With approximately 745,000 residents, Virginia’s fifth congressional district covers all or part of Greene, Campbell, Bedford, Albemarle, Nelson, Fluvanna, Buckingham, Cumberland, Appomattox, Prince Edward, Charlotte, Lunenburg, Franklin, Henry, Pittsylvania, Halifax, Mecklenburg, Brunswick, Fauquier, Rappahannock and Madison Counties, as well as the independent cities of Bedford, Charlottesville (main site of the University of Virginia) and Danville, making it Virginia’s largest district with an area of 10,181.03 square miles, larger than New Jersey and Vermont.

2015 Reorganization

Pursuant to Section 8.1 of the DPVA Party Plan, a Democratic Committee shall be elected for each county and city by the Democratic voters during the period between December 1st in odd numbered years and the 15th of the following January. City and County Democratic Committees must determine the date of their reorganization meeting and communicate that information to the State Party by November 15th of each odd numbered year.

The following committees have announced their Caucuses for the purpose of the election of such committees:

The Franklin County Democratic Committee will hold its reorganization meeting on Thursday, December 10 @ 7PM. The doors will open at 6 PM for registration. The meeting will be held at the Franklin County Dems Office at 527 S. Main Street in Rocky Mount.

The Madison County Democratic Committee will hold its reorganization meeting on Sunday, January 10, 2016 @ 4PM. at the Madison Inn Restaurant (tentative). We will complete our slate of officers and updated by-laws at our Dec. 12 meeting, and vote on those immediately following the election of committee members on Jan. 10th.

The Prince Edward County Democratic Committee will hold its reorganization meeting on January 6, 2016 @ 6:00PM. at the Prince Edward County Resources and Agriculture Building, 100 Industrial Road, Farmville VA 23901. The election of officers will occur at this time.

The Fluvanna County Democratic Committee will hold its reorganization meeting on Saturday, January 9 @ 10:30AM. at the Fluvanna Library, 214 Commons Blvd, Palmyra, 22963

The Albemarle County Democratic Committee will hold its reorganization meeting on January 25 @ 6PM.

The Mecklenburg County Democratic Committee will hold its reorganization meeting on Saturday, December 19 @ 10AM. at the Mecklenburg Senior Citizens Center, 411 king St, South Hill VA, 23970

The Charlottesville Democratic Committee will hold its reorganization meeting on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. Registration opens @ 6:45PM,, mass meeting begins @ 7:15PM. at CitySpace, 100 5th Street NE (in the Market Street Parking Garage building).

Elizabeth Warren just gave the speech that Black Lives Matter activists have been waiting for

In a Sunday speech on racial inequality, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called for broad policing reform — including de-escalation training and body cameras for all police officers — and likened the current Black Lives Matter movement to the civil rights movement that won black Americans the right to vote in the 1960s.

“None of us can ignore what is happening in this country. Not when our black friends, family, neighbors literally fear dying in the streets.” Warren said. “This is the reality all of us must confront, as uncomfortable and ugly as that reality may be. It comes to us to once again affirm that black lives matter, that black citizens matter, that black families matter.”

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