From the New York Green Party:
A Green Party of NY State Committee meeting will be held Saturday, Jan. 28, in Rensselaer, NY, at the First Presbyterian Church, 34 Broadway. All enrolled Green Party members are welcome to attend and will have a chance to address the State Committee members during the [...]
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From the New York Green Party:
The Green Party of Michigan’s State Membership meeting is being held this weekend in St. Ignace, Michigan.
The agenda includes Officer reports, National, Regional and Local Reports including Fracking, and Occupy Wall St., and
planning for the Election Year.
See the full announcement and meeting details here:
Dodson Campaign Meeting
Please join us for a very important event tomorrow night:
Tuesday 27th, 7:00 PM
SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE LIBRARY
Browsing Room – See Map Below
The Sweet Briar Young Democrats are hosting this event, along with the Dodson Campaign and the Amherst County Democrats. You are invited to attend and to show your support for our next State Senator, Bert Dodson. Only 6 weeks until Election Day. Now is the time to get involved.
The road shown at the bottom of the map is the one leading directly from the campus main entrance on 29. Number 1 on the map is the guard shack if you need directions.
We will dedicate the entire evening to Bert’s campaign staff. They will seek our advice on some community-based operations we can put into place to help assure a Democratic Victory.
There is simply no other choice.
Bert will be a great State Senator, one we’ll be proud to call our own. We all know that. But there’s more…
The very narrow majority we now have in the VA Senate must be held. It’s the only thing protecting us now from a statewide Right-Wing majority – House of Delegates, State Senate, and Governor. We must not let this happen.
Imagine the likes of McDonnell, Cuccinelli, Cantor, and others of their ilk in the Party formerly known as Republican, running amok, unchecked, in our great Commonwealth. Well, you get the idea.
We’ll take a good look at Dodson’s opponent, Tom Garrett, too. It’s not a pretty picture.
So, again, please join us tomorrow night:
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Your Amherst County Democratic Committee
ELECTION DAY COMING – NOVEMBER 8, 2011
With only 6 weeks ’til Election Day, Amherst Democrats have only ONE JOB to do … and that’s to …
Elect Bert Dodson
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From Gary Odom, here are the latest details on the Constitution Party’s Fall meeting.
The Constitution Party’s Fall meeting will be held in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
The location selected is the famously beautiful Coeur d’Alene Hotel and Resort, 115 South Second Street, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83816. It can never be said that our state affiliates don’t have a neighborly attitude. The Constitution Party of Washington is hosting this meeting, and it was they who suggested that the best place to hold the meeting would be ….. in Idaho about thirty miles east of Spokane. The Coeur d’Alene is a world class resort located on the shores of the idyllic Lake Coeur d’Alene. Grab this opportunity to visit the beautiful northwest, while working with Constitution Party leaders from all over the country to plan the 2012 presidential nominating convention, and work on strategy for the presidential election, state party development and ballot access.
The National Committee meeting will start Friday morning at 8:30am. Pastry, fruit and coffee will be served in the meeting room. Lunch will be included and there will be a banquet Friday evening. Also on Friday, there will be a Western States Regional meeting. The meeting will reconvene on Saturday at 8:30am, and adjourn by mid-afternoon. Again, coffee, fruit and pastries will be served in the meeting room.
In addition to important strategy development for the upcoming presidential election year, an inspiring line-up of speakers is set with more expected. Confirmed speakers include Liberty Roundtable Host, Sam Bushman, 2008 Constitution Party Vice-Presidential nominee, Darrell Castle, former Constitution Party Director of Communications, Scott Bradley, 2010 CP of Utah U.S. Senate Nominee and Constitutional Scholar, Mary Starrett, Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, Constitution Party 2008 Presidential Candidate Chuck Baldwin, former Virginia Congressman 5th District, Virgil Goode.
The closest airport is the Spokane International Airport. When you reserve your hotel room at the Coeur d’Alene, please inform them that you would also like to be registered for the shuttle. There is a roundtrip charge which you may authorize when you make your room registration, and they will include it in your bill. The gratuity is not included. The hotel will take down the time of your arrival and the shuttle will meet you at the airport.
The early-bird registration available to those whose registration is postmarked or called in on or before September 7th is 5, regular registration for those who register after September 7th but postmarked or called in on or before September 30th is 0, and late registration for those who register after September 30th or at the door is 0.
Sleeping room reservations should be made by calling the hotel’s reservation department at 1-800-688-5253. Please be sure to mention that you are with the Constitution Party group in order to get our special rate of plus tax for deluxe rooms and 9 plus tax for premier rooms. Please see the hotel website for room descriptions: http://www.cdaresort.com.
