Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Weekly Meeting and Phonebank

Hey there Young Dems (and friends!),

Tomorrow, from 5:30 - 7 p.m. we will phone bank at the Downtown Office (right next to Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar).

At 7:30, we'll hold our bi-weekly meeting at South Street Brewery. Come have a good time with your fellow young progressive professionals!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Mark Warner Supports Creigh (and you should, too!)

Check out this new ad from Mark Warner, explaining his support for Sen. Creigh Deeds.

Want more principled, progressive leadership in Richmond? Then vote Deeds! And if you're really interested in getting him elected, consider attending one of our meetings, coming out to a phone bank, canvassing. Heck! Do all three! More to come tomorrow about this week's schedule.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

WaPo Wants to Hear Your Endorsement!

This just in from the Washington Post. Please take a moment and e-mail them to let them know you unequivocally support our statewide candidates!

Your Endorsement

In the coming weeks, The Post's editorial board will be weighing its endorsement in the Virginia gubernatorial race. But why should we be the only ones? Make the case for your candidate in 200 words or less, and e-mail it to letters@washpost.com with "My Endorsement" in the subject line. Include your party registration, if any, as well as how you voted in Virginia's last governor's race. Finally, please include a day and evening phone number (not for publication) and a note disclosing any connection you have to Sen. R. Creigh Deeds or Robert F. McDonnell, their campaigns or the Democratic or Republican parties.

We'll publish as many endorsements as we can on next week's Local Opinions page and throughout the week at http://washingtonpost.com/localopinions.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Creigh's Coming to C'ville!

Get excited for a weekend of events with Sen. Deeds! Here's the full schedule:

Friday, 5 - 6 p.m.: Creigh on the Downtown Mall
Meet up at the Free Speech Wallat 4:45 to walk in the entourage.


10:30: Canvass Launch at the Downtown Office

11 a.m. - Creigh and Del. Toscano at the Farmers' Market
1:15 p.m. - Albemarle Co. office opening at the corner of Rio and 29N in the Union Bank building

3 - 5:30 p.m. - Albemarle Co. Democratic BBQ at Claudius Crozet Park.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Inaugural Meeting Tomorrow

Hello loyal blog readers,

Tomorrow we will hold our first meeting at South Street Brewery. We will gather to discuss plans for the group including how we will help out with this fall's campaigns, future meetings, and basically how to have a good time as a Young Democrat in C'ville and nearby environs. I hope to see you there!

Creigh's Picking Up Steam!

Cross-posted at VAYD.

A new poll by Public Policy Polling shows that the Governor's race has tightened up! After being behind by double digits over the summer Creigh Deeds trails Bob "for Jobs for Men" McDonnell by 49-42.

Additionally, 86% of the data was collected BEFORE the story of McDonnell's backwards blueprint for Virginia hit on Sunday.

It's time to hit the campaign trail hard to keep up this momentum!

This new poll is great news for Creigh and our Democratic ticket, and it means that we have to work extra hard these next two months to continue the momentum achieve a Democratic victory in November!

Every phone call and every door knock that Young Democrats make these next two months brings us one step closer to victory. We need you now!

Contact me TODAY to find out how you can help: vp_campaigns@vayd.org

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Creigh Deeds in C'ville on Sunday!

Deeds Country College Tour

What: Creigh to Visit the University of Virginia this Sunday!

When: Sunday, August 23nd at 5:00pm - 5:30pm

Where: Newcomb Hall Plaza on the grounds of UVA

Join our Senator, the Democratic Nominee for Governor, Creigh Deeds, this Sunday at the Newcomb Hall Plaza.
He needs our enthusiastic support! Special guests on hand!

Senator Deeds as long been a champion of affordable college tuition. Please join him on Sunday and show your support! Giveaways and campaign materials included!

The countdown to election day continues...

P.S. Please forward this to friends and fellow Democrats! No RSVP necessary.

Contact: Taylor Coots at tcoots@vavictory09.org

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Fall Intern Call for Cynthia Neff

The Cynthia Neff for Delegate campaign is now accepting applications for the following three internship positions. If any of these positions strike you as interesting, e-mail Lionel Dripps at lionel.dripps@gmail.com

Deputy Field Director

  • assist the field director with managing our phones and doors program
  • coordinate persuasion events and help execute mail program
  • manage data
  • launch canvasses

  • will have previous political field experience
  • will be fluent in Excel/Google spreadsheets
  • will be able to commit to 10+ hours per week

New Media Director

  • Assist the Communications Director with policy research
  • Assist with press releases, media advisories, and LtEs for local periodicals
  • Stay abreast of pertinent stories online and in the blogosphere, comment appropriately, and assist w/ Web site development
  • Also expected to canvass and phonebank with some regularity

  • Have a passing familiarity with social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc) and Virginia blogs
  • Will be fluent in excel/google spreadsheets
  • Will be able to commit to 10+ hours/wk

Finance Assistant

  • Help staff Cynthia Neff during her donor call time
  • Plan and build fundraising events
  • Donor research and data entry
  • Must be fluent in Excel and Google docs
  • Must be able to commit to a weekly schedule
  • Previous campaign experience not necessary, but a plus

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Deeds Country Internships Available

Deeds Country seeks current college or high school students wishing to gain high-level campaign experience in a fast-paced office for a full or part-time internship in the Charlottesville-Harrisonburg-Staunton region. We are seeking motivated, organized, and reliable individuals to assist the campaign's political staff with day-to-day duties. Such duties include working with Democratic and other community leaders, doing visibility, performing research, database development, and other tasks as necessary.

The internship is unpaid, but interns will gain valuable campaign and office experience and will have access to many unique campaign opportunities. College and high school credit is available depending on academic requirements. Interested applicants should e-mail deedscountry09@gmail.com for the formal application.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Follow us on Twitter

The Charlottesville-Albemarle Young Democrats have hopped on the Twitter bandwagon. Follow us!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Rock Band for Cynthia Neff

Ms. Cynthia Neff is currently challenging Republican Rob Bell for a seat in the House of Delegates. Young Democrats are banding together to raise money for her with a Rock Band Tournament August 30th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. We'll barbecue and play a little Rock Band. Just $10 gets you entrance and food. It's another $5 to enter the tournament and show off your stuff. You can purchase tickets here.

Charlottesville Young Dems Organize

A group of young, progressive professionals in Charlottesville and surrounding Albemarle County are organizing to engage in campaign activities and Democratic activism. Interested in making new friends and electing principled leaders who care about jobs, education, and other issues important to young people? Join us for our first meeting on Wednesday, September 2nd at 7:30 p.m. We'll meet at the South Street Brewery in Downtown Charlottesville. Hope to see y'all there!