A Great Pancake Morning

Thanks to all who came, all who volunteered, and thanks to the staff at Applebees who helped make everything run smoothly, yesterday’s Pancake Breakfast was a huge success.

Committee members have been busy this week, participating in voter registration events and canvassing for our Democratic candidates. Yesterday’s breakfast demonstrates that our good work is paying off.

Pancake Breakfast Volunteers

Pancake Breakfast Volunteers

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Voter Empowerment Pancake Breakfast

Come join your fellow Democrats for a Pancake Breakfast. Along with pancakes served up by your Suffolk Democratic Committee, there will be information and discussion about important voting topics such as:

  • Voter Registration
  • Voting Rights Restoration
  • Candidates in the Upcoming Election
  • Issues to consider while voting

Our Pancake Breakfast will take place on August 9th at 8:AM at Applebee’s on Main Street.

Elliott Fausz, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress, 4th district, will be joining us.

— Tickets are just $5.00 per person. —

For more information, use the contact form, or contact a member of the Suffolk Democratic Committee.

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Happy Independence Day

U.S. Flag

Photo Credit: JOHN A. LEE, II. retrieved from Wikimedia Commons
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Next Meeting with Candidate Elliott Fausz

Elliot Fausz

Elliott Fausz is running against Randy Forbes for U.S. Congress 4th District, and will be joining us at our next meeting on Tuesday, July 8th at 7:PM, at 701 East Old Pinner Street .  This will be a great chance to ask the candidate about issues that concern you, and it will be a great chance to find out why we need to work hard and get out the vote this November.

So bring your questions and bring your fighting spirit because it's time to win the 4th for a congressman who will represent the people and not just the power brokers in our district!


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Commending Resolution for Randall Booth in Smithfield Friday

Delegate Rick Morris will be hosting a presentation for the commemoration of Randall Booth. Randall Booth was a freed slave who protected and saved important county records during the Civil War. His memory has been honored with a commemorating resolution which was recently passed in the General Assembly.

Delegate Morris will be joined by House Speaker Bill Howell.

This may be a good chance to meet Speaker Howell and Delegate Morris and express concerns about their obstruction of medicaid expansion, or about other important issues of concern.

There will be complimentary food and drinks as the delegates present resolutions to the NAACP of Isle of Wight County.

Delegate Morris’s open invitation includes a number for RSVP, 757-912-1644.

June 27, 2014
At 7:00pm

Isle of Wight County Museum
103 Main Street
Smithfield, VA 23430

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Regular Meeting Tomorrow @7PM

Remember, Tomorrow’s Regular Meeting will be at 7PM at LW’s Center (Directions)
Regular Meeting

Lizzy Ramey from the Warner campaign will join us, and we’ll be discussing voter registration, upcoming events, 4th District Candidate Elliott Fausz, and more.

See you tomorrow.

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DCCC Offers Summer Organizing Corps Fellowship Program

Deadline: May 27th!

Join the 2014 Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s Summer Organizing Fellowship and help elect Democrats.

The mission of the DCCC’s Summer Organizing Fellowship is to train a new generation of diverse, relentless and inspired organizers to help us win.

Apply on the DCCC’s Summer Fellows Page by May 27th and make a difference in the important upcoming elections.

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Meeting Location: LW’s Center on East Old Pinner.

LW’s Center is visible from U.S. 58, E. Constance Road, but located just off of E. Constance.

Unless you’re already on East Pinner St,

  • Get to the intersection of East Constance and the junction of Wilroy Road and East Pinner Street.
    • If you’re going East on E. Constance (e.g. coming from Main Street), turn right onto E. Pinner
    • If you’re going West on E. Constance, turn left
    • If you’re on Wilory, continue to E. Pinner
  • Drive about 550 feet and make a left onto Old East Pinner. You’ll be heading back towards E. Constance.
  • Make a right just before you get to E. Constance.

If you’re already on East Pinner St,

  • Turn right before you get to E. Constance. You’ll still be heading towards E. Constance.
  • Again, turn right before you get to E. Constance

Google shows “Suburban Dr” but there is no sign for Suburban Drive. The building is on a short un-marked road off of East Old Pinner Street.

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A Terrific Luncheon

The Suffolk Democratic Committee honored three community heroes at our Sixth Annual Community Hero Luncheon. Our three heroes were C. Phillips Ferguson, Jewel Gatling, and Robert E. Stephens. Or heroes each spoke eloquently, as did our guest speaker, Justin Fairfax.

Honorees Ferguson, Gatling & Stephens

Mr. Ferguson was honored for his years of public service and his accomplishments in making the public aware of the services provided by the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. Mr. Ferguson oversaw the creation of 25 information pamphlets and made over 125 speaking engagements to inform the public about such subjects as identity theft, gang violence, and internet safety.

Ms. Gatling was honored for her many accomplishments including leading the Suffolk Young Democratic Committee from a fledgling organization to a chartered member of the Hampton Roads Young Democrats. Under her leadership, the Suffolk Young Democrats sponsored food drives, clothing drives, and a drive for goods and services for H.E.R. shelter, a non-profit organization for victims of domestic violence.

Mr. Stephens is a cofounder of Suffolk’s Community Action Coalition, which works with schools, community organizations, and law enforcement to solve problems affecting our youth and help kids stay on track towards a positive future. One of the CAC’s programs is “Be Fight Free”, designed to curb school violence.

Our guest speaker, Justin Fairfax, praised our honorees and spoke about the importance of quiet heroes working together.

Delegate Lionel Spuill and Gail Henderson provided our closing remarks.

sdcvirginia's 20140503 Hero Luncheon album on Photobucket
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Justin Fairfax at Heroes’ Luncheon

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney and 2013 Virginia Attorney General Candidate Justin Fairfax will be our guest speaker a the Suffolk Democratic Committee’s Community Heroes’ Luncheon on May 3rd.

Justin Fairfax

In 2013, Justin Fairfax made a primary run for Attorney General and won the Washington Post’s endorsement as “fair-minded”, “bright”, and having a “passion for justice”. Those of us who watched Mr. Fairfax in the debates know he is an enthusiastic and energetic speaker who can light up a room, and we look forward to hearing him speak next month.

The Community Heroes’ Luncheon will start at noon on May 3rd, at the Quality Inn on Pruden Blvd.

You can get tickets on-line using the “Hero Tickets” link on our website, or contact one of our committee members directly. You can also use our contact form.

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