Saturday, October 28, 2017
Pick up–10:00 a.m. rain or shine!
It’s time for Fall litter pickup on Rt. 211. The Rappahannock County Democrats’ designated area is between Massie’s Corner and the Rappahannock County Library.
Volunteers are needed for the trash pickup and the party
Volunteers should pick up their vests and bags the library at 10 a.m.
The trash pickup party at the Rappahannock County Library will start at 12:oo p.m.
Please sign up and show the community that Democrats in Rappahannock County care! To sign up, call Jed Duvall at 540-522-9912
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. (more…)
A note from our Shenandoah Valley neighbors….
INFORMATION LETTER FOR POTENTIAL CANVASSERS FOR DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES FALL 2016
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 Presidential and House of Representatives Virginia 5th District Elections in Fall 2016.
Last year for the first time in the County we organized a volunteer campaign that covered the entire County canvassing for April Moore in the 26th District Virginia Senate Race. This year we have of course a very important General Election for President and also a race for the House of Representatives in Congress for the 5th District of Virginia. An alphabetical list has been compiled of some 1700 voters by Precinct in Rappahannock County consisting of Independents, Leaning Democrats and Strong Democrats. The number of voters that we intend to reach out to this year is considerably higher than that of last year, as, considering that it was our first time canvassing door to door in 2015, we concentrated primarily on lists of Good Democrats. Consequently, given our expanded voter lists this year and given the importance of the General Election we are seeking more canvassing volunteers in our campaign to elect Democratic candidates to office. There are 6 Precincts in Rappahannock County and last year we had 2 volunteers per Precinct who canvassed door to door. This year we are hoping to double the number of volunteers. Last year a colleague and I canvassed the entire Sperryville Precinct, t and we completed our canvassing in three Saturdays, spread out over 8 weekends from the weekend after Labor Day until the last weekend in October, or on an almost one in three weekend basis, thus enabling flexibility in scheduling for the canvassers. All volunteers would be placed in teams of at least two people and provided with the necessary materials, voter lists, candidate literature, maps etc. Only one car would be necessary, as some of the locations are not like in urban or suburban areas literally next door to one another, hence we drive much more than we walk. This is an enjoyable experience where you get to meet people face to face, and, as several studies have shown and from personal experience, a more effective and personalized way of getting out the vote. We will be holding information sessions on canvassing in August and early September, when volunteers will be provided with materials such as voter lists, maps etc., and the necessary literature on the candidates for distribution to voters. These sessions will be prior to the Rappahannock County Democratic Committee General Meetings, so as to make it more convenient for scheduling purposes.
If you are interested in canvassing to elect Democratic candidates to office, please contact me by e-mail, gll(at)gwu.edu, and send me your contact information (e-mail/phone #) and preferred Canvassing Precinct e.g. Amissville. Flint Hill, Chester Gap, Washington, Sperryville or Scrabble (Castleton).
Do you want to serve your community and nation more in 2016? Do you want to do more than vote Democrat in the 2016 presidential election? Now’s your chance. The Rappahannock County Democratic Committee (RCDC) has openings for Secretary and Treasurer. Each term is two years (2016-2018). Either job won’t take a lot of time, but will have great impact.
So, what are you waiting for? Call the RCDC current secretary, Gwen Bates, 540-675-9987, or chair, Ross O’Donoghue, 540-987-8019, for more information or to nominate yourself (or nominate someone else, with their permission). Elections will take place during the RCDC Biennium Reorganization Caucus, January 9, 2015, to be held at the Washington Town Hall at 10:00 a.m. (registration is between 9-10.a.m.).
If being an officer isn’t something you’d like to do, there are plenty of other opportunities in the RCDC as a general committee member. You can sign up at the Jan. 9 caucus or call Gwen or Ross, for more information.
Let this be your year to shine with other Democrats, as they work to help make our country shine, by electing more Democrats. This could be one of the most important elections of our lifetime!
By the way, the RCDC also donates time, labor and money to the community–it’s not all about politics. It’s about doing good for the community, state and nation, every way they can!