Food Drive on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, January 18: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Orange County Democratic Committee and the Lake of the Woods Democratic Club are sponsoring a food drive at two locations on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 18, in honor of Dr. King’s life and legacy as a civil rights leader.   Let’s get behind this community service project to serve our neighbors who are struggling, especially in this time of economic hardship exacerbated by the pandemic.  All non-perishable foods are welcomed. Each location has listed items specifically needed.

Love Outreach Food Pantry 
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Drop off location: 252 Blue Ridge Drive, Orange, VA  22960
Phone: (540) 223-6674

Items needed: pancake mix; syrup; cereal; rice; peanut butter; jelly; canned meats, vegetables, fruit; mustard; mayonnaise; ketchup; pasta noodles; spaghetti sauce; sizes 5 & 6 disposable diapers

Wilderness Food Pantry (for Lake of the Woods residents only)
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Drop off location:  By LOW’s front gate in the security parking area

Items needed: crackers; canned hearty soups; canned vegetables and fruit; boxed cereal; pudding and fruit cups; condiments; Hamburger Helper.

LOW residents, if you want to contribute but cannot make it on Monday, please contact Jen Heinz at 703-508-1104 to arrange to drop off your donation in advance.

Resolution Supporting the Removal of Donald Trump from Office

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.

Trump Unhinged, A National Affairs Forum

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.

RSVP to participate.