Senator Marsh Retiring … Voter Photo ID Issues … Social Services School Supplies Fair

All of the topics above and others will be discussed on Thursday, July 3 from 5:30 to 7:00 2012-09-17 17.45.58p.m. at the regular monthly meeting of the Prince George Democratic Committee.  We meet at the Prince George County Administration Building, 2nd Floor Employee Lounge. The address is 6602 Courts Drive, Prince George, VA 23875,

Senator Marsh’s Retirement:

His announcement on Tuesday surprised most of us.  There will be a special election and the date for that has yet to be announced.  His Virginia Senate District includes part of Prince George so we will be engaged along with Petersburg, Dinwiddie, Chesterfield, Hopewell, and Richmond.  Get your boots on!

Voter Photo ID:

This nifty Republican law went into effect yesterday (July 1) and the rules and regs are still being developed to implement this requirement.  Registrars will be able to provide free Voter ID cards, but there are details that are important.  Most important of all is to identify the 1936 registered voters in Prince George who do not have a driver’s license. That is almost one tenth of the registered voters in Prince George County. Scary.

Community Service Project … Back to School Supplies Fair:

The Prince George Social Services Department has organized its second Back to School Supplies Fair and is requesting help from individuals and organizations to donate either money or supplies for the event.  Click the link to learn more. Backtoschool20140001 .

Feedback appreciated.

You can also contact Carol Woodward at woodwardcd@aol.com for more information.

 

 

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Next Challenge …Making Virginia the Bluer Dominion

What’s Next, Prince George Democrats?

  • Demanding Medicaid Expansion?
  • Reelecting Senator Mark Warner and Congressman Bobby Scott (VA 3rd CD)?

    PG Dems Chair Cynthia Mitchell and Congressman Bobby Scott

    PG Dems Chair Cynthia Mitchell and Congressman Bobby Scott

  • Helping elect or reelect Dem candidates across the state?
  • Registering Virginia voters?
  • Educating Virginians on the new Photo Voter ID Law and resources?
  • Helping accomplish the restoration of voting rights?
  • Canvassing, phone-banking, turning out the vote?
  • Letters to the Editor?
  • Donating money?
  • Blogging, posting, and tweeting on behalf of Dems and progressive causes?
  • Supporting your local Democratic Committee with your talents and resources?
  • Signing up to work a precinct on election day?
  • All of the above?

Don’t rest on the victories of the past.

As the Rev. Al Sharpton urges … don’t glory in the battles won in the past.  New battles face us … preserving those past victories and responding to the call  of the new challenges facing us.

What can you do, now?

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Charlotte Rhodes manning Richard Bland Precinct

Attend the PG Dems meeting on Thursday, June 5 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Prince George County Administration Building, 6602 Courts Drive, in the 2nd Floor Employee Lounge.  Sign up to work a precinct on voting day, help plan events, help with publicity, outreach, and GOTV.    These are friendly, but hard working meetings.  Open to the public and the facility is ADA accessible.  Contact Carol Woodward at woodwardcd@aol.com

Sharon Goertz be sworn-in by Prince George Circuit Court Clerk Bishop Knott

Sharon Goertz be sworn-in by Prince George Circuit Court Clerk Bishop Knott

Mr. Hill & Family

Mr. Hill and Family, 2014 Civil Rights Pioneer honored by the Prince George Dems

 

 

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Prince George Civil Rights Pioneers To Be Honored

Join the Prince George Democratic Committee, as well as branches of the NAACP, SCLC and other organizations in honoring Civil Rights Pioneers from our county at the Union Branch Baptist Church, 3356 Union Branch Road,  on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 3 – 5 pm.

The 2014 Honorees are The Honorable Samuel L. Bland, Deacon Junius Lee Briggs, Deacon Alexander A. Johnson, Sr., Deacon James E. Hill, Deacon Timothy Thweatt, Sr, and Deacon Walter H. Watson, Sr.

The Honorable Rosalyn R. Dance, 63rd Virginia House District, will be the keynote speaker and will be presenting the awards.

The event is free and open to the public.  Union Branch Baptist Church is ADA accessible,

Contact Carroll Briggs at briggsccmasonry@aol.com or 804-861-1099 for more information.

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2013-08-03 07.01.57Join the Prince George Dems to hear Katherine Tyler, Prince George County Registrar, speak on the new Voter ID law going into effect in Virginia this year and will be in place at the time of the general election in November.

The PG Dems meet at the Prince George County Administration Building  in the 2nd Floor Employee Lounge from 5:30 p.m. until  7:00 p.m.  There will be light refreshments.  The building and room are ADA accessible, non-smoking, of course and the meeting is open to the public.

If you need any further information please contact Carol Woodward at woodwardcd@aol.com.

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Join the PG Dems on April 3rd

Delegate Rosalyn R. Dance, Delegate 63 Virginia House District, will be the featured

speaker at our meeting Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the Prince George County Admin Building, 2nd Floor Employee Lounge.  The address of the County Admin Building is 6602 Courts Drive.  The main entrance is on the side of the building with its own parking lot.  Not the side facing the Courthouse and the Library.

After the regular meeting we’ll receive training on the Votebuilder database locally known as VAN.  Bring your computer if you want to access the database in real time.  To receive a login you must be a member of a local committee .  We will have membership applications on hand.

