URGENT: CALL TO ACTION!!

MADISON, VA , THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th

Nick Steele, Leslie Cockburn's  Field Orgnaizer for our area, sent out an urgent appeal for OUR HELP!


He says, " This is a CALL TO ACTION. The opposition is targeting the upcoming Candidate Forum after our strong performance in Little Washington last week. They know that the debates coming up in the Charlottesville/Albemarle area are where our support is strongest. Since Madison is a traditionally red county, the opposition is trying to create a hostile environment for Leslie and our team at the forum -  It's up to us to stop them. We need all of our supporters to show up in force at the debate. We need your help!  Tell people to get there early, and to wear green."

 

 

WHEN:  Thursday September 20th

TIME:  Nick Says "Please Get There Early!!"

         Arrive:  5:30pm

         Doors Open: 6pm

         Forum Begins: 7 pm

WHERE:  Madison County High School

68 Mountainer Lane Madison, VA 

(Rt. 29, Across from Food Lion in Madison)


THIS IS OUR CHANCE TO STAND UP FOR WHAT WE BELIEVE IN and to SUPPORT LESLIE IN OUR OWN RURAL AREA!  PLEASE COME....this is one of the most imporant things we can all do before the election!

GREENE CO. EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

CANVASSING

EVERY DAY FROM NOW UNTIL 

NOVEMBER 6TH!


If you're Canvassing in this year's elections for the first time, please contact Cathy Sypher to arrange a time to get some brief instructions and a free Greene Co. DEMS tee shirt to wear.


Cathy Sypher, Canvassing Captain

54 Willow Way, Ruckersville, VA

Phone: 985-8934   Cell: 964-6528 

 Email: cathysypher@gmail.com


Once you've had this brief instruction session, you can canvass anytime your schedule allows, and if you want a Canvassing Buddy to go with you, Cathy can help arrange this.  All you need to do is pick up your canvassing packets from Cathy's front porch and return them when completed.  Also available for distribution are yard signs, bumper stickers, and bags to hang materials on door handles if no one is home.

POST CARDS, WINE, & CHEESE

EVERY TUESDAY 7 P.M.

September 4th - October 23rd

Come address postcards to

GET OUT THE VOTE!!


Please bring a sheet of 

Post Card Stamps 


Where:  Samantha Hansen's House

3486 Fredericksburg Rd. (Rt. 609)

Ruckersville, VA 22968


For more information contact 

Samantha Hansen, Post Card Captain

434-990-0302

or 434-282-5315

email: sam.jim.h2@gmail.com


Join us for fun, comradery, and to help get Locals to the Polls on Nov. 6th!

POST CARDS, COFFEE, & TEA

EVERY WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY 

MORNING

10 am-12 noon


 Sept. 12th - Nov. 1.


Bonnie Price and Audrey Irvine  are  kindly hosting postcard-writing sessions at Bonnie's home. 

Bonnie and Audrey warmly welcome others to join them for postcard-writing to 

 "Get Out the Vote"


Coffee and tea will be offered -- bring your own snacks, please. 


 Questions or need more information? Call or text Bonnie's cell at

 540-383-1082. 

PHONE BANKING

Contact Phone Bank Captain Tamsin Stewart for Times Phone Banking will occur. Phone banking will take place at her home. She will need to help you get set up and ready in advance, if this is your first time.


You will need to bring your mobile phone, laptop, or tablet to use for phone banking.


Contact Tamsin Stewart, 

Phone Bank Captain:

 Home:  434-985-1211
   Cell:      434-409-4411
  Email:   tamsinstewart@comcast.net


Please leave your name, email, and phone number when you contact her. 

MONTHLY MORNING COFFEE

NEXT MORNING COFFEE

Tuesday, October 2nd, 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! You do not have to be a member to attend, everyone is welcome.

Come join us!    



BLUE WAVE RALLY with LESLIE COCKBURN

 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7th


HOSTED by THE GREENE CO. DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE


To Be Held at:

Grace Episcopal Church

Stanardsville, VA

(97 Main Street)


Doors Open: 6:30 pm

for Social Time

Leslie Speaks: 7:30 pm


Please come and bring an 

 hors d'oeuvre  to share.  

Wine or beer contributions appreciated. Other beverages will be provided.


Join in to give Leslie our support and show our appreciation for all of her hard work!



MONTHLY POTLUCK

NEXT POTLUCK 

Sunday, October 21st, 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. 

(Location:  111 New Life Drive, 

Ruckersville, VA, directly across

 from Tractor Supply on Rt. 33.)

  • 5:00 pm Arrive for Social Time
  • 5:30 pm Meal Begins 
  • 5:50 pm Announcements and Business Meeting  as the Meal Continues  

PROGRAM:  Updates and planning to Get Out the Vote...Final Stretch!

