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Friday News: “Donald Trump is not well”; “Understanding Republican Cruelty”; TMac Tells Trump Voter Suppression Group to Buzz Off


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, June 30.

  • From DPVA:

    Dear Steering and Central Committee Members,

    While it was bittersweet to announce that Becca Slutzky will be moving on from DPVA, I am very excited to announce that another veteran of DPVA and Virginia Campaigns, our very own Chris Bolling, with be stepping into the role.

    Chris is a native Virginian who has been working in Virginia politics for more then a decade and previously served as a Deputy Executive Director of DPVA. He has also worked for McAuliffe for Governor and Hillary for America in leadership roles. He comes to us from his recent success as Ralph Northam’s Political Director and is exactly what we need to get our Democrats across the finish line this November.

    Please join me in giving him a warm welcome back to our DPVA family!

    Susan Swecker

    Chairwoman, Democratic Party of Virginia

  • Video: Mika Brzezkinski — Trump Tweets “Frightening and Really Sad for Our Country…What This Reveals” About Trump


  • Quizzical

    First thing I thought when I heard about Trump’s latest tweet outrage was that he is trying to distract and divert. Once again, it seemed to work.

  • EW Jackson leaps to Trump’s defense, attacks Mika (also misspells her last name, of course), Joe, media


  • Southern Liberal

    Glad to hear that Greta’s gone bye bye. Andrew Lack needs to depart for Fox if he is so hyped with plans for conservative programing. He can take along his recent conservative talkers with him.

  • McEachin Joined Civil Rights Leader Rep. John Lewis to Reintroduce the Voter Empowerment Act

    WASHINGTON – Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04) cosponsored the Voter Empowerment Act, H.R. 12, reintroduced by influential civil rights leader Representative John Lewis (GA-05) as well as House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD-05), Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn (SC-06), Ranking Member John Conyers (MI-13), and Rep. Robert Brady (PA-01).

    “In the early days of our nation, restrictive voting laws were more obvious: literacy tests, grandfather clauses, and property laws. Just because the modern means of voter restriction are less blatant, does not make them less effective, said Congressman Donald McEachin (VA-04). “Many states have enforced oppressive policies that attempt to limit voters’ rights, such as voter ID laws and limited early voting opportunities. We must keep fighting to enable every American citizen to cast a ballot regardless of their income level, race, or ability.”

    The Voter Empowerment Act will:
    · Ensure equal access to the ballot for all eligible voters;
    · Modernize the voter registration system to help Americans participate; and
    · Take steps to eliminate deceptive practices that deter voters from casting their ballots.

    “During my time in Virginia’s General Assembly, I fought hard for voters’ rights in the Commonwealth. I will continue this fight at the federal level because democracy is at its best when all voices are heard,” added Congressman McEachin.

    The Voter Empowerment Act would make it easier for Americans to vote by enabling same day registration; expanding early voting; creating a national voter protection hotline; and mandating a verifiable paper trail. Such procedures aim to enable those with non-traditional work schedules and limited access to transportation to cast their ballot in confidence.

  • Video: Morphing Ed Gillespie and Donald Trump (courtesy of DPVA)