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Vice President Joe Biden
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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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Lt. Governor Ralph Northam
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Attorney General Mark Herring
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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/

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 registrar’s 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.

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

August 30-31 - Rappahannock Dog Days of Summer Indoor Yard Sale

DONATE NOW AND PLAN TO ATTEND…!!! The annual Rappahannock County Democratic Committee DOG DAYS OF SUMMER Indoor Yard Sale and Fund Raiser, Saturday and Sunday, August 30 & 31, 2014 (Labor Day weekend), at the Washington Virginia Firehouse. Click here for more details.

August 30 - Franklin County Democratic Committee Campaign Office Grand Opening

The Franklin County Democratic Committee will be holding a Grand Opening of its Campaign Office on Saturday, August 30, at 10:00 am to Noon, at 527 South Main Street, Rocky Mount. 5th District Democratic Candidate Lawrence Gaughan, representatives from the Mark Warner campaign, and other invited guests will be in attendance.

September 5 & 6 - DPVA Quarterly Meetings in Fredericksburg

Meeting Details

Friday, September 5th

Steering Committee Meeting: 7:30PM-9PM
Location: Fredericksburg Hospitality House

Saturday, September 6th

Equality Virginia Breakfast: 8AM-9:30AM at Fredericksburg Hospitality House. Click here for details on this Breakfast.

Central Committee Meeting: 10AM-Noon

Break-out meetings upon adjournment of Central Committee.

Location: Walker Grant Middle School, Fredericksburg VA

DPVA Room Block: Fredericksburg Hospitality House. We have a room block reserved at $89 and you may make reservations by calling the hotel at and requesting the group by name, "Democratic Party of Virginia".

The next quarterly meeting is scheduled for December 5/6 in Hampton Roads. More information will be forthcoming.

October 14 - Final Day of Voter Registration for November Election

November 4 - Election Day

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Post your upcoming fund raisers, picnics, parades, and other key Democratic events here. Just email your information to webmaster@democratsva5.org and we will get it posted here.