Thanks to the work of our Chair, Cynthia Mitchell and Lillian King Boyd, our Secretary, who coordinated with Gaylene Kanoyten we registered over 40 people for healthcare on

Cynthia Mitchell and Congressman Bobby Scott

Cynthia Mitchell and Congressman Bobby Scott

Saturday in only 3 hours.  Delegate Dance, Congressman Bobby Scott, Petersburg Mayor, Brian Moore, and Hopewell Vice-Mayor Jasmine Gore came as did the Progress-Index and Channel 6 News.  Hopewell Chair, Bettie Washington, and Prince George Dems, Robert Rose, Joyce Street, and Carol Woodward also assisted in the event.

Katherine Johnson of the Progress-Index got the opportunity to interview people who had actually been able to enroll in healthcare.  Some of their stories were published in the Sunday Progress-Index.

The PGDems co-sponsored this event with the Health and Wellness Ministry of Zion Baptist Church, HCA Health Care Systems.

Come to the meeting and learn what else we have been up to.

Now, about your opinion …

 

 

 

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Enrollfest on Saturday March 29 at Zion Baptist Church Petersburg VA, 10 am to 1 pm

 

Corrected Date!

Join the Zion Baptist Health and Wellness Ministry, HCA and the Prince George Dems to enroll in healthcare under the Affordable Healthcare Act, receive free health screenings and learn more about jobs in the healthcare field.

Location: Zion Baptist Church, 225 Byrne St, Petersburg VA. March 29 from 10 a.m. til 1 p.m.

This is a nonpartisan event.  Open to all.  Celebrate_Healthcare_032914_Enrollment_Flyer_proof (1)

For more information you may contact Carol Woodward at 804-691-8486.

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March 6 Prince George Dems Meeting

Join the PGVA Dems on March 6 at the Prince George County Admin Building, 6602 Courts Drive, 2nd Floor at 5:30 p.m. We will have a notary present to notarize our petitions for Mark Warner and Congressman Bobby Scott.

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Sharon Goertz, Second Democrat on the Prince George Board of Elections

The Circuit Court appointed Prince George Democratic Committee member, Sharon Goertz,  to the Prince George Electoral Board.  She was sworn in by Circuit Court Clerk Bishop Knott on February 19th in front of a number of the PG Dems.

Sharon Goertz be sworn-in by Prince George Circuit Court Clerk Bishop Knott

Sharon Goertz being sworn in by Prince George Circuit Court Clerk Bishop Knott

Every locality in Virginia has a 3 member Electoral Board.  The majority on each Board must be members of the newly elected Governor’s political party.  With the election of Democrat Terry McAuliffe,  the Republican representative, Brenda Kreider,  rolled off of the Board.  The Prince George Virginia Democratic Committee then nominated three members to be considered by the court for appointment to the Electoral Board.  Traditionally, the first name on the submitted list is considered the preferred candidate by the Committee.

Sharon has served for a number of years as an election official at the polls on election day and has assisted the Committee and a number of Democratic campaigns with data work.  She joins Prince George Democrat Lillian King Boyd, currently the Secretary of the Prince George Electoral Board.

Congratulations to Sharon!

Don’t forget the next meeting of the Prince George Democrats, March 6, 5:30 p.m., Prince George County Administration Building, 66o2 Courts Drive, Prince George, 2nd Floor.

 

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Shad Planking Anyone

Shad Planking Ticket Application:

Fancy a mosey down to Wakefield, Virginia on April 16, 2014 for the 66th Annual Shad Planking?  You may now order your tickets by mail or, now, online.  The Ticket Application even includes a QRL.

The Shad Planking is a wide open, outdoors political rally, purportedly nonpartisan, but really Democrats bravely attend as well.  As a rule the Virginia State  and Congressional elected officials, candidates for such offices and wannabes attend in large number.

This year Senator Mark Warner has been invited to speak so if you don’t normally turn out for this event, it might be your year.

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February 6 Prince George Dems Meetings Features Bill Gandel on the State of the County

Cynthia Mitchell, Chair of the Prince George Dems, invites you to our regular monthly meetings so you can become more engaged in community issues and Democratic Party activities.

Chair, Cynthia Mitchell

Chair, Cynthia Mitchell, volunteering at Congressman Bobby Scott’s Annual Labor Day Picnic in 2012

Join the Prince George Dems in their regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. on February 6th in the 2nd Floor Employee Lounge of the Prince George County Administration Building, 6602 Court Drive Prince George, Virginia.

William F. “Bill” Gandel, Prince George Board of Supervisor Member (District 2), will speak on the ‘State of the County’ and address issues raised by the attendees.  One issue he is expected to address is the status of the rerouting of Highway 460.  It is on hold again.  The on again, off again status of the project is taking a “toll” (sorry for the pun) on the affected land and business owners.

Bobby Scott, our Democratic Congressman from the Virginia 3rd Congressional District, is up for reelection in 2014 as is Randy Forbes (R) from the 4th Congressional District. Prince George is divided between the two Congressional Districts.  Expect to hear more about these campaigns as the year progresses.

Would you like to know more about the AffordableHealth Care Act?  Attend this Affordable Healthcare Workshop on February 5, at 5:30 in Smithfield, VA at the Main Street Baptist Church, 517 Main Street.  Contact Michele Joyce for more info 757-620-3931.

One issue which has been raised by Prince George County residents and members of our Committee has been whether we can change from at large voting districts for local leaders and go to single district representation.  Currently we have three Board of Supervisor Members elected from District 2 and 2 Members from District 1.  How do you feel about that issue.  Would you like to see one district per Board of Supervisor Member?  Answer below.

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