Wear Orange Weekend

Join the rest of America in going ORANGE for National Gun Violence Awareness. Orange is the color that Hadiya Pendleton’s friends wore in her honor after she was shot and killed in Chicago at the age of 15 — just one week after performing at President Obama’s 2nd inaugural parade in 2013.

The color orange has a long and proud history in the gun violence prevention movement. Whether it’s worn by hunters in the woods of Pennsylvania, activists in East Brooklyn, New York, or Hadiya’s loved ones in Chicago, orange honors the more than 100 lives cut short and the hundreds more wounded by gun violence every day —and demands action. Orange expresses our collective hope as a nation a hope for a future free from gun violence.

Weekend events in over 500 communities are being held nationwide on Wear Orange Weekend, June 7-9 to commemorate victims of gun violence.

What:       Wear Orange Table at Friends of Madison County Community Yard Sale.

At our table you can find out more about why we wear Orange and Moms Demand Action’s Be SMART campaign which promotes responsible gun storage to help keep our communities and kids safe!

Where:    Madison County Public Library
401 N. Main Street, Madison, VA  22717

When:      Saturday, June 8, from 8:00 am until Noon

Senator Mark Warner to Speak in Orange

Virginia Senator Mark Warner will be the featured speaker for the official opening of the new Orange County Democratic Committee headquarters on May 11. That’s at 9:30, 111 Chapman Street, Orange (right behind the Light Well restaurant).

Senator Warner is now serving his second term in the U.S. Senate and serves on the Senate Finance, Banking, Budget, and Rules Committees as well as the Select Committee on Intelligence, where he is the Vice Chairman.

Stephen Farnsworth Discusses Presidential Communication

Stephen J. Farnsworth, professor of political science and international affairs and director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington, will speak on the topic of his latest book, “Presidential Communication and Character,” at the Lake of the Woods Community Center on Sunday, April 28, 1:00 p.m. in Classroom 2. The event is sponsored by the Lake of the Woods Democratic Club.

The book traces news management by the White House during America’s changing media environment over the past two decades beginning with the Clinton administration.

Dr. Farnsworth’s political commentary appears in many media outlets, including the New York TimesWashington PostPBS NewsHour, PoliticoC-SPAN and BBC World. He has lectured to domestic and international audiences on the news media, the presidency and elections. He holds a Ph.D. and a master’s degree from Georgetown University and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Missouri and Dartmouth College.