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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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.

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

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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


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


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:

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Click the following link to view the Candidate Declaration Form:



RCDC General Meetings to be held on new date, time and place

Starting on May 13, 2017, the Rappahannock County Democrats will be holding their general meetings on the second Saturday of each month, from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Washington Town Hall in Washington, VA.

All meetings are open to the general public. Call Ross O’Donoghue (540-987-8019) for more information.



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.


May 13th Meeting Agenda


Introduction of our guest speaker, Julie Emery, who will speak about the role of non-violence.
Approval of Minutes from April 2017 Treasurer’s Report

Trash Pick-Up- Recap
Canvassing in the Fall- Greg Ludlow will speak about the importance of precinct captains. He will also  let us know if his sign-up sheets for standing committees were successful.

5th District Convention- This will be held on May 13th, and Hank Gorfein and Leslie Cockburn will represent us. The purpose of the convention is to elect 20 Democratic State Central Committee members and to conduct other relevant business. Ross will give details.

Yard Sale- It is time to find someone to be in charge of preparations and execution of our annual Yard Sale. This is very important. The Yard Sale is our biggest fundraiser of the year. An email will soon be sent to all members and other interested parties asking for help in finding a leader.



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