Statement from the Chair of 10th CD Democrats on 2019 Election Results
“The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.” – Jonas Salk
Congratulations to all of our victorious candidates throughout the 10th and Virginia. Let’s take a day to celebrate, but let’s also remember that what was won today wasn’t bragging rights or fancy titles, but the OPPORTUNITY to build a better Commonwealth.
Thank you to those of you who carried our flag. Those of you who came up short still did great work and earned us the opportunity to compete even harder in those seats 2 and 4 years from now. Thank you for blazing those trails.
Chair, 10th CD Democrats
Meeting Notice from the Chair of 10th CD Democrats
First of all, thank you to everyone for your hard work in the 2019 election – there’s been a ton of activism directed towards not just taking the State Legislature but towards turning the local governments in VA10 Blue, and we’re all eternally grateful to everyone who has worked with us on that over the last few months.
The next meeting of the 10th CD Democratic Committee will be Nov 16th at 10:30 AM at Central Library in Manassas (8601 Mathis Ave, Manassas, VA 20110).
Two members (one man & one woman) of the 10th CD Committee have had to step down for personal reasons, leaving two vacancies on the committee. We’ll be voting on the replacements at the next meeting. If you’re interested in applying, a link to the Google Form application follows. Strong applicants probably have a few years’ experience as a volunteer or volunteer leader in the Democratic Party, a Dem campaign, or allied organization (Indivisible, MDA, unions, climate groups, etc).
Applicants can be any gender, but the committee can’t add two people of the same gender. Because the members who stepped down were both from Loudoun and a lot of committee members value keeping geographic balance on the committee, it’s likely that applicants from Loudoun would see some preference, but the seats are CD-wide, so anyone can apply. Applications will be accepted through 11/8 at 7 PM. Applicants should plan on speaking on their own behalf at the 11/16 meeting, and if elected will be immediately seated.
The other major topic we will discuss and vote on at our 11/16 meeting will be the nominating process for the 2020 Congressional race. We’ve got the same 4 options all committees have – Mass Meeting, Firehouse Primary, Convention, or Primary, and as with last time, we’d love your input. Either reach out to your local 10th CD Member via our Members page or use the Contact Us form on our website. I’ll put out more info on the options and processes soon.
Additionally, if you are interested in seeking that nomination or are aware of a candidate interested in seeking that nomination please reach out – I don’t want a prospective candidate’s voice to go unheard in that discussion. We’ve obviously got a Congressional incumbent, but if there’s a contested nomination then we will, of course, be neutral and even-handed.
Thank you again for your hard work, and for all the work to come in the next 3.5 weeks. As always, if folks have questions feel free to reach out.
Chair, 10th CD Democrats
Application for Vacancy: https://docs.google.com/…/1yEJnVWEYQuNEe70DIQlZOTX…/viewform
Early / Absentee Voting
Each County and City in the 10th Congressional District has its own dates for early voting. Please check our Local Voter Information page for more details.
The Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration, was Tuesday, October 15th, 2019. If you missed this deadline, you can still register to vote in 2020. Please visit the Virginia State Board of Elections Voter Registration page for more information.
2019 General Election
The 2019 General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5th, 2019. Registered voters can vote at their regular polling locations from 6 am – 7 pm. To check where you vote and which precinct and district you live in, please visit the Virginia State Board of Elections Voter Information page.
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The next meeting of the 10th Congressional District Democrats is scheduled for Saturday, November 16th, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at the following location:
Central Library of Manassas,
Central Community Room,
8601 Mathis Ave,
Manassas, VA 20110