RAPP DEMS CLEAN UP!
2019 BLUE STATE BLUE GRASS BRUNCH
4th of July parade 2019
The Democratic 5th District Committee is holding a virtual forum this Sunday June 7 at 3PM at UVA’s Batten School!
Tune in by clicking the following link: https://virginia.zoom.us/j/91126994130
Send your questions for the candidates–RD Huffstetler, Claire Russo, Dr. Cameron Webb, and John Lesinski here: https://virginia.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6gTllgb4hJVYNAp
Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration, is Tuesday, May 26, 2020.
Deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Your request must be received by your Registrar by 5:00 p.m.
Register to vote or apply for an absentee ballot online using the citizen portal.
The DEADLINE to register to vote in Virginia is Tuesday, May 26!
Go to https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation to register online
Contact the Registrar of Voters for further information:Call: 540/675-5380
Once you’ve registered, there’s no need to re-register for the November 3 election. You’re good to go for 2020!
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:
CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE 5th DISTRICT CANDIDATES FORUM LIVE 5/12/20, starting at 6:00 p.m.
Topics could include the Covid-19 pandemic, the economy, voter protection, jobs, healthcare, broadband, and more. Submit questions to Mary-Sherman Willis.