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Senator Mark Warner
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Governor Terry McAuliffe
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April 25, 2015 - Call to Democratic Party Caucus - Virginia 75th House of Delegates District

1. Call. Pursuant to the Democratic Party Plan of Virginia ("the Party Plan"), the 75th Legislative District Democratic Nominating Committee ("the Committee") hereby calls an Unassembled Caucus for the sole purpose of choosing a Democratic nominee for the 75th House of Delegates District ("the 75th District").

2. Caucus Rules, Forms, and Information. Caucus Rules, along with other pertinent forms and information about the nominating process, may be obtained from Gwen McMillan, Chair of the 75th Legislative District Democratic Nominating Committee, any time at hitegm49@gmail.com, (H) 434-848-3802, or (C) 434-532-6580.

3. General Participation Requirements. Each participant in the Caucus must sign a standardized declaration stating that he or she is a Democrat, does not intend to support any candidate who is opposed to the Democratic nominee in the General Election, and is a registered voter in the 75th District at the time of their participation.

4. Voting Opportunities. Participants in the Caucus may vote only in person and at the following time and location. (Note: Each voter shall vote during the time listed below, sign the declaration, cast his or her vote, and leave.):

Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Greensville County Elementary School, 1101 Sussex Drive Emporia, Virginia, 23847, From 10:00 am – 1:00pm.

5. Candidate Requirements. Each candidate for nomination must meet all applicable requirements of state law, the Party Plan, and the Caucus Rules. Each candidate for nomination must submit a completed Declaration of Candidacy form to the Chair of the Nominating Committee no later than April 3, 2015 at 5 p.m. ET. Each form must bear the original signature of the candidate, and must be accompanied by a filing fee of $1,500.00 made payable to the Brunswick County Democratic Committee. If only one qualified candidate files by the deadline, that person will be the nominee of the Democratic Party and the Caucus will be cancelled.

For questions about the Caucus, to request any accommodation necessary to ensure full participation, or to file a Declaration of Candidacy, please contact Gwen McMillan, Chair of the 75th House District Democratic Nominating Committee, any time at hitegm49@gmail.com, (H) 434-848-3802 or (C) 434-532-6580.

Authorized by the 75th Legislative District Democratic Nominating Committee

News & Analysis

Some Useful Advice for Democrats

Read this piece by Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City, for some guidance on where Democrats go from here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-de-blasio/midterms-democrats-dont-soul-search_b_6141732.html

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

March 26 - Rappannock Democrats' Festive Progressives Gathering!

Do you like to dine and mingle with other Democrats and Progressives? You’re in luck. Festive Progressives will be gathering at the Flint Hill Public House (675 Zachary Taylor Highway Flint Hill, Va.) on Thursday, March 26, 2015, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. There’s no sign up, fee or commitment. Just show up and enjoy the company. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from the restaurant menu. For more information go to www.rappdems.org or call Jed Duvall at 540-522-9216.

March 28 - Charlottesville Democrats 15th Annual Pasta Supper and Auction!

Join Charlottesville Democrats on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the Fry's Spring Beach Club, 2512 Jefferson Park Avenue, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

Candidates and officeholders will compete for your votes to be declared the "best sauce chef" and carry off the Golden Chef Trophy for 2015!

Silent and live auctions will take place throughout the evening, as well as sign-ups for fun events and drawings for door prizes. Come ready to bid early and often on getaways, artist and artisan creations, performance tickets and local business gift certificates, "packages" of goodies, seats at parties, line dancing lessons ...
Everyone is encouraged to support this event - and the party's treasury - by becoming a benefactor, patron or sponsor. For more information go to http://cvilledems.org/

April 11 - Rappahannock Democrats' Annual Blue State Bluegrass Brunch

The Annual Blue State Bluegrass Brunch will be held on Saturday, April 11, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Music by Smiggy. Special guests will be April Moore, candidate for VA state senate, and several local nonpartisan candidates, who will express their views and take questions. As always, the price of admission is a smile and a handshake. For more information go to www.rappdems.org or call Ross O'Donaghue at 540-987-8019. Sponsored by the Rappahannock County Democratic Committee.

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