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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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Notice: Call to Caucus!!

Greene County Democratic Caucus on May 10, 2014

The Chair of the Greene County Democratic Committee has issued a Call to Caucus to convene an assembled caucus at 11:00 am on May 10, 2014 at the County Administration Building, 40 Celt Road, Stanardsville, VA 22973 for the sole purpose of electing 4 delegates and 2 alternates to the 5th Congressional District Convention to be held on May 31, 2014. Access to the Caucus area will be opened at 10:00 am. Check-in will occur between 10:00 am and 11:00 am. Access to the caucus area will be closed at 11:00 am and no further persons will be permitted to enter the caucus area.

Delegates: Those wishing their names to be placed on the ballot at the Caucus to be elected as a Delegate to the Convention shall file their candidacy by 5:00 pm on May 5, 2014, with the Greene County Democratic Committee Chair (see below). Alternates will be those persons with the next highest number of votes after the persons with the highest number of votes have been elected delegates. A delegate candidate may indicate a preference for a filed Congressional candidate on his or her filing form, or he or she may file as a “No Candidate” delegate or as an “Uncommitted” delegate.

The full text of the Call to Caucus can be read here.

Rules: The Greene County Democratic Committee has established proposed rules for the Caucus in conformity with this Call and the State Party Plan. A copy of the proposed rules can be read by clicking here. The proposed rules will be subject to approval by the Caucus participants as the Permanent Rules of the Caucus.

Notice to Potential Delegates - Deadline for Filing is May 5 at 5:00 pm

If you are interested in being elected as a Delegate or Alternate from Greene County to the Fifth District Democratic Convention on May 31, 2014, you must file as a candidate to be a Delegate, by completing and submitting the required Delegate Filing Form. You can print out the form by clicking here, or call Lisa Hystad at 434-985-4832 to obtain the form. Completed forms must be received by Lisa Hystad no later than 5:00 pm on May 5.


Upcoming Events!

May 6 - Tuesday Morning Coffee - New Location

Please join us on Tuesday, May 6, 10:00 to 11:30 am, for our regular Tuesday Morning Coffee on the first Tuesday of the month. We will be meeting at a new location: the Town Hall in Stanardsville, which is located just to the left of the Post Office on Celt Road, just off Main Street. Parking is available behind the Town Hall or across the street at the County Administration building. No reservations necessary. Come help plan for the Caucus on May 10 and the 2014 election campaign, and enjoy good coffee and maybe some snacks.

May 10 - Greene Democrats' Caucus - 11:00 am

The Greene County Democratic Committee will hold a Caucus on May 10 to elect Delegates to the Fifth Congressional District Convention to be held on May 31. The Convention will determine who will be the Democratic nominee for Congress for the 2014 election (or it may decide not to nominate any candidate). Watch this page for details about this Caucus and how to become a Delegate.


News & Analysis

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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