary is Monday, February 10.
To register to vote or update your voter registration information:
- By mail: Applications must be postmarked by February 10.
- In-person: Applications must be submitted by 5 pm February 10.
- Online: Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm on February 10.
Any Virginian can check or update their registration name or address, or register for the first time at the Department of Election’s online Citizen Portal at www.elections.virginia.gov/vote.
To register to vote in Virginia, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen,
- Be a resident of Virginia,
- Be at least 18 years old by the date of the November General Election (November 3, 2020), — 17-year-olds who register by February 10 and turn 18 by November 3 are eligible to vote in the March 3 Presidential Primary.
- Have had voting rights restored if convicted of a felony,
- Have had the capacity restored by court order if declared mentally incapacitated,
- Not be registered and plan to vote in another state.
In addition to registering online, eligible Virginians may also register at their local voter registration office.
Voter registration applications are also available at DMV customer service centers, social service offices, public libraries and other state and local government offices.
For more information about registering, local voter registration offices, absentee voting, acceptable photo IDs and more, visit the Department of Elections website or call toll-free at (800) 552-9745 or TTY 711
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
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 2020! Dr. Cameron Webb, candidate for Democratic nominee for Virginia’s 5th Congressional District, will be the speaker.
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.
The Rappahannock County Democratic Committee will meet on January 11, 2020 at the Washington Town Hall (85 Gay St, Washington, VA 22747) for it’s Re-organization Caucus.
Details will be coming soon.
There will be no RCDC meetings in December. Happy Holidays to you and all your loved ones!
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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.”
Have you moved? Have things changed? Make sure you know where to vote. Find your polling place by clicking the link below: https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation/PollingPlaceLookup/
An article by Max Thornberry published in The Northern Virginia Daily
FRONT ROYAL — As campaign season begins to wrap up, April Moore, D-Basye, appears comfortable in her embattled position running against long-time Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg.
On Thursday evening, Moore continued her fight to displace the conservative Republican she ran against in 2015. Moore, who was raised in a conservative home and said she lives her life with, what her parents would call “conservative” values, said she was running because Obenshain has shown himself to be a “party man” rather than a representative of the people in Warren County.read more…