If you want to send a check:
make your check payable to Gleamers and Blenders;
mail the check to the Northumberland County Democratic Committee, PO Box 277, Heathsville VA 22473
we will get the checks to the food pantry.
First District Democratic Congressional candidates Vangie Williams and Qasim Rashid conducted a video debate today, Sunday, April 19. The debate was moderated by former candidates John Suddarth and Tom Hicks.
Video of the debate is here:
Here is a link to the Virginia Dept of Health PERSONAL AND HOME PREPAREDNESS site. This link has important information and we urge everyone to bookmark this page and refer to it.
Here is a link to the Virginia Dept of Health COVID-19 page that displays a map, updated daily, with the sad news of deaths from COVID-19 and its continued spread throughout Virginia.
This page on the DOH website has recommendations for individuals and families for dealing with the threat from COVID-19.
Our meeting agenda includes:
If you wish, bring a snack to share at 6:30 PM.
Virginia Democrats will go to the polls on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, to select our candidate for President in the November 3, 2020, election.
Here is a SAMPLE BALLOT for the Democratic Primary. Note there are fourteen names on this ballot. Some of these individuals have announced their withdrawal from the race, however, these ballots were printed by Northumberland County in January because absentee voting started in mid-January.
If you use this ballot, DO NOT PRINT IT ON WHITE OR YELLOW PAPER. White and Yellow paper are used for official ballots, and, for official sample ballots. DO NOT USE WHITE OR YELLOW PAPER. We recommend you use BLUE paper.
The notice at the bottom of the ballot states “Read Both Sides of Ballot.” The back side of the ballot is blank except for the Northumberland County seal; there is no election information on the back side.
As of February 21, 2020, the following Democratic candidates have announced their withdrawal from the race. However, their names appear on the ballot because ballots were printed in early January to accommodate absentee voting, which started in mid-January. Furthermore, none of these candidates has informed the Virginia Dept of Elections that they have withdrawn; they have made public announcements that have been reported by the press, but have not yet informed the State.
This promises to be a busy meeting featuring:
Everyone is invited — Democrat, Republican, Independent, Unaffiliated, Interested, Curious, or just looking for a place to meet friendly folks.
We are disappointed to report that Kevin Washington has announced his withdrawal from the Democratic Party’s race for Congress from Virginia’s First Congressional District.
We received the following announcement from Mr. Washington.
Dear Chairs (First District Democratic Party chairs),
We have, with much deliberation, decided to suspend our campaign. I truly appreciate all of the support and consulting you have provided. Without the financial backing required to run a strong campaign, we cannot proceed. I look forward to working with you in the future. The fight for change and equality is not easy. I plan to be on the front lines of that fight until our ultimate goal is achieved. Please, feel free to contact me anytime.
We all should be concerned at Mr. Washington’s reason for withdrawing: Money. Running for office has become almost prohibitively expensive, leaving our elections open only to those with deep pockets or wealthy donors who can afford to run for office. This fact is a threat to our Republic.
Mr. Washington’s withdrawal still leaves three excellent candidates who are competing for the Congressional seat held by Republican Rob Wittman.
Vangie Williams – Strategic Planner, Program Manager, & 2018 CD1 Nominee
Phil Cox – Home Builder & Businessman
Qasim Rashid – Attorney, Human Rights Activist, & 2019 SD28 Nominee
All four candidates will be at a Candidate Forum jointly sponsored by the Lancaster and Northumberland County Democrats: Monday, May 18, 6:00 PM, Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock.
Northumberland County Democratic Party meetings are held: Third Thursday of each month; 6:30 social; 7:00 PM meeting; Northumberland Public Library; 7204 Northumberland Hwy (Hwy 360), Heathsville
Lancaster County Democratic Party meetings are held: Fourth Monday of each month; 6:30 PM social; 7:00 PM meeting; Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock.
Anyone who wants to meet these candidates is welcome to attend any of the meetings listed above — Democrat, Republican, Independent, whatever — come, join us and meet the candidates.