News and Notes for September

Here we are in September, school has started, and we are beginning the election and holiday season! Come out and join us and help us elect Democrats. If you would like to work on Election Day as a campaigner or as an Officer of Election, be sure to let us know.

Calendar for September 2019:

  • Committee Meeting, Monday, September 9th, at 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Bristol Virginia Courthouse, 497 Cumberland St., in Bristol, VA. Democrats registered to vote in Bristol Virginia are encouraged to attend, become involved in committee activities, and help support our candidates.
  • Third Democratic Debate, September 12, 2019, in Houston, Texas, 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. Eastern time. You are invited to join the closed group Bristol VA Democratic Committee on Facebook and participate in the live discussion. Turn on your TV, find the group on Facebook, and join us. Kim Willis and Sarah Williams are discussion moderators.
  • TN-VA State Line Social, Monday, September 16th, at around 5:00 p.m. at the State Line Bar and Grille, 644 E. State St., Bristol, TN, 37620. Attendees order and pay individually. Progressives, Liberals, and our political friends and cousins from both Bristols and the surrounding area are welcome.
  • Breakfast with Democrats, Saturday, September 21st, at 9:00 a.m. at the Golden Corral, Exit 7 in Bristol, VA. Guests are welcome. Attendees order and pay individually. Join us for breakfast, coffee, and conversation!

News and notes: 

  • Some of our members were present for Mark Warner’s visit in Hiltons, VA., on Thursday August 29th. Senator Warner met with voters at the Crooked River Truffle Farm. Senator Warner talked about his work in the Senate, took questions from voters, and stayed a few minutes to shake hands and greet those who were present. It was great to see Senator Warner, and to know that he is listening to folks in our region and aware of what is going on here. Thank you to Senator Warner for an informative event, and for making time to visit with us.
  • The next Democratic Debate, and the first one in which the three front runners will be on the same stage together, will be September 12, 2019, 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. Eastern time, in Houston, TX. The debate will be one night only, with the 10 qualifying candidates. They are:
    • Joe Biden (Former Vice President) 
    • Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)
    • Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)
    • Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)
    • Mayor Pete Buttigieg (Mayor of South Bend, Ind.)
    • Andrew Yang (businessman and entrepreneur)
    • Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.)
    • Beto O’Rourke (Former Representative) 
    • Julian Castro (Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary)
    • Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)
  • We are saddened by the passing of Charles Spence, friend of the committee and supporter who provided space for our HQ on Lee Highway for the 2016 presidential campaign. Charles passed away on Monday, August 26th. Condolences to his many family and friends.

Hope to see you in September! 

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