Whereas it is the mission of the Orange County Democratic Committee to promote democratic principles;
Whereas Donald Trump, President of the United States, has incited violence against a co-equal branch of government in order to disrupt their constitutionally mandated duty and to overturn the November 2020 election and retain power, has illegally solicited the Georgia Secretary of State to overturn his loss, and has emboldened and encouraged the very worst impulses in our society; and
Whereas Donald Trump continues to falsely claim massive fraud robbed him of the election and will likely continue to incite more violence which makes him a clear and present danger during the last days of his administration; now, therefore, be it
Resolved, that the Orange County Democratic Committee supports Senator Mark Warner, Senator Tim Kaine, and Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger in their demands that Donald Trump be removed from office to protect our country’s democratic principles, whether that be through the application of the 25th amendment or by impeachment.
As of now, none of the Democratic presidential candidates are scheduled to visit Fredericksburg before the March 3 presidential primary.
But local voters can still learn about the policy positions of four of the candidates at a free public forum Thursday, Feb. 27, from 6:30–8:45 p.m. at the downtown library branch.
Sponsored by Fredericksburg-area supporters of Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren and Mayor Pete Buttigieg, the forum will bring together speakers representing Sanders, Buttigieg, Warren and former Vice President Joe Biden. The event is co-sponsored by a variety of local organizations.
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.
Clockwise, starting at upper left corner: Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger, CD7; Congresswoman Elaine Luria, CD2; Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton, CD10; Congressman Donald McEachin, CD4; Governor Ralph Northam; Attorney General Mark Herring; John Bessler, husband of presidential candidate Amy Klobacher; Michael Bloomberg, presidential candidate; Valerie Biden Owens, sister of presidential candidate Joe Biden; Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax; Eileen Filler-Corn, Speaker of the House of Delegates; Congressman Bobby Scott, CD3.
Center: U.S. Senator Mark Warner; VA Senate Caucus Chairwoman Mamie Locke; VA Senate President Pro Tempore Louise Lucas