Keep Virginia Blue

 The process has started for Virginia Democrats to choose delegates we will send to the 2020 Democratic National Convention – and more. Now is your chance to become involved. Look at an earlier post for more detail.

  • Do you want to vote for the delegates Orange County Dems will send to the 7th Congressional District and Virginia State Conventions? Filing deadline is April 9. Complete this form.
  • Do you want to be a delegate to the 7th Congressional District and Virginia State Conventions? Filing deadline is April 9. Complete this form.
  • Do you want to be a delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention ? Filing deadline is TBD. Complete this form.
  • Do you want to be a presidential elector? Filing deadline is TBD. Complete this form.

Spanberger Telephone Town Thursday, April 2

In light of the passage of the CARES Act, Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger will hold her second COVID-19-focused telephone town hall Thursday, April 2, from 7:40 pm – 8:40 pm ET.

The Richmond District Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be on the line to answer questions. This is a good opportunity to ask specific questions and learn more about resources like SBA loans, grants, and other aid programs. 

To join the interactive town hall, please dial (855) 920-0555 April 2 from 7:40-8:40 pm ET. 
OR
To listen to the town hall live online, please click here to visit spanberger.house.gov/live during the event. 

If you think her office can help, call (804) 401-4110 or (202) 225-2815.

Coronavirus Pandemic: Small Business Guidance and Resources
More information for workers and businesses
Tell her about your COVID-19 experience

Call to Virtual Caucus

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR PRE-FILING FORMS BY
THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 5:00 PM.

The Orange County Democratic Committee will elect delegates and alternates to the 7th Congressional District Democratic Convention and the Virginia State Democratic Convention using a virtual caucus. This is in accordance with the effort of the Democratic Party of Virginia to reduce risk of the  Covid-19 virus public health emergency. Our committee has been allocated 5 delegates and 1 alternate for Joe Biden, and 2 delegates and 1 alternate for Bernie Sanders.

Thursday, April 9, is the filing deadline to vote in the Orange County Democratic Committee virtual caucus. If you wish to vote in the selection of Orange County delegates, complete the following form: 2020 Presidential Caucus Participant Pre-Filing Form

The same day, April 9, is also the filing deadline for those who wish to be delegates. If you wish to stand for election as delegate from Orange County, complete the following form:  2020 State Delegate Pre-Filing Form

If the Orange County Democratic Committee has fewer than or exactly the number of allocated delegates, the caucus will be cancelled and those who filed will automatically become delegates. If we have more, the caucus will be held.

Our virtual caucus, if needed, will begin on Saturday, April 18th, and will close on Monday, April 20th. It will take place online. If you file to participate, you will receive a unique identification number required to vote.

Democratic Party of Virginia resources related to the Call to Caucus:
DPVA Caucus Update
DPVA Statewide Call to Virtual Caucus
DPVA Call to Convention

March, Protest, Call,
Speak Out, Vote

Considering the High Cost of Prescription Drugs

Jay Shiver

The LOW Democratic Club will host John M. “Jay” Shiver on Wednesday, March 11 at 1:30 p.m. in Classroom 2 of the LOW Community Center for a talk that will explain the problem of high prescription drug costs, the challenges to creating a fix, and how this fits into the larger discussion of health care in America.

Jay Shiver, MHA, LFACHE, LFAAMA, has extensive experience in healthcare as a hospital and health system executive, physician practice management executive, consultant and, for the past decade, an assistant professor at George Mason University. He works with Boards and senior management developing strategic vision, creating integrated delivery systems, re-engineering business process, hospital operations and physician practice management.  He is widely published and speaks nationally and internationally.

Please join LOW Democrats for a stimulating conversation on this important issue. All are welcome.

From the LOW Democrats’ website.