Brian Moran Announces Summit

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    It wasn’t the centerpiece of the evening, but it might signal that the DPVA intends to conduct outreach. Moran declared the need for a grassroots effort and development of a message that effectively advocates Democratic values and positions. There will be a July Summit to craft that message.

    The fete at Crocs in Virginia Beach Sunday evening was billed as the first in a series of DPVA gatherings across the state that are intended to provide casual and affordable venues on a more regular basis than the annual banquets. Senator Mark Warner headlined the evening and was joined by a number of local electeds and a full house of Hampton Roads Democrats.

    • OK, sounds good…so what is it exactly?!?  

    • The Richmonder

      Brian is only finishing Dickie Cranwell’s term, correct?  

      Maybe it’s time to start lining up support for a new direction at DPVA when the time comes to elect a new chairman.  

      I have a few requirements of my own:

      1) Must not have any active lobbying connections, state or federal.

      2) Should not be anti-netroots.

      3) Should be in a position to commit a large amount of time to leadership, and should therefore not have a full-time day job.

      4) Should be from the Greater Richmond area (let’s say within an hour of DPVA headquarters) so they can easily commute to the main DPVA headquarters and can drop in unannounced from time to time.

      5) Should be committed to building a Grassroots movement that extends beyond DPVA central committee and spans the election cycle, so we don’t have to start from scratch every year.

      As long as we’re day dreaming, what else would we like?

    • Teddy Goodson

      we in the grassroots came up with some pretty good ideas in 2009 after the Deeds’ campaign:

      http://www.bluecommonwealth.co

      Maybe we can not only get an agressive Chair, but one who can make some real changes, maybe even listen to the grassroots hahaha.