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NEWS FOR MEMBERS - NOVEMBER 2021

#DemocratsDeliver

In this month of Thanksgiving, the Warren County Democratic Committee thanks every volunteer who supported our candidates and the election process during the 2021 campaign season. We donated to candidates, wrote postcards, knocked on doors, made phone calls, sent text messages, and greeted voters at polling places during the 45-day voting period. One member ran for local office, and another helped ensure a free and fair election as a member of the local Election Board. Every single effort contributes to our democracy’s survival.

One good thing about Virginia politics: When we lose an election, there’s not much time to dwell on it because the next race is always right around the corner. At our monthly meeting on Saturday, Nov. 13, we’ll talk about this election cycle and how we can use the lessons learned to come roaring back for the 2022 congressional races.

Our November meeting will depart from our usual routine because it includes work on a community project. As our outreach director, Paul Miller, announced last month, WCDC won a Virginia Trees for Clean Water grant to plant six willow oaks at Gertrude Miller Community Park next to Bing Crosby Stadium. The planting will begin and 10 a.m. Saturday and wrap up around noon. 

After the planting, we’ll gather at picnic shelter No. 1 next to the stadium for a brief business meeting. Bring a snack or sandwich if you’d like to lunch with the group. Members of the executive committee will provide warm beverages (coffee, cider) and sweets. 

Thanks to Justin Proctor for writing the successful grant application that makes the planting possible, and to Justin and Paul for coordinating the planting and last week’s educational tree walk in Front Royal with the town’s arborist and Tree Stewards.

If you paid any attention to the news late last week, you know that Democrats in Washington delivered big time for all Americans with House passage of President Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan. Thirteen House Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the package, fulfilling Biden’s promise for a bipartisan plan. 

Once Biden signs it into law, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will provide $110 billion for fixing roads and bridges, $73 billion for the electrical grid, $66 billion for railroads, $65 billion for broadband, $55 billion for water infrastructure, $47 billion for coastal adjustments to climate change, and $39 billion for public transportation. This translates into thousands of well-paying jobs all over the country – or, as the president called it, a “blue collar blueprint to rebuild America.” You can read more about it here.

Passage of the jobs and infrastructure package gives us a strong story to tell as we persuade voters to back Democratic congressional candidates in 2022.

I hope to see you Saturday. We’ve got lots to talk about and lots of work to do.

 

Best wishes,
Christine R.

WCDC Communications Committee Chair


 

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CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS

Here are the phone numbers of your representatives in Congress. Use them frequently and make your voice heard!
 

Sen. Mark Warner 703-442-0670

Sen. Tim Kaine 703-361-3192

Rep. Ben Cline 540-432-2391

Representatives in Richmond:

 

Gov. Ralph Northam 804-786-2211

VA Sen. Mark Obenshain 540-437-1451

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Keep up with the latest news, events and conversations by following the Warren County VA Democratic Committee on Facebook. Share and discuss the latest political articles, join in on an array of resistance actions, and get to know other members online. 

Visit our Resources for Action and Engagement page for more ways to get involved and make a difference!
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • WCDC recently launched text messaging for our members. We use texts to send reminders for meetings and alert members to volunteer opportunities and quick-turn calls to action. If you’d like to receive texts from us, send us your mobile number
     

  • The DPVA Veterans and Military Families Caucus is looking to expand its membership. You can sign up here
     

  • As we look forward to the 2022 midterms, one way you can really help WCDC is by joining our Club of 100 fundraiser. You can make your $100 contribution through Act Blue or by sending a check, payable to WCDC, to Warren County Democratic Committee, PO Box 615, Front Royal, VA 22630. Contributions help cover expenses such as yard signs, postcards, and donations to candidates. These funds are a critical part of our budget, and we appreciate any amount you can give. Thank you to Peg Goodyear for leading this effort.
     

  • Now that more people are getting vaccinated, some of our members are considering reviving the monthly tradition of the Lunch Bunch at Mom's Country Kitchen (if you prefer another restaurant let us know).  If you are interested in participating, please email us and tell us which day of the week and week of the month you would prefer, plus start time (noon, 1 p.m., or other) and location.
     

