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You are invited to join Richmond City Democratic Committee with Special Guest, Mayor Levar Stoney, for an evening reception to launch our Annual Sponsor program on September 16, 2019, 6:00-8:00 pm, at Perch Richmond, 2918 W Broad St.

Your contribution will directly ensure that we can continue to uplift the committee within the community and help support our electoral work as we elect Democrats this November.

You can become an Annual Sponsor today with a contribution as low as $10/month and join us on September 16. Become an Annual Sponsor today at http://bit.ly/RCDC9162019.

Individual tickets are $50. Hors d’oeuvres served.

Contact us for more information at richmonddems@gmail.com.

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Llamado para una Reunión Electoral para Designar un Candidato Demócrata para el Abogado Fiscal de la Ciudad de Richmond

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El Comité Demócrata de la Ciudad de Richmond (RCDC) tendrá una reunión electoral abierta para la designación de un candidato el día jueves, 8 de agosto, 2019 (6:00 – 7:30pm) en la biblioteca Main Branch Richmond Public Library (101 E Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23219) y en el Southside Community Services Center (4100 Hull Street Rd, Richmond, VA 23224) y el día sábado, 10 de agosto, 2019 (10:30am – 1:30pm) en la biblioteca Main Branch Richmond Public Library (101 E Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23219) y en el Southside Community Services Center (4100 Hull Street Rd, Richmond, VA 23224) para el propósito de nombrar el candidato demócrata del 2019 para el Abogado Fiscal de la Ciudad de Richmond.

Haga clic aquí para leer el llamado completo y los requisitos de presentación de candidatos: Llamado para una Reunión Electoral para Designar un Candidato Demócrata para el Abogado Fiscal de la Ciudad de Richmond.

Richmond Dems 7th District Watch Party

The Richmond City Democratic Committee’s 7th Ward invites you to watch the second round of 2020 presidential debates at Liberty Public House on Wednesday, July 31. No matter who you are supporting or if you’re undecided, this is a great opportunity to meet fellow Democrats and learn more about the candidates running to defeat Trump in 2020.

Location: Liberty Public House, 418 N 25th St, Richmond, VA 23223, USA

Time: 8:30pm
RSVP online here.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Forum Thursday, August 1, 6:30 pm

Join the Richmond City Democratic Committee for our monthly meeting and Commonwealth’s Attorney Candidate Forum, on Thursday, August 1, at 6:30pm at Martin Luther King Middle School. Regular business will be conducted starting at 6:30 pm. The forum will begin at 7:15 pm.

Commonwealth’s Attorney candidates Colette McEachin and Alex Taylor will be joining us. Read more online here.

Reminder: We are hosting a school supply drive for the Richmond Public Schools Teacher Supply Store. Please bring your items or contribution to the August 1, meeting. See the flyer below or here.

Members should inform the Secretary prior to the meeting if they are unable to attend by sending an email to richmonddems@gmail.com

Call to Caucus to Nominate a Democratic Candidate for Commonwealth’s Attorney in the City of Richmond

 

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The Richmond City Democratic Committee (RCDC) will hold an unassembled caucus on Thursday, August 8, 2019 (6:00 – 7:30pm) at Main Branch Richmond Public Library (101 E Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23219) and Southside Community Services Center (4100 Hull Street Rd, Richmond, VA 23224) and on Saturday, August 10, 2019 (10:30am – 1:30pm) at Main Branch Richmond Public Library (101 E Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23219) and Southside Community Services Center (4100 Hull Street Rd, Richmond, VA 23224) for the purpose of nominating the 2019 Democratic candidate for Commonwealth’s Attorney in the City of Richmond.

The Candidates are: 

Click here to read the full call to caucus and candidate filing requirements: Call to Caucus for Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney.

