Elections

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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Making 2020 Transparent

by DNC Chair Tom Perez When I ran to serve as chair of the DNC following the 2016 election — a cycle unlike any other in American history — I knew that repairing our party’s structural flaws and healing the deep divisions among our supporters would not be easy. While we’ve made remarkable progress since last November, we still…

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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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Ballot Voter Guides for Nov. 7th

Democratic Ballot Guides When you get to the polls on November 7th, not all candidates are marked as Democrats on the ballots. Below are ballot guides for each district to view or download. Each guide will help you to remember Democrats that represent your district as well as candidates for Sheriff, Commissioner and Treasurer. House…

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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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Canvass Kickoff with Ralph

Many of you are spending evenings and weekends knocking doors and phone banking for our Virginia Beach candidates. We appreciate your continued and tireless support. Next weekend, Ralph Northam will be here in Virginia Beach with us for a Canvass Kickoff with our next Governor. Download or view this flyer for details.  Join us for this Canvass…

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VBDC Bylaw and Organizational Changes

VBDC Bylaw and Organizational Changes At the September 11, 2017 business meeting, the VBDC Steering Committee proposed several Bylaw and organizational changes to voting members.  The objectives of the Bylaw and organizational changes were to: 1. expand our membership and volunteer base; and 2. reorganize the VBDC structure to streamline the chair’s role, strengthen legislative…

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A Call to Action

It is time to stand up for our progressive principles and our progressive candidates! Friends, I watched a Ted Talk the other day by Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth, a teacher and psychologist, who was trying to predict success. Through all of her studies, she found that the common link between successful people is grit. She…

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Join The Plus3 Initiative and Get Out The Vote

WHAT IS PLUS3? Plus3 is a new Get Out the Vote (GOTV) strategy to help address the problem of low voter turnout, especially in non-presidential elections. It is a collaboration between Thunderdome Politics and grassroots organizations such as Virginia Indivisible and Together We Will. Our Virginia Beach candidates for the VA House of Delegates who…

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DPVA Coordinated Campaign Office Opening

SPECIAL EVENT July 30th ~ The Democratic Party of Virginia is supporting Virginia Beach with an Office Opening Party open to the public. Meet and be a part of your local team at our new Coordinated Campaign office and help to elect Democrats up and down the ballot in Virginia Beach. Ralph Northam and 9 of our…

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What is a Primary?

​What is a Primary? A primary is one of the ways that a political party can select a nominee for the November General Election.  This year both parties chose the primary method to select nominees for state-wide offices and some local races. Virginia Beach Primary Elections will be held for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and the 21st…

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