OTHER LOCAL EVENTS

CANDIDATES FORUM: September 20th

Thursday, September 20th


URGENT CALL TO ACTION

LESLIE NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT


WHO: Leslie Cockburn (D) & Denver Riggleman (R)

(5th District House of Representatives Race)

WHEN:  Thursday September 20th

TIME:   6 pm - 8 pm

WHERE:  Madison County High School

68 Mountainer Lane Madison, VA 

(Rt. 29, Across from Food Lion in Madison)

CHARLOTTESVILLE BLUE WAVE RALLY- Sept. 21st

Friday, September 21st


Hosted by LESLIE COCKBURN for CONGRESS

 
WHEN: Friday, September 21st

TIME: 6 pm - 9 pm

WHERE: Jefferson Theatre on Downtown Mall (110 E. Main St., Charlottesville, VA  22902)



CANDIDATES FORUM: September 28th

Friday, September 28th


 WHO: Leslie Cockburn (D) & Denver Riggleman (R)

(5th District House of Representatives Race)

WHEN:  Friday,  September 28th

TIME: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

WHERE: University of Virginia

        Garrett Hall

        235 McCormick Road

         Charlottesville, VA



TIM KAINE - COREY STEWART, TELEVISED DEBATE

Tuesday, October 2nd


7 pm


Hosted by AARP & PBS

Watch on your local PBS station



PVCC CANDIDATE FORUM

Monday, October 8th


Come Support Leslie Cockburn at 

Piedmont Community College

 in Charlottesville

(5th Candidate Debate)


 WHO: Leslie Cockburn (D) & Denver Riggleman (R)

(5th District House of Representatives Race)

When: Monday October 8th

Time:  7 pm - 9 pm

Where:  Piedmont Virginia Community College, The Dickenson Building,

501 College Drive

 Charlottesville, VA  22902


CALENDAR of EVENTS:

GET INVOLVED...MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

  • Post Card Signing Socials: AM's with Coffee and Tea -or-  PM's with Wine and Cheese 
  • Canvassing
  • Telephone Banking
  • Social time- Coffees, Potlucks, Meetings
  • And MORE to come!

All details for each event can be found on the Calendar


(Also if you want more information or to contact those in charge of particular events, please see the "Get Out the Vote" Page on this Website)

REPORT: Tuesday Morning Coffee, Sept. 4th

REPORTS

Samantha Hansen Details the Process for Using the Post Card Writing Packets


Reports were given by all Team Captains (or their representatives) to update the group on Greene Co. Events to help "Get Out the Vote".  Other events in the local area outside Greene Co. were announced.  You can find details for everything that is happening on the homepage of this website!  See Greene Co. events or Local Events, and also check out our Calendar of Events!

SIGNS ARE IN!!!

Look for Them as They Begin to Go Up Around Our County!


If you have a good location for a LARGE sign (4' x 6') or would like a smaller YARD sign, please contact Colleen Green:


 

Colleen Green

cegreen7@gmail.com

     (434) 985-1230  

VIRGINIA VOTING MACHINES

Doug Miller, from the Greene Co. Electoral Board gave an update on voting machine security in Virginia, since several members brought up their concerns of illegal tampering from outsiders.  Doug said that Virginia's voting machines are very secure, they have no internet access whatsoever, they are tested and checked on both the Federal and State levels. After testing is completed, the machines are locked up in a very secure fashion until voting day.  There is also a paper trail for every single voter, should a need arise to check votes.

NEW CANDIDATE for 2019

Annette Hyde, 2019  Democratic Candidate for Senate, District 24


Annette Hyde, from Madison County, joined us to talk about her recently announced candidacy to run for Virginia's 24th District Senate seat in 2019.  The seat is currently held by Emmett Hanger (R) and she said she didn't think he should run unopposed for another term, after 20 years in office.   With the wave of Democratic victories in the 2017 election, she believes she can help flip the Senate to Democratic control in 2019. She's running for office because she  cares about her friends and neighbors and what happens to them. Her views on many issues can be found on her website:

 

Help Stop Gerrymandering in Virginia

Sign the Petition....Easy, Simple

 Every decade, with recent results of the census in hand, legislative districts are drawn. Redrawing political lines is a powerful tool that determines who wins an election, controls the legislature, and ultimately which laws pass. In Virginia, legislators create the criteria and draw their own districts. This is a manipulative process known as gerrymandering, and we must create a system that more fairly draws political lines. Some of our Greene County Democrats are very involved in the group One Virginia 2021 to stop Gerrymandering in Virginia. Help is needed and all you have to do is 


SIGN THE PETITION 

IMPORTANT: Monitor Your Voter Registration

Check Your Registration EASILY Here

 

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.!

Beware of VA 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.”


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ABOUT US

CONTACT INFORMATION

Chair:                   Barbara Lambert                                balambert@centurylink.net

                               (540) 985-4919

Co-Vice Chair:    Colleen Green

                               cegreen7@gmail.com

                               (434) 985-1230  

Co-Vice Chair:    Cathy Sypher

                               cathysypher@gmail.com

                               (434) 985-8934 

Secretary:           Kelly Harding 

                               kellylhard@gmail.com    

                                (704) 517-1442


         MAIL:     Democrats of Greene County

                         PO Box  826

                         Stanardsville, VA  22973


   Website and IT contact: dems.greeneco@gmail.com


                 

ALL TEAM CAPTAINS & PRECINCT CAPTAINS

Click Below to Go to Our "GET OUT the VOTE" Page where you will find details of our Activities in Greene County and who to contact for more information.   

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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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