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.
You’re invited to an
Applebee’s® Flapjack Fundraiser breakfast to support
the Suffolk Democratic Committee
Tickets Cost: $10.00
September 22nd, 2018 8am-10am
Get tickets from ActBlue
or by contacting Michele at 757-934-2929 or MCFaulk49@verizon.net
Enjoy pancakes, sausage, and scrambled eggs.
103 Lakeview Parkway (College Drive)
Suffolk, VA 23435
( Please note: This is not the same Applebee’s location as the previously held breakfasts )
Image By Michael Stern (Wall_Food_10060) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Suffolk Democratic Committee Meeting
Next Tuesday, June 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm.
LW Lawn Service
701 Old East Pinner St.
Last week, Virginia Senate Republicans were on the verge of working for the interests of Virginians by passing a budget which included Medicaid expansion, but instead, they put off the budget vote for another week. A majority of senators – that is all Democrats and just enough Republicans – have indicated that they would listen to their constituents and support Medicaid expansion. On Tuesday, the Senate will resume budget talks.
That’s why on Tuesday, May 29th people from all over Virginia will meet in Richmond to remind their senators that Virginians want and need Medicaid expansion. While they dawdle, thousands of hard-working Virginians continue to be unable to afford medical care.
The rally starts at 10:30, May 29th at The Pocahontas Building at 900 E. Main Street, Richmond, Virginia.
Several organizations are coming together to organize this event. Please see links below for more information:
Facebook Event Page
Details on Indivisible
And even if you can’t make the rally, call your senator and urge him or her to support Medicaid Expansion in Virginia.
Your State Senators in Suffolk are:
UNITED CITIZEN POWER
Chit & Chat
Saturday, May 19
2pm – 4pm
1217 N. Main Street
Suffolk, VA 23435
RSVP: Michele – 757.620.3931
This casual meeting will give us a chance to know each other, as well as brainstorm upcoming activities.
Bring a friend — it will also be a good time to introduce new people to the group.
Another exciting election season is upon us (because it’s always an election year in Virginia), and volunteers are ready to knock on doors and make phone calls. We’re going to be reminding voters that they can and must turn out and vote to make sure our representatives represent them!
We’ll be holding a phone bank Tuesday, May 15 at 5:00 pm. We’ll meet at Panera on Main Street.
We’ll be knocking on doors for a Voter Registration Canvass this Saturday, May 19 at 10:00 at the Kroger Parking Lot (1017 University Drive), near the Pharmacy ( (map) look for the car with the Tim Kaine signs). For more information, contact Leslie at 540-834-8788
Come see us at Suffolk’s Shake Rattle and Roll this Saturday from 10am to 3pm. We will be near the corner of Bank St & Main.
Come out to see the classic cars and enjoy the great food and music. While you’re out there, look for the Suffolk Democratic Committee’s table and get important information about voting in the upcoming elections.
Yesterday, the Suffolk Democratic Committee honored Marion D. Flood, Mary C. Haddad, and Robin J. Whitley for the service to our community. Dr. Douglass Naismith accepted the award on behalf of Ms. Haddad, who was out of the country during the ceremony.
Marion Flood’s award was presented by Michele Faulk, who recognized her volunteer work in promoting literacy and in establishing programs for children in Whaleyville. Robert Stephens recognized Mary Haddad for her contributions to and service in several community programs including the Lou and Mary Haddad Foundation, which provides funds to support Suffolk students, and Dorothy Waddell spoke of Robin Whitley’s volunteerism with many causes in and around the City of Suffolk such as Relay for life and the Genève Shelter, and her political activism.
The Honorable Justin E. Fairfax, Lieutenant Governor for the State of Virginia, was our guest speaker. Lt. Governor Fairfax acknowledged that honorees don’t do it for the awards, but do deserve them. He also spoke about making progress during contentious times.
Photos of the event can be seen at https://photos.app.goo.gl/zCsxCgIIqzg0bu6f2
Clint Jenkins (in background), Delegate Cliff Hayes Jr., Congressman Bobby Scott, Marion Flood, Robin Whitley, Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax, and Dr. Douglass Naismith