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Blue Commonwealth Gala!

Democrats, mark June 16, 2018, on your calendars.  June 16th is the date of the next Central Committee Meeting and the Blue Commonwealth Gala that evening. The Democratic Party of Virginia decided to rename what had long been known as the J-J (Jefferson-Jackson) Dinner to be more forward, rather than backward-looking.  Both having been slave owners, did not help the case for keeping the J-J name.    More details will be shared when available.

This change was announced at the Quarter 1 Central Committee Meeting on March 3rd. in Richmond.  Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner spoke as did the Attorney General Mark Herring.  All three updated the body on their legislative or legal efforts to address gun violence, national security, reproductive rights, human rights vis a vis immigration and DACA issues, and efforts to hold the administration accountable at both the federal and state levels.

Above Senator Mark Warner, with his hand on the shoulder of the State Party Chair, Susan Swecker, has just urged her to run for President of the United States in 2020.  Attorney Mark Herring above right and Senator Tim Kaine lower left.

The 4th Congressional District Committee met prior to the Central Committee Meeting.  Petitions for Congressman Donald McEachin were notarized by members Lori Johnson Krenik and George Morrison and collected. Two replacement members of the 4th were elected … Willene Johnson of Dinwiddie and Jaime Areizaga-Soto of Richmond.  Delegate Lashrecse Aird is the Chair of the 4th CD Committee. Seated with Delegate Aird is Willene Johnson.  Tyrone Williams (L) and Tavarris Spinks, Chair of the Virginia Young Democrats, are members of the 4th CD.

Think about attending the next CD/Central Committee meetings.