Charlottesville Solidarity Events

March Saturday at 7 p.m. Starting from City Hall, 442 W. Washington St.

In reaction to the attack on Suffolk native Deandre Harris, pictures of which have gone viral on social media, Imari Griffin plans a march on Saturday from City Hall to Market Street

Prayer and Reflection Thursday at 6 p.m. at Suffolk Presbyterian Church, 410 N. Broad St.

More details from Suffolk News-Herald

We Will Not Regress

Our hearts are broken because of the murder in Charlottesville. But had the “Unite the Right” events in Charlottesville not resulted in the murder of an innocent woman, it still would have been a heart-breaking celebration of backward thinking hatemongers who wish to return to days where people could beat and murder others because of their race, religion, sexual orientation, or other distinguishing features without concern that the law will bring them to justice.

We thank our leaders for speaking out against their hatred and promising to resist all attempts to return to those unfortunate times.

SDCVirginia at Taste of Suffolk September 9th

The Suffolk Democratic Committee will be at Taste of Suffolk again this year. Enjoy the entertainment, attractions, and the samples of great food that our restaurants in Suffolk have to offer. And while you’re there, look for us to get information about voting, voting rights, issues, and candidates in the upcoming elections. We’d love to see you.

Bobby Scott Town Hall in Norfolk Monday, August 14th

Join Rep. Bobby Scott for a town hall meeting in Norfolk on Monday, August 14, 2017.

The town hall will provide an update on pending issues including the federal budget, health care, and legislation already enacted by Congress and the impact of these policies on Virginians and their families. This will be an opportunity for residents of the 3rd congressional district to provide comments and ask questions.

Mon, August 14, 2017
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

Norview High School
6501 Chesapeake Boulevard
Norfolk, VA 23513


Ralph Northam to Join Us at our Pancake Breakfast

Guess What!
Ralph Northam will be joining us for Pancakes!

Also joining us will be Rebecca Colaw, our candidate for the 64th House District, representatives for Bobby Scott and Donald McEachin, and our City of Suffolk constitutional officers.

You can join us, too!

August 12, 2017 8am – 10am
at Applebees1206 North Main Street, Suffolk, VA 23434
Tickets cost $10.00
Tickets are available through ActBlue or you can get tickets from Catherine at 281-543-2861


Bobby Scott to hold Health Care Town Hall

From the office of Congressman Bobby Scott

June 30, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) will hold a health care town hall in Suffolk, Virginia on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. The town hall will provide an overview of the Congressional Budget Office announcement that 22 million more Americans would lose their insurance under the Senate Republican health care bill. This will be an opportunity to learn how the Republican leadership’s plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will affect Virginians and their families.

Health Care Town Hall

Monday, July 10, 2017

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

King’s Fork Middle School

350 Kings Fork Road

Suffolk, VA 23434

For more information about this town hall, please contact Congressman Scott’s Newport News District Office at (757) 380-1000.

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Don’t just sit there! Help Stop TrumpCare!

Do you have friends or family in states with Republican Senators (see list below)? Urge them to call their Senators and tell them we don’t want Trumpcare!

But Wait! There’s More!

Here in Virginia, we can do our part as well. Democratic Senators can use the amendment process to slow the progress of Trumpcare so more citizens can realize what a disaster it is and rally against it. According to our friends at Indivisible,

“By introducing tens of thousands of amendments, Democrats can slow down the process enough to draw necessary attention to Senate Republicans’ secret process and the disastrous impacts of their TrumpCare bill.”

We can submit amendments to our Senators so they can introduce these amendments to the Senate floor. Indivisible has a tool for you to use to submit your amendment at

As for your friends and family with Republican Senators …

The following Senators are the most on the fence (listed in priority order), and they need calls NOW from people in their state:

Heller (Nevada): 202-224-6244
Collins (Maine): (202)224-2523
Capito (West Virginia): 202-224-6472
Cassidy (Louisiana): (202) 224-5824
Flake (Arizona): 202-224-4521
Gardner (Colorado): (202) 224-5941
Portman (Ohio): 202-224-3353

Here’s a full list of Republican Senators. Do you know people in these states? If so, urge them to call against Trumpcare!

