Submitted by Executive Director on Thu, 10/22/2009 - 22:35
Congressman Perriello (D-Awesome) came out and rallied the Young Democrats at the Arlington County Democratic Headquarters. With over 30 phone bankers, the Virginia Young Democrats added almost 2,000 voter contacts to their total!
Submitted by Executive Director on Thu, 10/15/2009 - 13:27
What we’ve done so far, What we’ve got coming up!
30,000 Doors Down, 30,000 to go
What an election year. It has been a weird electoral season – an influx of cash and energy for Republicans, Olympia Snowe becoming a friend (or is she?), and a volunteer base that is exhausted from last year’s election work – but we’re still kickin’ butt! This year, the Virginia Young Democrats set out to hire organizers to supplement the field programs of the campaigns. We have also worked hard to set up regional invasions to boost the voter contact being done by our organizers and the campaigns. Between the work being done by our chapters, the work being done by our organizers, and the work done through our regional invasions, and the Virginia Young Democrats have hit 30,000 doors across the state. Not a bad number, and about half-way to where we want to be. Below is more information on what we’ve done so far, and what we’re doing to hit those remaining, critical 30,000 doors for our statewide and delegate candidates.
Nothing sings to Young Democrats like an invasion. Young Dems get excited when they meet other Young Dems. We get excited by large groups. By putting people in areas that overlap with targeted House districts, Invasions are a great way to excite our volunteers and connect our people to the campaigns in a savvy, exciting way. Our invasions in Newport News, Hampton Roads, Albemarle, Charlottesville, Richmond, McLean, Blacksburg, Stafford, South Riding, and Lynchburg are only the invasions we’ve done up and to this point! Check out our VAYD Invasions below. There's More...
Submitted by Executive Vice ... on Tue, 10/13/2009 - 13:17
The Deeds campaign kicked off a "Hope and Opportunity" tour of rural Virginia yesterday with stops in Winchester, Harrisonburg, and Staunton. They will be making stops in Lynchburg, Danville, and Martinsville today and on Wednesday will stop in Bluefield, Wytheville, Marion, and Bristol. The tour is focusing on Creigh's plan to support small businesses and families hurt by the economic downturn. Check out the press release from the campaign below.
Deeds Campaign Receives Wide Notice as it Kicks Off 'Hope and Opportunity Tour'
October 13, 2009
Alexandria - During the "Hope and Opportunity Tour," Democratic Party of Virginia Chairman Richard Cranwell and other local Deeds supporters will demonstrate that the choice is clear for small business owners and families in rural Virginia who have been hit hard by the economic downturn. Creigh Deeds is the only candidate in this race who understands the issues that Virginia communities face and has an honest plan to solve them.
The tour kicked off Monday in Winchester, Harrisonburg and Staunton and continues today in Lynchburg, Danville and Martinsville. Deeds for Virginia supporters will complete the ‘Hope and Opportunity Tour’ on Wednesday, October 14th, in Southwest Virginia with stops in Bluefield, Wytheville, Marion and Bristol.
Submitted by Executive Vice ... on Tue, 10/13/2009 - 12:24
Our friends at the Democratic Party of Virginia issued this press release last week, highlighting Bob's lack of support for higher education over the years and McDonnell's 2001 vote to slap an $8 million dollar tax increase on college students. Check it out...
MCDONNELL'S RECORD: "NAY" ON HIGHER EDUCATION When Bob had the chance, he chose to vote against supporting higher education
RICHMOND- Bob McDonnell addressed the Grow By Degrees Summit to talk about the importance of higher education, his remarks likely didn't mention that he passed on an opportunity to vote for a landmark investment in higher education.
McDonnell acts as though higher education is a priority of his, but not only did Bob vote against investing in higher education, he voted in favor of adding a per credit hour "tax" on college students to raise funds for college campuses.
"It's about time Bob McDonnell started talking straight about his record and his plan for public education in Virginia," said DPVA spokesperson Allison Jaslow. "Not only does McDonnell work hard to hide his lack of support in the past, but he conveniently forgets to mention that his vision for the future entails draining $5.4 billion from public education and other priorities to pay for roads."