REQUEST FOR CANVASSERS FOR DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES IN THE FALL 2018 ELECTIONS

This is a request for your help in carrying out the door to door Countywide canvassing campaign in Rappahannock County for our Democratic candidates: Leslie Cockburn, who is running against her Republican challenger, Denver Riggleman, in the Virginia 5th District Congressional Race; and Tim Kaine, our incumbent Democratic Senator, against his Republican opponent, Corey Stewart.

This mid-term election is crucial to a Blue Wave to take back the House and Senate. Democrats need to win 23 seats in the US House of Representatives to take back the House. We need to preserve our two Senate seats to take back the Senate. And we need to turn Rappahannock Blue!

The RCDC is recruiting volunteers to knock on doors throughout Rappahannock’s six precincts (Amissville, Flint Hill, Chester Gap, Sperryville Scrabble-Castleton and Washington). The greater number of volunteers, the less work it is for everybody. And it’s fun and informative! You get to meet your neighbors face to face and find out what they think. As several studies have shown (and from my own personal experience), it’s a more effective and personalized way of getting out the vote.

This year we are working closely with the Cockburn and Kaine campaigns to knock on doors. If you are interested in canvassing, please contact Leslie Cockburn’s Rappahannock County Campaign Coordinator, Nick Steele, (nsteele@lesliecockburnforcongress.com). Please give him your contact information (e-mail; phone #; address) and preferred Canvassing Precinct as listed above.

We now have a new Rappahannock campaign office at 1047 Zachary Taylor Hwy. Huntley, VA, just past Flint Hill, and next to the Wakefield School. For the rest of the year, we’ll be meeting and coordinating there, starting this Sunday, June 24, with a canvassing launch at 9 am. There will be coffee and snacks, we’ll brainstorm a little, and then hit the streets. Come join us!

Thank you for your kind consideration of the above request. If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Nick Steele.

Greg Ludlow, Rappahannock County Democratic Committee, June 19, 2018

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Join us for a canvassing launch, June 24

The Rappahannock County Democrats are partnering with the Leslie Cockburn campaign for canvassing for the 2018 election. There’s an upcoming canvassing launch on June 24, 9 a.m. starting at the Rappahannock County campaign office located at 1047 Zachary Taylor Hwy, Huntly, VA . Please plan to join Nick Steele, Cockburn campaign coordinator, and other area Democrats for this launch. For more information contact Nick Steele at nsteele@lesliecockburnforcongress.com or Mary-Sherman Willis at chair@rappdems.org.

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The Rapp Dems are marching again!

Come join Leslie Cockburn and the Rappahannock Dems in the big parade on Thursday June 28 at 6 p.m.

We’ll start to assemble at 5 pm at the Amissville Firehouse (14711 Lee Hwy, Amissville, VA), where you can park your car. There will be a carnival set up right next door, so you can’t miss it.

Once you get there, just walk down the parade line until you find our float—a truck pulling a haywagon, with balloons and signs for Leslie and Tim Kaine and the RCDC. There will be lots of people wearing blue polo shirts.

If you can’t or prefer not to walk, there will be a shuttle from the parking place to our spot. You can also ride on the wagon. The parade takes off at 6 pm and will last about an hour.

We’ll have a blue shirt for you. Kids are warmly welcome. For more information email RCDC Chair Mary-Sherman Willis or call 540/987-8912.

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Day One of the 5th District Caucuses

Rappahannock’s caucus on Saturday April 14 at the Washington Schoolhouse was among the first of 23 happening from April 14 to 21. Our results: 3 delegates and two alternates for Leslie Cockburn, and one delegate for RD Huffstetler. The Rappahannock delegation goes to the Convention in Farmville on May 5th. Seven down, and 16 to go!

Read about it here!

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Finger-licking’ and finger-picking’ good!

Spring is springing in Rappahannock! On Saturday April 7th is the BlueState/BlueGrass Brunch, from 10 a.m. to 2 pm at the Washington Fire Hall.

Price of admission? Just “a handshake and a smile”!

Come share good food, the blue grass sounds of Smitty plus a banjo, and an auction of three works by well-known Rappahannock artists. And yes, there will be a few political speeches from some Democratic hopefuls for U.S. Congress in the 5thDistrict.

For those going on to the races, you have plenty of time to grab a snack, hear some tunes, and catch up with your neighbors before the first race.

Join us for good company and the ongoing celebration that is Spring in Rappahannock—come rain or shine. The auction action precedes the speeches at 11:15-ish.

 

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