A Letter from April Moore

Dear Friend,

I am running for the Virginia Senate (SD-26) this coming November.

As you may remember, I ran for this seat back in 2015.  I challenged the Republican incumbent Mark Obenshain because I could see that it was not the people of this district he was serving.

That is still true:  So I will challenge him again on issues like corruption in Virginia’s government, where he is an instrument of the Koch Brothers; and on climate change, in which he is in the pocket of Dominion Energy; and on health care, where, until the bitter end, he put the ambitions of his party above the well-being of the citizens of Virginia.

But this year I will challenge Mr. Obenshain in a whole new way because of the unthinkable and dangerous thing his Republican Party has become–the Party of Trump.  I will challenge him to tell us which side he’s on, in this battle for our American democracy and our national security.

In a conservative district like ours, any candidate who wants to win must earn the support of a good many Republicans. I know there are Republicans in our area who are unhappy with what their party has become–people who are like my life-long Republican parents, who could never have supported a Republican party like this one, one that tramples on the conservative values they held dear.

It is such principled Republicans that I will work to pry away from Sen. Obenshain by challenging him to declare where he stands on all the ugly things the Trump Party is doing.

This is the heart of my strategy to win this seat.

And, in addition, I will use my platform, as the major party nominee I hope to be, to speak the urgently important truth that all of my Trump-supporting neighbors need to hear.

So please join me as I officially launch my campaign for state senate with a press conference.  Show the press and the public that you support my campaign’s efforts to:

  • protect our climate;

  • build a state government that puts people before Big Money;

  • make all our public schools truly excellent;

  • solve the opioid crisis.

When and Where?

When:   Tuesday, January 29

               11:00 am

Where: Rockingham County Government Building

               Board Room

               20 E. Gay Street

               Harrisonburg, Virginia

Hope to see you there!

-April

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I’m Running and It Starts Now – Tristan Shields for Delegate

Photo Caption: Tristan Shields performing at a Tim Kaine Rally, Nov 4

 

I’m running for Virginia Delegate in District 18 in 2019.

Here’s why: we can WIN.

Sunday evening I played rock n’ roll to a Democratic crowd of hundreds who knocked thousands of doors throughout Virginia’s 18th this campaign season. I felt the passion, energy and determination to make the blue wave a mid-term reality.

When I asked “Are you ready to keep it going in 2019?” the roar of the crowd was overwhelming. More energy and money has been spent in District 18 to get out the Democratic vote in the last two years than ever before. We must keep the momentum going.

The incredible transition from being afraid to talk to my neighbors about politics in 2016 to now seeing Democrat signs sprouting up all over the back roads of rural District 18 is just stunning.  WE CAN WIN in DISTRICT 18 if we keep this going.

I am asking once again for your support so together we can win the 18th and flip the House of Delegates blue. I’m not accepting money from corporate PACs.  I want and need grassroots support. No amount is too big or too small. Please join my campaign today.

I want to talk with every person who wants to speak with me and their friends and their friends’ friends. That means meet and greets, rallies, coffee meetups, karaoke parties, ice cream socials, high tea, low tea, middle tea (I’m not fluent in tea), whatever you think will help get out the vote, I’ll be there. So call/text at 540-216-2095 or email and let’s get started. — Tristan

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The Future is Rural – Galante for Delegate

Hi Rappahannock County Democrats,

I’m running to represent the 18th district in the Virginia House of Delegates.

I’ve spent a decade focused on exposing US adversaries in cyberspace, first for the Department of Defense and later for a private sector company called FireEye. And before all that, I came up through 4-H and spent most of my childhood and teenage weekends in rural Virginia judging livestock and poultry and showing sheep.

Since I started my business last year—Galante Strategies—work has taken me across the world and back to rural areas of Virginia and America. There is one jarring truth that keeps hitting me no matter where I go—our divisive politics are incredibly out of touch with how people want to live and work. 

I’ve spent months meeting with countless people across Fauquier, Culpeper, Warren, and Rappahannock counties, and I can report that common sense reigns, getting things done matters, and people don’t suffer fools easily.

Here’s what we should do next:

To do this, I’m going to be engaging people of all political persuasions, hosting roundtable discussions to dig deep into our district’s challenges and opportunities, and showing up everywhere–from fairs to churches, fire hall breakfasts to local businesses. It might sound old-fashioned, but it’s what politics should be again, and I’m putting every ounce of my heart into it. 

Your support would mean the world to me and will make the crucial difference in this early stage of the campaign. You are my angel investors!

Five ways to help:

  1. Join me for my first campaign event in Orlean, VA: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 6:30-8:30PM
  2. Kickstart my campaign with a donation.
  3. Spread the word about this practical, hardworking campaign that’s starting in rural Virginia
  4. Host a meet and greet: Nothing fancy. You invite your friends, and I’ll be there!
  5. Volunteer on the campaign: Like to research? Enjoy meeting people? Master of the digital world? I’d appreciate your help.

I would love to keep you in the loop as the campaign progresses. You can check out my campaign website: GalanteforDelegate.com, follow me on social media, and join my email list for updates. 

Thanks again, and cheers to joyful holiday season,

Laura
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Galante for Delegate
P.O. Box 1012
Marshall, VA 20116
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