Beatriz Amberman

Join us at our June Business Meeting to hear our guest speaker, Commissioner Beatriz Amberman. Monday, June 4, 2018  |  7PM Virginia Beach Central Library (Google Map Beatriz Amberman Founding Member and Vice Chair of Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations (VACOLAO) and on the Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission Commissioner Amberman  has devoted more than 30…

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VBDC Newsletters

Join our newsletter list and receive weekly news sent to your email inbox on upcoming events, timely actions you can take, volunteer opportunities, social gatherings and important meetings to attend. To register, simply fill out our contact form here and make sure the box, “Yes” is checked. To review previous news, visit our newsletter page for…

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GOP Bumps the Bump-Stock Ban Bills

Poll after poll, from NPR to Quinnipiac University, shows that Americans do not want single-trigger-fire weapons easily turned into rapid-fire machine guns. Support for a bump-stock ban extends to a majority of gun owners. For a legislator in a democratic legislative body run by rational people, support for banning bump-stocks seems like a no-brainer. I…

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Breaking The Rules Committee

Most people know very little about how bills are shaped in the state legislature. For example, in the House of Delegates, there are 14 standing committees with titles, but the titles have no official rules on scope. The Speaker of the House decides which bills get split up into what committees. This means if the…

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50th Year Since MLK, Jr’s Assassination

50 years ago today, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated at age 39 in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968, an event that sent shock waves reverberating around the world.   Here is a collection of thoughts, photos and video on this amazing man’s journey, work and impact on our lives.   This lesson…

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Senator Tim Kaine with Veterans & Military Families

You’re invited to attend a Veterans and Military Families event with Senator Tim Kaine. 10AM – 11:30 AM Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Joint Use Library at TCC in Virginia Beach Google Map RSVP by 5 PM on April 2nd to Michelle Sanderson: Contact Quena Dailey, Regional Political Director, for any questions or concerns:

Four Things You Need to Know about the Gun Violence Debate

~ by Judy Wilhide Brandt, RN, BA, CPC, QCP, RAC-MT, DNS-CT ONE:  The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is prohibited from funding evidence-based research on gun violence that may be construed as gun control. School shootings are not new.  Gun violence is not new. It is time to act but we must act in a…

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Virginia Beach Delegates Featured on Cover of Time

Virginia Beach’s House of Delegates, Kelly Fowler (HD21) and Cheryl Turpin (HD85) are featured on the cover of Time Magazine’s January issue. The new Time magazine cover features the portraits of first-time female candidates who say they were inspired to run for office by the Women’s March one year ago. The cover story, “The Avengers,”…

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Millennials Deserve a Real Voice in the DNC

“We want to congratulate the Democratic millennial leaders who were elected to state legislature seats in Virginia and New Jersey last night, many of whom flipped critical seats from red to blue. Each of these progressive leaders is proof positive that when we stand up to Donald Trump’s divisive, hate-fueled politics and lead with our values and a vision focused on jobs, healthcare, and opportunity for all, we can accomplish anything.”…

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John Bell Press Conference Saturday, October 28th

Virginia Beach’s Democratic Candidate for Sheriff, John Bell is holding a press conference on Saturday, October 28th in response to Kenneth Stolle recently indicating that Norfolk Democratic Mayor, Kenneth Alexander, has endorsed him for Sheriff of Virginia Beach. Kenneth Stolle has put out false information about Norfolk Democratic Mayor Kenneth Alexander’s endorsement in a clear…

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Gillespie Tax Plan Would Cripple Schools

A new Virginia Education Association analysis of the tax plan offered by gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie shows it would slash funding for Virginia public schools by $404 million—a major blow to schools that have not yet recovered from recession-era budget cuts. The analysis focused on FY 2021, the first year after full implementation of the…

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I am a Christian, and a Democrat.

How I reconcile the two in today’s world. As society is ostensibly becoming more polarized by the minute, it seems that people have a tendency to want to put each other in oversimplified, rigid boxes. For example: ‘He cares about social justice, therefore he is a Democrat’. ‘She is a Christian, therefore she is a…

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