7th District Democratic Committee Call to Convention 2017

The Seventh District Democratic Committee
Calling the 2017 Seventh District Democratic Convention

By the Seventh District Democratic Committee at its meeting of February 13, 2017, that:

I. Call to Convention

     Pursuant to the authority vested in this Committee by the Virginia Democratic Party Plan (State Party Plan) the Seventh District Democratic Committee (7th District Committee) hereby calls a District Convention to convene at 11:00 A.M., on May 6, 2017 at 919 East Main St, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

This District Convention shall:

    Nominate twenty (20) persons, ten (10) men and ten (10) women to serve as the 7th Congressional District Democratic Committee and serve on the Democratic Party of Virginia’s State Central Committee starting June 17, 2017 until June, 2021 when a new district committee is elected.

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Call to Caucus 30th House of Delegates



30th House of Delegates Democratic Committee Convention

Whereas it is the duty of the Orange County Democratic Committee to issue the Call to Caucus for the purpose of electing delegates to the 2017 30th House of Delegates District Democratic Convention which will be held on the 29th day of April in 2017, beginning at 10 am, in the Culpeper County Democratic Committee Head Quarters located at 102 North Main Street, Culpeper, VA. 22701, on the second floor.

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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.

Redistricting: OneVirginia2021

One Virginia 2021 is a bipartisan group dedicated to taking redistricting out of the hands of the party politicians.

We believe in fair, democratic elections, not elections rigged to favor Democrats, Republicans or just incumbents in general.  In order for the public to express their voice, it’s imperative that elections are competitive, and that means that neither party should be able to put their thumb on the scale at redistricting time.

Right now Virginia has several districts comprised of areas which are almost entirely unrelated:

Both parties have done this in the past, and our current map is the result of collusion among incumbents of both parties.

We encourage everyone to support sensible redistricting reform so that the public gets to regain control over their elected representatives.  Please take a moment to look at their website and consider getting involved.