ACTION OF THE WEEK
Do This Week of 2/24/2020
ACTION ALERT: Stop Trump’s Cuts to Social Security and Medicare
The Republican tax cuts for the rich blew a giant hole in the country’s budget and now Trump wants to close it by stealing from retirees and the poor. President Reverse Robin Hood submitted a budget last week that cuts $30,000,000,000 from Social Security, $500,000,000,000 from Medicare, and $920,000,000,000 from Medicaid. 1.3 million Virginians collect the Social Security checks they earned, while 1.5 million Virginians rely on Medicare. 375,000 of the most vulnerable Virginians depend on Medicaid for critical healthcare services.
Trust-fund Trump assured credulous Twitter followers he wouldn’t touch their Social Security or Medicare...as he was preparing a budget that cut funding for their Social Security and Medicare. Call Senators Warner (703-442-0670) and Kaine (703-361-3192) and Congressman Ben Cline (202-225-5431) and tell them that Americans are watching and we won’t stand for Trump and the GOP robbing the poor to pay for more tax break extensions for the rich!
Here are the phone numbers of our representatives in Congress and Richmond:
Want to do more? Visit 5calls.org for other resistance actions you can take!
STAY THE COURSE
Do This for the Future of Democracy!
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
1/22/2020 Vice-Chair Steve Foreman's commentary on common-sense gun law reform was published in the Northern Virginia Daily.
1/18/2020 Elizabeth Warren's campaign is looking for volunteers to knock on doors and make phone calls to voters ahead of Virginia's March 3 presidential primary. To get involved, contact the campaign's regional field organizer, Marshall Burkhardt. We will share information on how to help with other campaigns as we receive it.
1/12/2020 VA Delegate Sam Rasoul shares his tips on lobbying as Virginia's legislative session begins. Watch his livecast on Facebook.
12/18/2019 2nd Amendment Sanctuary update: Steve Foreman continues the discussion with Royal Examiner's Mike McCool
SATURDAY, MAR. 14, 2020
11am - 12:45pm
213 E. Main St., Front Royal
Monthly membership meetings are held the second Saturday of every month at 11:00 am at Middle of Main (beside Daily Grind on Main Street). Join us for the February meeting on Saturday the 14th of March.
VIGIL FOR DEMOCRACY
Every Wednesday from 12pm - 1pm
At the Gazebo on Main St., Front Royal
Calling all First Amendment People! Give your right to free speech some exercise every Wednesday evening at the Vigil for Democracy at the gazebo on Main Street in Front Royal. Join members of Indivisible Warren County Virginia, the Warren County Democrats, and other friends and neighbors who share our concerns about Trump's attacks on our democratic norms and processes. Bring your own sign or use one of ours. This is a peaceful gathering to remind America that corruption must not be allowed to become "the new normal."
RSVP on Facebook, or just show up at noon on any given Wednesday.
TAKE YOUR CONCERNS TO CLINE
10:00am - 12:00pm, 1st & 3rd Wednesdays
Samuels Public Library, Front Royal
Representatives from Ben Cline's Harrisonburg office will make note of your concerns and convey them to the Congressman.
Eric Olson, Chairman
Warren County Democratic Committee
The Warren County Democratic Committee works to elect capable, honest, and dedicated Democrats. We support qualified individuals who are committed to the Democratic vision: where hard work is rewarded, fair play is the norm, everyone participates, and the rules are just. If you share our values, join us!
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!
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.
MOST RECENT ARTICLES:
Saturday, January 13, 2018
by Steve Foreman
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
by Steve Foreman
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