Welcome

ELECTION DAY, TUESDAY, JUNE 13 IS HERE!  Please go vote!
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Polling locations are open from 6am to 7pm.

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, June 15 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 …

CANVASS TRAINING

The Roanoke City Democratic Committee, in conjunction with the Women’s March in Roanoke, is hosting canvass training this Thursday, March 11, 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the Grandin Co-Lab. We are looking to reach out to voters who only vote in presidential elections and understand their motivation.  We want to activate folks who want Democratic Party …

Calendar

Upcoming Events:

Canvass Training.
Thursday, May 11, 7:00pm, Granding CoLab, 1327 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24015.   We are looking to reach out and engage voters in our area that vote in the presidential elections, but are reluctant to vote in statewide elections.  Help us activate this base.  Sign up here.

Regular Committee Meeting.
Thursday, May 18, 6:00pm, Grandin CoLab, 1327 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24015.

DPVA Sixth Congressional District Convention.
May 20, 2017.  Lexington, VA (Details to be announced.)
This is where we elect members to become part of our district and central committees.

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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:

Call to Caucus for District Committee Reorganization
We need 27 delegates and 3 alternates to send to Lexington in May to elect our 3 representatives who will sit on the district committee and be a part of our the DPVA central committee.   Click here to read the call and find out more about how you can help represent Roanoke!

DPVA Sixth Congressional District Convention.
May 20, 2017.  Lexington, VA (Details to be announced.)
This is where we elect members to become part of our district and central committees.   Method for selecting Roanoke City delegates to the convention to be announced.  (If we have a caucus, those dates will be either Thursday April 27, or Saturday, April 29.)
More details will follow.  Email chair@roanokedems.com for more information.

Democratic Primary 2017.
Tuesday, June 13.  Find your polling place.

Other News:
The constitutional officer call to caucus has been cancelled as we received one filing for each position and there is no need to vote.