United Citizen Power – Southside Chapter – 2018 Strategy Session

The Southside chapter of United Citizen Power will be having a strategy session

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 6:30pm

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Station #5  
3901 Bridge Rd,
Suffolk, VA 23435

RSVP: Michele – 757.620.3931

We’ll get an overview of national landscape and how we can make a difference locally – by turning our values into action.

If you are sick of starting over for every campaign, this session is for you. We’ll be developing a long term power building plan that grows each year instead of wasting energy beginning again.

Or maybe you’re just curious about how you can make the biggest impact in our community. This session is for you, too!

Join us to help make our democracy work better for ALL of us.

RSVP to Michele Joyce at 757.620.3931 to save your spot. All are welcome!

United Citizen Power is a grassroots organization that helps develop the capacity of regular citizens to organize their own communities.

Nominations for our Suffolk Community Heroes

The nomination period for our 2018 Community Heroes Luncheon is open! Please submit your nominations for Suffolk Community Heroes using the form below. The nomination period will close on March 31st.

Those chosen will honored at our Community Heroes Luncheon at 12:00 PM Saturday, May 5th, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 100 E. Constance Road. Tickets will be $30. Please use our contact form for ticket information.

Please use our Hero Nomination Form to submit your nominee.

The nominee –

  • must be a resident of Suffolk, and be 13 years old or older.
  • must be nominated by a member of the Suffolk Democratic Committee
    ( All nominations for the Community Hero Award will be vetted by a panel of SDC members before submission to the Selection )
  • Person must be honest & trustworthy
  • Person exemplifies the ideals of the Democratic Party (Person does not have to be a Democrat or a member of the committee).
  • Person must have devoted themselves to the betterment of the Suffolk Community.

You can also submit your nomination by letter. Please include your contact information, your nominee’s contact information, and your reason you picked your nominee.


January 9, 6:30 p.m.
701 Old East Pinner Street
Suffolk, Virginia

Pursuant to the authority provided by the Virginia Democratic Party Plan, the Suffolk Democratic Committee hereby calls an unassembled caucus beginning at 6:30 p.m. at 701 Old East Pinner Street. The purpose of the caucus will be to elect the new members of the Suffolk Democratic Committee.

I. Candidate Filing:
Each person seeking to become a member of the Suffolk Democratic Committee shall file a Declaration of Candidacy form with the Suffolk Democratic Committee Chair and submit a membership fee. Fillings shall be made from December 19th 2017 through January 9th at 7:00 p.m. Only those candidates who have timely and properly filed a Declaration of Candidacy form will have their name placed in nomination. The Declaration of Candidacy form shall be available on our website, www.sdcvirginia.org and on the day of Caucus. Each person seeking to become a member of the Committee shall file a declaration of candidacy form and submit the membership fee of $25 prior to the start of the caucus.

II. Participation:
Every person who is a registered voter in the locality of Suffolk is urged to attend and participate. Each participant must sign a written declaration that he or she:

  • Is a Democrat and not a member of any other political party
  • Does not intend to support, endorse, or assist any candidate who is opposed to the Democratic nominee in the upcoming election
  • Has not and will not participate in the nominating process of any other political party for
    the upcoming election; and
  • Is registered to vote in Suffolk, Virginia.

III. Affirmative Action:
It shall be the duty and goal of all members of the Suffolk Democratic Committee to seek out and encourage the broadest possible participation within the committee, and in its membership, of all duly qualified citizens without regard to race, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic identity, disability, or economic status.

V. Conduct of Caucus
The doors to the caucus will open at 6:30 p.m. Those in line will be permitted to complete the check-in process and will be permitted to participate.

The chair of the Suffolk Democratic Committee, or her designee, shall be the Temporary Chair of the Caucus and shall appoint a Temporary Secretary and such other officers of the Caucus as deemed appropriate. The Suffolk Democratic Committee will prepare Temporary Rules for the Caucus. Participants will adopt permanent Rules for the Caucus.

Grab Your Future by the Poll

Why are we even worried about Virginia Elections? Gerrymandering, voter suppression, apathy, and fatigue.

But we can overcome the last two and then we can fight the first two as well. We just have to get out there and encourage voters to grab their political futures by the polls.

This weekend, volunteers, people just like you who know how important this election is, will be knocking on doors and calling constituents to remind them that they can start making things better again by voting.

Join us at 318 West Washington Street this weekend ( walk-ins welcome ) or call 609 731 5414 to campaign for Democratic victories in Virginia

Official Office Opening of the Suffolk Democratic Headquarters on Tuesday, October 17th

Friends! Join us for the official office opening of the Suffolk Democratic Headquarters at 318 W. Washington Street on Tuesday, October 17th.

There’s just three weeks left until the election, and we want to meet everyone who’s ready to help us keep Virginia blue this November!

There are lots of opportunities to talk to voters before the campaign is over, and we need your help!”

Please contact Dan at 609-731-5414 for more information or use our contact form

NAACP’s “2017 in the Civic Square” at Kings Fork Middle School

The Nansemond Suffolk Branch of the NAACP will host a series of workshops at Kings Fork Middle School on October 14th, 2017

Among the workshops will be
Veterans Resources,
Public Safety,
Voter Registration and Education,
Media and Democracy

And several others.

There will also be a Candidates’ panel.

There is no cost to attend.

Please contact 678-748-0705 or 757-373-3647

Happy Hour with Justin Fairfax

The Greater Hampton Roads Black Democrats Invites you to
Happy Hour with Justin Fairfax
Candidate for Lt Governor
Monday October 9, 2017
Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina Hotel
700 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton VA 23669

For More Information call 757-287-0277
Membership Applications will be Available