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!

Great Meeting Last Night

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.

Virginia Victory!

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

828-707-4307
daniel.pinelli@virginiavictory.org

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!

Our Candidates have been Endorsed Up, Down, and All Around – But Will You Put Them In Office?

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

and

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,
  • Vote up and down the ticket,
  • and Tell your Friends to Vote!

Volunteer Opportunities to Make a Real Difference in Virginia

Howdy!

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
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CANVASSING
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

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PHONEBANKING

Southern Suffolk
Tuesday 4pm-8pm @ 318 W Washington Street, Suffolk, VA 23434 (Suffolk Democratic Party Office)

Northern Suffolk
Thursday 4pm-8pm @ 6255 College Dr f, Suffolk, VA 23435 (Panera Bread)

Showing of GerryRigged at the Morgan Memorial Library

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


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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.