ERA Ratification Postcard Party!

From United Citizen Power: Southside Chapter

Join us for an ERA Ratification Postcard party!

Postcards are a quick, visual way to communicate effectively with lawmakers. Let’s thank representatives who have supported ERA legislation in the past for their votes. And let’s craft persuasive messages to reach legislators who still need convincing to support constitutional equality.

Date: Thursday, December 13, Time: 6:30 pm
Place: Lisa’s Home @ 3320 Nansemond River Dr, Suffolk (right behind Nansemond River High)

To RSVP Text or Call: 757-619-5268

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Make Your Voice Heard!

The Suffolk City Council will vote on a resolution in support of ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment by the Virginia Assembly in 2019. Support of the resolution from the City of Suffolk will send a strong message to our local representatives before they go to Richmond in January.

Please attend the meeting to show your support of the resolution.

Date: Wednesday, December 19 Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Suffolk City Hall @ 442 W. Washington St, Suffolk

We need YOU to help make our democracy work better for ALL of us.

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

ERA Ratification Resolution is On the Agenda

The City of Suffolk will consider showing its support for Virginia to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.  The item will be on the agenda for the December 19th city council meeting.

Credit goes to Suffolk Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority  for their efforts in bringing this issue to the attention of the city council and to the public.

Thanks in part to members of the Suffolk Democratic Committee, there was a good turnout at the December 6th meeting to show support for adding the item to the agenda.

There are several more steps ahead.  If the resolution passes, the City of Suffolk will voice it’s support for ratification.  The Virginia General Assembly will still have to vote to ratify the amendment.  Legal challenges would likely follow.

Please show your support now and at the next city council meeting.  For more information, see VA ratify ERA (web, Facebook).

Support the ERA Vote in Suffolk this Wednesday

We need as many Suffolk residents as possible (women and men) to attend the December 5th Suffolk City Council meeting to support putting a vote for the Equal Rights Amendment on the agenda for the December 19th City Council meeting.

This vote will be Suffolk’s voice in the fight to get Virginia to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

The meeting is at 7:00 pm in the City Council chamber at 442 West Washington Street.

Also … 

Please refer people to so they can sign the petition and review talking points and action steps.  

Chris Jones’s vote will be important but so far he has not voiced his support for the amendment.

The Speaker of the House James Howell, and Tommy Normant are fighting against Virginia ratifying this amendment.  We need to contact them and let them know where we stand.

Thanks and we hope to see you at 442 West Washington Street Wednesday at 7pm

Veterans Day

When their nation asked, they stepped up and served. Today we honor our veterans for their commitment, their service, and their sacrifice for our country. We will never forget or take for granted the selfless acts of the thousands of veterans who call our Commonwealth home.

Our thoughts and prayers are with every veteran and their families, and today we recommit ourselves to ensuring their needs are not forgotten when they return home.

dpva chairperson Susan Swecker

Great Work! Now, Get to Work!

Thank you to the donors, volunteers, campaign workers, candidates, and of course the voters who did what they felt was the right thing to do.

Elections aren’t just about winning and losing. They are about health care, equality under the law, protection for the oppressed and persecuted, the justice system, voting rights and a wide range of other important issues.

There is still work to be done. But we proved again that we can do it!

3rd District Award Gala

***** This event has been canceled *****

Join our 3rd Congressional District Democratic Leaders at the
Blue Diamond Award Gala

Our own chairperson Leslie Rinaldi will be honored!

7:00 p.m.
Friday, November 9, 2018
2714 Frederick Blvd
Portsmouth, Virginia 23704

Special Guest:

  • Congressman Bobby Scott
  • DPVA Chairwoman Susan Swecker
  • Federal & State Elected Representatives
  • Local Officials and Constitutional Officers

Featuring 3rd CD Local Dems:

  • Isle of Wight
  • Suffolk
  • Franklin
  • Hampton
  • Newport News
  • Norfolk
  • Portsmouth
  • Chesapeake
Tickets $50.00
Sponsorships Available:

  • $1,000 (Platinum)
  • $500 (Gold)
  • $250 (Silver)
  • $100 (Bronze)
Secure purchase online through ActBlue:
Or Mail
3rd Congressional District,
Attn.: Sponsorship
P.O. Box 4305
Suffolk, Va. 23439

Southside Immigration Forum

Please note the first of three meetings has been canceled due to storm concerns. The remaining two are still on the schedule
Coming to America
Who should we welcome?
What should we do?

Participate in a series of three moderated discussions about Immigration Policy.

Southside Hampton Roads citizens along with nine other localities have been invited by the National Issues Forums Institute to participate in a special forum on Immigration Issues. United Citizens Power will host the forum.

Fifteen to 20 Participants will meet for three sessions.

Thursday, October 11, 2018 Thursday, October 18, 2018 Thursday, October 25, 2018

From 6:00 to 8:00 pm (deliberations begin at 6:30)

Each session in is devoted to one topic. The three topics are:

Civil Rights Economic Issues International and Foreign Policy

Participates will represent a broad spectrum of viewpoints.


It is important for participants to attend all three sessions!

Please arrive at 6:00 pm to enjoy refreshments.

Deliberations start promptly at 6:30.

The Forum is non-partisan and a deliberative process. It is not a debate.

For information, contact Michele Joyce 757.620.3931