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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!

October 19 - Evening Social and Potluck Supper - 5:00 pm

The October evening social and potluck supper will be Sunday, October 19, 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 encourage everyone to come out and bring a dish to share if you can (not required). We will provide water and some 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@hughes.net.

November 1 - Final Day for Absentee Voting in Person

November 1st is the deadline to vote absentee in person. To vote absentee, go to the Greene County Registrar's office at 32 Stanard Street in Stanardsville. The office hours are 8:30 to 5:00, and the office will be open the two Saturdays before election day to accommodate absentee voters.

You can call the Registrar's office at 985-5213 if you have questions about absentee voting.

November 4 - Election Day


News & Analysis

Gaughan Campaign Signs Now Available

The Fifth Congressional District Democratic campaign for Lawrence Gaughan for Congress has moved into full campaign mode. Large (4' x 4') yard signs, small yard signs, and bumper stickers are now available. If you would like to put up a sign or a bumper sticker, please call Lisa at 985-4832 or email: lisahystad@hughes.net. Check out the Gaughan for Congress website at http://www.gaughanforcongress.com/

Voter ID Regulations Now In Place for November's Election

The State Board of Elections has issued detailed information on what forms of ID are acceptable and unacceptable for voters going to the polls on November 4. Click here to read or print their chart of requirements.

The regulations clarify that expired identification documents, such as a driver's license or a passport, can be used if not expired for more than 12 months.

Any registered voter who does not possess one of the acceptable forms of photo ID may apply for a free Virginia Voter Photo Identification from any general registrarís office in the Commonwealth. Voters applying for the Virginia Voter Photo ID Card will have to complete the Virginia Voter Photo Identification Card Application, have their picture taken, and sign the digital signature pad. Once the application is processed, the card will be mailed directly to the voter.

If you know of anyone who does not have one of the acceptable forms of ID, please encourage them to get the free Virginia Photo Identification. If anyone needs help in getting to our Registrar's office to get a Photo ID, please call Lisa at 985-4832 or email: lisahystad@hughes.net so we can arrange assistance.

A voter who arrives at the polling place without an acceptable form of photo identification will be given the opportunity to vote a provisional ballot. After completing the provisional ballot, the individual voting will be given written instructions from the election officials on how to submit a copy of his/her identification so that his/her vote can be counted. A voter will have until noon on the Friday following the election to deliver a copy of the identification to the local electoral board at the Voter Registrar's office.

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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