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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

We have Northam/Fairfax/Herring yard signs available. We will have them at our October 2nd monthly business meeting at the Virginia Beach Central Library at 7PM. Join us and pick up your sign! We are asking for a $5 donation (not required) for each sign as part of our committee’s fundraising. You can also contact us…

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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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August 1, 2017

VB’s Official Coordinated Campaign Office Opens

Ralph Northam and our local candidates were on hand for the opening of Virginia Beach’s official Coordinated Campaign office on Sunday, July 30th. The new office will help to elect Democrats up and down the ballot in Virginia Beach. Ralph Northam, our constitutional officer and 9 of our 10 candidates were on hand for the…

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July 27, 2017

75/25, Medicaid, and a Single Payer Model

The Virginian-Pilot ran a story on July 13 about a new managed care approach to Medicaid.  Included in the story was a statistic that stood out to me: Approximately 25% of Medicaid enrollees use approximately 75% of all allocated Medicaid funds. This 25% figure is mostly comprised of the elderly and the disabled requiring skilled…

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July 21, 2017

Civics Quiz: Seven questions to help you vote

Take this short quiz to see if you are you an informed Virginia Beach citizen and voter. Question 1:  How many voters are in Virginia Beach? As of February 1, 2017, Virginia Beach has 279,443 active voters and 32,411inactive voters for a total of 311,854 voters.  This information was compiled by the Virginia State Board…

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July 9, 2017

Special Presentations Planned for July 7th Meeting

Please join us on Monday, July 10th, 2017 at 7PM at the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library. This meeting is open to the public as well as VBDC members. All are welcome! From Our Chair This is our first meeting since the primary. We have three great presentations to focus us on how to turn VB Blue: our…

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July 6, 2017

I Believe. Do You?

I joined Virginia Beach Democrats because…. I am a high school drop out. I took my GED through a state run program. I was a first generation college student supported by public “student success” programs. My mom is a green card holder and an EU passport holder. My mom receives Social Security and Medicare. We…

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June 29, 2017

Advocating for Change with Finite Energy and 180 Minutes a Week

Advocating for Change with Finite Energy and 180 Minutes a Week  ~ by S. Martin I am tired. I bet you are, too. We all only have 24 hours in day. We all only have 1,440 minutes each and every day. I have two children, two jobs, a hobby business, a yard that needs mowing,…

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June 16, 2017

People are at the Heart of the Democratic Party’s Economic Platform

People are at the Heart of the Democratic Party’s Economic Platform ~ by S. Martin We need economic diversification to generate enough revenue to improve our Virginia Beach stormwater infrastructure, fix our aging roads and bridges, create more jobs, and fully fund our public school system.   The Democratic party’s platform speaks to economic diversification…

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June 9, 2017

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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