The cut-off date for reservations is September 7th, 2011. This is a world class resort, please make your reservations early. There is no guarantee rooms will be available at all if you wait.
Please register as soon as possible for this meeting. You’ll save money and we’ll be able to plan a better meeting if we have a good idea of the attendance early. The presidential election year is approaching at a rapid pace. The Convention is in April of 2012. Ballot access, presidential recruitment and convention planning will be topics under discussion at this meeting, so it is important that we have a large turn-out from many states.
If anyone is going to the Libertarian National Committee meeting this weekend, and can broadcast it for our readers, please let us know in the comments and/or at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would also be interested in a video for later broadcast and/or liveblogging from the meeting.
LNC meetings are taped by LPHQ staff, but those tapes are not public. Other taping and broadcast is permitted during the public portion of the meetings, but only if individuals take the initiative of being there themselves and providing the equipment and operating it. I have done this myself at several past meetings and have always been able to find equipment to borrow; the biggest difficulty is in actually being there and committing to operate the equipment.
I have the pleasure of being able to attend the Illinois Green Party’s State Membership Meeting this weekend (July 15-16) in Rockford, Illinois.
At this meeting, elections will be held for Chair, Secretary, and Membership Steward of the Illinois Green Party, and for delegate seats on the Green National Committee.
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From Gary Odom:
Saturday, May 14 · 12:00pm – 4:00pm
655 N. Shadeland Ave.
Please plan to arrive by 12:00pm noon Eastern Standard Time to enjoy lunch with others from our state party (cost of lunch is at your expense). Pay for your meal and then check-in at the check-in table in the back room where we are meeting. Then you are free to get your lunch and fellowship with others from our party.
Official meeting to begin shortly after 1:00pm. Schedule includes election of officers, approval of by-laws, discussion of state party platform, candidacy/ballot access laws, publicity, fundraising and more.
Only members who have filled out their membership applications and have paid their membership dues will be eligible to vote. Must be present to vote. Membership applications will be posted on our website or e-mailed to those on our e-mail list two weeks before the meeting. Guests are allowed to attend and observe.
More details coming soon so stay tuned. Please put this important meeting on your calendar now! If you would like to carpool with others from your area, please e-mail us at email@example.com
If you have friends or relatives in Indiana please encourage them to support this event with their attendance. Our new Indiana contact, Audrey Queckboerner, has done a magnificent job in bringing the Constitution Party out of the doldrums and the shadows in Indiana and into the light of energetic political activity. She is greatly deserving of everyone’s support!
There is good News to Report
The meeting came off slick and clean with some members flying cross country but arriving promptly before starting time.
David chaired the meeting and laid out the challenges that lay before us. We are filling positions and conucting a membership drive and all things proceed well on those fronts.
Great ideas for recruitment literally poured fourth when David asked for suggestions from the floor.
Looks like a good year lays ahead for Amherst County Virginia Democrats.
The new officers are busy and handeling the responsibilities of their offices with glee.
The May Meeting will be on the 10th, always the second tuesday of the month.
Check with the Amherst County Virginia Democratic News for details of meetings and locations, special guests and ect.
As we move toward using the new medial in our communications please note that ACVDN has a facebook page.
Also David is text messaging meeting reminders to those equipped to receive the text and as always the old standby, email.
You are always welcome to join us and the May 10th meeting would be a great time to begin. You will meet and make friends with Democrats from all over Amherst County.
Jeff was in Chicago but the photo above is from a prior meeting.
Lets see what’s happening in Amherst County.
And in Virginia
Lets look closely at Bob Goodlatte and how he represents the people who elect him over and over. If you are 55 years of age or older you are out of luck if you are voting for Goodlatte. Goodlatte votes against seniors and their issues.
Bob Goodlatte on Social Security
Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
Rated 10% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable.
Comprehensive Retirement Security and Pension Reform Act of 2001: Vote to pass a bill that would raise the amount individuals may contribute to traditional and Roth Individual Retirement Accounts and to 401[k] plans and make pensions plans more portable
Reference: Bill sponsored by Portman, R-OH; Bill HR 10 ; vote number 2001-96 on May 2, 2001
Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits.
Vote to pass a bill that would reduce the percentage of Social Security benefits that is taxable from 85 to 50 percent for single taxpayers with incomes over ,000 and married couples with incomes over ,000. The revenues that would be lost for the Medicare trust fund would be replaced by money from the general fund.
