Wrap up from our August 2018 Meeting

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
    (202) 224-2023
    Local Office in Norfolk: 757-441-3079
  • Sen. Tim Kaine
    (202) 224-4024
    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!