Rep. Abigail Spanberger rode the ‘SpanVan’ to Orange this week for a final visit before the Nov. 3 election. Orange volunteers welcomed her back and spent the afternoon introducing her to voters in Downtown Orange. (Photo by Jennifer Heinz)
**In response to the COVID-19 health crisis, the Orange County Democratic Committee has moved all meetings into the online virtual world using the Zoom. Committee members will be contacted with details of the Zoom meetings.**
Volumes of information are available with respect to COVID-19. Listed below are just a few sources. Information found in the links includes symptoms, prevention, protection, testing, care-giving, statistics, and much more.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Link to website
- Virginia Department of Health: Link to website
- Virginia Hospital & HealthCare Association: Link to website
- Orange County Government: Link to website
- Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger provides a wealth of helpful information on her website. Choose a topic from the ‘Coronavirus’ tab: Link to website
Her office provides the following guidance:
REBATES AND UNEMPLOYMENT GUIDE
SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCE GUIDE
FOOD ASSISTANCE GUIDE
HEALTHCARE RESOURCE GUIDE
If these do not answer your questions, and if you think Congresswoman Spanberger’s office can help, call (804) 401-4110 or (202) 225-2815.
April 13, 2020 – Congresswoman Spanberger talks with Andrea Mitchell about COVID-19 and Seniors’ Living Facilities.
The Fairfax County Democratic Committee National Affairs Committee is hosting the “Trump Unhinged” forum and has invited Orange County Dems to participate. It will feature Dr. Justin Frank and Col. Lawrence Wilkerson. The virtual forum will take place October 14, 7:00 pm.
Dr. Justin A. Frank, former clinical professor of psychiatry at the George Washington University Medical Center and bestselling author of Trump on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President will provide an overview psychoanalysis of Trump and analyze selected segments from the recent debate.
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, advisory member of the Transition Integrity Project (TIP), Distinguished Visiting Professor of Government and Public Policy at the College of William and Mary, and former chief of staff to Colin Powell at the U.S. Department of State, will discuss the TIP process, results and recommendations. TIP was set up to examine the time period between the determination of election results and noon, January 20 when the next president will be inaugurated.
Following their individual presentations, Dr. Frank and Col. Wilkerson will engage in a brief informal dialogue.
Former Governor Terry McAuliffe will join our virtual monthly meeting on Saturday, October 10, as we head into the final stretch of the 2020 campaign. He will give an update on plans of the Biden-Harris team and help pump up Orange County Dems as our work continues to bring home big victories, including that of Abigail Spanberger! The virtual meeting will start promptly at 10:00 am. RSVP for Zoom link.
Democrats in Orange County are bursting with energy and enthusiasm as exhibited by participation in the door-to-door lit drop, making calls for Abigail, staffing the early voting precinct, staffing headquarters, voting early, putting up campaign signs, financially supporting candidates and OCDC, and writing letters to the editor.
Just as our Democratic candidates will not let up, we can’t let up. Keep on writing, calling, staffing, and donating. No effort is too small. Every single vote counts. Keep pushing every day through November 3. Focus on things you can control—like your efforts to help Abigail, Joe, Kamala, and Mark win—and don’t worry about things you can’t control.
“Don’t be distracted by emotions like anger, envy, resentment. These just zap energy and waste time.” Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Join us on your computer, smart device, or via phone call. Those without access to Zoom video can still participate by telephone. The phone number will be included with the Zoom link provided upon RSVP.
SIGNUP ONLINE: HTTPS://BIT.LY/TRICOUNTYRSVP
If you need help with the setup of Zoom contact Joe Freeland beforehand, (703) 801-2654.
If you have questions about the fund raiser or signing up, contact Jasmine Smith.