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Senator Mark Warner
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Senator Tim Kaine
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Governor Terry McAuliffe
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News & Analysis

Gaughan Campaign Signs Now Available

The Fifth Congressional District Democratic campaign for Lawrence Gaughan for Congress has moved into full campaign mode. Large (4' x 4') yard signs, small yard signs, and bumper stickers are now available. If you would like to put up a sign or a bumper sticker, contact your County or City Democratic Chair. Check out the Gaughan for Congress website at http://www.gaughanforcongress.com/

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Suzanne Long displays a large Gaughan for Congress sign before it is placed by the highway in Madison County

Voter ID Regulations Now In Place for November's Election

The State Board of Elections has issued detailed information on what forms of ID are acceptable and unacceptable for voters going to the polls on November 4. Click here to read or print their chart of requirements.

The regulations clarify that expired identification documents, such as a driver's license or a passport, can be used if not expired for more than 12 months.

Any registered voter who does not possess one of the acceptable forms of photo ID, may apply for a free Virginia Voter Photo Identification from any general registrarís office in the Commonwealth. Voters applying for the Virginia Voter Photo ID Card will have to complete the Virginia Voter Photo Identification Card Application, have their picture taken, and sign the digital signature pad. Once the application is processed, the card will be mailed directly to the voter.

A voter who arrives at the polling place without an acceptable form of photo identification will be given the opportunity to vote a provisional ballot. After completing the provisional ballot, the individual voting will be given written instructions from the election officials on how to submit a copy of his/her identification so that his/her vote can be counted. A voter will have until noon on the Friday following the election to deliver a copy of the identification to the local electoral board.

How the GOP Stopped Caring About You!

Be sure to read this excellent piece in the Washington Post, by historain Heather Cox Richardson. It describes how the Republican party changed from the progressive party of Lincoln to the protectors of Corporate America today.

How the GOP Stopped Caring About You

Spread the Good News About Obamacare!!

Republicans have been having fun spreading lies and distortions about Obamacare, and they seem to believe they can use this to win in November. It is time for Democrats to spread the truth:
  • Over 12 million people have already gained health insurance coverage under Obamacare, including those who have signed up under Federal and state Exchanges and those covered by Medicaid expansion. Several million more would now be covered by Medicaid expansion except for the Republican obstructionism in several states, including Virginia.

  • It is projected that over 25 million people will have health insurance in 2016 who would have been uninsured without Obamacare.

  • Over three million people in Virginia with pre-existing medical conditions no longer need to fear that they will be denied health insurance or have their health insurance cancelled, or pay exorbitant premiums.

  • Hundreds of millions of Americans will no longer have lifetime caps on their health insurance coverage.

  • Millions of young people will be able to stay on their parents' plans until age 26.

  • Over 90 percent of businesses in America are likely to be eligible to receive tax credits to help finance health insurance plans for their employees. (And over 96 percent of businesses will not be required to provide coverage to their employees, because they have fewer than 50 employees).

  • It is "the best thing that Washington has done for American small business in decades." Click here to read how Obamacare makes health insurance affordable for small businesses and small business owners, as well as promoting entrepreneurship by ending "job-lock" due to health insurance considerations.

  • The Federal government will spend less than previously projected to support health insurance for low income people, with a savings of over $100 billion in the next decade. Click here to read about the latest projections by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

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Upcoming Events

October 9 - Franklin County Democratic Hot Dog Picnic

The Franklin County Democratic Hot Dog Picnic will be held on Thursday, October 9, starting at 5:00 pm, at the Franklin County Recreation Park, 2150 Sontag Road, rain or shine. There is no charge, but contributions are welcome. For more information on the Franklin County Democrats, see: www.fcdemocrats.org.

October 14 - Final Day of Voter Registration for November Election

October 19 - Greene County Democrats' Evening Social and Potluck Supper

The October evening social and potluck supper of the Greene County Democrats will be Sunday, October 19, starting at 5:00 pm, at the Episcopal Parish Hall, located on Ford Avenue behind the Grace Episcopal Church on Main Street in Stanardsville. Come out and bring a dish to share if you can (not required). Reservations are not required. If you have any questions, you may call Lisa at 985-4832 or email: lisahystad@hughes.net.

November 4 - Election Day

December 5 & 6 - DPVA Quarterly Meetings in Hampton Roads

The next quarterly meeting of the Democratic Party of Virginia is scheduled for December 5 & 6 in Hampton Roads. More information will be forthcoming.

Post Your Upcoming Events Here

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