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)

May 23rd Democratic Candidates Forum in Surry

The Surry County Democratic Committee will be hosting a 64th District Democratic Candidate Forum on Tuesday, May 23 at 7pm at the Surry County Parks and Recreation Center, 205 Enos Farm Drive.

Our Democrats who are running for the 64th are:
Rebecca Colaw,
Jerry Cantrell, and
John Wandling

For new voters and those who must update their registration, the last day to register in time for the primary is May 22. The primary election will be held on June 13, 2017.

** CANCELED ** Shake Rattle and Help Get Out the Vote!

** Canceled. The city has canceled the Shake Rattle and Roll event. The following text is from our original post and is for information only **

Our city of Suffolk Virginia will be holding its 9th Annual Shake Rattle and Roll car show. In addition to the exciting car show, there will be live music, food, and vendors, and the Suffolk Democratic Committee will be there with information about getting active in politics, voting, and the upcoming primaries, which are right around the corner!

The event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the historic Main Street corridor of Downtown Suffolk.

For more information about the city’s event, see the flyer at Suffolk Fun

Meet the Candidates Forum


COUNTIES: Isle of Wight, Prince George, Southampton, Surry
CITIES: Suffolk, Franklin

MAY 15, 2017

To be held at:
517 Main Street
Smithfield, VA 23430

This will be a moderated event where voters will have an opportunity to learn more about the candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor, and the 64th House District who will be on the June 13th Primary ballot.

Canvassing Saturday

Today, we got the infuriating news that the Republicans in the House passed their horrible health care bill without getting report from the CBO. We all have work to do to make sure it doesn’t pass the Senate.

We also have a primary coming up and it is important to make sure people get out to the polls. The higher numbers we have during the primaries, the higher our general election numbers will be. Keeping Democrats in the executive branch in Virginia is our only buffer to an all out Trump agenda. Unfortunately, history tells us Democrats are less likely to turn out during off year elections, so we need your help. The deadline to register to vote for the primary is May 22nd so time is of the essence for us to get information out to Progressives in our community. Our door hangers are a great way to reach out to voters.

This Saturday, we will be canvassing in the Huntersville neighborhood to put door hangers with information about the primary and general and deadlines for registering to vote. The canvass runs from 10:00-1:00. We will be meeting at the corner of Camilla Dr. and Old College Drive at 10:00 sharp.

Please let me know [ contact form ] if you can join us.
Thanks and hope to see you Saturday!


PS. Next Saturday, May 13th we are planning a canvass from 10-1, followed by a meeting from 2-4 at the Suffolk Memorial Library on West Washington Street in downtown Suffolk. We hope you can join us!

Dorothy J. Waddell
SDC Outreach Chairperson

ACLU Member Forums in Hampton Roads

The ACLU are hosting regional Member Forums throughout May 2017 to share their vision and empower individuals to engage locally in the effort to defend civil liberties and advance civil rights in Virginia. Learn what you can do to help advance their goal of securing freedom and equality for all in the Commonwealth. Space is limited at each location, so please register early.

To register and see other event locations, please visit the ACLU’s Member Forums Page

Thursday, May 18, 7-8:30 p.m.
Academy for Discovery at Lakewood, Auditorium
1701 Alsace Avenue
Norfolk, Herndon, VA 23509

Newport News
Wednesday, May 24, 7-8:30 p.m.
Freeman Center, Gaines Theatre
Christopher Newport University
1 University Place
Newport News, VA 23606

SDC Community Heroes’ Luncheon

Tuesday the 25th is the last day to buy tickets

The Suffolk Democratic Committee
Invites you to attend the 9th Annual
Community Heroes’ Luncheon

On Saturday April 29, 2017
The Hilton Garden Inn
100 E. Constance Road
At 12:00 pm

We hope you will join us to honor
Domenick Epps
Natalie Grayson
Arthur Singleton

For their exemplary service and dedication to the community!

Congressman Don McEachin of the 4th district will be the guest speaker

Donation $30.00
Tickets can be purchased via ActBlue, or by contacting us at

Greater Hampton Roads Summit: “How Progressives Win” Sunday, April 30,2O17

Save the Date
Greater Hampton Roads Summit
“How Progressives Win” Sunday, April 30,2O17
1O:OOam – 5:OOpm
Hampton High School
1491 West Queen Street, Hampton VA 23664
Greater Hampton Roads Democrats in conjunction with the Greater Hampton Roads Black DEMOCRATS is proud to coordinate the first-ever Hampton Roads Summit, an effort by local Democratic Committees to bring together Democrats and grassroots activists from across the region to engage in the political process and discuss Ways to organize and fight the Trump agenda, and win at the ballot.
There will be grassroots engagement and campaign training sessions as well as information on the structure of the Democratic party and how to get involved. A VAN/Votebuilder Workshop will also be offered at the Summit. Also, there will be panel discussion with New groups that organized as a result of the November election. Registration fee is $1o and includes a box lunch. Stay tuned for details. Contact (757) 287-0277 or email at for more information. Network with Candidates Happy Hour. Location TBA
Authorized by the Greater Hampton Roads Black Democrats

SDC’s 9th Annual Community Heroes’ Luncheon

The Suffolk Democratic Committee
Invites you to attend the 9th Annual
Community Heroes’ Luncheon

On Saturday April 29, 2017
The Hilton Garden Inn
100 E. Constance Road
At 12:00 pm

We hope you will join us to honor
Natalie Grayson
Arthur Singleton
Domenick Epps

For their exemplary service and dedication to the community!

Donation $30.00
Tickets can be purchased via ActBlue, or by contacting us at