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July 5, 2018

Take Action 2018

Take Action Events for 2018  Thank you to all voters for your support, your endless hours of knocking on doors for Tim Kaine and Elaine Luria, post card writing events, fundraisers and more. We have more work to do now as we get ready for 2020! Join Us Monthly Business Meeting with Southeastern Food Bank…

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May 31, 2018

Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future

House Democrats are fighting to make sure that all working people know that somebody has their back. By giving our communities the tools they need to thrive, and empowering American families and workers, we will unlock unprecedented economic growth that will lead to better jobs, better wages, and a better future. Learn more at https://abetterdeal.democraticleader.gov  

May 31, 2018

Blue Commonwealth Gala ~ 2018

This is the DPVA’s signature event of the entire year, formerly known as the JJ dinner, and we are going to be holding the dinner at Main Street Station right here in Richmond. We are really excited to have United States Senator, Cory Booker, join us as our special guest and keynote speaker this year!…

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May 31, 2018

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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May 13, 2018

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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April 20, 2018

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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April 20, 2018

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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April 17, 2018

R.E.V. Up for the June 12th Primary Election

Get Registered, Educated and Vote! THE JUNE PRIMARY IS THE PIVOTAL POINT FOR YOUR FUTURE. The Commonwealth of Virginia and Virginia Beach made history on November 7, 2017, when we let Trump and his Republicans know that we want leaders who represent the best of who we are as human beings. We must continue to…

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April 16, 2018

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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April 4, 2018

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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March 31, 2018

How Can I Get Involved?

How many of us get so fed up with the news that we turn it off?  How many of us would like to do something positive but feel powerless and don’t know where to turn?   In the past several weeks, I have been calling volunteers to help them uncover what one or two core…

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March 31, 2018

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.

March 30, 2018

“What’s In the Omnibus For Us?”

~ Article by ITS-W March 23rd. That was the deadline for the Omnibus spending bill to pass, but at 2,200 pages long, do you ever wonder who is driving the bus? Well, it wasn’t Trump and his supporters, at least this time around. After one of his famous Twitter tirades where he claimed he wasn’t…

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March 25, 2018

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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March 21, 2018

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.

March 2, 2018

Important Voting Information You Need to Know

Visit the Virginia.gov website to update and check your registration, register to vote, see what’s on your ballot, confirm where you will vote, and know what to expect. There is also information on handicapped accessible voting, military and overseas voters, student voters and more. For additional links on our website, visit our Voting Information page.…

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February 16, 2018

Third Saturday Breakfast

Join us every third Saturday of the month for breakfast with fellow Democrats. 9AM – 11AM. Venue to be announced each month. Google Map

January 19, 2018

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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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 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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