Events This Weekend

John Mahon is one of the Virginia Democrats’ organizers for Suffolk, and will be working with us during this election season.

He is organizing a huge push for voter registration this weekend!

Saturday, July 9th
Voter Registration Drive
7/11 – 1160 Portsmouth Blvd Suffolk, VA
1pm-9pm

Sunday, July 10th
Voter Registration Drive
Walmart N Main, Suffolk, VA
12pm-9pm

If you’ve never volunteered before and want to know what opportunities we have to help keep Virginia blue this year, or if you’ve been doing this for a very long time and John hasn’t had the opportunity to meet up with you yet, then he’d would love to get coffee with you sometime. Just use our contact form or give him a call:

John Mahon
Field Organizer | Democratic Party of Virginia
646-671-2938

8th Annual Hero Luncheon Wrap Up

Today, we honored Jean Copeland, Beverly Outlaw, and Ronald H. Williams at our 8th annual community heroes luncheon. Our three heroes have shown generosity with their time, hard work, and money to improve the lives of others.

Committee Member Art Singleton introduced Jean Copeland and highlighted her years as an educator and her participation in several local organizations. Jean had been our committee’s treasurer for several years until she recently stepped down. Jean was unable to speak to due to a recent illness. EC Copeland, Jean’s husband, spoke on her behalf and said Jean was on the mend.

Jean Copeland, Ronald Williams, and Beverly Outlaw standing together

4th District Democratic Committee Chair Susan Rowland introduced Beverly Outlaw and honored her for her participation in politics and commitment to health care. Beverly Outlaw is a member of the Suffolk Electoral Board and is also a registered nurse. Beverly warmly thanked her mother, and said her mother deserves to share credit for the award.

Joan Turner gave an emotional introduction to City Treasurer Ronald H. Williams and presented a long list of his activities, which include the annual United Way golf tournament which raises thousands of dollars for local charities. Ronald Williams thanked his staff, coworkers and his “best friend” and wife, Karen.

U.S. Representative Bobby Scott spoke briefly and said the Suffolk Democratic Committee has been doing a great job getting the right people elected. Chesapeake Council Member and 4th U.S. Congressional district candidate Ella Ward also spoke and thanked our heroes for their good work.

SDC Chairperson Leslie Rinaldi hosted the luncheon and thanked our heroes and the members of the luncheon committee for putting together the event.

(Photos: Asia Caroll)

Meeting Reminder: Tuesday April 12 at 7pm

Please join us at our meeting Tuesday the 12 at 7pm at LW’s Center, 701 East Old Pinner street. We’ll be discussing the upcoming caucus and the great job that the organizers have done in recruiting delegates, the Hero Luncheon, and other events.

And please remember your hero ticket sales!

Our 8th Annual Community Hero Luncheon will be held on Saturday April 30th, at noon. It will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront, 100 East Constance Road.

The committee will be proud to honor Ms. Jean Lee Copeland, Ms. Beverly S. Outlaw, and Mr. Ronald H. Williams.

Jean Copeland has been the Suffolk Democratic Committee’s treasurer for longer than most committee members can remember. She is committed to helping the democratic process run smoothly and frequently volunteers to work the polls on election days. She has served on the Paul D Camp Community College board and as president of the Holy Neck Civic League.

Beverly Outlaw serves on the Suffolk Electoral Board and frequently contributes the Suffolk News Herald. Her volunteer service includes work with the Suffolk Exchange Club to raise money for the prevention of child abuse. She is one of the committee’s most informed members and helps the committee provide accurate and important voter information to the public.

Through the Treasurer’s United Way Golf Tournament, Suffolk City Treasurer Ronald H. Williams has raised over $300,000 for local agencies such as The Genieve Shelter, Western Tidewater Free Clinic, Wounded Warriors, and The Suffolk Education Foundation. He is a member of several local organizations and has held leadership roles in many, such as Suffolk Art League, the Suffolk Lions Club and the Suffolk Retail Merchants Association.

photos of Jean Copeland, Beverly Outlaw, and Ronald Williams

Suffolk Community Heroes Announced

The Suffolk Democratic Committee will be proud to honor Jean Copeland, Beverly Outlaw, and Ronald Williams at our 8th Annual Community Hero Luncheon.

The luncheon will be held on Saturday April 30th, at noon. It will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk Riverfront, 100 East Constance Road.

Please join us at the Riverfront for a great luncheon as we honor these three deserving heroes.

Tickets are available for purchase on-line, or from members of the committee. There will be no ticket sales at the door.

Suffolk Democratic Committee Call to Unassembled Caucus

Whereas, it is the duty of the Suffolk Democratic Committee to issue the Call to Caucus for the purpose of electing 23 Delegates ( 18 Clinton & 5 Sanders) and 6 Alternates (5 Clinton & 1 Sanders) to the 4th Congressional District Democratic Convention and the Virginia Democratic State Convention.

Now therefore be it resolved that the Suffolk Democratic Committee hereby issues the Call to Caucus to convene an unassembled caucus on Monday, April 18, 2016 at 701 Old East Pinner Street, 23434, for the sole purpose of electing 23 Delegates ( 18 Clinton & 5 Sanders) and 6 Alternates (5 Clinton & 1 Sanders) to the 4th Congressional District Convention and the Virginia Democratic State Convention, and the following provisions shall govern the convention, to wit:

1. Pre-filing: Those wishing their names to be placed on the ballot at the Caucus shall pre-file their candidacy (form available at http://www.suffolkian.com/sdc/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/2016_delegate_prefile.pdf) by 5:00 p.m. April 11, 2016, with the Suffolk Democratic Committee Chair at 6403 Aberdeen Place, Suffolk, VA 23435.

2. Voluntary Administrative Fee: There shall be a voluntary administrative fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for each person filing for delegate, payable to the Suffolk Democratic Committee. Payment of this fee is completely voluntary. No statement is required in order to waive payment.

3. Notice Requirements: The Suffolk Democratic Committee shall cause to be published the time, date, and location of the Caucus at least 7 days prior to the Caucus, but not more than 2 weeks before the Caucus. All notices shall be published on local, district and/or web sites along with social media outlets for the committee.

Notice of the pre-filing deadline for delegate and alternate positions shall be published on local, district and/or web sites along with social media outlets for the committee at least 7 days before the pre-filing deadline but not more than 2 weeks before the deadline.

4. Conduct the Caucus: The doors to the Caucus will be opened at 7:30 p.m. The doors to the caucus will be closed at 8:30 p.m. and no further persons will be permitted to vote. Those in line at 8:30 p.m. will be permitted to complete the check-in process and will be permitted to vote.

5. Affirmative Action: It shall be the duty of each local precinct Democratic chair and the members of each local Democratic Committee to take all feasible steps to encourage broad participation in the delegate selection process. Discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, color, national origin, religion, ethnic identity or economic status in the delegate selection process is prohibited. The Suffolk Democratic Committee shall make every effort to ensure that the Suffolk delegation is half-male and half-female.

6. Call Distribution: It shall be the duty of the Suffolk Democratic Committee Chair to distribute a copy of the Call to Caucus. It shall further be the duty of the Suffolk Democratic Committee Chair to cause this Call to Caucus to be publicized through the news media of Suffolk as is feasible.

Pre-Filing Form

Weekly Phone Banks

In order to win in the upcoming Presidential election we need to make sure our citizens are registered and motivated to vote!

We will be holding phone banks weekly, on Tuesdays, from 5:00-8:00 at Panera Bread at 1217 North Main Street, Suffolk.

Please join us this Tuesday and help make sure Democrats are represented at the polls!