On Monday, September 22nd, I was delighted to become the first person in Fredericksburg to vote for Barack Obama and Joe Biden for President and Vice-President of the United States of America, Mark Warnerfor Member of the United States Senate for Virginia, and Bill S. Day, Jr. for Member of the House of Representatives for the 1st District of Virginia.
Next Generation Veterans for Obama is a group of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who support Barack Obama for the presidency. Veterans from all generations have expressed support for Barack Obama because of his commitment to winning the global war on terrorism and his strong record advocating for America's veterans. Learn more athttp://veterans.barackobama.com.
Check out this video of some of our Veterans and military spouses from across Virginia and learn why they support Barack Obama and Joe Biden and why the policies they will pursue as President and Vice-President are what America’s military families need and deserve.
This past Saturday Virginia Democrats attending the quarterly meeting of the DPVA got to hear directly from Terry McAuliffe who's recent activities include being the chair of Hillary Clinton's campaign for President, former chair of the DNC, and author of a book titled, What A Party! My Life Among Democrats: Presidents, Candidates, Donors, Activists, Alligators, and Other Wild Animals
McAuliffe lives in McLean, Virginia, with his wife and five children is reportedly considering running for Governor of Virginia in 2009.
Virginia's Democratic Party 2008 U.S. Senate candidate, former Governor, Mark Warne and his wife Lisa Collishosted yet another of their "almost annual pig roasts" Saturday at their Rappahannock River Bend Farm in King George.
The crowds of friends, longtime supporters, and guests came in the form of Democrats, Republicans and independents from across the Commonwealth, around the nation and even a few visitors from other countries. Their numbers well exceeded last year when almost 5,000 people attended. I'd estimate the number this year to be closer to 7,000 (as the picture below of a small portion of the "field level" parking lot and my personal observation would suggest).
A smiling pink pig greeted folks as they roamed the spacious grounds
I encourage you to watch this video trailer for an upcoming movie about the current financial condition of the United States of America. The movie is designed to be the financial equivalent of what An Inconvenient Truthis about our environment, an invitation to wake up and help support major changes in our government before it is too late.
My thanks go out to Virginia Senator Jim Webb on getting the new and improved GI Bill passed by Congress and having it signed into law today:
On Monday, June 30, President Bush signed into law landmark legislation introduced by Senator Jim Webb (D-Va.) to provide post-9/11 veterans with comprehensive educational benefits. Last week, the legislation was overwhelmingly passed by both the House of Representatives and Senate.
Senator Jim Webb introduced this bill eighteen months ago on his first day in office. The bipartisan measure-- principally cosponsored by Sens. Chuck Hagel (R-NE), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), and John Warner (R-VA), has unprecedented support from all major veterans' organizations, in addition to strong bipartisan support in Congress, with a House vote of 416 to 12, and a Senate vote of 92 to 6.
Barck Obama and the Obama campaign should be congratulated for making the decision to rely on a grassroots strategy and refusing contributions from lobbyists and political action committees.
I believe the Obama campaign's approach is the only option to provide the funding flexibility that may be necessary to respond to the distortions, lies, and smears sure to come from every direction of the radical right.
It is unfortunate that our system of public financing of presidential elections is so broken that, in order to try to keep a level playing field with the Republican candidate's supporters, our Democratic Party presumptive nominee must opt out.