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June 20th Newsletter

June 20, 20245 min read

Upcoming Activities and Announcements

Read Below to Find...

  • A Note From Our Chair

  • July 4th Parade Details + Fireworks at Night

  • Stamp Fund

  • August Meeting Reminder

  • Blue Wave Podcast

  • Democratic Candidate Support

  • Welcome Our New 4th Vice Chair

A Note from Our Chair

This week, we mark Juneteeth. Let this anniversary of freedom serve as a call to action that the fight for equality and justice continues. Earlier in the week, we concluded the primary election. I want to thank our 1stst Vice Chair Amy, the Magisterial Chairs and all the volunteers that participated! Congratulations to our CD 1 Democratic Nominee Leslie Mehta for a hard-fought victory and to Herb Jones for running a great race. 

We now must unite the community to be educated and engaged as we still face discrimination on multiple fronts and a clear assault on our democracy from those who wish to take us to a time when all people were not created equal. 

I encourage EVERYONE to put aside our differences and join the fight for freedom and justice with our vote. Peace and love should be our guiding light to demand equity, equality and justice for all people. Our mission is simple to protect democracy and turn Chesterfield County into the entire shade of BLUE! This can only be accomplished with strategy, synergy, collaboration, process and YOU the members of the committee and community. 

Congratulations to all our Democratic Nominees that will be on the ballot in November. We will do everything (legally) to get these individuals elected and there are so many ways to volunteer and be involved! Each conversation is an opportunity to gain full participation at the polls. 

This is a call to action. We need you and your skillset to step outside your comfort zone and volunteer with our committee. Diversity will be more than a talking point once we as a committee can show the community that we have space for everyone from every walk of life! I’m proud to be a Democrat and your leader but I or the executive committee can’t do this work alone. It will take all of us to defend our democracy and protect our freedoms! On the road to November! Peace and Blessings!

Stephen 

Chair CCDC

Hampton Park Parade - July 4, 2024

We have a fantastic theme this year: Pirates of Hampton Park (inspired by Pirates of the Caribbean)! Please note this correction from our previous announcement. Let's get into the spirit and make this parade unforgettable!

Candy Donations Needed: To add more fun to the parade, we are requesting candy donations. Please bring your contributions to the staging area. If you can't help us throw actual candy, throw us some money by making a donation here.

Parade Details:

  • Staging Area: Festival Park Pool Clubhouse, 8201 Hampton Green Drive

  • Staging Begins: 8:30 AM

  • Parade Step Off: 9:30 AM

  • Parade Route: Approximately 1.2 miles, ending at Celebrations Park Pool, 15736 Hampton Forest Drive

Volunteer: Sign up to help with the parade here.

Let's come together and make this a memorable day for our community!

Later that day, join us for fireworks!

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Stamp Fund

Postcards to New Chesterfield Voters!

Join us for our ongoing campaign to welcome new voters to Chesterfield County. Help us write postcards to make new voters feel at home and encourage their participation in upcoming elections.

Your participation can make a significant impact in engaging new community members!

Donate to the Stamp Fund so that we can mail these cards quickly!

August Member Meeting Reminder

Mark your calendars! Our next member meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 14th. Please note the change from our usual schedule and the month off in July. It's crucial for everyone to save this date. There will be no member meeting in July.

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Supporting Our Democratic Candidates

With the selection process complete, it's time to throw our full support behind our Democratic candidates. Here's how you can help:

  1. Engage on Social Media: Follow, like, and share their posts. Spread the word within your circle.

  2. Donate: Early contributions help campaigns budget and hire effectively.

  3. Show Your Support: Wear candidate shirts, display bumper stickers or magnets, and put up yard signs.

  4. Participate in CCDC Activities: Join our events and activities to show your enthusiasm.

  5. Plan for GOTV: Reserve time in your fall calendar for Get Out The Vote activities.

  6. Vote Early: Mark September 20th as the day to vote on the first day of early voting. This allows campaigns to focus on reaching more voters.

You can review the Democratic candidates on the ballot here!

Welcome Our New 4th Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We are thrilled to welcome our new 4th Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Kathleen Reed! With over 20 years of experience in Technology & Data, Operations, and Risk Management, as well as over 12 years of experience engaging with the community and creating equitable and inclusive environments, she brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to our team.

Congratulations to Our New Historian!

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Rebekah Kusterbeck as our Historian! Her knowledge of the organization that we have built over the years will be a tremendous asset to our future!

Stay tuned for more updates and activities. Thank you for your continued support and commitment to our cause.

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ABOUT US

The Chesterfield County Democratic Committee (CCDC) is an official organization of the Democratic Party of Virginia, with a number of key legal responsibilities in carrying out the nomination and election laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The CCDC is comprised of representatives from each precinct in the county. Those who serve on the CCDC as committee officers, magisterial chairs, precinct captains, and party and campaign workers are all volunteers.

We are an energetic, dedicated and diverse group of volunteers working hard to elect Democrats at all levels of government.

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WHAT WE stand for

We’re fighting for a brighter, more equal future: rolling up our sleeves and organizing everywhere to build a better America for all.

We strive to ensure that every person is given the opportunity for a fair shot. We recognize that this requires hard work to establish equity in all affairs.

Together, we can address the problems that seem unmanageable to any one person. We work together for the common good throughout our area.

We learn by listening and give each person the opportunity to share. Only by understanding those we do not know can we truly support them when they need us.

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Our events are opportunities for citizens of Chesterfield County to come together and talk about the issues that matter most to us. We regularly welcome candidates and elected leaders from our local area up to the national level to join us and stay connected.

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