  • Have you paid your annual dues? The suggested amount is $30 per person. (Dues are not a requirement, but they do help us cover expenses throughout the year.) You can mail a check to Warren County Democratic Committee, PO Box 615, Front Royal, VA 22630. Or you can pay online via ActBlue.​

DEMOCRATS DELIVER FOR AMERICA

#DemocratsDeliver

If you paid any attention to the news in early November, you know that Democrats in Washington delivered big time for all Americans with House passage of President Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan. Thirteen House Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the package, fulfilling Biden’s promise for a bipartisan plan. 

Here are some more highlights of how our Democratic lawmakers in Virginia have delivered great things to all Virginians, regardless of party:

Simply put, #DemocratsDeliver. These achievements underscore why we must keep the General Assembly, governor’s mansion and attorney general’s office in Democratic hands this November.

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Want to know how #DemocratsDeliver for Virginia? Watch this 30-second video on Twitter.

FEATURED EVENTS

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Monthly meetings on the second Saturday of each month.

MONTHLY MEETING

Second Saturday of each month

11:00 AM

Monthly membership meetings are held the second Saturday of the month at 11:00 a.m. at the Warren County Community Center. Please bring your mask and remember to practice social distancing.

 

If you'd like to receive meeting reminders by text, please email the Communications Committee Chair to request to be added to the list.

DEFUND BEN CLINE

Final Wednesday of each month

7:00 PM via Zoom

Rep. Ben Cline is part of the Republican Coup Caucus promoting the lie that the 2020 presidential election results were fraudulent. He voted to block the certification of electors just hours after terrorists stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

 

Help us call or write Ben Cline’s biggest donors to persuade them to stop giving him money. You can call or write letters at your convenience, or you can join our monthly letter writing events on Zoom (7 p.m. on the final Wednesday of the month). To get access to the resources or to join the monthly Zoom, email Lauren W

You can also donate to the Democratic Party of Virginia’s campaign against Cline and five other key Virginia Republicans who stoked the divisiveness that led to the insurrection.

VIRGINIA STATE-WIDE ELECTIONS

Tuesday, Nov 2, 2021

6:00 AM until 7:00 PM

The Virginia primaries have ended and we have a strong slate of candidates ready to face off against their Republican opponents on November 2nd. Check out our Voting Matters page to prepare for the election. Make sure you're registered and ready to vote. Volunteer to help us staff polling stations and campaign for candidates. Remind your friends and family to mark their calendars. We've made a lot of progress over the past few years and we don't want to lose ground. Show up for democracy!

 
 
Eric Olson, Chariman

Eric Olson, Chairman

Warren County Democratic Committee

A WORD FROM OUR CHAIRMAN

 

Welcome to the Warren County Democrats.  In this presidential and senatorial election year, we need everyone’s help more than ever.  If you’re new to politics, thank you for getting involved.  If you’ve been active before, thank you for increasing your level of participation.  If you’ve previously sided with other parties, we so appreciate you helping us now.  Democrats are truly a “big tent” party.  Whether you’re centrist, leftist, or moderate conservative, if you agree that the party of Trump must be defeated, welcome to the effort to promote good governance, with sane, just, and enlightened policies that benefit all of society.

There are many ways to volunteer.  Show up at advertised events.  Consider joining the Warren County Democratic Committee, with a suggested donation of $30.  However much you can afford, we will put it to good use.  By all means, give to the campaigns of your favorite candidates; but remember, it costs money to have us as a local presence, paying for printing, office space, event fees, etc.  Help us contact targeted voters – we will train you and pair you with experienced door knockers and phone bankers.  Help register voters.  There are numerous “behind the scenes” support roles to fill:  data collection and entry, post card and letter writing, event set up, and more.  
 

Join the fight to protect our environment, ensure health care, strengthen the middle class, help the poor, support education, and maintain a strong, sensible national defense. To accomplish this, we must remove from office the most corrupt, dangerous leader in our nation’s history.  The stakes couldn’t be higher, and we’re counting on YOU!

TRUTH MATTERS

In an increasingly polarized media environment, it can be hard to separate truth from political spin when it comes to the issues about which our community cares. Members of the Warren County Democratic Committee are dedicated to keeping you informed so you can make sound decisions each time you exercise your right to vote.

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Governor Northam and Transitions

by Rea Howarth, published in The Royal Examiner

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Lies and Accountability

by Steve Foreman, published in The Northern Virginia Daily

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