The 5th CD Democratic Committee is meeting Saturday, August 5, 2017, from 1-4 p.m. at Charley’s Waterfront Café, 201 B Mill Street, Farmville VA 23901. The agenda for the meeting is shown at the bottom of this post. We have a buffet lunch arranged, including Vegetable Lasagna, Marinated Grilled Chicken, Roasted New Potatoes, Green Beans, … Continue reading 5th CD Meeting 8/5/2017
Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class “Structural racism” has become a buzzword in white progressive circles. But every time I push a white writer to break down the meaning behind the words without success, or I see a Black Lives Matter sign in an apartment window in a gentrified neighborhood where … Continue reading Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class
Rural Caucus Mission: To nurture connections between communities of people who may, or may not yet, vote Democratic in Virginia’s non-urban areas, to engage local people to determine the issues and priorities that matter to them, and to ensure sustainable rural life and progressive values throughout all of Virginia. Please save the date for … Continue reading DPVA Rural Caucus 3rd Annual Retreat
This year’s Virginia General Assembly session has been quite active, with vigorous battles being waged over reproductive rights, free speech, immigrants’ rights, equality, the right to vote, police practices, criminal justice reform, and more. A complete report on what fights we won and lost will be included in our post-session report. For now, we … Continue reading 2017 Legislative Update
In Virginia, state legislators redraw district lines for the U.S. Congress, the Virginia House of Delegates and the Senate of Virginia after every 10-year census. Under the current system, the party in power in the House and the party in power in the Senate can draw the lines to serve their own interests, not those … Continue reading End Gerrymandering. Support Redistricting Reform.