Signs of the Times
"The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity. Surely some revelation is at hand... " (from The Second Coming by W.B. Yeats).
W&L Name Change Studied
The Reverend Al Sharpton (center) and political gadfly Dick Morris (left) paying a visit to the tomb effigy of
General Robert E. Lee during the mock convention of 2003 at Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia
In July of this year, following a bitter controversy, the University removed the flags seen here from the
chapel. Controversy continues with a marketing study that includes the question of negative implications
of Lee's name. The study is part of an effort to improve the school'sU.S. News national ranking (presently
14th among national liberal arts colleges).
Mark Warner Incumbent, Alexandria, Business Executive, former Governor
Ed Gillespie Alexandria, former chair of the Republican National Committee, consultant and lobbyist
Robert Sarvis, Annandale, Recent gubernatorial candidate, attorney
U.S. House of Representatives - Fifth C.D.
Robert Hurt (R) Incumbent, Chatham attorney
Lawrence Gaughan, Charlottesville, Actor, CEO of Gov360 advocating for voter turnout.
Paul F. Jones, Albemarle, retired businessman and real estate agent
Dr. Kenneth J. Hildebrandt, Nathalie, retired chiropractor, recent candidate for Congress
U.S. House of Representatives - Seventh C.D.
Dave Brat Department of Economics and Business, Randolph Macon College. Director, BB&T Moral Foundations of Capitalism Program
Jack Tramell, Director of Disability Support Services in Randolph-Macon College's Higgins Academic Center, director of the Honors Program and teaches part-time in the Sociology Department.
James Carr, Healthcare operations manager
Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York, former Senator, former Secretary of State
Joe Biden, Delaware, former Senator, Vice President
Martin O'Malley, Maryland, Governor
Brian Schweitzer, Montana, former Governor
Bernie Sanders, Vermont, Senator
Deval Patrick Massachusetts, Governor
Jim Webb, Virginia, author, former Secretary of the Navy, former Senator
Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts, Senator
Andrew Cuomo, New York, Governor
Kirsten Gillibrand, New York, Senator
Howard Dean, Vermont, former Governor, former head of the DNC, former presidential candidate
Mark Warner, Virginia, former Governor, Senator
Jeb Bush, Florida, former Governor
Chris Christie, New Jersey, Governor
Ted Cruz, Texas, Senator
Justin Amash, Michigan, Congressman
Marco Rubio, Florida, Senator
Mike Lee, Utah, Senator
Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire, Senator
Tim Pawlenty, Minnesota, former Governor
Condoleeza Rice, California, former Secretary of State
Mike Pence, Indiana, Governor
Deb Fischer, Nebraska, Senator
Steve King, Iowa, Congressman
Rob Portman, Ohio, Senator
John Bolton, foreign policy commentator, former Ambassador to the United Nations
Mary Fallin, Oklahoma, Governor
Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania, former Senator
Ben Carson, Maryland, Retired neurosurgeon, political commentator,
Rick Perry, Texas, Governor
Susana Martinez, New Mexico, Governor
Jon Huntsman, Utah, former Ambassador to China, former Governor, former Presidential candidate
John Kasich, Ohio, Governor
Rand Paul, Kentucky, Opthalmologist, Senator
Scott Walker, Wisconisn, Governor
Mike Huckabee, Arkansas, former Governor
Paul Ryan, Wisconsin, Congressman, former vice-presidential candidate
Bobby Jindal, Louisiana, Governor
Mitt Romney, Massachusetts, former Governor, former presidential candidate
Gary Johnson, Utah, former Governor of New Mexico
Dr. Jill Stein, Massachusetts, MD, recent candidate for various offices
Offer Your Wisdom and Insight to Congress
You can contact Senator Mark Warner [email@example.com] or (202) 224-2023. His fax is (202) 224-6295.
Contact Senator Tim Kaine [http://www.kaine.senate.gov/] or (202) 224-4024.
