Calendar for August

Hello, everyone!
We have lots of activity this month, including Acres of Democrats in Abingdon at the Higher Ed Center! 
Reorganization in December, 2017:
The Bristol Virginia reorganization takes place this December, and we will be electing new members and new officers into the committee. Our committee sends delegates to the regional, state, and national conventions and events, gathers for social events and a monthly business meeting, organizes special events, and cooperates with other organizations in support of our candidates and issues. Bristol Virginia voters are invited to attend one or two of the meetings listed below, meet local Democrats, and apply for membership in December. 

Statewide Democrats on the Nov. 7 ballot in Bristol VA:

We are hoping to get yard signs for our candidates for State offices, and will let you know when we have them. In the meantime, our candidates are:

  • Ralph S. Northam for Governor
  • Justin E. Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor
  • Mark R. Herring for Attorney General

Local Democrats on the Nov. 7 ballot in Bristol VA: 

  • Cloe Eva Barker for Commissioner of Revenue
  • Joe R. Mink for Sheriff

Our Tennessee Friends are moving:

The Democrat Resource Center in Johnson City, Tennessee, sent the following note on their new location:

      Our new digs [Democrat Resource Center] will be located at 2700 South Roan St., Suite 440, Johnson City, TN 37601. The complex is called Executive Park South and is located right next to Tipton-Haynes Historic Site. Our phone number will remain the same. 423-282-2081. Operations will begin at that address on Tuesday, August 1st.
      After we are settled into our new office space we will begin the planning of a Grand Opening Celebration. Stay tuned for updates.

Our scheduled meetings in August:

  • Friday, August 4th: Border Bash, Piedmont Avenue and State Street, in downtown Bristol, Setup at 5:30, open from 6:30 to around 8:00. Stop by and chat! This event is subject to cancellation due to weather, so check our Facebook page for last-minute information.
  • Thursday, August 10th: Washington County Democratic Committee Meeting Thu, August 10, 6pm – 7pm at The Southwest Virginia 4H Center, 25236 Hillman Highway, Abingdon, VA 24210 (map) The committee has a standing meeting the second Thursday each month at 6:00 P.M. We meet at The Southwest Virginia 4H Center (25236 Hillman Highway, Abingdon, VA 24210).  Links to FB and contact information is on the website.
  • Monday, August 14th: Committee Meeting, Monday August 14th, at 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Bristol Virginia Courthouse, 497 Cumberland St., in Bristol, VA. 
  • Saturday, August 19th: Breakfast is Saturday, August  19th, at 9:00 a.m. at the Golden Corral, Exit 7 in Bristol. Good conversation, no agenda. Attendees pay separately for breakfast.
  • Monday, August 21st: TN-VA Democratic Social is at the State Line Bar and Grille in downtown Bristol Monday, August 21st, at around 5:00 p.m. This is a social event for Democrats and friends in the surrounding area. It is a good way to meet Democrats!
  • Sunday, August 27th: Acres of Democrats. Acres of Democrats 2017 will be Sunday, August 27, at 2:00 p.m. at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, VA. This event is hosted by the Virginia Ninth Congressional District Democrats. From their event page on Facebook: “annual gathering of Democrats, progressives, and liberals from all across Virginia’s 9th Congressional District and beyond. Meet friends, make new friends, get connected with candidates, find out how to elect our Democrats this year. Event page and details: Flyer:” Catering will be by Bonefire Smokehouse BBQ, and there will be a dessert contest. Check out the links for informaiton and tickets! You don’t want to miss this one!
If I have missed anything on the Calendar, let me know! Don’t forget the reorganization in December, and take a moment to send any questions you have about membership.
Hope to see many of you in August!
          – Sarah

Author: Sarah Williams

website manager.

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