APV staff and members visited the offices of Congressman Dave Brat today to urge the Congressman to step up and demand a full and independent investigation of the Trump scandal. We brought donuts and spent an hour in “spirited” but cordial conversation with Brat’s staff. Along with the Trump menace, we had a frank exchange of views about healthcare, budgetary priorities and the political fate of down ballot Republican office holders who don’t separate themselves from this administration… hint, hint.
We delivered a letter from our President Rhonda Haning on behalf of our membership which we expect to be in Brat’s daily packet this afternoon. A copy is attached below.
We want to thank Brat and his staff for their time and also APV member Kathy Jones, a Brat constituent for her heartfelt contribution and APV staffer Stacy Reed for her thoughtful, articulate words.
We’ll be back!
APV members are visiting their federal legislators during this week’s Congressional recess. Today some of our VA 4th District members met with staff of Representative Donald McEachin at his Richmond office. They spoke for around an hour about many topics but most significantly about the pressing need for an independent prosecutor to investigate Trump-gate. The group also presented a letter from APV president Rhonda Hening. We came away feeling that this was a positive and productive meeting and we look forward to more in the future.
Tomorrow, APV goes looking for the much more ellusive Congressman Brat. Stay tuned.
Dr. Robyn McDougle presents the results of this year’s poll.
This has been making its way around the internet recently and we’re happy to share it with you. As we read through the guide we were happy to see that APV has been implementing many of these strategies already. Time permitting we will be publishing our own addendum to the guide with specific information we believe will be helpful here in Virginia.
From our always excellent APV blog:
“He achieved what many a politician probably envy, traction with the common man by reacting authentically to being likewise snubbed by those same elites—his famously thin skin is a political asset for the voters who feel snubbed in the same way. Making ‘fun’ of Trump will do Democrats no good. Focusing on his abundant personality faults is a losing battle, because the people who voted for him voted precisely for those faults.”