When our Congressman Tom Garrett decided to host a Townhall we were thrilled to voice our concerns as his constituents. But when we learned that the event would be housed at a venue on Grounds that would cater to less than 300 constituents, we decided to reserve a larger venue and off it to the Congressman. The movement quickly gained support on social media and the movement #TomLetsTalk was born. On the day of the Town Hall we hosted a Democracy fair on Southlawn and a rally in the amphitheater. It was a great demonstration what democracy actually looks like: individuals uniting in an effort to communicate with their representatives.
This weekend we attended the Virginia Young Democrats convention in Harrisonburg. In addition to elections for the organization, we heard from all of the candidates for statewide office this coming fall. We look forward to helping elect whoever emerges from the primary in June.