Get Ready for a New Season

Despite snowballs in the Senate, record-breaking freezes do not balance out record-breaking heat waves to make the weather normal. And despite our own Congressman voting down measures that address climate change, we know that something is wrong.

And it’s not just the weather.

400,000 poor Virginians have been barred from receiving Medicaid coverage and most of those who are receiving help in the form of tax credits may loose that help as a result of a Supreme Court decision. Gerrymandering in Virginia has greatly altered the state legislator so that it no longer reflects the votes of the public. Many hard working Virginians can’t earn enough to pay the rent and efforts to help have been blocked. A foreign leader was invited into our Congress to criticize our foreign policy without so much as a courtesy notification to the President, and our own representative supported this dangerous breech of protocol and decency.

We can blame gerrymandering, voter suppression, and dirty politics, but we also know that low voter participation has played a big role in encouraging our political opponents to brazenly work against the public good. It’s been a rough winter.

But we have some good weather to look forward to and as we shake off the brutal Winter and get ready for Spring and Summer, members of the Suffolk Democratic Committee will be out and about participating in local events, canvassing, fundraising, and getting the word out that no matter what the weather is like, citizens of this great city can make a difference by volunteering, staying informed, and most of all: by voting.

We know that many of our voters are discouraged, but Virginia has elected a Democratic Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, and two U.S. Senators who are fighting for our rights. Our voters can overcome the obstacles that have been thrown in their paths.

Let’s greet the new season with a renewed effort to take control of our future. Become a participant in your political system, and encourage others to do so.

The Suffolk Democratic Committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month to plan get-out-the-vote efforts, voter registration drives, fundraising, and a host of other activities. We can make a difference.

Our meetings are open to the public.

Suffolk Democratic Committee Meeting

Hello Everyone

The next meeting of the Suffolk Democratic Committee will be at 7PM on March 10th, at 701 East OldPinner St.

We have a lot of upcoming events to discuss, including the Heroes’ Luncheon which will be in May.

Meeting location and directions at this link and under the “About” menu item.

Meeting are open to the public.

Next Meeting: New Year’s Pot Luck! (Come Early)

Hello everyone!

To open up 2015 The Suffolk Democratic Committee would like to invite you to Join us in Celebrating the New Year with food and fun. Please mark your calendar for January 13, 2015 at 6:00 pm at 701 East Old Pinner Street. Suffolk, Virginia 23434

We’re asking everyone to bring a food dish to help make our event a success.
Please select from the list below, and use our contact form to let James (our party planner) know your name and phone number and what you will bring.

Please make every effort to bring your food at 5:30 pm. This will allow ample time to set up before the event
(This is a change to the original request to bring the food by 5:00. We won’t have the space available until 5:30).

In addition feel free to bring someone with you, and include the total number people attending. Please respond with your dish by Sunday, January 11, 2015.

On behalf of our Chairperson Leslie Rinaldi and The Suffolk Democratic Committee we would like to Thank you for all you do to help Keep Virginia Blue.

See the list below:

Monthy Meeting and Food Drive

For our next monthly meeting Tuesday, December 9th, please consider a donation of canned goods for LeOtis Williams’s food bank.

Mr. Williams generously operates his food bank and each year holds his Thanksgiving turkey giveaway, which has been covered in the local press. He also provides our meeting space.

See you there!

4th District Has a Better Choice

The Virginian-Pilot’s editorial, “4th District needs better choices”, is a succinct description of why Randy Forbes has not been good for Virginia.

Forbes has instead wasted his time in Congress on inconsequential and unnecessarily divisive issues (does Congress need to inform Americans about the role of prayer?) that appeal to a narrow band of the electorate.

Which is all he needs to get re-elected.

But as if the publication was following some unwritten rule not to endorse Randy Forbes’s opponent, the editorial makes a strange excuse for failing to endorse Elliott Fausz: Randy Forbes won’t debate.

The Democrat, running for the first time, is genial enough, but his inexperience shows. He has been unable to persuade Forbes to even join him for a debate.

It makes no sense to cite Fausz’s inexperience as the reason Forbes won’t debate. In the previous two elections, Forbes refused to debate an Army doctor and successful entrepreneur, and he refused to debate a teacher, school administrator, and experienced councilwoman. Randy Forbes won’t debate because he has a lot of campaign money. He doesn’t have to appeal to a majority. He only has to appeal to wealthy supporters and extreme partisans while trying to keep the public unaware that there is a choice in the 4th District.

We have a choice. Elliott Fausz is a smart, young businessman who runs the operations of the Village News in Chester. He is active in his community and organizes the city’s yearly festival, Chesterfest. His goal is to diversify the business of the 4th district so we’re not solely dependent on government contracts to drive the economy. He will vote for seniors, veterans, and children instead of against them, and he will fight those who are lying about health care and doing everything we can to take it away from us.

To help Elliott Fausz in the South Hampton Roads area, contact Kika Ziesk-Socolov from the coordinated campaign for Mark Warner and Elliott Fausz at kika@vavictory2014.org or (917) 768-1163. Elsewhere, visit Elliott Fausz’s campaign page at www.fausz4congress.com/ (or fauszinthehouse.com).

Knock on doors, make phonecalls, post, and tweet #fauszinthehouse to let the citizens of Virginia’s 4th Congressional District know that we have a better choice.

There’s Plenty to Do This Week

Friends!

This Thursday, the NAACP will be hosting a candidate’s forum at Tabernacle Church, 2500 E. Washington Street, starting at 5:45.

Driver Days will be Friday, October 17 5:30 p..m.-8:30 p.m.& Saturday October 18 from 6:30 a.m.-8 a.m.
Elliott Fausz will have a tent there and we’d love some company!

And Kika from the Coordinated Campaign will be canvassing this weekend for Elliott Fausz and Mark Warner.

Call Ben at 757 651-1045 to help with Driver Days.

Call Kika at 917-768-1163 for this weekend’s canvassing.

Or use our contact form.

The election is just three weeks away and it’s important to do what we can so voters know about our outstanding candidates!

@MarkWarnerVA @Fausz4Congress
put #fauszinthehouse