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December 1, 2017

Legislative Send Off 2017

Join us to celebrate the elections of Kelly Fowler, Cheryl Turpin and Joe Lindsey to the Virginia House of Delegates. Let’s send them to Richmond with our best wishes for much success! Thursday, December 7, 2017 6:30pm – 8:30pm Holiday Inn Virginia Beach Hotel/Conference Center 5655 Greenwich Road Virginia Beach, VA 23462 Google Map Heavy…

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November 14, 2017

2018-2019 Reorganization Process

Virginians made their voices heard on November 7th. Now let’s keep the momentum going into 2018. Join us by filling out our member form now for our reorganization process.…

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November 10, 2017

3 Things Veterans Want You To Know

We spend a lot of time hearing about what other people think we should do and say on Veterans Day. But what do veterans themselves actually want us to know?…

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November 10, 2017

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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November 6, 2017

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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October 27, 2017

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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October 27, 2017

Northam Fairfax Herring Yard Signs

Thank you to all who posted yard signs supporting candidates for the November 7th election. We made history in Virginia. Let’s keep the momentum going!

October 7, 2017

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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October 2, 2017

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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October 1, 2017

Yard Signs

Thank you to all who posted yard signs and showed your support!

September 22, 2017

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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September 22, 2017

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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September 14, 2017

An Exciting Update on the Obama Foundation

Below you will find a note from Former President Barack Obama detailing new, exciting programs. These programs will go a long way to help all Americans and pave the way for a brighter future. Below are links to the specific programs. If you would like more information, generally, about the great work the Obama Foundation…

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September 14, 2017

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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September 7, 2017

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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September 7, 2017

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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September 1, 2017

DNC’s Youth Council – Positions Open

The Democratic National Committee’s Youth Council   Applications are now available for the 2017-2019 at-large positions on the Democratic National Committee’s Youth Council. The application can also be found online at http://my.democrats.org/page/s/dnc-youth-council-application-2017.  The Youth Council will select one male and one female from each of the DNC’s four regions (East, South, Midwest and West) to serve…

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August 31, 2017

Next Business Meeting Moved to September 11, 2017

Due to the Labor Day holiday, our next Monthly Business Meeting has been moved to the following Monday at 7PM on September 11, 2017 at The Central Library in Virginia Beach (Directions). We will observe a moment of silence during the meeting as we remember and honor those who have fallen due to this horrendous…

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August 24, 2017

Virginia Job Openings at the Super PAC

Progressive 501c(4) and Super PAC is seeking dynamic people to fill the following positions: Virginia Communications Director Virginia Data Manager Virginia Regional Field Director Virginia Operations Director Virginia Political Partnership Director Virginia Organizing Director

August 24, 2017

Neighborhood Canvass Day ~ September 9th

Canvass Day ~ Saturday, September 9th at 9AM Some of us remember the days of knowing our neighbors. Let’s get back to that on September 9th by helping you find like minded neighbors right on your street! Throughout the city of Virginia Beach, parts of Chesapeake and Norfolk, a group of ordinary citizens will be…

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August 24, 2017

Our Local Candidates Need Your Support Now

Meet the Candidates Committed to Fighting for You. Now, more than ever, we need to support the candidates who are working hard to fight for the issues we value most. We’ve gathered all Democratic candidates in Virginia Beach running for House of Delegates, City Treasurer and Sheriff as well as state candidates for Governor, Lieutenant…

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August 18, 2017

Charlottesville ~

On behalf of the Democratic Party of Virginia Beach, we condemn the acts of violence perpetuated by these white supremacist groups, the 35 people or more who were injured, and the loss of life that occurred in Charlottesville, VA. We mourn the loss of the social activist, Heather Heyer. Heather protested, marched, and questioned the beliefs of the white supremacists gathered in Charlottesville simply because …

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August 18, 2017

A Message From Our Chair

This week has been emotionally wrenching for any and all who believe in the basic goodness of humankind. From the Lawn at my alma mater……

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August 14, 2017

Nine

“I denounce the Alt-Right, white supremacy, and the KKK.” That is what I posted on my personal Facebook page on the morning of August 13. I could have posted a lot of things, but those nine words are the most important. If you do not articulate your stance against these groups, you are complicit! Those…

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August 14, 2017

A Doctor’s Tale

Democrat. Republican. Conservative. Liberal. Independent. Libertarian. Green. Progressive. Pro-choice. Pro-life. Vegan. Gluten-free. Never-Trump.

We want to label ourselves as SOMETHING. It’s convenient when…

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August 14, 2017

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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