Reference: Bill sponsored by Archer, R-TX; Bill HR 4865 ; vote number 2000-450 on Jul 27, 2000
Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox.
Amending the Social Security Lockbox bill to require that any budget surplus cannot be spent until the solvency of Social Security and Medicare is guaranteed.
Reference: Motion to Recommit introduced by Rangel, D-NY; Bill HR 1259 ; vote number 1999-163 on May 26, 1999
Rated 10% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record.
Goodlatte scores 10% by the ARA on senior issues
The mission of the Alliance for Retired Americans is to ensure social and economic justice and full civil rights for all citizens so that they may enjoy lives of dignity, personal and family fulfillment and security. The Alliance believes that all older and retired persons have a responsibility to strive to create a society that incorporates these goals and rights and that retirement provides them with opportunities to pursue new and expanded activities with their unions, civic organizations and their communities.
The following ratings are based on the votes the organization considered most important; the numbers reflect the percentage of time the representative voted the organization’s preferred position.
Source: ARA website 03n-ARA on Dec 31, 2003
Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings.
Goodlatte signed the Contract with America:
[As part of the Contract with America, within 100 days we pledge to bring to the House Floor the following bill]:
The Senior Citizens Fairness Act:
Raise the Social Security earnings limit, which currently forces seniors out of the workforce; repeal the 1993 tax hikes on Social Security; and provide tax incentives for private long-term care insurance to let older Americans keep more of what they have earned over the years.
Source: Contract with America 93-CWA9 on Sep 27, 1994
Bob Goodlatte has a special poster made just for him and the one above is it. Bob has been in Congress for 10 terms and is looking at a retirement in the 0,000 a year range funded by the taxpayers. As little as he has done for the people of the 6th District he should be consumed with shame to accept it. His Republican trining has taught him to back up to a paycheck and laugh all the way to the bank. Really why should he care, the votes elected him over and over for the past 20 years. If they don’t know any better why not stick it to them.
Bob Goodlatte on Energy & Oil
Voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)
Voted NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
Voted NO on investing in homegrown biofuel. (Aug 2007)
Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules. (Jan 2009)
No EPA regulation of greenhouse gases. (Jan 2011)
Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Include agricultural products in renewable fuels. (May 2009)
Only YOU can Stop Bob
See You Next Meeting
The Amherst County Democratic Committee
Met and I’ve got some pictures to share but first a reminder about the next meeting. The second tuesday of April, it falls on the 12th, 7pm, mark it down and check ACVDN for the location and any news about special guests.
Former Amherst County Sheriff M. Bryant
Everyone rememberd fondly Sheriff Bryants years of sevice to the county and the crowd was excited to see him. The Sheriff helped us put a mailing together and paid some dues himself. If anyone knows what it means to stand up, protect and serve it is Sheriff Bryant.
Take a look at that group hard at work. I don’t think they even noticed their picture was being taken. You’re looking at a dynamatic team working to promote Democratic Values on the local level.
We elected some new officers and they have firm ideas on how to do their jobs and accomplish the mission. Above is Edward E. “Ned” Kable who will be in charge of the data base and generate lists as required and below is Fay Smith who became Treasurer and also advanced some solid ideas on training new members.
Dave Bueford emerged from our winter break relaxed, rejuvinated and just as pleased as punch at the thought that there will be no more snow to shovel until next winter. Dave looks like he could slay a dragon and as our Chairman and leader we will probably ask him to. Thats a good looking beard.
Jeff Price talked about addressing matters in an ultra timely matter and getting the slate clean and the team agreed with and adopted his thoughts on the matter as standard operating procedure from this point on.
Mrs. Braxton shown here with Fay Smith is active in her church and had received a call for a church meeting that conflicted with our meeting and decided to join us. She is a valuable lady and we are pleased to have her help but we can’t count on winning that coin toss every time. The wonderful thing about people who volenteer and help others is that they do it over and over so they are quite often busy people. Many of our members are also active with other groups. Mrs. Braxton is a Great Lady.
Lets look at some more busy people who give their time to help others. Look closely at the faces in these photos because you are looking at America and you are seeing people who struggle every day to make The Dream real for all people. You are gazing upon Democrats. Give some consideration to joining us. You will be welcomed with open arms and with your help we will make the world a better place for generations yet to come. Spend your energies on actions you can be proud of. Join us April 12th at 7pm for our next meeting.
I’ve got lots more pictures and I’ll be running them to spice up the regular old political news and to illustrate local stories. I thought we had a meaningfull meeting and developed a good game plan to deal with the challenges ahead.
