Welcome to the web site of The Lynchburg Democratic Committee.We provide organization and opportunities for participation in the political process. We are committed to the values of the Democratic Party: economic opportunity, educational excellence, social justice, environmental protection and cultural diversity. We work to elect local, state, and national candidates who share these values.For specific information and current news, click on the appropriate topic listed on the navigation bar above.
We need your support! A letter from our Chair:
Dear Lynchburg area citizens,
As 2014 drew to a close, the Lynchburg Democratic Committee wrapped up a very busy year! Following the November 2013 Democratic top-of-the-ticket sweep and a recount, we immediately began preparations for the May City Council elections. After hosting a forum for all candidates, LDC membership voted to formally endorse and support 3 candidates for the at-large race. In addition to financial support to assist our candidates, volunteers knocked doors and made phone calls, resulting in all three endorsed candidates being elected to City Council. In July we hosted a statewide convention for Democratic Party of Virginia’s Rural Caucus, which brought hundreds of participants to Downtown Lynchburg for a weekend of training. In the fall, we were able to provide office space for the Warner campaign. The November Senate election brought new, more stringent photo identification requirements for voting, so we worked closely with area organizations and with the Voter Protection Team to spread the word and to assist voters in securing the Virginia Voter Photo ID Card. With Senator Warner’s re-election, Democrats in Virginia continue to hold the top five statewide seats.
We are scheduling speakers for monthly meetings and working with regional Democratic Committees on nominations for the November 2015 elections for Virginia Senate and House of Delegates. The 2016 Presidential Campaign is just around the corner and we continue to strengthen our infrastructure in preparation for a big year!
As a fully volunteer organization, we support voter engagement at all levels of government. Our office provides information and support for potential candidates wishing to get on the ballot, voter registration, restoration of voting rights, and voter education. Contributions to the Lynchburg Democratic Committee help to fund office expenditures, monetary and in-kind contributions to campaigns, the purchase and placement of yard signs, printing sample ballots, and providing rides to the polls on Election Day. Our email list, website, Facebook page, and physical office help campaigns to collect signatures for candidate petitions, stage phone banks, and walk door-to-door throughout the community.
The first $10 of your contribution pays for membership dues. Members of the LDC vote on endorsement of candidates, elect LDC officers, and serve as delegates to the Congressional, State, and National Conventions. Contributions that total $100 or less per calendar year are not made public, so please join us or renew your membership for 2015. Click on "Contribute by Mail" above for a contribution form. If you wish to make a contribution without joining the Committee, we welcome your support as well. We have also introduced online contributions through ActBlue. Click on "Contribute Online" above or go to https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/lynchburgdems
Our ongoing efforts of candidate development, voter registration and education, and mobilizing voters to the polls for every election are critical, but we simply can not do it without you.
With thanks for your continued support,
Katie Webb Cyphert, Chair, Lynchburg Democratic Committee
This letter is authorized and paid for by the Lynchburg Democratic Committee. Not authorized by any candidate.
Although the LDC is officially a “committee”, it is a grass-roots organization, and all are welcome. You can choose to participate in a variety of ways: volunteering, attending monthly meetings, election day activities, financial support in any amount, etc. Help us elect more Democrats and support President Obama’s goals. Membership dues are $10 per calendar year. Click on the "Join or Contribute" link above to join.
We meet with our fellow Democrats at 7:00 p.m., on the third Wednesday of each month in the Community Meeting Room of the Lynchburg Public Library, 2315 Memorial Avenue in the Plaza. The Community Meeting Room is located on the Plaza side of the Library building and there is ample free parking next to the entrance door to the Community Meeting Room. Occasionally we hold our meetings in local restaurants and, when we do, this information is posted on our Facebook page, on this web site and communicated by mass email. Click on "Links" above for a link to our Facebook page.
This Web site is paid for and authorized by the Lynchburg Democratic Committee. Not authorized by any candidate.