GREENE CO. DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE CAUCUS

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Click below to go to our CAUCUS PAGE.  


It has EVERYTHING you need to know about preparing ahead and getting to the Caucus in time to participate.  We need everyone's participation to elect a candidate who can unseat Tom Garrett (Republican). We need a Democratic candidate who will represent and work for ALL the citizens of the 5th District of VA.

New Venue for Potluck Meetings Starting Sunday May 20th

Greene Dems Potlucks to be Held at Emmanuel Christian Center

  

Please join us at our comfortable new location starting on May 20th at Emmanuel Christian Center.   The church is located at 111 New Life Drive in Ruckersville, across the highway from Tractor Supply on Rt. 33.   Bring a dish to share if you like. Drinks will be provided. No alcoholic beverages please.


We invite the public to attend our Monthly Potluck on every 3rd Sunday at Emmanuel Christian Center.


*5:00pm Arrive for Social Time

* Meal Begins at 5:30pm

*5:50pm Announcements and Business Meeting  as the Meal Continues


Program for May 20th

We will be discussing pertinent national, state and local issues and planning our strategy for the November, 2018 election. We need everyone’s ideas and input! There will be great fun, fellowship, and food! 


This is an extremely important election year. Election Day is November 6th, 2018.  We need to work hard to re-elect Democrat Tim Kaine as our U.S. Senator.  By May 20th, we will also know the name of the Democratic 5th District Candidate who will run for the House seat to defeat Republican Tom Garrett. Garrett has been in office since 2016 and has been a "Yes-Man" for President Trump every step of the way.  We need to replace him with the Democratic candidate.  We can do this in the VA 5th District if we all turn up, turn out, work hard, and VOTE!   Join us now in planning and help us bring Virginia back to the people!

LOCAL EVENTS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, & REPORTS

A CLIMATE CONVERSATION by INDIVISIBLE CHARLOTTESVILLE

 EVENT DETAILS


WHEN: Monday, April 23, 2018

06:30 pm to 08:30 pm 

WHERE : Carver Recreation Center 

at 233 4th St NW

 Charlottesville, VA, 22903

CONTACT:  Indivisible Charlottesville
 

 States, local governments, businesses and individual citizens are the new face of American Leadership on climate change as a result of the Federal government's announced departure from the Paris Agreement.

Come learn what is being done in Virginia and here in our own community to address climate change, how it is affecting us now and will in the future, and what we can do in our daily lives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Conversation will empower our community to foster real change through education, engagement and action.

The Conversation is sponsored by many local groups and governmental entities.

MONTHLY MORNING COFFEE

Next Morning Coffee

Tuesday, May 1st, 10 AM   


Please join us at 10 am on the 1st Tuesday of every month at the Town Hall Building in Stanardsville (19 Celt Road across from the County Administration Building). Parking is available behind the Town Hall or across the street. We have lively discussions concerning pertinent state and local issues, guest speakers and candidates, and fellowship!

Come join us! 

MONTHLY POTLUCK MEETING

 NEXT POTLUCK 

SUNDAY MAY 20th at 5:00 pm


Greene County Democrats invite the public to attend our Sunday evening Potluck on each 3rd Sunday of the month at the Emmanuel Christian Center. 


*5:00pm Arrive for Social Time

* Meal Begins at 5:30pm

*5:50pm Announcements and Business Meeting  as the Meal Continues

  

(See article above for details)



POTLUCK-BUSINESS MEETING REPORT

Sunday April 15th, 2018


Elizabeth Alcorn, Chair gave a very detailed review of how the upcoming caucus on April 21st will be run. (Don't worry, if you missed the meeting and are planning on coming to the caucus, you will be given step by step instructions on how to register and participate).  She reminded us that the caucus is a legal voting place, like the polls in any election, and there are rules of conduct, a list of items not allowed to be carried in, etc. that must be followed. (Please see the Caucus Page on this website for details and for documents, rules, delegate lists, etc.)

