Saturday, May 23, 2009
Supporters of Senator Creigh Deeds for Governor of Virginia cordially invite
you to join them for a rally on the Courthouse steps in downtown
Many former Chairs and Members of local Democratic Committees will attend to
formally endorse the Deeds effort to win in the June 9th Primary, and the
November 3rd election.
What? Valley Endorsement Rally for Deeds for Governor
When? 4:30pm, Saturday May 23rd (today),
Where? The Courthouse steps in downtown Harrisonburg, VA
For information regarding this event call Miranda Stone at 310-776-0107
h/t Lowell Fulk
Friday, May 22, 2009
In response to a
We as a nation, and as the Great Commonwealth of Virginia, are a rough and tumble lot... a bubbling, melting pot of incredibly diverse beliefs and creeds. We have descended from a long line of ancestors who have resisted domination by kings, popes, dictators, demagogues, charlatans, and religious zealots, who try to enforce their own narrow view of the one true way of life - a State Church. Virginians Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington resisted an English Church State over 200 years ago, and Creigh Deeds speaks for most rational, fair-minded Americans, in 2009, when he says,
“Virginia is the home of free speech. Restricting free speech and discouraging students from participating in the political process are not what our colleges and universities should be about. I call on Liberty University to reverse their decision and reinstate the Liberty University Democratic Party Club.For the knuckleheads out there that failed their Virginia high school SOL's test section on the United States Constitution... here's a little reminder, the 1st Amendment, often associated with Free Speech includes the novel concept of Freedom of Assembly.
full story at Star City Harbinger Deeds calls on Liberty University to reverse its decision to ban College Democrats
Freedom of assembly, sometimes used interchangeably with the freedom of association, is the individual right to come together with other individuals and collectively express, promote, pursue and defend common interests.
see First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States
In other words if the cowardly College Republicans at Liberty University don't want to associate with College Democrats... that's cool, and fully protected by their 1st Amendment rights. But it also includes the right for College Democrats to freely associate with each other, and Heavens to Betsy they might even attend a College Republican meeting and engage in a civil dialogue with their classmates. Now wouldn't that be something to see... conservative and liberal Christians... talking to each others as brothers and sisters in Christ!
Rant over... time to get back on the tractor and get some farm work done!
Update 1:00am, 5/23 - Mike Signer joins the fray! VAYD's ramp up support of LU Dems.
STATEMENT FROM MIKE SIGNER ON LIBERTY UNIVERSITY'S DECISION TO REVOKE RECOGNITION OF THE CAMPUS DEMOCRATIC PARTY
"The decision of the Liberty University administration to revoke the recognition of the students' Democratic organization is deeply troubling. It is even more problematic that the school has decided to continue to recognize the campus Republicans."
"I'm proud to announce that my campaign has been in close contact with Brian Diaz, the president of the campus Democrats organization and has offered the full resources of my campaign and my staff to support Brian and his fellow students as they work to form a coalition with other area colleges to found the Lynchburg Young Democrats. Together, we can fight this clear violation of the American tradition of the freedom of speech and political organization."
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
A campaign video with Springsteen plus data & graphs ... sweeet!
This is about more than just YouTubes videos and the Big Mo... with a growing crowd of major Va Blue Bloggers, Senior Military Officers, NoVa Dem leaders, 5th CD straw poll, labor endorsements ... Virginia Progressives are seeing a winner, and they're coming off the fence and endorsing Big Mike.
Mike Signer's campaign is driving hard to the finish... full throttle...down the road to the LG nomination.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Dr. Greg Marrow, candidate for House of Delegates 25th District, recently sent an email alerting Democrats about upcoming events. You can RSVP or get more information by visiting gregmarrow.com or by contacting Dan Chavez at 540.560.8850 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, May 24 @ 3 pm, Meet & Greet with Greg Marrow hosted by Mary McDermott in Waynesboro. Please RSVP for more information.
Tuesday May 26 @ 7:30 pm, Democratic candidates from around the Valley will gather at the Staunton Public Library for a Candidate's Forum to discuss Green Energy Jobs and conservation.
Thursday May 28 @ 6:30 pm, "An Evening in the Valley." Join fellow Democrats at Blue Mountain Brewery in Afton for a social with Greg Marrow. RSVP is encouraged but not necessary.
Tuesday June 2 @ 6:00 pm, "Meet Your Candidates" forum under the Pavilion at Waynesboro's Constitution Park.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Terrific news! We won the C'ville Straw Poll with 66 percent of the vote! The momentum continues...Creigh Deeds won the most votes for Governor, while Mike Signer won the most votes for Lieutenant Governor.
in related news earlier today ... Lowell at Blue Virginia endorses Signer