DPVA Disconnect ?


    I do not want to sound paranoid here but it seems to me that the DPVA concentrates their efforts on the northern section of the state to the detriment of rural southside VA. I live in Mecklenburg county which is a part of the 5th congressional district which produced Tom Perriello one of the best representatives we have ever had in Washington. As an example of the scant attention paid to things down here, this morning I went to the DPVA website and attempted to get information about Dem activities in Mecklenburg County. Clicking on the designated link brought me to the Montgomery County website. I called party HQ and a staffer said that he would “pass word along”.I  cannot imagine this kind of error happening were it Fairfax or another northern county. Democrats and progressives live in ALL VA counties not just the wealthiest ones or are we taking a page from the GOP playbook and only concentrating efforts in the wealthiest areas likely to contribute the most ? For the good of VA and the nation I sincerely hope not.

    • clark

      we’ve had (in Alexandria) updates that have had to be made as well. The content about local committees, where they meet and when, when there are local events coming up, etc. is driven by the local committees providing that information. that’s not to say a better job can’t be done by all- though with well over 100 jursidictions, best that the local committees keep on top of what is on DPVA’s site.  

    • What if the DPVA maintained contact with local committees with the simple practice of PICKING UP THE GODDAM PHONE AND CALLING THE COUNTY COMMITTEE CHAIRS ONCE A MONTH — EVERY ONE OF THEM???

      I know — it’s old fashioned, it’s not email, not something you can do on a smart phone, not the kind of thing that a tech-savvy product of the 21st century does but seems to me it’s the job of the state party to stay in touch with its county and local committees.  After all, the state party has more resources.  Right?