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The purpose of both the Accomack and Northampton County Democratic Committees is to elect Democratic candidates to public office and to expand the Democratic electorate. Local committees are the backbone of the state and national Democratic Party. Democratic candidates rely on local committees for many tasks, including registering voters, contacting voters, getting out the vote and staffing the polls on Election Day. These grassroots efforts are essential to the election of Democrats and expanding our electorate.
Your local Democratic Committee serves as the bridge between grassroots activists and our candidates and officeholders, providing the organizational voice and support it takes to win elections. The role of the party and its leaders has evolved to include helping coordinate our candidates’ campaign efforts with the Democratic Party of Virginia not only during the traditional campaign season, but also through year-round party building and organizational activities and direct candidate services.
The Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) exists to facilitate and encourage the full participation of all Virginians in choosing their elected officials and controlling their political destiny. It is dedicated to the preservation of all the rights enumerated in Article One of the Constitution of Virginia. The Democratic Party of Virginia exercises full equality with Democratic parties in other states in controlling the activities and establishing the principles of the National Democratic Party. Click here to read the DPVA Party Plan
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.