In the News
– Local News: Rose named grand marshal of Valley 4th parade
– Local News: Rockingham seeks Auxiliary Deputy applicants
– Local News: Drinking Liberally meeting next week
– State News: Organizing for America announces Virginia staff
Local News: Rose named grand marshal of Valley 4th parade
Valley 4th coordinators announce that Dr. Linwood Rose, president of James Madison University, will serve as this year’s parade grand marshal. “We are honored to have Dr. Rose serve as our grand marshal this year” says Kris Ludwig, event coordinator, “It means a lot to the community to have such a great relationship with the University”.
Dr. Rose will be accompanied by almost 50 other community participants in the Harrisonburg Valley 4th Parade. Judging the parade this year are Pablo Cuevas and Fred Eberly from the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors and Heather Bowser from the Daily News Record.
The parade will begin at 5 p.m. and travel north on Main Street from the Harrisonburg Municipal building to the County Administration offices. A full list of Valley 4th events can be found at www.downtownharrisonburg.org.
Local News: Rockingham seeks Auxiliary Deputy applicants
The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the start of an Auxiliary Deputy Sheriff program. In response to numerous requests from residents of Rockingham County and the City of Harrisonburg the Sheriff’s Office will begin taking applications for Auxiliary Deputies.Persons who are interested in assisting with various operations of the Sheriff’s Office to include road patrol, corrections, prisoner transport and court house security can acquire and application on line at www.rcso-va.com. The application is available by going to the “services” area at the top of the web page.
Local News: Drinking Liberally meeting next week
Progress Augusta, the local chapter of the national Drinking Liberally progressive social-political organization, is holding its July monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 7, from 6-9 p.m. at Irish Alley Pub & Restaurant, 19 W. Johnson St., Downtown Staunton.
The meeting is open to the public.
State News: Organizing for America announces Virginia staff
Organizing for America, a project of the Democratic National Committee dedicated to building grassroots support for President Obama’s agenda for change, announces Virginia staff: Brandyn Keating, State Director; Allison Jaslow, Communications Director, and Million Fikre, Field Director.
“I’m thrilled by the opportunity to be a part of OFA and work with the motivated volunteers that we had on the campaign who remain committed to organizing their communities to affect change in Washington,” said Keating. “The success we had over the past weekend is a clear sign that grassroots support for the President is still strong across the state, and I look forward to building an organization that will help Virginians voice their support for the President’s agenda to their representatives on Capitol Hill.”
The announcement of OFA Virginia’s staff comes following the president’s second town hall on health care reform, held in Annandale yesterday.
This past Saturday, community organizers across the Commonwealth held over 50 events for the National Health Care Day of Service where OFA supporters volunteered for a health care cause in their community. Saturday’s events were part of OFA’s vast health care organizing campaign to develop local strategies that ensures health care reform becomes a reality and to support President Obama’s three principles for health care reform: lowering costs, preserving patient choice of plan and doctor and increasing access to quality care.