Ned and Skipper Fitts make plans for Democratic tommorows. Skipper Fitts is a certified workhorse and we all send him our thanks for all the things he does to help Amherst County Democrats.
Take Care and Thank You for Attending this Months Meeting of The Amherst County Democratic Committee.
Amherst County Virginia Democratic News
Welcome to Amherst County, Virginia
1761 – 2011
Celebrating 250 years
Amherst County Sesquibicentennial
Now if you had attended this months meeting of the Amherst County Democratic Committee Mrs. Kable would have taught you to say this word SESQUIBICENTENNIAL. It means Amherst County is 2 and a half centuries old and Mrs. Kable is on the committee getting up the celebration. She’s a very nice lady, it doesn’t bother her if you say 250 years old instead of the big word. Mrs. Kable did so well teaching us how to say the word that our new Treasurer Fay Smith figured out the word we will need in 50 years when Amherst County turns 300.
Amherst County was formed in 1761, from parts of Albemarle County. The county was named for Sir Jeffrey Amherst, known as the “Conqueror of Canada”. Jeffrey Amherst was named Governor of Virginia, although he never came to the colony.
Native Americans were the first humans to populate the area. They hunted and fished mainly along the countless rivers and streams in Amherst County. With the establishment of the Virginia Colony in 1607, English emigrants arrived in North America. By the late 1600′s English explorers and traders traveled up the James River to our area. Early trading posts formed between 1710 and 1720. By 1730, many new families moved into the land currently known as Amherst County drawn by the desire for land and the good tobacco-growing soil.
In 1761, Amherst County was formed from the southern half of Albemarle County. The original county seat had been in Cabelsville, now Colleen in what would later become Nelson County. The county was named for Sir Jeffrey Amherst who commanded the British forces that successfully secured Canada from the French. In 1807 the Amherst County assumed its present proportions when Nelson County was formed from its northern half. At that point, the county seat was moved to the village of Five Oaks, later renamed Amherst. The present county courthouse was built in 1870 and has served the county ever since.
In the early days, the major crop raised in Amherst County was tobacco. Apple orchards were part of mixed farming that replaced tobacco, especially in the late 19th century. Timber, mining and milling were also important industries. The introduction of the railroad in the late 19th century greatly influenced the county’s growth. Amherst county contains many good examples of 18th, 19th and early 20th century rural and small town architecture. The downtown area of Amherst is a classic example of early 20th century commercial architecture.
At the Meeting a letter taking Bob Goodlatte to task for being worthless was discussed so here is that letter.
By The News & Advance
Published: March 08, 2011
A conservative or a regressive?
Here are some definitions from the American Heritage Dictionary that I found interesting. Conservative: “Favoring traditional views and values; tending to oppose change.” Progressive: “Moving forward, advancing. Promoting or favoring progress toward better conditions or new policies, ideas or methods.”
On the March 6 Op/Ed page, our representative, Bob Goodlatte, talks the great talk on balancing the budget. On the same page, Ken Burns relates as to how important PBS is and how it is the only television source of true and unbiased news. Goodlatte is against funding public TV and public radio. He wants to “balance the budget.”
Does he? Refer to the paper of the same date on page A2. In “How They Voted,” we learn he voted in favor of funding “The Bridge to Nowhere,” a complete waste of federal funds …(“Sarah Palin’s Alaska”). That’s not all; he also voted against suspending tax breaks for large energy companies, at a time when funds are sorely needed to aid the “little people” and the needy, not the profits of giant corporations. Does he “walk the walk”? I think not.
The financial shape that we are in can be attributed, for the most part to the “conservatives.” The largest reason, as Dwight Eisenhower (the only Republican who I have ever voted for) proclaimed, is the military/industrial complex. This is one large area of what keeps the ball rolling toward more deficit spending in the funding of the congressional undeclared wars (plural) in the Mideast.
A good read is “ War is a Racket,” written by Gen. Smedley Butler, USMC. He was awarded not one, but two Medals of Honor, the nation’s highest military decoration. “War is a Racket” can be found on the Internet.
Check the websites — Virginiagov, rollcallvotes.com and votesmart.org — to see the voting record of the politicians who vote for the good of the diminishing middle-class American and those that do not.
I am proud to be a progressive. Is Goodlatte a conservative ? Perhaps. A better term for him and most conservatives, though, would be “regressives.” The same dictionary states that regression is “relapse to a less perfect or developed state.”
On the same page of this dictionary is the definition of “regurgitate.”