Pancakes! The Suffolk Democratic Committee’s 2018 Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast!


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

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 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Rally for Health Care in Richmond – And Call Your Senator!

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:

T. Montgomery “Monty” Mason
(804) 698-7501
(757) 229-9310
email | more info

Thomas K. Norment Jr.
(804) 698-7503
(757) 259-7810
email | more info

John A. Cosgrove Jr.
(804) 698-7514
(757) 547-3422
email | more info

L. Louise Lucas
(804) 698-7518
(757) 397-8209
email | more info

2018 DPVA Blue Commonwealth Gala

Chairwoman Susan Swecker and the Democratic Party of Virginia cordially invite you to our first annual


with special guest
United States Senator Cory Booker

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Monticello Club VIP reception
6:00PM to 7:00PM

The Main Street Station
1500 E Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Tickets are available through Act Blue at

For additional sponsorship and VIP opportunities, or general questions please contact Danny Carroll at (804) 895-7576,

Paid for and authorized by the Democratic Party of Virginia,
Funds solicited at this event will federal funds. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

United Citizen Power Southside Chapter Chit & Chat

Southside Chapter
Chit & Chat

Saturday, May 19
2pm – 4pm

Panera Bread
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.

Canvassing Events this Weekend

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

Suffolk Democrats Honor Three Community Heroes

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

Clint Jenkins (in background), Delegate Cliff Hayes Jr., Congressman Bobby Scott, Marion Flood, Robin Whitley, Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax, and Dr. Douglass Naismith