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Appreciating Our Victories:
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President Barack Obama
President Obama

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Vice President Joe Biden
Vice President Biden

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Senator Mark Warner
Senator Warner

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Senator Tim Kaine
Senator Kaine

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Governor Terry McAuliffe
Terry McAuliffe

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Lt. Governor Ralph Northam
Ralph Northam

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Attorney General Mark Herring
Mark Herring

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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

Democratic National Committee Website

Upcoming Events

June 7 - Call to Brunswick County Democratic Committee Caucus

Call to Brunswick County Democratic Committee Caucus
Brunswick County Circuit Court Clerk

1. Call. Pursuant to the Democratic Party Plan of Virginia ("the Party Plan"), Brunswick County Democratic Committee ("the Committee") hereby calls an Unassembled Caucus for the sole purpose of choosing a Democratic nominee for the Brunswick County Circuit Court Clerk.

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 Brunswick County Democratic Committee, any time at hitegm49@gmail.com (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 Brunswick County 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.):

Sunday, June 7, 2015, Basement of Government Building, 102 Tobacco St, Lawrenceville, Virginia 23868 from 3:00pm-4:00pm

5. Candidate Requirements: Each candidate for the nomination of Brunswick Circuit Court Clerk must meet all applicable requirements of state law, the Party Plan, and the Caucus Rules. Each candidate for nomination must also submit a completed Declaration of Candidacy form to the Chair of the Brunswick County Democratic Committee no later than June 5, 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 $50.00 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 Brunswick County Democratic Committee 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 Brunswick County Democratic Committee, any time at hitegm49@gmail.com, (434) 532-6580.

Gwen McMillan, Chair, Brunswick County Democratic Committee
Date Adopted: May 26, 2015

Training on How to Use Vote Builder

The Fifth Congressional District Committee is conducting training on how to use Vote Builder (also known as VAN), and sessions are being held in locations around the District. If you are interested in participating in the training, please contact Lisa Hystad at lisahystad@mindspring.com, or 434-985-4832.

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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.