Virginia Beach Democrats Weekly Email  ~ August 25, 2017
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A Message From Our Chair
VB Dems,
I have two exciting announcements!  Please read and heed --

First, our redesigned website is live, and it sizzles!  Please check today for an up-to-date calendar, profiles on all our November candidates, and news posts about key issues.  Our thanks go to Carol Maurice, Bill Banis, Mark Vang, Lindsey Terry, and all who’ve had a hand in creating a masterpiece.

Second, and vitally important, The Planning Committee has found a way for us as VB Dems to be open, welcoming, and collaborative with all grass roots organizations and individuals whose ideals we share while maintaining a structure that fulfills our responsibilities under state law and the DPVA Party Plan.  I think they’ve gotten the balance exactly right -- voting rights will remain with those of us who commit to full membership, but participation and influence can be extended to a much wider population.

Important: All members only will receive a separate email from us today with the bylaws.

We’ll have a vote on the changes at our VBDC Business Meeting on Sept. 11; we need ⅔ of the full members in attendance to adopt them.  Please come ready to discuss and debate!

Dave Belote  |  Chair 
Important and Time Sensitive Announcement for Members Regarding VBDC ByLaws

As our Chair mentioned above, the VBDC Steering Committee will be sending a separate email to our Members Only that will provide you with information about proposed Bylaw and organizational changes.  The email will summarize the revisions we are proposing and will provide you with links to read the full document and the proposed organization structure. We are requesting that all members review this information. We will vote on adopting the bylaw revisions at our September meeting.  Thank you for your attention to this important matter.

Turn your one vote into four!

We need every VBDems member to sign up and turn their ONE vote into FOUR!
Watch this fun video to see how easy it is by clicking on the image above or the link below. We have partnered with the Thunderdome Politics - Plus 3 Initiative to pair FREQUENT democratic voters with INFREQUENT ones in an Innovative Get Out to Vote program. It's as simple as 1-2-3!
DNC Vice-Chair Michael Blake Coming in September

Michael Blake, Vice Chair of the DNC, will visit Virginia Beach on September 28, 2017 to work with VBDems candidates, campaign staffs and volunteers. Michael was interviewed recently by CNN's Wolf Blitzer to discuss the state of the Democratic Party and it's efforts to rise, organize and empower the base.

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Virginia Job Openings at the Super PAC
  • Virginia Communications Director
  • Virginia Data Manager
  • Virginia Regional Field Director
  • Virginia Operations Director
  • Virginia Political Partnership Director
  • Virginia Organizing Director
View All Job Openings

Canvass Day ~ Saturday, September 9th at 9AM

Some of us remember the days of knowing our neighbors. Let's get back to that on September 9th by helping you find like minded neighbors right on your street!

Throughout the city of Virginia Beach, parts of Chesapeake and Norfolk, a group of ordinary citizens will be be hitting their OWN neighborhoods, learning who their like-minded neighbors are by receiving information from their House of Delegate candidate. 
The deadline for submitting the form will be Wednesday, 9/6.

Learn More & Sign Up Here

Elephant Roast

Save the date for a fun, social event for candidates, members and volunteers.  It is not a fundraiser; it is a friendraiser!  Organized by Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Norfolk Democratic Committees. October 21, 2017 ~ 3-6PM  at Mount Trashmore Park

More details coming soon. Organized by Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Norfolk Democratic Committees

A Special Note of Appreciation to Mark Vang

The Virginia Beach Democrats wish to thank Mark Vang, our IT Chair since January, for his service and important contributions. Mark has stepped down from his role this month. During his tenure, Mark contributed his time and expertise in designing and developing a sophisticated and robust information technology platform for VBDC that enables us to manage operations, internal communication and membership. Mark spent countless hours building the platform, training steering committee members in its use and producing online training videos on key features of the system. We appreciate Mark’s tireless efforts in creating a resource that will serve Virginia Beach Democrats well for many years to come and a foundation for supporting our growth. Very well done, Mark! Thank you and best wishes.

Welcome to Our New Technology Chair
We are very pleased to announce that Lindsey Terry has volunteered to serve as our new Technology Chair. Lindsey brings a wealth of IT experience to the Virginia Beach Democrats and we look forward to working with her. Welcome Lindsey!  
This Week's Blog Article:
Together We Stand With Charlottesville
The past several weeks have been full of emotion. Disappointment. Hurt. Anger. Fear. Video replays following the tragic events in Charlottesville this month show people being beaten with lit torches,…

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~ By M. Vasquez,
Virginia Tech, Class of 2016
If you haven't noticed yet, we have rolled out our new "all blue" logo, new website and branding. The new site is now on a faster server and includes profile pages of all our local and state candidates with links to their website, social and donation pages. Check it out at and visit the candidates page here.

Special thanks to our photographers, Ron Lovell, Lucas Anderton, Stephanie Sterner and Joel Becker for their photographic skill and contributions.
Calendar of Public Events

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