Voting Rights Memorial Event May 12

Fairfax County, Virginia, is the site of possibly the most significant moment in the fight for women’s suffrage in the United States.

In 1917, more than 120 suffragists were imprisoned in the Occoquan Workhouse, then part of the Lorton Prison complex, in retaliation for picketing the Woodrow Wilson White House for the right to vote. The reports of inhumane conditions, beatings and force-feeding at the workhouse electrified the country and became the “turning point” in the struggle for the 19th Amendment.

The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Committee is working with the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (NVRPA) to raise funds to erect a suffragist memorial to commemorate the struggle of these women and educate future generations.  Help pay tribute to those who endured harsh imprisonment to secure the right to vote for every women at the Silent Sentinel Award Reception (tickets and information, click here.)

May 12, 2010  7-10 pm
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court
Vienna, VA 22182-1992 
map, click here

With Honor in Hand

Terron D. Sims, II West Point graduate, Iraq war veteran, and now author, Terron is a member of the 8th Congressional District Democratic Committee. Among many other positions, Terron is also a member of the Veterans and Military Families Caucus for DPVA.

His new book, With Honor in Hand, is the tale of two friends battling with a serious moral dilemma- a fight between the code of their profession vs. their code  of honor. Mercenaries, the two friends, Douglas “Big Mac” Pollard and Amos Man Killer Stewart, are the truest of professionals and the best at what they do. They have never reneged on a contract, but now find themselves in a position where they wish they could exercise that option.

With Honor in Hand It is our honor and pleasure to support Terron and recommend his book for your library.

Terron’s book is available from many sources, remember that Barnes and Noble is 100% blue in their corporate giving (v. Amazon that is 100% red).

With Honor in Hand, from Barnes and Noble

100 Days McDonnell Administration

As Virginia passes the 100th day under the McDonnell / Bolling / Cuccinelli administration, Virginia Democrats reflect on 100 days of distractions, division and apologies. Unlike previous Democratic administrations who tackled the problems of Virginia families head-on, the McDonnell / Bolling / Cuccinelli administration has embarked on a course that has made Virginia a less attractive state for business, appealed to a radical right-wing base, and failed to address the serious problems confronting the Commonwealth.

In the first 100 days of Republican rule:

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