Anyone who wants to run for a state-wide office in Virginia must submit a petition signed by at least 2,000 citizens to become an official candidate. This year, due to the pandemic, these petitions can be handled online.
Thanks to VA Young Democrats, we now have a central location for
"signing" petitions for all statewide candidates.
Check this Covid-19 information page with all the details of how to navigate and register to get the vaccine through the Blue Ridge Health District or the multiple local pharmacies that are gearing up to give vaccines.
The Biden Administration is working to fix the 2020 Census that the Trump Administration deliberately messed up so it would favor Republicans during redistricting, which is based on data from this census. Our sources say that the census will not be completed until as late as July, which means redistricting will not take place in time for Virginia’s upcoming elections. Too bad, but better to get it right!
If you're interested in poking around for some additional information, here is a good place to start....
Click here for ELECTIONS 2021
We need Folks to Stand Up for Democracy and Run in the following Elections...General Election will be November 2, 2021
Greene County Board of Supervisors: The terms of two of the five members’ seats end on December 31, 2021. After winning twice (2013 & 2017), Bill Martin (Stanardsville District), an Independent who votes with intelligence and non-partisan intent, will not be running again. It is crucial that his seat be filled with a level-headed, intelligent person who can help steer our county away from the right-wing agendas on important issues such as schools, reservoir, rezoning, budget, sheriff’s office, 2nd amendment, and much more! Also, Marie C. Durrer’s first term ends (Midway District) this year. She has not said if she will run again. She has been a reasonable moderate on the board.
Greene County Democrats Executive Committee: At the end of this calendar year, the terms of all the officers (chair, co-vice-chairs, secretary, and treasurer) expire. Most of the executive committee members would love for younger folks to take our places. Anyone who wants to take over the reins and run for any of these offices, please stand up now!
Greene County Democratic Committee Volunteers: We need all the help we can get to help with special initiatives, canvassing, contacting voters, voter registration, outreach to young folks, etc. Got any good ideas? Share them with us!
To discuss any of these offices, please contact: Mark Heinicke
They want to hear from YOU!
Whether you approve or disapprove of how your U.S. Senators and U.S. Congressman are voting, let them know what you think! They are elected to represent their constituents – that means YOU – and they care about their approval ratings.
It’ s Easy! If you’ve never phoned an elected official before, give it a try. It’s easy. You'll speak to an intern who will listen and check off some boxes. Tell them you are a constituent. You may have to give your name and address. You don’t have to be erudite or even well-versed in the intricacies of policy issues. If you are supportive, let them know – positive feedback is always appreciated! If you don’t agree, let them know.
Emailing is easy, too. Go to the official’s contact page and fill out a form. Most Senators and Congresspeople screen contacts and you’ll only be able to message them if you are a constituent. (However, the majority and minority leaders in both Houses can be contacted this way.)
Here's the Contact Information
Senator Tim Kaine (Democrat)
Phone: (202) 224-4024
Click here to email Kaine.
Senator Mark Warner (Democrat)
Click here to email Warner.
Congressman Bob Good (Republican)
Click here to email Good.
Click here to email President Biden and tell him what a GREAT JOB he is doing!!
From D21: S.1/H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2021 S. 1/H.R. 1 is holistic legislation that recognizes that we have a series of fundamental problems in our democracy and provides solutions to them in one place.
The democracy reforms in the legislation address Washington political money corruption, voter suppression and disenfranchisement, extreme partisan gerrymandering, government ethics and self-dealing abuses, election security, and foreign interference in our elections.
Prompt enactment of this legislation is a must in light of what is now taking place in state legislatures around the country [to suppress voting].
The Filibuster Rule in the Senate:
From D21: See the details here.
The American Jobs Plan (Infrastructure Bill): Info straight from the White House
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