Alabama – Strange, Luther – (202) 224-4124
Alabama – Shelby, Richard C. – (202) 224-5744
Alaska – Sullivan, Dan – (202) 224-3004
Alaska – Murkowski, Lisa – (202) 224-6665
Arizona – McCain, John – (202) 224-2235
Arizona – Flake, Jeff – (202) 224-4521
Arkansas – Cotton, Tom – (202) 224-2353
Arkansas – Boozman, John – (202) 224-4843
Colorado – Gardner, Cory – (202) 224-5941
Florida – Rubio, Marco – (202) 224-3041
Georgia – Perdue, David – (202) 224-3521
Georgia – Isakson, Johnny – (202) 224-3643
Idaho – Risch, James E. – (202) 224-2752
Idaho – Crapo, Mike – (202) 224-6142
Indiana – Young, Todd – (202) 224-5623
Iowa – Ernst, Joni – (202) 224-3254
Iowa – Grassley, Chuck – (202) 224-3744
Kansas – Roberts, Pat – (202) 224-4774
Kansas – Moran, Jerry – (202) 224-6521
Kentucky – McConnell, Mitch – (202) 224-2541
Kentucky – Paul, Rand – (202) 224-4343
Louisiana – Kennedy, John – (202) 224-4623
Louisiana – Cassidy, Bill – (202) 224-5824
Maine – Collins, Susan M. – (202) 224-2523
Mississippi – Cochran, Thad – (202) 224-5054
Mississippi – Wicker, Roger F. – (202) 224-6253
Missouri – Blunt, Roy – (202) 224-5721
Montana – Daines, Steve – (202) 224-2651
Nebraska – Sasse, Ben – (202) 224-4224
Nebraska – Fischer, Deb – (202) 224-6551
Nevada – Heller, Dean – (202) 224-6244
North Carolina – Burr, Richard – (202) 224-3154
North Carolina – Tillis, Thom – (202) 224-6342
North Dakota – Hoeven, John – (202) 224-2551
Ohio – Portman, Rob – (202) 224-3353
Oklahoma – Inhofe, James M. – (202) 224-4721
Oklahoma – Lankford, James – (202) 224-5754
Pennsylvania – Toomey, Patrick J. – (202) 224-4254
South Carolina – Graham, Lindsey – (202) 224-5972
South Carolina – Scott, Tim – (202) 224-6121
South Dakota – Thune, John – (202) 224-2321
South Dakota – Rounds, Mike – (202) 224-5842
Tennessee – Corker, Bob – (202) 224-3344
Tennessee – Alexander, Lamar – (202) 224-4944
Texas – Cornyn, John – (202) 224-2934
Texas – Cruz, Ted – (202) 224-5922
Utah – Hatch, Orrin G. – (202) 224-5251
Utah – Lee, Mike – (202) 224-5444
West Virginia – Capito, Shelley Moore – (202) 224-6472
Wisconsin – Johnson, Ron – (202) 224-5323
Wyoming – Enzi, Michael B. – (202) 224-3424
Wyoming – Barrasso, John – (202) 224-6441

Now is the time for action. Let’s do this!

Health Weekend in Emporia – Health Exams, Free Eyeglasses, Eye Exams, and Free Dental Care

Health Insurance Navigator Claressa Strawn wants to let us know about a health care event this weekend at Greensville County High School in Emporia:

  • Anyone can come….yes, anyONE; No Age Requirement, No ID needed, No Money Needed and No Application to fill
  • It’s perfect for Seniors who have Medicaid and wear glasses. It’s my understanding that Medicaid doesn’t pay for glasses only prescriptions
  • It’s great for children of ALL ages because of the awesome eyeglasses donated by a retired eyedoctor, Dr. Tillar’s Emporia’s office, and MORE
  • Picking up your glasses on the SAME DAY? WHAT A WOW! – glasses are made on the spot for most; except those with high prescriptions. High Prescriptions glasses can be picked up on August 2nd at the local library from 1 -7p.
  • It’s perfect for SPORTS PHYSICALS – IT’S FREE and we have designated people to help!
  • Need your teeth cleaned, pulled or a cavity filled? NOW is the time – IT’S FREE!
  • Diabetes and Cholestoral Testing and RESULTS are made on the spot
  • We will have a CHAPEL for prayer: impacting mind, body and soul
  • Medical Team (33): 15 Physicians, 7 Nurse Practioners and 11 Medical Students/Asistants
  • Vision Team (31): 1 Opthalmologist, 6 Optometrist, 6 Opticians, 10 Vision Techs and 8 Vision Students
  • Dental Team (45): 12 license dentists, 10 Patient Ready Students with Faculty as overseers, 3 Dental Hygienist, and 21 Dental Assist
  • Triage will go fast because we have 68 Registered Nurses
  • Educational Workshops: Opiod Overdose, Mental Health First Aid, Health Care Basic and Questions (partnered with Bureau of Insurance and an attorney), Nutritional Classes based on blood level, Biblical Nutrition, Kidney, CPR Training, Azheima, Diabetes, GAP, and MORE
Greensville County High School
Saturday, June 24th (full day) & Sunday, June 25th (half a day)