Progress in the General Assembly
We covered a lot of topics and we’d like to thank Delegate Cliff Hayes for joining us and keeping us updated on what’s happening in the General Assembly. We all know about the passage of Medicaid expansion but did you know we had a few other victories thanks to your letters, phonecalls, comments, votes and to the efforts of our Democratic legislators?
For example, Virginia has increased its felony larceny threshold from $200 to $500. This will be the first increase since 1980! This will give more people a chance to reform themselves without the obstacles that come with a felony conviction.
We’d also like to thank our regional and local Virginia Victory organizers Ivana Hall and Daniel Pinelli for kicking off the campaign efforts in Suffolk. Daniel is our field organizer and can be reached at
We’re going to be phone-banking Tuesdays in Downtown Suffolk and Thursdays in Northern Suffolk.
Our first day of door-knocking will be this Saturday at 10:00, 1:00, and 4:00 meeting at Panera in Northern Suffolk. Contact Daniel for more information!
We noticed a lot of hits concerning today’s primary elections, but there are no primary elections today for Democratic candidates in Suffolk.
Information on primaries that are being held today throughout the state can be found at the Primary Candidate Page from the Virginia Department of Elections.
If you take a look at Virginia newspapers and newspapers covering Suffolk and our districts, you’ll see that overwhelmingly, our Democratic candidates have overwhelmingly been endorsed. For example:
For governor, Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie began the race with an abundance of good ideas for how they want to change and improve the commonwealth. What should have been a substantive debate has shamefully spiraled into nasty attacks on TV that greatly distort each other’s views.
Virginian Pilot November 5th
Ms. Colaw[s] … pragmatism and legal acumen will serve the district well. On the topic of the Second Amendment, for example, Ms. Colaw vows to oppose “over-reaching gun control measures” but calls for closing the “gun show loophole.”
Daily Press October 24th
The only way to get the better candidates in office is for Democrats to get to the polls and vote Tuesday!
- Vote up and down the ticket,
- and Tell your Friends to Vote!
Now that we have only 42 days until the election, the Democratic campaign in Suffolk is going to be having volunteer events almost every single day of the week.
Please join us for one of the following events!
Give Dan a call at 609-731-5414 and let him know when you can come give us a helping hand to ensure that we make the Commonwealth Blue this November!
And don’t forget to brings friends and family as well! The more the merrier!
SUFFOLK VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Southern Suffolk @ 318 W Washington Street, Suffolk, VA 23434 (Suffolk Democratic Party Office)
Monday 12pm, 3pm launches
Tuesday 12pm, 3pm launches
Saturday 9am, 12pm, 3pm launches
Sunday 12pm, 3pm launches
Northern Suffolk @ 6255 College Dr f, Suffolk, VA 23435 (Panera Bread)
Thursday 12pm, 3pm launches
Saturday 9am, 12pm, 3pm launches
Sunday 12pm, 3pm launches
Tuesday 4pm-8pm @ 318 W Washington Street, Suffolk, VA 23434 (Suffolk Democratic Party Office)
Thursday 4pm-8pm @ 6255 College Dr f, Suffolk, VA 23435 (Panera Bread)
Come see Rebecca Colaw this Sunday at the Candidate forum in Carrollton.
The Carisbrooke Community Association will hold a forum with Rebecca Colaw and Emily Brewer on Sunday, September 24th at 2 pm. The forum will be at the common area at 11 Nelson Maine.
This Sunday is a chance to see your candidate in action and to show your support for Rebecca.
The Morgan Memorial Library in Downtown Suffolk will be viewing the documentary, GerryRIGGED: Turning Democracy on its Head, which explores the issue of gerrymandering and its impact on voting districts in Virginia. Following the screening a representative from OneVirginia2021 will answer questions about the film and the work the group does to advocate for redistricting reform. Learn more about OneVirginia2021 at https://www.onevirginia2021.org
Watch and Learn with OneVirginia 2021
Watch the documentary GerryRigged: Turning Democracy on its Head, which explores the issue of gerrymandering and its impact on voting districts in Virginia.
Thursday September 21, 6:00PM – 7:45pm
Morgan Memorial Library
One Virginia 2021: for fair redistricting.
The Suffolk Democratic Committee thanks all of our primary candidates for raising awareness, giving us choices, and making an exciting primary season. And we congratulate our nominees and pledge our support as we move forward to the general election in November.
Virginia’s Primary Elections will take place June 13th.
Visit our Candidate Information Page for information about your candidates.
Visit the Virginia State Board of Elections’s Voter Outreach Page for information on your registration status, your ballot, districts, and polling location. Remember to bring a photo ID, such as a driver’s licence, a military ID, or a Virginia voter ID to the polls.
The City of Suffolk has provided online maps and information about districts, precincts, and polling locations. Clicking on the images below will take you to the appropriate map pages on the city’s website.
Our next meeting will be June 13th, which is also Primary Day when we will choose our Democratic candidates for Governor, LT Governor, and, for some voters in Suffolk, House of Delegates District 64.
Please look at our Candidate Information Page for information about our candidates and links to their websites.
Vote in the Democratic Primary this Tuesday, then join us for our monthly meeting at 701 East Old Pinner Street.
See you Tuesday!