I am writing to invite you to my upcoming Health Care Town Hall meeting in Suffolk. This is an opportunity to hear how the Republican leadership’s plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will affect you and your family.
Suffolk Health Care Town Hall
Monday, July 10, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
King’s Fork Middle School
350 Kings Fork Road
Suffolk, Virginia 23434
Reelecting Senator Mark Warner and Congressman Bobby Scott (VA 3rd CD)?
PG Dems Chair Cynthia Mitchell and Congressman Bobby Scott
Helping elect or reelect Dem candidates across the state?
Registering Virginia voters?
Educating Virginians on the new Photo Voter ID Law and resources?
Helping accomplish the restoration of voting rights?
Canvassing, phone-banking, turning out the vote?
Letters to the Editor?
Blogging, posting, and tweeting on behalf of Dems and progressive causes?
Supporting your local Democratic Committee with your talents and resources?
Signing up to work a precinct on election day?
All of the above?
Don’t rest on the victories of the past.
As the Rev. Al Sharpton urges … don’t glory in the battles won in the past. New battles face us … preserving those past victories and responding to the call of the new challenges facing us.
What can you do, now?
Charlotte Rhodes manning Richard Bland Precinct
Attend the PG Dems meeting on Thursday, June 5 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Prince George County Administration Building, 6602 Courts Drive, in the 2nd Floor Employee Lounge. Sign up to work a precinct on voting day, help plan events, help with publicity, outreach, and GOTV. These are friendly, but hard working meetings. Open to the public and the facility is ADA accessible. Contact Carol Woodward at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharon Goertz be sworn-in by Prince George Circuit Court Clerk Bishop Knott
Mr. Hill and Family, 2014 Civil Rights Pioneer honored by the Prince George Dems
Delegate Rosalyn R. Dance, Delegate 63 Virginia House District, will be the featured
speaker at our meeting Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the Prince George County Admin Building, 2nd Floor Employee Lounge. The address of the County Admin Building is 6602 Courts Drive. The main entrance is on the side of the building with its own parking lot. Not the side facing the Courthouse and the Library.
After the regular meeting we’ll receive training on the Votebuilder database locally known as VAN. Bring your computer if you want to access the database in real time. To receive a login you must be a member of a local committee . We will have membership applications on hand.
Thanks to the work of our Chair, Cynthia Mitchell and Lillian King Boyd, our Secretary, who coordinated with Gaylene Kanoyten we registered over 40 people for healthcare on
Cynthia Mitchell and Congressman Bobby Scott
Saturday in only 3 hours. Delegate Dance, Congressman Bobby Scott, Petersburg Mayor, Brian Moore, and Hopewell Vice-Mayor Jasmine Gore came as did the Progress-Index and Channel 6 News. Hopewell Chair, Bettie Washington, and Prince George Dems, Robert Rose, Joyce Street, and Carol Woodward also assisted in the event.
Katherine Johnson of the Progress-Index got the opportunity to interview people who had actually been able to enroll in healthcare. Some of their stories were published in the Sunday Progress-Index.
The PGDems co-sponsored this event with the Health and Wellness Ministry of Zion Baptist Church, HCA Health Care Systems.
Come to the meeting and learn what else we have been up to.
Cynthia Mitchell, Chair of the Prince George Dems, invites you to our regular monthly meetings so you can become more engaged in community issues and Democratic Party activities.
Chair, Cynthia Mitchell, volunteering at Congressman Bobby Scott’s Annual Labor Day Picnic in 2012
Join the Prince George Dems in their regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. on February 6th in the 2nd Floor Employee Lounge of the Prince George County Administration Building, 6602 Court Drive Prince George, Virginia.
William F. “Bill” Gandel, Prince George Board of Supervisor Member (District 2), will speak on the ‘State of the County’ and address issues raised by the attendees. One issue he is expected to address is the status of the rerouting of Highway 460. It is on hold again. The on again, off again status of the project is taking a “toll” (sorry for the pun) on the affected land and business owners.
Bobby Scott, our Democratic Congressman from the Virginia 3rd Congressional District, is up for reelection in 2014 as is Randy Forbes (R) from the 4th Congressional District. Prince George is divided between the two Congressional Districts. Expect to hear more about these campaigns as the year progresses.
Would you like to know more about the AffordableHealth Care Act? Attend this Affordable Healthcare Workshop on February 5, at 5:30 in Smithfield, VA at the Main Street Baptist Church, 517 Main Street. Contact Michele Joyce for more info 757-620-3931.
One issue which has been raised by Prince George County residents and members of our Committee has been whether we can change from at large voting districts for local leaders and go to single district representation. Currently we have three Board of Supervisor Members elected from District 2 and 2 Members from District 1. How do you feel about that issue. Would you like to see one district per Board of Supervisor Member? Answer below.
At about 6:30 a.m. the day after the 2012 election I am thinking about all of the Prince George Virginia Democrats, the Democrats Without Borders and the Oganizing for America Ground Team who helped reelect President Obama. We also reelected Congressman Bobby Scott in the 3rd Congressional District and we elected Gov. Tim Kaine to the U.S. Senate to succeed Senator James Webb.
There are many people to thank at every level, but this morning, in the limited time I have before going to the Registrar’s office to observe the Canvass, I choose to focus on one group of Democrats — the Precinct Captains and their Poll Crews who braved the frosty morning and evening and the windy in between in the ten precincts in Prince George County.
There are many backstories — Diane is being treated for pneumonia, Cynthia was also
Hearty Prince George Precinct workers Steve Martin, Charlotte Rhodes and Caroline Tobe
phone banking for OFA, James recruited volunteers who had not been part of the Democratic Committee in the past, Carroll forgave me (I think) for calling him at 4 a.m. on Election Day, Le’one, Willie and crew were able to get even Republican voters to smile, and eighty-five year old James Hill steered his crew at Union Branch all day with only a break or two for a sandwich.
Rest up today my friends. Take the rest of the year off (just kidding). Next year we must elect a Democratic Governor in Virginia and reelect one of our Virginia House Delegates, Rosalyn Dance.
N.B. On election eve Delegate Dance called me to check on the Committee’s spirits and to give us a personal boost for the election day ahead. Thank you, Rosalyn. We have your back next year. DANCE2013