Statement on method of selection of candidate for 2018 US Congressional race

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On Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, the Fifth Congressional District Democratic committee voted to nominate the Democratic candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in VA CD5 in 2018 by the Party-run Caucus and Convention method. The District Committee’s choice reflects the desire to have potential candidates spend time in each locality, working with local committees and … Continue reading Statement on method of selection of candidate for 2018 US Congressional race

Ed Gillespie’s ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Attacks

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  By D’Angelo Gore Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie is airing a misleading TV ad in Virginia that says Democrat Ralph Northam was the “deciding vote” in “favor of sanctuary cities that let dangerous illegal immigrants back on the streets.” It’s true that Northam, as the state’s lieutenant governor, cast a tie-breaking vote against a … Continue reading Ed Gillespie’s ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Attacks

5th CD Meeting 8/5/2017

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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

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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

DPVA Rural Caucus 3rd Annual Retreat

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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