Virginia Beach Democrats Weekly Email  ~ July 28, 2017
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Special Event on Sunday, July 30th at 4:30 PM

The Democratic Party of Virginia is supporting Virginia Beach with an Office Opening Party and YOU'RE ALL INVITED!  9 of our 10 candidates plan to be there: Phil Kellam, Susan Hippen, John Bell, Kelly Fowler, Kimberly Anne Tucker, Leigh Anne Bowling, David Rose-Carmack, Veronica Coleman, and Cheryl Turpin are working hard for all of us – let’s support them! And did I mention … Ralph Northam will be there, too!

Meet and be a part of your local team at our new Coordinated Campaign office and help to elect Democrats up and down the ballot in Virginia Beach. Details are below … please join us!

Chair  |  Dave Belote  |

DPVA Coordinated Campaign Office
Opening in Virginia Beach

What: DPVA Coordinated Campaign Office Opening
Where: 5600 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA
(Executive Cove office park near Virginia Beach Blvd. & Newtown Rd.)
When: Sunday July 30th, 4:30pm

Bring your friends, family, your calendar, and if you are able, an appetizer or finger food to pass [potluck style!]. We will be hearing from Democratic nominee for Governor, Ralph Northam, as well as other special guests including our constitutional officer and House of Delegates candidates (listed above).

Don't miss out on your chance to meet other Democrats and to help us keep the Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General seats blue and FLIP the Virginia House of Delegates.  Come support our candidates – see you Sunday!

For Campaign Staffs and  Volunteers:
A Special "Get Out the Vote" Event

with Michael Blake, Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee 

Thursday, September 28, 2017 
7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
4100 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Michael Blake, Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee, will visit Virginia Beach to work with our VBDC candidates, campaign staffs and volunteers as we go into high gear for the November election.  After a career in journalism, Blake began his political career in the 2006 "Yes We Can" training program. He then managed three winning state legislative races in Michigan, became President Obama's 2008 Iowa Caucus Constituency vote director, and served in eight additional states, including Michigan, where his team won all seven races as part of their Coordinated campaign. Blake later served as White House Associate Director of Public Engagement and Deputy Associate Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. In, 2012 Blake was National Deputy Operation Vote Director for President Obama.  Blake currently is serving in his second term in the New York State Assembly, representing the 79th District.  

Since becoming DNC vice chair this year, Blake has been traveling extensively across the country helping Democratic committees and candidates prepare for primary and general elections. We are delighted to welcome Mike to Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads and look forward to his visit.  Please join us for this special event. 

Planning Group | William Banis |

New Blog Article
75/25, Medicaid, and a Single Payer Model
~ by S. Martin

The Virginian-Pilot ran a story on July 13 about a new managed care approach to Medicaid.  Included in the story was a statistic that stood out to me:

Approximately 25% of Medicaid enrollees use approximately 75% of all allocated Medicaid funds.

This 25% figure is mostly comprised of the elderly and the disabled requiring skilled nursing care, rehabilitation, and specialized medications.  

The Tidewater area is a test region for a new single stream approach to medical care...



Volunteers Needed

Technology Chair
Virginia Beach Democrats are seeking a new Technology Chair. The following experience is preferred:

~ Google core products including Drive, Sheets, Docs, Groups, Sites, Calendar, Gmail.
~ GSuite (Google Apps/Google for Business) admin experience preferred.
~ Key Skills: Google Sheets, Google Forms, GSuite admin/superuser.
~ Some training provided. Must be a self-starter willing to learn new skills.
Please contact

Event Planning Volunteers Needed
The Communications Committee is seeking volunteers for Event Planning.
Please contact

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