Contact Rep. Robert Hurt [http://hurt.house.gov/] Phone: (202) 225-4711 Fax: (202) 225-5681
Contact Representative Eric Cantor at [firstname.lastname@example.org] or (202) 225-2815. His fax is (202) 225-0011.
Contact the Governor
Governor Terry McAuliffe, State Capitol, 3rd Floor, Richmond, Virginia 23219, Phone: (804) 786-2211. Fax: (804) 371-6351, TTY/TDD (For the Hearing Impaired): 1-800-828-1120, or 711 .E-mail: contact him through his website at http://www.governor.virginia.gov/
All media requests should be made through the Governor's Press Office. Requests can be made by calling the Office of the Governor: (804) 786-2211. Invitations and Scheduling Requests by regular mail or fax only.
The Office of the Governor receives a large volume of e-mail daily, and as a result, they are unable to respond to scheduling requests received by e-mail. All invitations and scheduling requests for the Governor should be submitted by regular mail or by fax. Please make sure to include as many details about the nature of the request as possible, as well as including your full name, complete address and telephone number.
Governor Terry McAuliffe, Scheduling Office, State Capitol, 3rd Floor, Richmond, Virginia 23219.
Contact Your Legislators
Senator R. Creigh Deeds, 25th District: Charlottesville [P. O. Box 5462, 22905. (434) 296-5491]; Bath [(800) 545-5899 email@example.com; Richmond [(804) 698-7525].
Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Conservation, and Natural Resources; Privileges and Elections; Transportation, Courts of Justice. See also, bills Creigh Deeds has introduced.
Senator Emmett Hanger, 24th District: Local (540) 885-6898; Richmond (804) 298-7524; electronic mail -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Conservation, and Natural Resources; Finance; Local Government; Rehabilitation and Social Services. See also, bills Emmett Hanger has introduced.
Delegate David Toscano, 57th District: Local (434)
220-1660.. Richmond (804) 698 1057. Email DelDToscano@house.state.va.us
Web presence: www.davidtoscano.com
Committee Assignments: Courts of Justice, Science and Technology
Delegate Robert Bell, 58th District: Local: 2309 Finch Court, Charlottesville, Virginia 22911; (434) 245-8900; and DelRBell@house.state.va.us, Rm 810 General Assembly Building, Richmond, Virginia. (804) 698-1058
Committee Assignments: Courts of Justice; Privileges and Elections; and Health Welfare and Institutions. See also, bills Rob Bell has introduced.
Delegate Watkins M. Abbitt, Jr., 59th District: Local (434) 352-2880; Richmond (804) 698-1059; electronic mail -- DelWAbbitt@house.state.va.us
Committee Assignments: Appropriations; ; General Laws; and Rules. See also, bills Watkins Abbitt has introduced.
Delegate R. Steven Landes, 25th District: Local (540) 245-5540; Richmond (804) 698-1025; electronic mail -- DelSLandes@house.state.va.us
Committee Assignments: Appropriations; Education; and Rules. See also, bills Steve Landes has introduced.
Virginia General Assembly: The toll free number for the Virginia General Assembly is 1-800-889-0229.
See theCalendar of Community, Historical and Political Events for July, 2014 and Beyond.
The City of Charlottesville offers a Visitors Calnedar And the University of Virginia has a student calendar. Check them out.
Local Political Web Sites
~The Albemarle County Democratic Committee~ The Albemarle County Republican Committee~ The Jefferson Area Libertarians~ The Charlottesville Democratic Committee~ The Charlottesville Republican Committee~~ Rockingham County Democratic Committee~ University Democrats~ Richmond Sunlight~ Virginia Public Access Project~ David Toscano~ Helena Cobban~ Fluvanna Democrats~ Brian Wheeler~ Fifth Congressional District Democrats~ Jennifer McKeever~ Obama Truth Squad~ Fluvanna County Republicans~ Jefferson Area Tea Party~
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See the Thomas Jefferson Center's Monument to Free Expression.