National Gun Violence Awareness Day is June 1st and begins Wear Orange Weekend. At hundreds of events this weekend many Americans will honor the lives of victims and survivors of gun violence. Dress in orange and join Everytown for Gun Safety at the following Wear Orange Meet-up and Mixer!
- Saturday; June 2, 12:00 PM
- Wilderness Vineyards and 1781 Brewery
- 11109 Plank Rd (near intersection of Routes 20 and 3)
- Spotsylvania, VA 22553
Date and Time: Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 6:00 PM
Location: Lion’s Pavilion at Veteran’s Park on Newton Street in Orange
Dan Ward and Abigail Spanberger, Democratic candidates for the 7th Congressional District nomination, will attend.
Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Hot dogs and chicken will be provided.
For more information, please contact Henry Lee Carter at 540-672-3200 or Terry Anderson at 954-218-8083.
The March for Science in Washington, DC kicks off Saturday 14 April, 2018, at 9 am on 15th Street NW between Constitution and Independence Avenues with teach-in tents hosted by The Nature Conservancy, AAAS, the American Chemical Society, the Optical Society, and the Government Accountability Project.
Expo booths will also be open all day on the National Mall, along with letter writing tables and voter registration.
Location: National Mall, 15th Street, NW between Constitution & Independence Aves
- At 9 am the Teach-in and Expo tents open.
- At 12:30 pm the Rally with speakers and musical performances starts
- At 2:30 pm take to the streets and March for Science!
Sign-up at: RSVP
Extending healthcare coverage to 400,000 Virginians and reclaiming tax dollars for Virginia is not a “maybe do,” it’s a “must do.” The General Assembly will get back together on the 17th to discuss Medicaid Expansion and the 18th to vote on it. That is why on Tuesday, 17 Apr 2018 from 2-3 pm in Capitol Square, Virginians for Medicaid Expansion will march.
For maximum impact, broad participation from every county and independent city in Virginia is needed. Organizers would like to see each county send at least one carpool of 4 people. Each participant should have a sign with a Medicaid message or simply the name of home county or city.
If interested, complete the RSVP form so the Capitol Police may be kept apprised of projected attendance.
The Orange County Committee met on Saturday, December 2, 2017 and selected committee officers for the 2018-1010 term; a slate was proposed and unanimously adopted by the members in attendance, as follows:
Scott Ruffner – Chair
Jim Donovan – Vice Chair
Terry Anderson – Vice Chair
Sandra Smith – Secretary
Wayne Garnett – Treasurer
We are doing some preliminary planning for this coming year, but are looking forward to working hard on the 7th Congressional District race, supporting our eventual nominee. We hope to have all of the Democratic candidates speak to our membership and to build a strong network of volunteers to help with the fall campaign.
At the local level, we’re going to get to work building up a network to help turn out Democrats who come out for the Presidential election, but fall off in other elections. The victory in Alabama’s special election shows how important it is for every single member of our coalition to vote in every single election; the GOP does!