Welcome

Welcome to the Roanoke City Democratic Committee.  We are a group of people who share democratic ideals and who have come together to do the business of supporting democratic issues and candidates in the Roanoke Valley.

We meet the third Thursday of every month.  The meeting is open to anyone interested in supporting democratic issues.

Our next meeting is Thursday, August 17 at 6:00pm.   Meeting Location is Grandin Co-Lab,  1327 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24015.  If you have trouble entering the Co-Lab, please text or call (540)265-2669.

Check our Facebook page for notices about our meetings and events.

Blog

DECADES OF INEQUALITY AND LACK OF OPPORTUNITY HAVE GENERATIONAL COST IN ROANOKE

This Roanoke Times article discusses something that speaks to the core values of our committee. We believe that everyone has a right to economic opportunity, that economic and racial segregation suppress opportunity, and that we all have an interest in eliminating those barriers as a means to enhanced quality of life for all. Read the …

Activism

“As a Democrat, I want to use my energy toward efforts that restore trust among the people. That can only be accomplished by pushing radical change.”
Sam Rasoul

Change happens from the grassroots up!  If you are looking to make a difference and support the democratic platform, we could use your help.  Did you know that elections are happening all the time?   We need good folks like you to support our candidates and hold our government to democratic values.

Things you can do to help:
1) Join a subcommittee and provide advice and action
2) Meet your precinct captain and help greet your neighbors
3) Organize in an affiliate group and support causes you believe in
4) Participate in parades, festivals and sit-ins
4) Support candidates by phone banking, canvassing and fundraising
4) Run for office
5) Apply to sit on one of hundreds of boards in, locally and across the state

Elections

“When millions of people stand up and fight…they win.”
— Bernie Sanders

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Upcoming Elections:

Click on the links below to learn more about the candidates in our upcoming election on Tuesday November 7!  They can use your support making calls, knocking on doors and individual donations.

Roanoke City:
Djuna Osborne for House of Delegates District 17
Sam Rasoul for House of Delegates District 11
Tim Allen for Roanoke City Sheriff
Evelyn Powers for Roanoke City Treasurer
Melvin Hill for Roanoke City Commonwealth’s Attorney

Statewide:
Mark Herring for Virginia Attorney General
Justin Fairfax for Virginia Lt. Governor
Ralph Northam for Virginia Governor

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