ACTION OF THE WEEK
Do This Week of 6/29/2020
ACTION ALERT: Oppose nomination of Anthony Tata as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
Thanks to reporting by CNN, Anthony Tata’s history of outrageous, conspiratorial and inflammatory social media posts was brought to the attention of relevant committees before his nomination to the position of Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the Pentagon has come before the Senate. Still, he has not withdrawn his name from consideration for the position.
In posts Tata quickly scrubbed after the story broke, he described President Obama as a “terrorist leader” and a “manchurian candidate,” slandered Rep. Maxine Waters a “vicious race baiting racist,” and accused former administration officials of attempting to “overthrow” Trump. These and other grotesque examples of Tata’s conspiratorial mindset, lack of discretion and general poor judgment demonstrate that he is manifestly unsuited to the position for which he has been nominated.
Call Senators Mark Warner (202) 224-2023 and Tim Kaine (202) 224-4024 and ask them not only to oppose Tata’s nomination themselves, but to also make sure that their fellow senators are made aware of Tata’s lack of suitability for the post.
Here are the phone numbers of our representatives in Congress and Richmond:
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STAY THE COURSE
Do This for the Future of Democracy!
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Have you registered to vote? Check here to be sure. Are you planning to vote absentee this year due to the pandemic? If so, you can order your absentee ballot from the Warren County Voter Registrar -- no excuse necessary as of July 1st, 2020. Call the Registrar for details and to request your ballot: (540) 635-4327
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The WCDC is looking for volunteers to staff a table at the Warren County Fair (Aug. 17-22) and during the Festival of Leaves (Oct. 10). Please email WCDC Chair Eric Olson if interested.
The Democratic National Convention kicks off on August 17th! The convention, originally set for July, has been delayed to improve the likelihood of being able to hold an in-person conference.
Visit the VA-DEMS Media Center regularly to keep up with daily developments affecting Virginia Democrats.
SATURDAY, JUL 11, 2020
11am - 12:45pm
The WCDC will hold a virtual business meeting on Saturday, July 11, at 11 AM, location TBD. If you'd like to receive meeting reminders by text, please email the Communications Committee Chair to request to be added to the list.
Monthly membership meetings are held the second Saturday of every month at 11:00 am.
TAKE YOUR CONCERNS TO CLINE
10:00am - 12:00pm, 1st Wednesday of the Month
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:
May 15, 2020
by Steve Foreman, published in Winchester Progressive News
April 27, 2020
by Eric Olson, published in the Northern Virginia Daily
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