Fundraiser for Dr. Ralph Northam, Democratic Candidate for Governor of Virginia, Saturday, September 16th, 2017, 11:00am – 12:30pm

Click for the official invitation:  Rappahannock for Northam

Dear Friends,

Suzanne and I and the Host Committee would like to invite you meet Dr. Ralph Northam, Democratic Candidate for Governor of Virginia,  Saturday, September 16th, 2017, 11:00am – 12:30pm.

Make a contribution through the link below and then join us at the gallery for drinks and conversation.

Help us put a rural Virginia county on the Democratic map!

Please consider supporting the campaign even if you can’t join us in person.

Now is the time, every dollar counts. We hope you will join us.

Please note the gallery will be closed for the reception, between 11:00am & 12:30pm, Saturday September 16th, 2017

Best, Andrew & Suzanne Haley

Haley Fine Art, Sperryville


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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Can’t make it but still want to support OneVirginia2021’s efforts?

You can make a tax-deductible donation here.

Can’t make it but want to see the video or you want to watch it in advance?


Help Keep Rappahannock Clean – Spring Trash Pick-up 2017

Spring 2017 Trash Pick-Up and Party is Saturday, April 29, starting at 8:00 a.m. at the Rappahannock County Library. The Rappahannock County Democrats’ designated area is between Massie’s Corner and the Rappahannock County Library.

Refreshments will be served when crews get back to the library between 9:30 and 10 a.m.

If you can’t walk the route there are plenty of other things to do. Volunteers are needed for taxiing crews and supplies and for serving the refreshments, as well as for picking up trash along the road. If you haven’t been to a trash pick-up event, you’re missing out! It’s safe, fun and rewarding.

Please participate and show the community that Democrats in Rappahannock County care! Call Jed Duvall at 540-522-9912 to sign up.


Memorial program to honor Meredith Gorfein

Meredith Gorfein during her campaign for the Virginia House of Delegates in 1999.

Meredith Gorfein during her campaign for the Virginia House of Delegates in 1999.

Gorfein, “was absolutely fearless,” says Hank, her husband of 34 years. “She wasn’t afraid of anything and it stood her in good stead” as she faced the ravages of Alzheimer’s. Meredith died of cancer in January at the age of 71.

Hank will hold a memorial program for Meredith at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at Wakefield Country Day School (1059 Zachary Taylor Hwy., Huntly). A reception will follow. Anyone who knew Meredith is invited.

Hank plans to make a few remarks about Meredith’s remarkable life that included stage managing at Arena Stage and the Barns of Wolf Trap, serving on the Rappahannock County School Board, running for the state assembly against a three-time incumbent, waitressing at the Inn at Little Washington, and chairing the Rappahannock Democratic committee. Locally, she is perhaps best remembered for her smiling presence at the former eCow on U.S. 211 at Ben Venue, the Sunnyside Market in Little Washington and then at the Corner Store and Thornton River Grille in Sperryville.

“Whoever wants to speak at the memorial program will be invited to do so,” says Hank. “It will be a very simple program, like a Quaker ceremony. And then we’ll eat.”

For questions or additional information, call Hank at 540-675-3515 or email him

— Patty Hardee



A Talk with Andy Schmookler, June 8

 American Politics 2016:

What’s Going on and Where Are We Heading?

Come talk with Andy Schmookler: a Q & A session

at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, June 8

in the Music Room at the Simms Center

620 Simms Ave in Harrisonburg

Andy has been investigating America’s increasingly troubling political dynamics for more than a decade. He was the Democratic nominee for Congress here in the 6th District in 2012. His opinion pieces appear regularly in newspapers across the District (including Harrisonburg’s DNR).

Andy will say a few words, and then take questions from the audience on the following topics:

  • the 2016 presidential race;
  • the state of American politics generally; and
  • ideas presented in his newly-published book, “WHAT WE’RE UP AGAINST”

The event is free and open to the public. Come and create a lively interaction.

For background:

For a sample of Andy’s thinking about American politics in 2016, check out “Trump’s Rise: Not Just a Threat but an Opportunity”.

To find out about Andy’s new book, take a look at the Amazon page for “WHAT WE’RE UP AGAINST.” .


Give Local Piedmont, May 3, 2016



Nonprofits across the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation’s 4-county region of Fauquier, Culpeper, Madison and Rappahannock counties are participating in Give Local Piedmont on May 3, 2016. The participating nonprofits are working on a broad range of issues: Arts & Culture, Animal Welfare, Community Improvement, Education, Environment, Health, Housing, Human Services, Public Safety & Crime Prevention, and Youth Development.

Everybody can participate in Give Local Piedmont! Individuals can make online donations to participating nonprofits. The minimum donation is $10. All donations made on May 3rd give your favorite nonprofit the opportunity to earn bonus dollars and monetary prizes.

Go to more information.