5th CD Member Vacancies

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Member Vacancies I would like to thank Ann Duncan (6.1 member – Bedford), Henry Gorfein (6.1 member– Rappahannock), and Robert Goad (6.1 member– Nelson) for their service to the 5th CD, the CD Committee, and the Democratic Party of Virginia. All three have informed me that they are stepping down from membership on the 5th … Continue reading 5th CD Member Vacancies

2017 Legislative Update

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  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

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, it’s important to remember why America welcomes refugees. Desperate people, fleeing a terrifying, bloodthirsty regime, try to find refuge in the US. But the American government and the public don’t want to accept them. They worry that accepting refugees would put citizens at risk, and they don’t see the refugee … Continue reading International Holocaust Remembrance Day

It starts with the House

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Don’t despair. Mobilize. The 2018 midterm elections are the next best chance for progressives to regain power in our government—by taking back the House of Representatives. [intense_blockquote color=”success” border_color=”#FFFFFF” border_radius=”10px”]Help ensure a win where it really matters. Join your closest Swing District team and learn about actionable opportunities to support progressives there, no matter where … Continue reading It starts with the House

Alt-facts from the alt-right

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Merriam-Webster trolls Kellyanne Conway for calling falsehoods ‘alternate facts’ via ew.com Kellyanne Conway made headlines this weekend for rebranding the White House’s false information about Donald Trump’s inauguration crowds as “alternative facts.” So, the social media team behind the Merriam-Webster Dictionary felt the need to clarify the definition of the word “fact.” 📈A fact is … Continue reading Alt-facts from the alt-right