GerryRigged Screening at Kings Fork

One Virginia2021, will be hosting a screening of Gerry Rigged at Kings Fork High School on Decemember 6th.

Save the Date for a special screening of GerryRigged, Turning Democracy on its Head. OneVirginia2021: Virginians for Fair Redistricting.

Kings Fork High School
351 Kings Fork Road
Suffolk, VA 23434
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
7:00pm – Free event

Gerrymandering, the process by which political district lines are drawn by the very politicians who stand to benefit by them, affects the fabric of our democracy in profound ways. Gerryrigged: Turning Democracy on its Head examines its impact in this hour-long documentary, a partnership of WCVE (PBS) with OneVirginia2021: Virginians for Fair Redistricting. Learn how non-partisan reform efforts in Virginia can change this dangerous trend and return political power to the voters.

OneVirginia2021 is committed to education and advocacy, with a multi-partisan approach that includes Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. We believe that state and congressional districts belong to the citizens of our Commonwealth, and not to any legislator, political party, or special interest.

Vote NO on Amendment 1.

We’re passing along this advice from an email, from New Virginia Majority

On Virginia’s ballot this year is a constitutional amendment that would put Virginia’s existing anti-worker, anti-family law into the state constitution.

Amendment 1 is full of misplaced priorities by the General Assembly. Instead of working to create good jobs or improve schools, our state lawmakers want to elevate an existing law and make it an amendment to the constitution. Amendment 1 is anti-worker, a waste of time, and does not deserve to be in the Virginia constitution. It’s unnecessary, costly and nearly impossible to reverse.
Anti-worker laws backed by corporate interests have devastated the economies of many U.S. states, and have proven to be disastrous to communities and the economy. They are associated with lower wages and benefits for both union and nonunion workers, and attack the very pillars of quality jobs.

All workers should have the right to organize for better working conditions; an organized workforce means quality jobs, healthier communities, and a stronger economy. We must protect working families.

Vote NO on Amendment 1.

In solidarity,
Jon Liss
Co-executive Director, New Virginia Majority

Help Get Out the Vote Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday

Join us Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday (Election Day) to help get out the vote and put Hillary Clinton in the White House.

It is very important get involved! Voters are being mislead by false information and a phone call or a visit could be what they need to get straight!

Please Call: Christian Reuwer at 540-641-1052 or John Mahon at 646-671-2938 to step up and volunteer!

You can also stop by the campaign office at 602 West Washington Street (Washington and Broad).

Thank you so much. We need you!

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Today (Saturday) is the Last Day for Early Absentee Voting

Via https://www.iwillvote.com/learn/vote/va/

Vote in person before Election Day
Sept 23 – Nov 5

If you qualify for excuse-only absentee, you can vote absentee in person using the machine in your Local Voter Registrar’s Office on weekdays during business hours.

Offices are also open on 2 Saturdays, Oct 29 and Nov 5. Some locations may offer additional dates, contact your local voter registrar’s office for details.

Note that you may not qualify for early voting. Examples of valid situations which would qualify you are:

  • Not in your county or city on Election Day, Nov 8, because of work, vacation, or personal reasons
  • A member of US Armed Forces or the spouse or dependent of a member and won’t be in your county or city on Election Day
  • A student or the spouse of a student attending school outside your county or city on Election Day

More qualifiers are listed at https://www.iwillvote.com/learn/vote/va/

DPVA Voter Protection & Information Hotline: 1-844-4VA-VOTE

The Democratic Party of Virginia has a Voter Hotline, 1-844-4VA-VOTE (1-844-482-8683). Keep that number handy and use it for questions about voting or to report voting issues such as:

  • Problems getting an absentee ballot
  • Problems with voting machines
  • Erroneous or deliberately misleading information about polling locations or times
  • Voter intimidation or obstruction at the polls

We’ve already seen some problems in our area, including absentee voters not getting their ballots, and menaces trying to intimidate early voters.

Don’t let problems like these stop you from voting! Let the DPVA help you and others by calling 1-844-4VA-VOTE if you have questions or experience problems with voting.

Peanut Fest!

Look for the Suffolk Democratic Committee at Peanut Fest this year, from Thursday to Sunday October 6th – 9th.

Peanut Fest Tent

Also: Get your Photo I.D. at the Suffolk City’s Tent. The photo I.D. cards will be free and are an acceptable form of identification for voting.

The last day to register to vote in Virginia is October 17th. We will have voter information and registration forms in the tent, along with information about our Democratic candidates.

Fundraiser for Donald McEachin, State Senator & 4th Congressional District Candidate

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Business Owners Ray Patel & Leotis Williams, Attorney Arthur Bredemeyer, & former Vice‑Mayor of Suffolk Charles Brown
are pleased to invite you to a fundraiser
in support of
State Senator A. Donald McEachin
Democratic Nominee for Virginia’s 4th Congressional District
Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Time: 6:00PM – 8:00-PM
Location The First Lady of Suffolk
447 West Washington Street, Suffolk, VA 23434
*Suggested Contribution*
Sponsor $1000, Supporter $500
Friend $250, Individual $100
Paid for by McEachin for Congress
Contributions or gifts to McEachin for Congress are not Tax Deductible

Saratoga Neighborhood Clean-up ( text from picture is in post below)

Saratoga Neighborhood Cleanup and Community Cookout
Sept. 17, 2016 9am-5pm
Volunteers Needed
If you are interested in volunteering contact
capsuffolk@gmail.com or call 757-416-2982
Hosted by Community Action Coalition of Suffolk, VA, Suffolk clergy United, Coalition Against Poverty of Suffolk