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.dpva chairperson Susan Swecker
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.
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!
The Suffolk Democratic Committee is pleased to endorse the following candidates for the 2018 Suffolk Council and School Board:
Suffolk City Council
- Art C. Bredemeyer
- Suffolk Borough
Suffolk City School Board
- Karen L. Jenkins
- Cypress Borough
- Tyron D. Riddick
- Suffolk Borough
The Suffolk Democratic Committee has no plans for further endorsements in 2018.
Join our 3rd Congressional District Democratic Leaders at the
Blue Diamond Award Gala
Our own chairperson Leslie Rinaldi will be honored!
Friday, November 9, 2018
THE EDMONDS CENTER
2714 Frederick Blvd
Portsmouth, Virginia 23704
- Congressman Bobby Scott
- DPVA Chairwoman Susan Swecker
- Federal & State Elected Representatives
- Local Officials and Constitutional Officers
Featuring 3rd CD Local Dems:
- Isle of Wight
- Newport News
- $1,000 (Platinum)
- $500 (Gold)
- $250 (Silver)
- $100 (Bronze)
3rd Congressional District,
P.O. Box 4305
Suffolk, Va. 23439
** This event has been canceled **
This event has been organized by Lakeland High junior Paul Meadors.
Senatorial candidates Timothy Kaine and Corey Stewart will participate, as well as 4th District candidates Ryan McAdams, Donald McEachin and Peter Wells.
See Suffolk Public School News for more information
United Citizen Power (UCP) is partnering with the Kettering Foundation and the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) to host a Community Discussion Forum on the topic of Immigration.
One of the main goals of this NIF project is to enable people to talk across divides and to allow all of us to consider a range of views as we deliberate on tough issues. In these divided times, this mission is more important than it has ever been.
To that end, we will be hold a series of moderated discussions, inviting folks from all perspectives and across the political spectrum. The discussions will be held between Sept 7, 2018 and November 30, 2018, and beyond.
Be a part of this awesome opportunity —
Join us this Tuesday, August 28 @ 6:30 pm at the Fire Station #5 in Suffolk
Join Our Democratic Leaders at a
Reception For the 3rd Congressional District
The Honorable Pat King, MD
Sunday, August 26, 2018
4:00pm – 6:00pm
1225 Masters Row
Chesapeake, Virginia 23320
$500 (10 tickets) ▪ $250 (5 tickets) ▪ $100 (2 tickets)
Refreshments Provided by 3rd CD Democratic Committee Members
RSVP 757-636-6662 | PatKingMD@aol.com
Virginia Organizing Grassroots Gathering
Tony Jones of Virginia Organizing joined us and told us about the Virginia Organizing Grassroots Gathering in Wakefield.
The Grassroots Gathering will host workshops on a variety of topics including immigration, the school-to-prison pipeline, and climate change. The Grassroots Gathering will take place on the 28th, 29th, and 30th, and a schedule of workshops is posted at the Virginia Organizing website
Franklin School Supply Giveaway
Ricky Sykes and Franklin Councilman Gregory McLemore, who are Chair and Vice Chair of the Franklin Democratic Committee, joined us last night. They mentioned that the Franklin Democratic Committee will be giving away school supplies during the Franklin County Back to School bash on August 18th.
Action Item: Resist Brett Kavanaugh
Chairperson Leslie Rinaldi asked that we call our Senators and tell them to oppose the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme court. Our Senators are Democrats Mark Warner and Tim Kaine. Call them, thank them, and let them know that you’re behind them in their opposition to Brett Kavanaugh.
Call the Capitol Switchboard now: (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to your U.S. Senators, or call your Senators directly
- Sen. Mark Warner
Local Office in Norfolk: 757-441-3079
- Sen. Tim Kaine
Local Office in Virginia Beach: 757-518-1674
NNO Wrap Up
Michele Faulk, who coordinated the SDC’s participation in National Night Out, said the SDC, working with other organizations, covered 11 sites, which was far above the 5 sites that were anticipated during the previous meeting. Together, we registered 9 voters and provided voter information to several interested visitors.
— More info to come
Please keep an eye on our site for updates about voter registration drives, canvassing, and other ways to get our nation back on track!