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.
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)
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. RSVPfor 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