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Not engaged yet? There is still time:
Only 33 days til the election. It is now or never.
Come out to the Prince George Dems meeting tonight (Thursday, October 5) at 6 pm at the Prince George Human Services Building, 6450 Administration Drive, Prince George Government Complex. On tap …
- campaign updates
- precinct planning
- coordinated campaign signs (donations appreciated)
- 4 X 6 signs need to be installed at likely points — what are those locations?
October 15: sponsored by the Junior Women’s League, 3 -5 pm at the Prince George Heritage center
October 26: Meet & Greet November 7th Candidates, Leila R. Holmes running for School Board District 2 and William F. “Bill” Gandel, running for Board of Supervisors, District 2. Location: Prince George County Library 6605 Courts Drive, Prince George, VA
October 26: sponsored by the Friends of Burrowsville School, District 2 candidates, 7:30 pm, Burrowsville Community Center
October 29: sponsored by the Women’s Club, 3-6 pm at the Disputanta Community Center
Czech-Slovak Festival October 21 at the Prince George Heritage Center at 11 am
Richard Bland College Pecan Festival, October 28-29, Democrats Without Borders will have a booth. Volunteers needed. 10 -5 on Saturday, 10 – 4 on Sunday
Canvassing (knocking doors in Prince George) Saturdays ( 9 am, 12pm & 3pm)-Sundays (12pm and 3 pm). Current meeting point is Scott Park.
Phone Banking in Prince George Tuesdays 5 to 8 pm, Prince George Human Services Building, 6450 Administration Drive.
New to these activities? Not to worry. Training is included.
Last Day to Register to Vote: October 16
Committee Candidates need our support:
Floyd Brown, Jr. is running for the District 1 Board of Supervisor seat.
Leila Holmes is running for the School Board seat for District 2.
What can you do to support them? Donate, make phone calls, knock on doors, encourage those in your circle to support them.
Sheila-Bynum Coleman (62nd) and Deborah Colaw (64th) Virginia House of Delegate Districts need our support, too. Jump in.
Be an action hero:
The PG Dems met on Thursday, September 7th and committed to being engaged in the 2017 election:
- election of statewide offices
- Governor Ralph Northam
- Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax
- Attorney General Mark Herring
- election of House of Delegates members
- Sheila Bynum-Coleman, 62nd
- Lashrecse Aird, 63rd
- Rebecca S. Colaw, 64th
- local elections
- BOS District 1
- Floyd Brown Jr
- BOS District 2
- no endorsement
- School Board District 1
- no endorsement
- School Board District 2
- Leila Holmes
- County Treasurer
- No Endorsement
- BOS District 1
- Phone Bank
- Canvass (door to door)
- Letters to the Editor
- Phone trees
- address envelopes/postcards
Contact Carol Dois Woodward for more info & to join the team:
- 804-691-8486 voice & text
Good thing the PG Dems meet on Thursday night
Yes, the Prince George Dems will have their regular meeting on August 3, 2017, at 6 pm in the Prince George Human Services Building, 6450 Administration Drive, in the Prince George Government Complex. We are expecting a number of the campaigns to be represented to update the Committee on the status of the race.
Colaw for the 64th event being planned for August 12
A day of action is being planned for the Colaw Campaign on August 12 which will include training, canvassing in some of our more walkable neighborhoods with Rebecca Colaw. She is also seeking input from Prince Georgians about issues in and for the County. Carol Dois Woodward will be the contact point for the event on August 12 and she can be reached on Facebook, by Messenger, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. So come meet the candidate on August 12, wear some comfy shoes, and help spread the word.
Prince George Special Election for Treasurer update
Susan Vargo is the only person, so far, who has filed for the Treasurer special election. The registrar’s office confirms that her filing has been certified and she will be on the ballot. Ms. Vargo currently works in the Treasurer’s office. We have heard two filing deadline dates for this election … August 17 and August 18. If in doubt file by the 17th.
PG Dems Booth at Prince George Back to School Fair
The PG Dems have a booth at the Prince George Back to School Fair to be held on August 24th, from 4 to 7 pm. This is one of the largest community events in Prince George. Last year over 1200 back packs filled with school supplies were distributed. In addition there was a petting zoo, therapy dogs, snacks, children’s activities, and other enjoyable things were going on at the event. At our booth we will not only have school supplies to put into the children’s bags, we will have any campaign literature provided to us and we will be located next to Rebecca Colaw’s booth. We will need PG Dems to help manage the booth, perhaps register voters, and provide information on the Restoration of Rights (RoR). We will have a sign-up sheet at the meeting on Thursday night.
