Volunteers needed for Yard Sale and Bake Sale, Labor Day weekend.

Volunteers are needed for the Dog Days of Summer Yard Sale, to be held over Labor Day Weekend at the Washington Fire Hall. Please call 540-454-0547, if you’re available to help with the Yard Sale or Bake Sale.


The Rapp Dems’ Annual Dog Days of Summer Yard Sale, Labor Day Weekend, 2015!


The Rappahannock County Democrats’ Annual Dog Days of Summer Yard Sale will be held at the Washington Fire Hall (10 Firehouse Lane, Washington, VA) over Labor Day Weekend, September 5 & 6.  Call 540-454-0547 for more information or if you need the Rappahannock County Democrats to pick up your donations.

Yard Sale Hours: Saturday, September 5, 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.Sunday, September 6, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Item Drop Off Times: Thursday, September 3, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. & Friday, September 4,  12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Upcoming Rappahannock County Democrats Meeting

The Rappahannock County Democratic Committee (RCDC) will meet on Tuesday, September 1, at 7 p.m. at the Rappahannock County Library (4 Library Road, Washington, VA). Meetings are open to the general public.


Rapp Dems Urgently Need a District-wide Representative‏

The Rappahannock County Democratic Committee has been ably represented for years by Hank Gorfein at the District Level. Hank has told us that he needs to concentrate on his more important duties for the foreseeable future, so we are seeking a replacement for the next six months to perform those duties which Hank has handled so well.

We are looking for a committed Democrat who has an interest in local, district and state party politics. Duties include attending District and State meetings (about one a quarter), monitoring activities that bear upon county committee activities, learning and interpreting state party directives as they apply to local committees and helping vet and select nominees to compete for state and federal offices.

Contact me, at secretary(at)rappdems.org or contact Ross O’Donoghue at 540 987-8019.

Gwen Bates


Next Festive Progressives Gathering – September 17, 2015



Do you like to dine and mingle with other Democrats and Progressives? You’re in luck. Festive Progressives will be gathering at the Flint Hill Public House (675 Zachary Taylor Highway  Flint Hill, Va.) on Thursday, September 17, 2015, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. There’s no sign up, fee or commitment. Just show up and enjoy the company. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from the restaurant menu. For more information, call Jed Duvall, 540-522-9216.


Sara Townsend Fundraiser in Warrenton

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To view PDF with links to register and more information click this link: Warrenton Fundraiser – Sara Townsend Aug 26 (1)


Stop by “The Tent” on the 4th!

Stop by the Rappahannock County Democrats’ Tent at Sperryville’s 4th of July celebration. There will be food and drinks (alcoholic and nonalcoholic) to enjoy. Plus, State Senate candidate April Moore will be there!


July 4th Fun – Join us


Please call or email Sharon Kilpatrick (540-547-4407, rappedit[at]earthlink.net) if you can join in on the fun at the Sperryville Fire Departments’ July 4th celebration by greeting the public from the Rappahannock County Democrats’ hospitality tent. Also call her if you plan to contribute a dessert. Please help make the Dems’ tent festive and inviting! State Senate candidate April Moore will be there!



Want to be in a parade?


Jed Duvall is organizing the Rappahannock County Democrats’ presence at the Amissville Fire Department’s Parade on June 25.

Please contact Jed (540-522-9216) with your contributions of time and effort with the float.

Thanks very much in advance for your help.


Come hear April Moore address climate change, June 17


Come hear April Moore, candidate for state senate, address climate change and what must be done about it here in Virginia.

Part of what must be done, she will tell the press and the public, is to unseat the incumbent senator from the 26th district, Mark Obenshain, and elect her instead.

In a talk entitled “For Our Grandchildren,” Ms. Moore will explain how Mr. Obenshain and those he is serving have shown a willingness to sacrifice our children’s and grandchildren’s future for their own short-term profit and advantage. Ms. Moore will describe how the growing problem of Big Money in our politics is a key reason Mr. Obenshain uses his office to help block responsible action on climate change.

Come hear April Moore explain how the Golden Rule demonstrates how important it is that we replace politicians like Mark Obenshain, who has treated our children’s and grandchildren’s future with reckless disregard, with people like her —whose love of her grandchildren and of this planet, has inspired her to jump into the political arena, to stand up for American democracy and for the lives of our children and grandchildren.

Please come.  A strong turnout will send a strong message.  Help show the press and the public that there are a great many people in this district who insist that Virginia’s General Assembly act to protect our climate!

When:   Wednesday, June 17, 11:00 am

Where:  Harrisonburg, Rockingham County government building, 20 East Gay Street, board room

Web:     www.aprilmoorestatesenate.com

Facebook:    April Moore for State Senate