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.

James Madison’s Birthday and Wreath Laying Ceremony

March 16, 2020   |   1:30 PM

Commemorate the 269th birthday of James Madison featuring the United States Marine Corps Band, Honor Guard, Color Guard, and Firing detail, during the annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Madison Family Cemetery.

Please note:  Pre-ceremony music will begin at 1:10 PM, and the official ceremony commences at 1:30 PM at the Madison Family Cemetery at Montpelier. The Honorable Abigail Spanberger (VA-07), U.S. House of Representatives, will be the featured speaker.

Visit Montpelier’s website for more information.

Proposed Resolution

The Orange County Democratic Committee Chairman, Terry Anderson, proposed the following at the Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting on December 17, 2019. He asked that the board adopt this as a resolution:

This board recognizes that no single right granted by our constitution outweighs another; that each must be viewed in balance with all others, and that balance is struck within our legislative and court systems and nowhere else.
Above all is the  unalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness stated in our Declaration of Independence.

Above all is the  unalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness stated in our Declaration of Independence.

When the assertion of any constitutional right threatens that unalienable first right, reasonable regulation is justified and necessary. Our constitutional right to free speech, freedom of the press and freedom of religion have all been justly limited by our courts – slander and libel laws, threatening speech, the supremacy of secular laws over individual religious beliefs.

We recognize that limitations on the 2nd  Amendment are a highly controversial matter. We also recognize that 70% of Virginians have indicated a desire for sensible gun safety measures. It is up to our legislature and courts to decide what measures are appropriate and constitutional. After that process is done, our duty is clear. We have sworn to uphold the law and the constitutions of Virginia and the United States. We shall do so.

OCDC Reorganization Caucus

The Orange County Democratic Committee will hold a reorganization caucus and elect officers at its next meeting, December 14, Saturday. The doors open at committee headquarters, 111 Chapman St., at 9:30. Coffee and donuts will be available. Business begins at 10 a.m., with the caucus voting starting at 10:30.

In addition, DCCC Field Manager Kayla Enoch will speak on the past and next elections. The meeting is open to the public.

Congresswoman Spanberger’s Town Hall in Orange County

Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger will hold an open, county-wide town hall in Orange County on September 15. This will be Spanberger’s 10th town hall in Central Virginia since taking office eight months ago.  Town halls allow her to hear about issues that matter most to Central Virginians, answer questions about her work for the Seventh District, and discuss solutions that can make our communities stronger.

The bulk of Spanberger’s town hall will be devoted to questions from constituents. However, she will deliver a brief progress report on her recent work in Central Virginia and in the U.S. House, including her community roundtable on prescription drug pricing, her two-day, nine-stop farm tour across the district, the 2019 Rural Broadband Summit, recent bills to help Central Virginia students with student loans and work-study opportunities, and additional topics. Her team will be on-hand to help anyone experiencing an issue with a federal government benefit or program.

WHEN: Sunday, September 15, 12:00-1:00 pm ET
HERE: Germanna Community College Locust Grove Campus, Room 114
ADDRESS: 2130 Germanna Highway, Locust Grove, VA 22508

All are welcomed, tickets are not required, and the doors open at 11:30 am.