Please find the candidate filing forms outlined in Rule I of the Call to Caucus below:

Rank & File Membership Call on Governor Ralph Northam to Resign

Whereas, The Charter and Bylaws of the Democratic Party of the United States pledge ourselves to the conduct of public affairs in a manner worthy of a society of free people; and

Whereas, The Democratic Party of Virginia Party Plan states that we shall not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age (if of voting age), color, creed, national origin, religion, ethnic identity, sexual orientation, economic status, or disability; and

Whereas, The Democratic Party of Virginia Party Plan states that particular concern should be undertaken regarding the participation of African Americans and other ethnic minorities in all organizations at every level; and

Whereas, The Richmond City Democratic Committee Bylaws encourages full participation without discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age (if of voting age), color, creed, national origin, religion, ethnic identity, sexual orientation, economic status, or disability; and

Whereas, by his own admission, Governor Ralph S. Northam has participated in racist public performances while dressed in blackface; and

Whereas, Governor Ralph S. Northam did not publicly express contrition for these racist acts until purported photographic evidence came to light; and

Whereas, The Chair of the Democratic National Committee has called for the immediate resignation of Governor Ralph S. Northam; and

Whereas, The Chair of the Democratic Party of Virginia has called for the immediate resignation of Governor Ralph S. Northam; and

Whereas, The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus has called for the immediate resignation of Governor Ralph S. Northam; and

Whereas, The Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus has called for the immediate resignation of Governor Ralph S. Northam; and

Whereas, The Virginia House Democratic Caucus has called for the immediate resignation of Governor Ralph S. Northam; and

Whereas, The Chair of the Richmond City Democratic Committee has called for the immediate resignation of Governor Ralph S. Northam; therefore, be it

Resolved, That the rank and file membership of the Richmond City Democratic Committee unreservedly condemns all who participate in demonstrations of racism and white supremacy; and

Resolved, That the racist actions of Governor Ralph S. Northam and his shifting public account of those actions have caused him to irrevocably lose the faith and trust of those he was elected to serve; and

Resolved, That the rank and file membership of the Richmond City Democratic Committee calls for the immediate resignation of Governor Ralph S. Northam from public office.

A Message from the Chair

In his last Sunday sermon, Dr. Martin Luther King said, “The time is always ripe to do what is right.”

I was saddened and disappointed to see the reprehensible photo of Governor Northam, yesterday. My heart hurts for my friends who had hundreds of years of wounds ripped open by someone they considered a friend and colleague.

A true leader would recognize that now is the time to step down and help begin the healing process. Governor Northam should resign.

Today is not the only day to do what is right. We must all hold ourselves accountable and continue to fight for what is right and just. We must step down from the dais when Confederates are celebrated, we must ensure equity and representation at every level in our own ranks, we must seek justice and reformation, and we must check the privilege that would allow a photo like this to exist in the world and to have never addressed it. We must ask ourselves honestly, “If racist imagery requires resignation, what should we demand of those who have for decades advanced racist policies that oppress black and brown people?”

Please join me in reflecting on this moment in time and rising to our highest ideals in order to build a stronger, more inclusive community.

Jamie Nolan
Chair, Richmond City Democratic Committee

February Meeting and Events

Richmond City Democratic Committee will meet for our regular monthly meeting, Thursday, February 7, 6:30 pm, in the Auditorium, at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, 1000 Mosby St. There will be business on the agenda that will requires voting members attendance.  The committee will elect new members and organize committees.

Join the Facebook event.

RCDC is the political arm of the Democratic Party of Virginia in the City of Richmond. We meet the First Thursday of every month. Members and Democratic guests are welcome to attend.

Dems on Tap!

Join Richmond City Democratic Committee and Friends for a fun social, Democrats on Tap!

Whether you’re a member, interested in joining the committee or just looking to meet like-minded folks, come on out and join us!
Wednesday January 30, 2019 from 5:30 PM -7:30 PM

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Richmond Democrats Organizing Training

Precinct Captains, Ward Chairs, and anyone interested in supporting the Richmond City Democratic Committee’s organizing efforts should make plans to attend an organizing training on Sunday, February 10, 2019, 3-5pm. Location: TBA. During this meeting, we will explain the roles and responsibilities of precinct captains and ward chairs. We will also begin developing community organizing plans for each ward. RSVP online here or email Alexsis at richmonddems@gmail.com.

Welcome New Members!

At the January meeting the committee elected new members from across the city. We extend a welcome to these new members and look forward to working together to increase Democratic activism in the City of Richmond and to elect Democrats.