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Summer of Action 2018

Summer of Action Events for July 14th and 15th Join the coordinated campaign for their Weekend of Action on July 14-15. They will have multiple canvass launches throughout the weekend to knock on doors for Tim Kaine and Elaine Luria. Please see the link below for additional information. https://www.facebook.com/events/199480020762785/?ti=ia Postcard Writing Party at Taste Unlimited…

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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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Join the VB Democrats for Clean the Bay Day 2018

  Thank You to all who participated in the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s 30th Annual Clean the Bay Day on June 2nd! It was an extremely hot morning but we managed to bring in the biggest haul from any one location in Virginia Beach. Great job! Remaining t-shirts will be available for sale at our monthly business meeting…

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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. https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/martin-luther-king-jr-assassination   Here is a collection of thoughts, photos and video on this amazing man’s journey, work and impact on our lives. https://twitter.com/i/moments/981584940440739840   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: presidentVBYD@gmail.com. Contact Quena Dailey, Regional Political Director, for any questions or concerns: quena@timkaine.com.

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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City Wide Food Drive for Hungry Kids

The City of Virginia Beach is having a city wide food drive for the school children who go home to empty cupboards every weekend. Take your donations to the locations below on Thursday, March 22, 2018. 7AM – 7PM. Download or view the flyer. More information on the VB City Public Schools website here.

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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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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