FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CANCELLATION OF CAUCUS TO NOMINATE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR STATE SENATE DISTRICT 28
MADISON, VIRGINIA – MAY 29, 2023
The Madison County Democratic Committee (MCDC) announces the cancellation of the Caucus to select a Democratic candidate for the Virginia General Assembly 28th Senate District.
The Caucus was scheduled for June 3, 2023, but now will not be held, as only one candidate has applied.
Madison County Democratic Committee
Annette Hyde, Chair
The 28th Senate District of Virginia (Fauquier County [partial], Culpeper County, Orange County, Spotsylvania County [partial], Greene County, Madison County, and Rappahannock County will hold an unassembled caucus (also called a "firehouse primary") on Saturday, June 3, 2023, for the purpose of nominating a Democratic candidate for the November 7, 2023, General Election. All Democrats who are registered to vote in the 28th Senate District may vote in the caucus. Voters may come and cast their votes any time during the caucus hours.
The caucus will be held from 10 AM until 2 PM at the Culpeper County Democratic Committee's office at 205 S. East St, Suite A, Culpeper, Virginia 22701.
If only one or no candidate has filed by May 28, the caucus will be canceled.
Congressional Republicans have yet to release a budget, but the plans that have been offered and reported so far are a five-alarm fire for American families – especially when it comes to their health care costs. Not only has virtually every Republican budget or fiscal plan over the last decade included repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and deep cuts to Medicaid, but House Republicans putting together their budget are reportedly drawing heavily on a plan that includes both. And in recent weeks, they’ve reiterated that both Medicaid, including the ACA’s expansion of coverage to low-income adults, and ACA tax credits that help people afford coverage are on the chopping block for cuts.
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As cheerful, warm, friendly poll greeters outside the polling place on November 8, we are there to make our fellow Democrats feel safe and supported. It doesn’t take much–a wave, a thumbs-up, or a piece of leftover Halloween candy can make all the difference. We want to have a strong presence at the Madison, Radiant, Oak Park, Rochelle and Wolftown precincts. You can make it an adventure and bring a friend. You can sign up at a location where you are not likely to run into your neighbors if that’s a concern for you.
Sign up here for a polling place and pick times that work for you. After you sign up, Annette Hyde, Co-Vice Chair, will contact you to confirm. Shifts are usually two hours, but you can work longer if you wish. Some people like to cover one shift in the morning, have lunch and work another at a different place in the afternoon. Sign up for as many locations and shifts as you like!
Votebuilder is the common name for the Voter Activation Network (VAN). It is a collaborative project between the Democratic National Committee, the Virginia Democratic Party, local party units, and Democratic campaigns in Virginia.
In recent years, Votebuilder has become the backbone of nearly every major Democratic campaign. In simple terms, it is an online database management program that allows campaigns to easily utilize the state voter records to mobilize Democratic voters and volunteers.
The default data in Votebuilder comes from voter registration records maintained by the Virginia Department of Elections. This includes name, address, home phone number, vote history, and more. There are also pieces of data that are provided by the Democratic Party, like scores and cell phone numbers. This part of Votebuilder is known as My Voters. Anyone who is a registered voter in Virginia will appear in the My Voters side of Votebuilder. As of 3/7/22, there are 9,706 registered voters in Madison County.
Everything else in Votebuilder is data that campaigns and local committees add to the system over the course of the cycle. One of the data sets unique to each campaign is the My Campaign part of Votebuilder. Whereas My Voters is based on information the Dept. of Elections provides, My Campaign is based purely on data that each individual campaign enters into the system. If a campaign is using Votebuilder for the first time there will not be any records in the My Campaign side of Votebuilder. Records must be added by the campaign itself.
After our January reorganization, we are pleased to announce the Officers of the Madison County Democratic Committee for the 2022-23 term:
- Chair Mesha Jones
- Vice Chair Cindy Taylor
- Vice Chair Annette Hyde
- Secretary Larry Wolfarth
- Treasurer Bryan Mitchell
Thank you to our outgoing Officers:
- Chair Ren LeVally
- Secretary Fred Douglas
- Treasurer Dink Kreis