Virginia Beach Democrats Weekly Email  ~ September 8, 2017
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A Message From Our Chair

Our meeting next Monday will shape how we move into the future.  We’ll have votes on this year’s budget and on our proposal to amend our by-laws.  All voices are welcome, but remember only full members can cast votes -- and we need ⅔ of the votes to adopt the amended by-laws.  Please come and join in the discussion!

Dave Belote  |  Chair 
Important Reminder for Members Regarding VBDC ByLaws

On August 25, the VBDC Steering Committee sent an email to voting members about proposed Bylaw and organizational changes. We are resending this email again today. The email summarized the revisions we are proposing and provided links to 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 11th meeting next Monday. All VBDC members are requested to attend this meeting. Thank you for your attention to this important matter.

We will observe a moment of silence during the meeting as we remember and honor those who have fallen due to this horrendous and cowardly terrorist attack in our country. We will also remember the thousands of first responders who have paid – and those who are still paying – the high price for being our nation’s heroes. We salute you. We will never forget.
The Plus3 Initiative is an innovative, simple
"Get Out The Vote" program.


Plus3 is a new Get Out the Vote (GOTV) strategy to help address the problem of low voter turnout, especially in non-presidential elections. It is a collaboration between Thunderdome Politics and grassroots organizations such as Virginia Indivisible and Together We Will.

Our Virginia Beach candidates for the VA House of Delegates who are participating with Plus3 are excited about this special initiative that complements their campaign efforts.  We need volunteers like you to join Plus3 and help flip Virginia Beach Blue!

HOW DOES PLUS3 WORK?

RSVP Here for Special Event with Michael Blake,
Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee
Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at 7PM
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

We are expecting a large crowd to hear Mike Blake speak on September 28 at 7:00 P.M. If you plan to attend, please RSVP for the event using the link below. If we exceed the capacity of the Central Library Auditorium, we will seek another location to accommodate all who want to attend.  If that happens, we’ll need to contact everyone with a new location.  

Please indicate your plans to attend here at Eventbrite

Read more about Michael Blake

Read this week's blog article by our guest writer, S. R. Hunter
A Call To Action ~

It is time to stand up for our progressive principles and our progressive candidates!

Friends, I watched a Ted Talk the other day by Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth, a teacher and psychologist, who was trying to predict success. Through all of her studies, she found that the common link between successful people is grit. She defined grit as passion and perseverance towards a long term goal. I am here to tell you, folks, that our progressive candidates have grit!

All of them had to employ grit to better themselves and their community.

How do I know that they have grit? Read full article on our blog...

The Democratic National Committee’s Youth Council
Applications are now available for the 2017-2019 at-large positions on the Democratic National Committee’s Youth Council. Applications accepted until September 19th, 2017.
A link to the application and more information can be found on our website here.

The Youth Council will select one male and one female from each of the DNC’s four regions (East, South, Midwest and West) to serve on the Council for a two year period being in mid-October.

Virginia's Next Governor: Find your match.

MyVACandidate ~ Visit this website for a brief survey to learn which candidate for Governor is most compatible with your views. Your vote is important on November 7th!
Join us for food, music at Mount Trashmore on October 21st from 3-6PM.
Monday, September 11th - Next Monthly Business Meeting

Please join us on Monday for our monthly business meeting at the Central Library.
Public is welcome. 
When: September 11th, 2017 at 7PM
Where: Virginia Beach Central Library, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

During this meeting, we will be voting on the minutes from our previous meetings in July and August. Please take a moment to review them before the meeting. We will have a handful printed and available at the meeting.

Minutes - July 10, 2017 Meeting

Minutes - August , 2017 Meeting
Calendar of Public Events

View this calendar list of upcoming public events. 

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