VA Demo Memo Weekly Update: Quarter 4
Updates from the Q4 Meeting
The Democratic Party of Virginia met for the final Q4 meeting of 2018 at the Omni Richmond. The Steering Committee met on Friday evening and Central Committee convened Saturday morning.
Three resolutions were passed in Central Committee Meeting:
- Support Ratification of the ERA
- Support Legislation to Make Voting Easy
- Thelma Virginia Dodson Memorial Resolution
As well as:
- Voted unanimously to allocate our 2020 Democratic National Convention delegates to presidential candidates using a primary
We were honored to hear from guest speakers Governor Ralph Northam, Senator Mark Warner, Congresswoman-elect Abigail Spanberger, Delegate David Toscano (HD-57) and Senator Scott Surovell (SD-36).
New House Caucus Leader
This week the Virginia House Democrats elected Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn (HD-41) as Democratic House Caucus leader, succeeding Delegate David Toscano. Congratulations Delegate Filler-Corn!
I am incredibly honored to serve as Leader of the House Democratic Caucus beginning January 1st. I truly want to thank my colleagues for their confidence in me. Thank you as well to Delegate Charniele Herring, Delegate Sam Rasoul, Delegate Rip Sullivan and Delegate Marcus B. Simon for also stepping up to run. I look forward to their continued collaboration towards our success. I want to also thank our current Leader, Delegate David J. Toscano for his years of hard work, efforts, time and energy on behalf of our Caucus!
I know first hand the value of strong Democratic leadership and constituent service. I have been fortunate to serve in the House throughout our entire struggle to pass Medicaid expansion and with the addition of our tremendous freshman class, we finally achieved it this year. I truly believe that what we do in the General Assembly matters to every Virginian. I am committed to standing up for good, common sense legislation which improves lives across the Commonwealth.
I am truly humbled by our Caucus’ support and trust in me. I am looking forward to supporting and passing legislation which represents our core Democratic principles this session and moving on to great success in November 2019.
Special Election in House District 24
Christian Worth | HD-24 | Website
The special election will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 2018.
Special Election in Senate District 33
Jennifer Boysko| SD-33| Website
The special election will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.
Holiday Celebrations at the Executive Mansion
We would like to thank Governor and First Lady Northam for hosting us at their beautiful, historic home last Friday. Gathering together during the holiday season at the Executive Mansion was a truly special and memorable evening. The holiday season is about spending time with friends and family and the Northam’s generosity to host us will not soon be forgotten.
The House and Senate Caucuses have a new office: James Center (1021 E Cary St, Suite 1275, Richmond, VA 23219).
The DPVA Webstore is Open for Business
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Looking for that perfect gift? Look no further! The DPVA webstore has shirts, tote bags, buttons, mugs, and more!
Surprise visit from former Governor Terry McAuliffe
Surprise DPVA headquarters office drop by former Governor Terry McAuliffe to make sure we all knew how important the 2019 VA elections are and, as always, he reminded to us to “sleep when you’re dead”!
Blue Commonwealth Gala — Save the Date!
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12/18: Election Day for HD-24!
1/8/19: Election Day for SD-33!