Archive for April, 2016

Taste of Emerge Virginia

Emerge Virginia, which helps Democratic women in the Commonwealth prepare to run for political office, will have a “Taste of Emerge” on Saturday April 30 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Lexington City Hall, 300 East Washington Street.

Too often women do not see themselves running for office. They don’t think they are experienced enough or they don’t know where to start.

Emerge Virginia is changing the face of Virginia politics by identifying, training and encouraging women to run for office, get elected and seek higher office.

A $25 fee is requested. There is no fee for students.

RSVP to Susan Lawrence at 540-461-6435.

More information about Emerge Virginia is at: http://www.emergeva.org/

Caucus canceled; Meeting scheduled

The deadline has passed for filing to be a delegate from Lexington to the 6th District and State Democratic Conventions that will select delegates to the Democratic National Convention in July.

Based on the results of the March 1 primary, Lexington was allocated one delegate for Hillary Clinton and one delegate for Bernie Sanders. Dorothy Blackwell was the only one to file as a delegate for Clinton and Bridget Kelley-Dearing was the only one to file as a delegate for Sanders.

Therefore the delegate selection caucus originally scheduled for Monday April 18 has been canceled.

Instead the Lexington Democratic Committee will hold its bimonthly meeting on Monday April 18 at 5:15 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room at City Hall, 300 East Washington Street.