4th of July parade 2019

Meeting Saturday, March 12


When: Saturday, March 12, 2022, 10 am

WhereRappahannock Library Jefferson Room, 4 Library Rd, Washington VA 22747.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for coffee and conversation.

Meeting starts at 10 a.m. and lasts one hour. All are welcome!

A Zoom link is available for those who can’t attend in person. Contact RCDC Chair Mary-Sherman Willis for the Zoom link, a copy of the minutes and agenda.


Save the Date for the Next Meeting

SAVE THE DATE for the next General meeting of the Rapp Dems on March 12, 2022 at 10 am. We will meet in person at the Library, 4 Library Road, Washington VA. Doors open at 9:30 am for coffee and conversation. The meeting lasts one hour. There will be a Zoom option for those who want it, and a link will sent with a reminder on Friday. Please sign up to receive our emails, if you haven’t already.

NOTE: We need to approve the revised official RCDC By-laws. You received a preliminary draft last month to review. I’m attaching it again here. A vote will be called to approve the by-laws, including the amendment to Article VIII: Duties of Officers. It’s required that we have a quorum of RCDC members to vote on approval of the by-laws. So please do attend!I


Meet + Greet with Jennifer Wexton, March 5, 2022!

Join the RappDems to meet+greet and sign petitions for  

our own Democratic Congresswoman 


Saturday March 5, 2022 

2 to 5 pm 

Little Washington Winery 

72 Christmas Tree Lane 

Washington VA 22747 

At last, we’ll have a Representative in DC who is fighting for rural Virginia.  

Her new bipartisan bill, the AGRITOURISM Act, will boost our world-class wineries and breweries, small farms, dairies, and farmers markets!  

For more information go to https://jenniferwexton.com or contact RCDC Chair Mary-Sherman Willis

The RCDC does not endorse any candidate during primary campaigns. Any Democratic candidate or candidate’s committee may add their Rappahannock County events to the RCDC calendar. 


February 12th General Meeting

We look forward to seeing you at our next general meeting on Saturday, February 12 at 10 AM via Zoom.

(We hope to meet in person again in April!)

We’ll be joined by Lynlee Thorne, Political Director of Rural GroundGame, to talk about today’s politics in rural Virginia. Find out more about this organization at https://www.ruralgroundgame.org

Contact Chair Mary-Sherman Willis for the ZOOM link, bylaw draft, agenda, and January 2022 minutes.

And sign up to be on the RCDC Mailing list to get RCDC news delivered to your inbox: Email Signup | Rappahannock County Democratic Committee (rappdems.org)

You can also get regular updates via our FB page: Rappahannock County Democrats | Facebook


In response to Gov. Youngkin’s “tip line”

Virginia’s Republican Governor Youngkin has set up a tip line to report ‘divisive’ teaching practices.

Youngkin said on The John Fredericks Show,

“We have set up a particular email address called helpeducation@governor.virginia.gov, again helpeducation@governor.virginia.gov, for parents to send us any instances where they feel their fundamental rights are being violated, where their children are not being respected, where there are inherently divisive practices in their schools.”

Below is the response by the Virginia Education Association.


URGENT: We Need You!

Now more than ever, it’s important to protect election integrity. 

The Rappahannock Democratic Committee is looking for Democrats willing to serve as election officials on Election Day at our six polling places in the county.

You only need to be a registered voter in your precinct and undergo a few hours of training. Each term is three years. And you’re paid for your time!

Click HERE for more information!

If you’re interested, please contact Mary-Sherman Willis before February 1 and we will send your name to the Electoral Board.


RCDC Virtual Caucus 1-8-2022

According to Democratic Party of Virginia Party Plan, city and county Democratic committees are required to renew their membership and elect officers and at-large Executive Committee members at a biennial reorganization. 

The RCDC Reorganization is scheduled for Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 10 A.M. We’ll meet via Zoom.  

Candidates for the 2022-2024 RCDC Board are:

Chair: Mary-Sherman Willis

Co-Chair: Ross O’Donoghue

Secretary: Ken Edwards

Treasurer: Bruce Sloane

At-Large Executive Committee members: Ron Goodman, Casey Eitner

You must be a member of the committee to vote for the RCDC Executive Board. Please take a minute to renew your membership using one of our TWO convenient methods: 

1) online in the membership Google form, or 

2) by printing out the membership form PDF and mailing it to Ken Edwards, PO Box 718 / Flint Hill, VA 22627. 

We must receive your application by noon on Friday, January 7, 2022, so that we may send you instructions for joining the meeting.

NOTE: If you would like to join the At-Large Executive Committee, please contact Chair Mary-Sherman Willis.

Don’t miss out! Submit your application and JOIN US!

Contact us for the ZOOM link.