Sunday, October 6, 2013

September / October Update

 We are less than 30 days to Election Day and with that, HRYD is in the middle of working with local campaigns to ensure victory across the region. Starting September 29th and running until Election Day, we are getting the message out for our entire Democratic slate. From supporting Terry McAuliffe, Ralph Northam and Mark Herring running statewide to local House of Delegates races including Rob Farinholt, Susan Hippen, Bill Dale, Linda Bryant and HRYD alum Brent McKenzie as well as constitutional officer candidates such as Commonwealth Attorney candidate Greg Turpin in Virginia Beach, we are #inittowinit. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook  for event and group updates as we get closer to November 5th!

Pizza Party and Phone Bank on October 8th
On Tuesday, October 8th, we are holding a pizza party meeting at the Virginia Beach Education Association building to discuss all the events and plans we have over the next four weeks until Election Day. In addition, we will be phone banking for Greg Turpin, candidate for Commonwealth Attorney in Virginia Beach. To RSVP, visit our Facebook event page or e-mail us!

Website Update
We will be switching over to our new website shortly. At that time, we will close down this website and provide a link to the new one. Stay tuned!

Old News

Executive Committee News
At the start of the August meeting last Monday, President Jamal Gunn announced that he accepted a job assignment based in Connecticut until early 2014. Jamal will continue to serve as President and collaborate with the HRYD Executive Committee on events and initiatives into the future. We wish Jamal the best of luck with his new role and await his triumphant return! Political Action Director Fred Hussain resigned from the committee due to his relocation to Northern Virginia for a new position. As a result, Jamal appointed  our good friend Chika Anyadike to replace Fred as Political Action Director. We thank Fred for his passion and his leadership and wish him well with his future endeavors as well as thank Chika for accepting the position.

HRYD Attends the Young Democrats of America Convention
Along with our fellow VAYD members from across the Commonwealth, HRYD traveled all the way to San Antonio, Texas to attend the Young Democrats of America Biennial Convention from August 8th to the 11th. During the convention, VAYD & YDA members attended caucus and training meetings as well as listened to speeches from brothers Congressman Joaquin Castro and Mayor Julian Castro, filmmaker Christine Pelosi and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Most importantly, though, we helped to elect Virginia's own Atima Omara-Alwala to the YDA Presidency, the first African-American Female and Virginian to be elected to the position. This trip would not have been possible without the generous donations from various Democratic Committees across Hampton Roads. We extend our gratitude and thanks for your support!

Suzanne Patrick Announces Candidacy for 2nd Congressional District
On Tuesday, August 27th, former Naval Reserve officer and Pentagon official Suzanne Patrick announced her candidacy for the 2nd Congressional District seat. To follow updates from her campaign, follow her on Twitter @suzanne_patrick.

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