Accomack & Northampton County Committees
We are a group of your family, your friends, your neighbors and people you work and socialize with who share common goals and ideals for our future. We all live here on the Eastern Shore of Virginia - some of us were born here and some of us fell in love with the area and moved here. Whether we live in Accomack County or in Northampton County we all love the Eastern Shore and that is why we joined our local Democratic Committee to help organize and energize everyone to recruit and elect Democrats to public office.
We are Democrats and we have strong values and we work dilligently for the benefit of our families and our communities. We believe in electing public officials who truly represent our wants, our needs and our priorities. That means helping to create government structures, programs and laws that benefit and support equal opportunities for all Virginians regardless of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, political affiliation, veteran status or disability.
We are blessed to have great representation from our Democratic elected leaders. Our current Governor, Ralph Northam, is an Eastern Shore native and is always cognizant of the issues that are important to ESVA residents. Our State Senator Lynwood Lewis has served for many years in the House of Delegates and Senate. He has always been available for us and always fights on our behalf. Reneta Major, Donald Hart and Ron Wolff are stalwarts on the Accomack County Board of Supervisors. They are all very easy to contact and have been very effective in the local legislative process.
Having said all that, let's take a look at what Eastern Shore Democrats feel are the most important issues that we must all fight for.
We believe that everyone should have access to quality, affordable health care. We will fight any attempts to limit access to health care for people with pre-existing conditions and oppose any efforts to charge women and seniors more for their health care. We will fight to ensure the expansion of Medicaid to provide quality, affordable health care to hundreds of thousands of financially disadvantaged Virginians.
We believe that skills training and technical education lead to good jobs for Virginians. We are committed to supporting candidates who promote career and technical education and fostering partnerships between community colleges and businesses that prepare young Virginians for today's and tomorrow's economy.
We believe that women should be able to make their own health care decisions. We will fight for income equality for equal work and we will support stronger legislation to prevent sexual assault and harassment in the workplace and in our communities.
We will work to make Virginia a place that provides equal opportunity and economic equality for everyone, and we’ll keep fighting in local and national legislatures until our government ensures equal voting rights, equal pay, and protection against discrimination no matter one’s race, sex, nation of origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or age.
We will work to elect and support representatives who will work together to reduce military spouse unemployment, expand affordable child care for military families and ensure that our military gets the support that it needs.
We will fight back against the dangerous anti-environment and anti-science agendas that threaten our lives and our futures here on the Eastern Shore. This means that we must elect and support candidates who will protect our environment — so that we, along with future generations, can breathe fresh air and drink clean water. In recent years, local flooding has gone from an occasional nuisance to a frequent and recurring problem and action is needed to protect the area. We will also fight to protect the Shore's pristine environment from the dangers of harmful chemicals and discharge from the industrial and chemical pollution that threaten to destroy our beautiful land and waterways.