What are the major issues facing Prince George County
6 pm Work Session
No action is taken during the Work Session. The agenda of the tonight’s Work Session includes discussions of:
the Open Burning Ordinance,
the New Voting Precinct for Jefferson Park and New Voting Machines, and
Construction of Vehicle Storage Area Behind the Carson Fire Station
7:30 pm Public Hearings
- VDOT Secondary Six-Year Plan
- Conveyance of Easements to Dominion Power at Scott Park
- Resolution; Establishment of 2017 Tax Levies for Real Property, Tangible Personal Property, Mobile Homes, and Machinery and Tools
- Resolution; Utility Rates
Click on the link above to find the Agendas section on the county website. Board documents are often also available. The Open Burn Ordinance is one of the board documents available for review for tonight’s meeting.
Time is flying …
As usual at this time of the year time gets too short to get everything done … hence the late update to this blog. Hopefully, you have gotten our notices from our Facebook page, if not, why not visit it and ‘like’ it and get updated automatically when we post.
Anyway, we do meet tonight, October 6th at 6 pm in the Prince George Human Services Building at 6450 Administration Drive in the Prince George Government Complex. We will have yard signs for a $5 donation and, some sample ballots, and a special speaker, Doris Crouse-Mayes, President of the Virginia AFL-CIO. She will speak to us about the important Constitutional Question on the ballot. The Democratic Party of Virginia has resolved that all Democrats should vote NO on this question. Doris will explain more a the meeting.
Need more information on the meeting contact Carol Woodward at email@example.com.
Breaking news from the PG Dems
Tonight we begin our extended hours of phone banking on Thursday nights. We’ll phone bank from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Just grab a sammie on your way home from work and bring it, your phone, yourself to 6450 Administration Drive (Prince George Human Services Building) 1st Floor Community Meeting Room.
No time to grab a sandwich? We’ll have some snacks there and water. But feel free to bring your own refreshments or some you’d like to share. Know anyone who might donate some sandwiches, brownies, or cookies for us? If not tonight then on one of our future Thursday night phone banks? We phone bank every Thursday night until Election Day, November 8th.
Earbuds/headphones –It is much easier to call on your cell phone if you have earbuds/earphones so you can escape holding the phone to your ear for extended periods
Fear of call backs on your phone — don’t be. Explain you were calling to encourage support for Democrats. The caller will be friendly or not, just say thanks for following up and hang up
Fear of not knowing what to say — it might be stiff at first, but you’ll get a briefing in the beginning about our goals for the evening. After two or three calls it will be old hat. You are a grown up. You know how to talk on the phone.
If you heard Trump in the Town Hall last night then you know we cannot allow this man to come close to the White House. You can help keep him in his New Your penthouse with the gold plated faucets or in his reality TV offices. Are you IN?
Want more info –call or text Carol 804-691-8486 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
May the force be with you … with us.
Authorized by the Prince George Democratic Committee
The election is November 8th. By simple math that is 74 days away. Do you have a plan on how to help elect Democrats up and down the ticket? The very first thing to do is to double check your address and confirm your voting location. To be sure the registrar has your correct address go to vote.virginia.gov and check it for yourself.
vote.virginia.gov is the easy to use voter portal on the State Board of Elections web site. It was designed with you and me in mind.
After you have confirmed your address and voting place help your family and friends do the same.
Then observe some of the deadlines. What needs to happen by when to insure that those who want to vote are eligible to vote. Everywhere you go, ask those you encounter whether they have registered to vote. Even asking the question plants the seed. The date to register to vote or to update an existing registration is October 17, 2016. That date is just around the corner.
The 16th VA Senate Democratic primary race took an interesting turn with the announcement that latecomers to the race, Joe Morrissey and Derik Jones didn’t collect the required number of valid signatures to run as Democrats in the Democratic Primary on June 9.
The !6th has only a small footprint in Prince George County. Courts is the only precinct totally in the 16th, while there are portions of Jefferson Park and Rives precincts included.
There is more behind this story from a local perspective, but there are so many threats of legal suit, that we will leave that back story out of this post to protect the innocent.
See all at the PG Dems meeting on Thursday, April 2 at the Prince George Social Services (Human Services) Building. You may want to take notes. Note meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.
Many of the candidates for state and local seats will be on hand Thursday evening. The candidates on the agenda at this point are Sheila Bynum-Coleman, candidate for the 62nd VA House District, Lashrecse Aird, candidate for nomination to the 63rd VA House District, Senator Rosalyn Dance, candidate for nomination to the 16th VA Senate District, and Renee Garnett, candidate for District 1, Prince George Board of Supervisors. Bynum-Coleman, Dance, and, were on the agenda for the March meeting. Hopefully, the snows are over for the season.
We may also be discussing a draft Committee Single+Member+Voting+District+Committee+Resolution in favor of single member districts in Prince George County.
The meeting is in the 1st Floor Community Room of the Prince George Social Services Building, 6450 Administration Drive, Bldg. #12, Prince George Government Complex. The meeting is open to the public, is ADA compliant, and is non-smoking.
For more information call 804-691-8486.