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Democrats of Greene County, Virginia
(By the Greene County Democratic Committee)

A source of information and inspiration for Democrats
and other progressives in Greene County, Virginia


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Appreciating Our Victories:
(click on the photo to go to the victor's website)

President Barack Obama
President Obama

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Vice President Joe Biden
Vice President Biden

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Senator Mark Warner
Senator Warner

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Senator Tim Kaine
Senator Kaine

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Space reserved for new Democratic 5th District Congressman

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Governor Terry McAuliffe
Terry McAuliffe

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Lt. Governor Ralph Northam
Ralph Northam

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Attorney General Mark Herring
Mark Herring

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How To Register to Vote

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Upcoming Events!

February 21 - Potluck Supper and Social - 5:00 pm

The February evening social and potluck supper will be Sunday, February 21, starting at 5:00 pm at the Episcopal Parish Hall, located on Ford Avenue behind the Grace Episcopal Church on Main Street in Stanardsville.

We will be discussing plans for the Presidential Primary election to be held March 1.

We encourage everyone to come and bring your favorite dish to share (not required). We will provide water and soft drinks; if you prefer something else, please bring it with you.

Parking for the Parish Hall is available behind the Hall off Ford Avenue, and along Ford Avenue and Main Street.

Reservations are not required. If you have any questions, you may call Lisa at 985-4832 or email: lisahystad@mindspring.com

March 1 - Election Day - No Tuesday Morning Coffee

Because the first Tuesday in March is the Presidential Primary election day, we will not be having our regular Tuesday Morning Coffee in March. But we need volunteers to be at our tables outside the five polling places on March 1 to greet Democratic voters and provide information on our candidates for the 2016 election. If you can help out for a couple of hours between 6:00 am and 7:00 pm on March 1, please email or call Lisa Hystad at 985-4832 or email: lisahystad@mindspring.com.

Reward Work More Than Wealth!!

Democratic Candidates In 2016

Candidates for the US Congress From Our District

Jane Dittmar


At this time, Jane Dittmar is the only announced Democratic candidate for the United States House of Representatives from the 5th Congressional District. Jane is running to bring job expansion, improved workforce training, and accessible, reliable Internet access to our 5th district. You can learn more on her website at janeforcongress.com, and you can follow her campaign on Facebook.

Potential candidates to be the Democratic nominee for the 5th Distrist must file by February 26, at 5:00 pm, with the Chair of the 5th Congressional District Democratic Committee. The Committee will hold a convention on May 7 at which delegates from throughout the District will officially nominate the Democratic candidate for the US Congress.

Candidates for President

On Tuesday, March 1, Virginia will hold a Presidential Primary election in which voters will be able to vote for the Presidential candidate of their choice. When arriving at the polls, voters will need to select a Democratic ballot or a Republican ballot, and will be able to vote for candidates on the selected ballot. We now have two Democratic candidates for President, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. The Primary vote results will be the basis for selecting the number of delegates to the Democratic National Convention who will be pledged to each candidate. Delegates to the National Convention will officially elect the Democratic nominee for President.

In April, Greene County Democrats will be holding a caucus to elect five delegates and one alternate to attend the Fifth District Democratic Convention to be held on May 7, and the Virginia state Democratic Convention to be held on June 18, in Richmond. These Conventions will elect the delegates to go to the Democratic National Convention to be held in Philadelphia on July 25-28.



News & Analysis

How the GOP Stopped Caring About You!

Be sure to read this excellent piece in the Washington Post, by historain Heather Cox Richardson. It describes how the Republican party changed from the progressive party of Lincoln to the protectors of Corporate America today.

How the GOP Stopped Caring About You

Spread the Good News About Obamacare!!

Republicans have been having fun spreading lies and distortions about Obamacare, and they seem to believe they can use this to win in November. It is time for Democrats to spread the truth:
  • Over 12 million people have already gained health insurance coverage under Obamacare, including those who have signed up under Federal and state Exchanges and those covered by Medicaid expansion. Several million more would now be covered by Medicaid expansion except for the Republican obstructionism in several states, including Virginia.

  • It is projected that over 25 million people will have health insurance in 2016 who would have been uninsured without Obamacare.

  • Over three million people in Virginia with pre-existing medical conditions no longer need to fear that they will be denied health insurance or have their health insurance cancelled, or pay exorbitant premiums.

  • Hundreds of millions of Americans will no longer have lifetime caps on their health insurance coverage.

  • Millions of young people will be able to stay on their parents' plans until age 26.

  • Over 90 percent of businesses in America are likely to be eligible to receive tax credits to help finance health insurance plans for their employees. (And over 96 percent of businesses will not be required to provide coverage to their employees, because they have fewer than 50 employees).

  • It is "the best thing that Washington has done for American small business in decades." Click here to read how Obamacare makes health insurance affordable for small businesses and small business owners, as well as promoting entrepreneurship by ending "job-lock" due to health insurance considerations.

  • The Federal government will spend less than previously projected to support health insurance for low income people, with a savings of over $100 billion in the next decade. Click here to read about the latest projections by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.


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