Upcoming Rappahannock County Democrats Meeting

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The Rappahannock County Democratic Committee (RCDC) will meet on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. at the Washington Town Hall, Washington, VA, Meetings are open to the general public.

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Click here to view the minutes from the June 10 General Committee Meeting

Click here to view the Agenda for the June 10 Committee Meeting

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Save the Date – August 6, 4:00-6:00 pm

Save the Date– August 6, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Fundraiser for Tristan Shields, Virginia’s 18th District Congressional Candidate

More details soon!

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INFORMATION LETTER FOR POTENTIAL CANVASSERS FOR DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES  FALL 2017 

My name is Greg Ludlow and my responsibility is to organize the door to door canvassing operation in Rappahannock County for Democratic candidates in the State-Wide Virginia and 18th District Elections in Fall 2017.

Last year for the second time in the County we organized a volunteer campaign that covered the entire County canvassing for Hillary Clinton in the Presidential Campaign and for Jane Dittmar in the 5th District Congressional Campaign. This year we have of course a very important Virginia State -Wide Election for Governor, Lieutenant-Governor and Attorney General and a 18th District Election for the Virginia House of Delegates. A list has been compiled of some more than 2000 voters by Precinct in Rappahannock County consisting of Independents, Leaning Democrats and Strong Democrats. Consequently, given our expanded voter list this year and given the importance of the above Elections for Virginia we are seeking more canvassing volunteers in our campaign to elect Democratic candidates to office. There are 6 Precincts in Rappahannock County but since we combine Flint Hill and Chester Gap into one given the small size of the latter, we would need a total number of at least 20 volunteers or 4 per Precinct or two teams of two volunteers per Precinct. We start our canvassing campaign the weekend after Labor Day (September 9, 2017) until the weekend before Election Day (November 4, 2017), a total of 9 weekends. However, with two teams in each Precinct sharing the targeted number of houses in each Precinct volunteers would only be required to canvass for four or at most five days of the nine weekends, thus allowing for flexibility in personal scheduling. Obviously the greater number of volunteers, the less work. Read More »

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Tristan Shields – Candidate for Virginia’s Delegate District 18

From www.TristanShields.com:

Graduating with a BA degree in Theater from the College of Charleston, I did a stint as a professional stage actor in Memphis, TN where I honed my singing voice on Beale Street.  Returning to Virginia, I founded the Shields Brothers, a rock harmony singing duo with my younger brother, Rory.  We started playing locally in the Charlottesville, Warrenton and Culpeper areas, eventually getting selected by Ceelo Green as Finalists on NBC’s the Voice, Season 2. From there we raised funds on Kickstarter from our fans to produce music and videos. Spending time in Los Angeles on a variety of acting and music projects, we ended up singing backup for 80s Poison star, Bret Michaels. Along the way, we built a significant YouTube and podcasting presence, garnering over 1.2 million views and 150,000 downloads on our Who Stole What podcast.

My Virginia roots go deep. I can trace my lineage back to Richmond 1838. Presently, I live on my family’s (small) horse farm in Rixeyville, Virginia.

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Regional Premiere of GerryRIGGED, July 15, Little Washington Theatre

What: Regional Premiere of PBS/OneVirginia2021’s documentary GerryRIGGED, followed by discussion with attorney Paul Smith

Hosted by: The Little Washington Theatre

When: Saturday, July 15, 7:30 PM

Where: Little Washington Theatre, 291 Gay St., Washington, VA 22747

Cost: Free!

Paul Smith is Vice President of Litigation and Strategy with the Campaign Legal Center (CLC), working with CLC’s team of litigators to protect and improve U.S. democracy through innovative litigation strategies. Paul has more than three decades of experience litigating a wide range of cases, including having argued before the Supreme Court to advance civil liberties. Two examples are Lawrence v. Texas, the landmark gay rights case, and Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Ass’n, which established First Amendment rights of those who produce and sell video games. Paul has also argued a number of important voting rights cases at the Supreme Court, including Vieth v. Jubelirer, involving partisan gerrymandering, LULAC v. Perry, involving the legality of Texas’s mid-decade redrawing of congressional districts, and Crawford v. Marion County Election Board¸ involving the constitutionality of a voter identification law.  He served as counsel for amici who filed in several key campaign finance merits cases McCutcheon v. FEC (on behalf of Democratic House members), Arizona Free Enterprise Club’s Freedom Club PAC v. Bennett (on behalf of the Committee for Economic Development) and Citizens United v. FEC (on behalf of the Committee for Economic Development). Paul has been honored nationally by a variety of publications and organizations. In addition to his work at CLC, he teaches as a Distinguished Visitor from Practice at Georgetown University Law Center.

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What’s On Your Ballot?

Click the following link to find information about who’s running and where to vote! http://www.elections.virginia.gov/voter-outreach/whats-ballot.html?polling-location

 

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Virginia Democratic Party Primary, June 13

Please Vote on June 13.

Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam and former U.S. Representative Tom Perriello are competing to run for Governor in the Democratic Party

Click here to learn about Ralph Northam.

Click here to learn about Tom Perriello.

Justin Fairfax, Susan Platt and Gene J. Rossi are running for Lieutenant Governor

Click here to learn about Justin Fairfax

Click here to learn about Susan Platt

Click here to learn about Gene J. Rossi

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VAN Training made available for RCDC friends and members

How to use the VA Dems Electors Database (VAN) to prepare and run digital-age canvassing

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Shenandoah Piedmont Regional Rally and Candidate’s Forum, Saturday, May 27

Shenandoah Piedmont
Regional Rally and Candidate’s Forum

Featuring State and Regional Democratic Candidates
1 P.M. Saturday May 27
Warrenton Community Center
430 E Shirley Ave, Warrenton, VA 20186

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Call to Caucus to Nominate a Democratic Candidate for the 18th District of the Virginia House of Delegates

UPDATE 5/20/17: This has been changed to a campaign rally and candidate’s forum, starting at 1 p.m.

The Culpeper, Fauquier, Rappahannock and Warren County Democratic Committees announce that they will caucus starting at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2017 for the purpose of nominating a Democratic candidate for the 18th District of Virginia’s House of Delegates. The caucus will be held in the Warrenton Community Center, 430 E Shirley Ave, Warrenton, VA 20186.

Click the following link to view full Press Release: http://rappdems.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-18th-Dist-Press-Release.pdf

Click the following link to view Call to Caucus: http://rappdems.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/18th-Call-to-Caucus-2017.pdf

Click the following link to view the Candidate Declaration Form: http://rappdems.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/CandidateDeclarationForm-18HOD-2017.pdf

 

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