We MUST continue our work for equality and justice for all people, and to ignore the dark forces in this country that want to distract us from our important tasks and the real issues at hand..........
We invite and encourage everyone to come out and participate in this process. What is the Caucus-Convention all about, you might ask? Briefly, we will assemble at the designated date, time, and location. We will be electing Delegates to represent Greene County at the Convention on May 5th. At the Convention, our Democratic Candidate will be chosen to run for the the 5th District House of Representatives. This Democratic Candidate will run against Tom Garrett (R) in the Nov. 2018 Election.
ACCESS THE VA DEMS 5TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT CALL TO CONVENTION INFORMATION AND PARTICIPATION FORMS BELOW:
SUNDAY MARCH 18TH 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 Grace Episcopal Church Hall (97 Main Street, Stanardsville).
*5:00pm Arrive for Social Time
* Meal Begins at 5:30pm
*5:50pm Announcements and Business Meeting as Meal Continues
*6:10pm. R.D. Huffstettler 5th District Candidate will speak
*6:30-? Caucus instructions and mock caucus
Program for March 18th
Guest Speaker: RD Huffstettler, 5th District Candidate, followed by
Planning for the upcoming Greene County Caucus and a review of how it is to be run. This will be informative and entertaining!!!
TUESDAY April 3rd at 10:00 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!
March 16, 2018 El Milagro Restaurant
A cheerful group of about 30 met at
El Milagro Mexican Restaurant in Ruckersville on Friday March 16th for Happy Hour, 7pm-9pm. We shared good food, ample drinks, and met up with old and new friends. It was nice to take a break from all of the hard work everyone has been doing and get to know each other a little better by talking about things other than politics for a change. Okay, to be truthful, we did talk some politics, but politics did not dominate the conversation! Ben Cullop, 5th District Candidate, stopped in to spend some time with us all and updated us on how the campaign has been going. Thanks for stopping in, Ben, it was nice to have a chance to sit down and really chat! Our thanks go out in a big way to El Milagro Restaurant for having us and serving us such delicious food and drinks. You were very gracious to accommodate the needs of such a large group.....
The Democrats met for their monthly morning coffee at the Town Hall in Stanardsville on March 6th. We again experienced larger than normal crowds with standing room only. People are excited about the coming of the Blue Wave across our county. People are concerned about the direction our country is heading. People are electrified over the GREAT choice of candidates we have running for the 5th District House seat, all 4 determined to knock Tom Garrett out of that seat. Elizabeth Alcorn, our local chair, opened the meeting with announcements about the upcoming Greene County Democratic Caucus. Elizabeth issued a general appeal for those in attendance to Volunteer to do whatever they can over the coming months to get out the vote. The entire country is looking at Virginia to guide the way for big wins and big changes. It is up to us to do so. Candidates Andrew Sneathern and Leslie Cockburn joined us in our meeting. (Report Continued in next Column)
General topics discussed among all of us and important points made:
The head count was 100+ for our recent Greene Democratic Committee Potluck on February 18th...Grace Episcopal Church Hall was filled to the brim with standing room only! A large crowd of locals as well as visitors from many surrounding counties came to network with Greene Democrats as well as to hear the debate between Leslie Cockburn and Andrew Sneathern, 2 of the 4 Democrats running for the 5th District House of Representatives seat. Leslie and Andrew said they have been all over the district speaking to very large crowds who are enthusiastic about this race to replace Republican Tom Garrett. We were particularly heartened by the number of young people that attended! A full report of the debate will be in the Greene Co. Record in the next few weeks, and will be posted here once published. Thanks to all who made this a VERY SUCCESSFUL event!
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.!
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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