Special Redistricting Session Today:
At the special General Session called by Gov. Northam today, the members will be considering the proposed eleven redrawn districts as required by the federal court. The GOP doesn’t want to play ball as they are still hoping for a delay in the court imposed deadline of October 30, or hoping that the SCOTUS will overturn the decision of the 3 judge panel.
If the redistricting is accomplished it will be in effect in the 2019 election, in which every Virginia House of Delegate and Senate seat will be elected.
In our area, in particular, the 62nd, 63rd, 64th, and 65th Virginia House Districts are directly affected. Delegate Lamont Bagby has filed the Democratic plan for redrawing the districts in HB7001. Just click on the link. The proposed redrawn districts are handled in separate paragraphs and are easy to read.
Currently, Delegate Lashrecse Aird is our only Democratic House of Delegate Member for our area representing the 63rd House District. Here she is captured at a recent Democratic event for Senator Rosalyn Dance of the 16th Virginia Senate District. Here she is pictured with Tyrone Williams, a fellow member of the 4th Congressional District Committee.
Prince George Dems meet next week September 6th:
Join the Prince George Democrats at 6 pm in the Prince George Human Services Building, 6450 Administration Drive in the Government Complex. Visitors welcome. Consider joining and helping. Precinct workers are needed as well as voter registration volunteers, outreach volunteers at various booths.
The Democratic Party of Virginia Meeting on September 8th!
The Steering Committee of DPVA will meet on the evening of September 7th. This is essentially the executive committee of the Virginia Democrats. The governing body which is the Central Committee will meet on September 8th at the Sun Trust Building, 919 East Main Street, 4th Floor Auditorium at 10am. Visitors are welcome and can observe the meetings of both bodies. Here is the full 2018 Quarter 3 Weekend Agenda – Google Docs.