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NEWS

2024 Officer Filings
December 30, 2023

The following individuals filed to run for an NNDCC officer position by yesterday's 5:00 PM deadline and will have their names presented to the committee at our reorganization caucus and election on Thursday, January 4.

 

Co-chairs: Karen Sturtevant & Philip Whitman

Vice Chair: Maritsa Alger

Secretary: Lawren Stewart

Treasurer: Mary Vause

Sergeant-at-Arms: Nneka Bartlett

 

Per the call to election, the vacancy for Parliamentarian will be addressed at our regular meeting on Thursday, January 25. No nominations from the floor will be accepted at the reorganization.

 

*NNDCC Subcommittees*

With the beginning of the new term, subcommittee chairs and members reset and must be filled. Subcommittees include:

 

Affirmative Action/Grievance

Audit

Bylaws

Finance

Membership

Nominating

Outreach

Precinct Organization

 

If you are interested in serving, reach out to us! Appointments will be made at the co-chairs' discretion in the coming weeks.

 

*Please attend on Thursday!*

While we have no contested officer elections, we still must meet to organize the committee and vote to approve our membership! We hope to see you on Thursday, January 4, 2024 at Sister Cities of Newport News, 11820 Merchants Walk Suite 100, Newport News VA 23606. Doors will open at 6:00 PM and close at 6:30 PM.

 

After business is concluded, stick around to socialize with your fellow members and learn how you can contribute to the NNDCC's success in 2024. There are both national and local elections next year, and we will need your help.

 

Our membership application and dues payment can be completed at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/nndems24.

2024 Reorganization Caucus & Election of Officers
December 21, 2023

Pursuant to section 8.1 of the Democratic Party of Virginia's Party Plan, local committees are required to reorganize every two years. The Newport News Democratic City Committee will hold its reorganization caucus on Thursday, January 4, 2024 at Sister Cities of Newport News, 11820 Merchants Walk Suite 100, Newport News VA 23606. Doors will open at 6:00 PM and close at 6:30 PM.

Election of officers will occur immediately upon the adjournment of the reorganization caucus at the same location. Only those attending the reorganization will be able to vote at this meeting with the exception of Democratic elected officials as stated in the party plan. Those wishing to seek election as officers must file with Lawren Stewart, Secretary of the NNDCC, by 5:00 PM on Friday, December 29.

Please follow the below links for more details:

2024 Reorganization Call to Caucus

Reorganization Caucus Rules

2024 Election Call

Election Rules

Officer Filing Form

The membership application and dues payment can be completed at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/nndems24.

If you have any questions, email us nndemocrats@gmail.com.

Greet Voters at the Polls!
October 11, 2023

Election Day is less than a month away! Not only that, early voting is already underway. We need your help to greet voters at the City Hall and City Center early voting sites, as well as every precinct in Newport News on November 7.

 

If you are interested, email us as nndemocrats@gmail.com and we can direct you to our sign-up site.

Greeters are a critical tool for reaching voters and informing them about our Democratic candidates. Please volunteer for whatever you can do and forward this to anyone you know who is interested in helping.

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2023 Newport News School Board Endorsement
September 12, 2023

At our monthly meeting on August 24, 2023, the Newport News Democratic City Committee was proud to endorse the candidacy of Maritsa Alger for the South District seat on the Newport News School Board up for election on November 7.

 

Since her appointment to the vacant seat in February, Maritsa has shown her dedication to advancing public education, improving school safety, providing the resources to attract and retain teachers, and increasing engagement with the community. She has also demonstrated her Democratic values as a member and vice chair of the NNDCC.

 

We look forward to working to elect her in November and encourage those able to volunteer or donate to her campaign to visit her web site and Facebook page.

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Resolution on School Board Responsible Contracting
June 22, 2023

The Newport News Democratic City Committee calls on the Newport News School Board to protect itself and its workers from dangerous contractors by adopting a responsible contracting policy. Such a policy requires contractors to sign a statement certifying their responsibility before being permitted to bid on school projects funded by the people of Newport News. The Democratic City Committee further reminds the School Board that a responsible contracting policy includes

 

(1) A requirement that contractors certify that they meet a number of criteria for responsibility, including compliance with all labor laws, before they may bid on any school project

 

(2) A requirement that contractors participate in a Class A registered apprenticeship program, recognized by either the US Department of Labor or the Commonwealth of Virginia as ensuring that apprentices graduate the program on time without exploiting such apprentices

 

(3) A requirement that contractors ensure all subcontractors they will hire will also meet all requirements to be certified as a responsible contractor

 

(4) An option for Newport News Public Schools to disqualify any contractor or subcontractor from further work on an existing project if they violate their certifications of contractor responsibility.

As adopted by the NNDCC on June 22, 2023

House of Delegates District 69 Caucus Cancelled
June 9, 2023

The caucus scheduled for next Thursday, June 15, has been cancelled as of the filing deadline of 5 pm today. In the 69th House of Delegates District, no one filed for nomination.

Call to Caucus for House of Delegates District 69
June 2, 2023

Please follow this link to see the Call to Caucus for House of Delegates District 69. The deadline to file as a candidate is 5:00 PM on Friday, June 9. The caucus itself will be held virtually on the evening of Thursday, June 15.

 

Only those Newport News residents registered to vote at either Katherine Johnson or Reservoir precincts reside in the 69th District and thus are eligible to participate.

Resolution for Former Councilman Dave Jenkins
January 12, 2023

WHEREAS David H. “Dave” Jenkins was elected with the support of the Newport News Democratic City Committee to the Newport News City Council on May 1, 2018;

 

WHEREAS Dave advocated for such issues as the Equal Rights Amendment, reducing gun violence, and governmental transparency while on City Council;

 

WHEREAS Dave helped preserve the former City Farm property as a public space;

 

WHEREAS Dave supported funding public schools and worked closely with the Newport News School Board;

 

WHEREAS Dave appeared at functions throughout the city and was responsive to constituents’ needs;

 

WHEREAS Dave represented Newport News on a number of boards and commissions in Hampton Roads;

 

WHEREAS Dave has worked diligently to elect Democrats during his time as a member of this City Committee;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Newport News Democratic City Committee commends Dave for his service to the City of Newport News during his term on City Council and to the Democratic Party.

 

As adopted by the Executive Board of the NNDCC on January 12, 2023

Dr. Karen Sturtevant and Philip Whitman

Co-chairs

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