Come down to the Newport News campaign office for our first canvass in this area the summer! Once there, you will receive your turf assignment and get a brief training--if needed. We will be following all CDC guidelines, so please wear your mask if not fully vaccinated. RSVP here.
Our own State Sen. Monty Mason is giving 500 backpacks to the annual Back to School event sponsored by 757 Giveback and Real People Educating Others. This event, held at Lafayette High School on Aug. 21, gets bigger every year -- providing families in need with everything they need to start their kids back to school from haircuts to backpacks to school supplies and a lot more. Let's help fill Monty's backpacks with school supplies: • highlighters • pencils and pens • paper (wide and single-ruled) • colored pencils • washable markers • 24-count crayons • glue sticks • composition notebooks • scissors • index cards • 3-ring binders Bring them to our HQ at 113K Palace Lane from 10 am-2 pm on Saturday, July 24. You can also canvass or sign up to volunteer with our campaigns. Sign up to canvass for Del. Mike Mullin with shifts starting at 10 am and 1 pm. More on Dr. Downey's canvass soon
Upset about Texas and the Supreme Court's willingness to let their draconian abortion ban go into effect? Professor Chris Nemacheck of W&M's government faculty will join us to discuss what all this means for our future. Professor Nemacheck's research focuses on the courts in the American political environment. WJCC Dems September meeting Thursday, Sept. 16 - 7 pm Via Zoom link here or by phone (301) 715-8592 Meeting ID: 868 4736 7541 Passcode: 567521
Don't miss this reception in support of Mark Downey, M.D., candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates, 96th District with Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn, Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, as our special guest. Attendees must purchase a ticket at www.DowneyForVA.com/FillerCorn Each guest will be provided one drink ticket. Those 21+ years of age can redeem their ticket for a beer or glass of wine. Guests under 21 are provided a soda.
Register to vote in the critical Nov. 2 election for Virginia statewide offices and House of Delegates members. Register online here or in person at the following sites: James City County residents - 8 am-5 pm Monday-Friday Main voter registration office, 5300 Palmer Lane, Williamsburg 23188 Phone (757) 259-4949 Satellite office, 3127 Forge Road, Toano 23168 Phone (757) 564-2160 Human Services Center, 5249 Olde Towne Road, Williamsburg 23188 Phone (757) 259-3105 Vote Center (open Sept. 18-Oct. 31 ONLY), JCC Rec Center, 5301 Longhill Rd, Williamsburg 23188 City of Williamsburg residents - 8 am-4:30 pm Monday-Friday Municipal Building, 401 Lafayette St., Williamsburg, VA 23185 State Agencies designated as voter registration sites Department of Motor Vehicles Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Department of Social Services Department of Health Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Department for the Visually Impaired Department for the Rights of Virginians with Disabilities
Join us as we gather in Jen Tierney's lovely garden for our second annual Pride get-together. It's more important than ever that we gather in support of human rights -- to let people be who they are, without fear of reprisal or discrimination. Tickets are free but sponsorships are welcome. We hope to see you there. It's been too long since we've been together in person! Rain date: Sunday, June 26, 3-5 pm.
James City County Board of Supervisors Chair John McGlennon will head a panel of speakers who will talk about what our localities are doing to cope with climate change and to create a sustainable future. So much of our environmental resiliency depends on actions by local governments. Join us! Register here for link to our Zoom. Phone access available.
Don't miss our inspiring speaker, Dr. Deborah Fabian, a retired orthopediac surgeon and W&M graduate. Deborah will share her journey to transition and talk about the wave of anti-trans policies being enacted into law across the country. Growing up in the '50s and '60s and '70s, Deborah struggled to reconcile her gender identity in a world that saw transgender as unnatural, sinful and even illegal. The story of how she acknowledges her authentic self and the love and acceptance -- and the discrimination -- she encounters is riveting. Register here to join the meeting by phone or Zoom.
Join Randy and special guest Del. Mike Mullin for a lovely evening overlooking the James River in First Colony. RSVP for location.
Join us at County Grill in Yorktown for our July meeting.