January Committee Meeting

The next Orange County Democratic Committee meeting will be Jan. 11 at 111 Chapman, 9:30 for donuts and coffee, 10 a.m. meeting. Guest speaker, Lewis Foster, Broadband Program Manager for Orange County, will explain the status of this important Orange County program.

Orange County Democratic Committee Reorganization Meeting

The Orange County Democratic Committee is holding it’s reorganization meeting for the 2018-2020 term, as required by the Democratic Party Plan:

  • What: Reorganization Meeting and Election of the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer
  • When: December 2, 2017 at 9:30AM
  • Where: Community Room, 235 Warren St., Orange, Virginia
  • Who: All members and new members who wish to participate for the 2018-2020 committee term.

Please come out and join us to select the leadership for the next two years, which promise to be important. We will have coffee and pastries at 9:30, and the meeting will begin at 10AM.

Lecture: “The State of Virginia Politics”

Dr. Stephen J. Farnsworth, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at the University of Mary Washington will present a talk sponsored by the Lake of the Woods Democratic Club on the current state of politics in Virginia at the Lake of the Woods Clubhouse (Lower Level) on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 2PM.

This event is free and open to the public!



The GOP’s attack on Medicare

Because the GOP now has full control of the executive and legislative branches of government, we no longer have “divided” or gridlocked government.

The GOP will be able to implement a lot of policies they’ve only been able to talk about in the past.  They can now take action, and without a Democrat in the Whitehouse or control of the Senate, these plans will become law unless we stop them now.

Congressman Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House, has been very straightforward about his plans – he’s been talking about this for many years.

He wants to privatize administration of the program, handing it over to for-profit private insurance companies, and only providing a limited subsidy to seniors to pay for premiums.  The cost of Medicare premiums will rise at the same time that the coverage provided is decreased.  Don’t be fooled: Congressman Ryan’s plans threaten the future of Medicare for everyone.

Congressman Dave Brat has made it clear he does not intend to uphold the promise of Medicare – the people who are paying for Medicare now, out of every paycheck.

I have pledged to prevent cuts to Medicare and Social Security for seniors while working on reforms to ensure these programs stay solvent for years to come. – Dave Brat

When he says “reforms” he means taking away benefits.  This is unnecessary and unfair to those who pay for the system.  Congressman Brat is a rubber stamp for Paul Ryan’s radical plans.  These “plans” are for you to pay more money for less care.  There are numerous independent analyses which lay out clearly how these reforms raise costs and reduce benefits.

Medicare and Social Security are programs created by Democrats which are absolutely essential and are depended upon by almost all Americans.    Without Democrats in the Senate and House to defend these programs, we will lose them.