A  report was given by the Treasurer.   Elizabeth announced that this would be our last meeting at Grace Episcopal Church, as our group  has outgrown the available space. A survey was taken recently on time and day for the potlucks, and 80% of the respondents voted to keep our 3rd Sunday evening of the month at 5:00 pm.  Our Potlucks will now be held at Emmanuel Christian Center in Ruckersville, starting May 20th.

Our group thanks Grace Episcopal Church for their nice accommodations these last few years. And many thanks to John and Colleen for all their hard work in setting up for the potlucks every month!

LOCAL DEMOCRATS HELPED with STANARDSVILLE TRASH PICK-UP

Saturday April 7


A group from the Greene Co. Democratic Committee spent the morning picking up trash in a joint effort with the Greene Co. Ruritan Club. The Ruritans always welcome new pick-up teams on their twice yearly rounds to clean up secondary roads. Our group chose to work on Ford Avenue and "The Field".  We broke up into small groups and worked our way from Main Street all the way down Ford Avenue to Octavia Road.  Many bags of trash were picked up and Ford Avenue looked great upon completion!  Thanks to the great team of Democrats who showed up to work in the non-elements.....it didn't snow or rain at all!  GREAT JOB!!


BEWARE OF VOTER REGISTRATION SCAM

 Virginia Elections Officials Warn of Groups "Confusing Mailers" about Registration Status


The Virginia Department of Elections says it has received numerous phone calls from concerned voters who had received “confusing mail” suggesting that their voter registration status was in question.

The mailers did not come from state elections officials. They came from the Voter Participation Center, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization — unaffiliated with government — that says it seeks to register “under-represented Americans,” specifically unmarried women, people of color and millennials.”

LOOK FURTHER DOWN THIS PAGE FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO CHECK YOUR OWN REGISTRATION FOR ACCURACY AND SIGNS OF TAMPERING.

LOCAL NEWS of INTEREST to DEMOCRATS

Para Nuestros Amigos de Habla Español

IMPORTANT: Check Your Voter Registration

 

We have been advised by Doug Miller,   

our Democratic Representative from the Greene County Board of Elections, to check your Voter Registration information frequently from now until the election. He said that individuals need to check to see if their information has been tampered with. He further statedthat the State of Virginia has been working hard to make sure our voter information is secure and is paying close attention to possible meddling with registrations, but everyone should monitor their registration and report any suspected abuses.   If you check your registration and notice anything suspicious, the Greene County Board of Elections can be reached by calling 434-985-5213 or by stopping by their office in the Town of Stanardsville, located at 32 Stanard Street behind the Courthouse. You can check your own voter information online by entering a few items...name, birthday, etc.!

ABOUT US

OFFICERS

  

Chair:               Elizabeth Alcorn                                greenevadems@gmail.com

Vice Chair:      Barbara Lambert                                balambert@centurylink.net

Vice Chair:      Colleen Green

                               cegreen7@gmail.com



 

PRECINCT CAPTAINS

Dyke:                Pete Bonds peterbonds@gmail.com

Midway:           Ted Crackel tcrackel2@gmail.com

Ruckersville:    

Stanardsville:  Paul Harrington paulh42@me.com

Swift Run:        Bob Dwoskin scribe54@aol.com

CONTACT INFORMATION

     Democrats of Greene County

                      PO Box  826

           Stanardsville, VA  22973


   Email Us:  greenevadems@gmail.com




Web Administrator: dems.greeneco@gmail.com


                       

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Why We Ask for Contributions?

Even as a small group, we have the everyday expenses of running our organization.....rental expenses for our group meetings space, printing costs, supply purchases, bumper stickers, etc.  Our very BIGGEST expense, that most people don't realize, is the cost of campaign signs that are displayed in our county for any election. Our local Democratic Committee must pay for the smaller yard signs as well as the larger billboard type signs.  They all are very expensive.  Unlike other parties, we don't get monetary help from the state or national level.  We need to make a HUGE difference in 2018 by turning out voters in big numbers on election day.

  Let’s make a GIANT BLUE WAVE in Greene County!   



 WON'T YOU PLEASE CATCH THE GIANT BLUE WAVE WITH US!  

 

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