An enthusiastic crowd came out to talk with Leslie Cockburn
The Sunday afternoon campaign event was held at the Nelson Heritage Center.
Nelson County Democratic Committee Chair Larry Stopper stayed busy
Dozens of volunteers turned out to help with the event at which both why and how voters can counter the GOP’s Donald Trump was discussed.
Edith Napier said she was involved because of her grandchildren
The Nelson County civic leader told Leslie Cockburn and those attending, “I don’t like where our country is heading now.”
Lynchburg Mayor Treney Tweedy laid it on the line
“We have got to get out the vote,” Tweedy stressed. “That’s why I am here today. There are only 44 days to the election.”
Pete Perdue introduced Leslie Cockburn
“Our democracy is under siege. Republicans are mostly responsible, but we Democrats are responsible, too. It is our job to respond. Leslie has the qualifications to go to DC and swim in that swamp with the alligators.”
Leslie Cockburn liked what she heard in Nelson County
Both the speakers and members of the audience at the September 23th event were upbeat and focused. The key message was “Every vote will matter.”
Leslie Cockburn: "There are big differences."
“Our democracy depends on us holding our government accountable. We need to stop the influence of special interests. I am not taking a dime from corporate PACs.”
What to do? It's simple
NCDC Chairman Larry Stopper told those at the meeting he is convinced the Cockburn campaign’s “Get 3 Friends to Vote” effort will work in Nelson County.
Active volunteers everywhere
The basics are in play. Get registered. At the Sunday event there were lines at the table to sign up to volunteer to work the phone banks, mailing postcards, and canvassing Nelson County neighborhoods.
Leslie Cockburn is asking "Why?"
"Why are the Republicans demonizing immigration? The Fifth District is very agricultural and immigrants are the backbone of our farm labor force. We need comprehensive immigration reform. It's an economic issue for rural America."
Nelson Heritage Center helped host the event
“We owe a big thank you to many of the board members of the Nelson Heritage Center,” says NCDC Chair Larry Stopper.
Meetings after the meeting
Nelson County Democratic Committee board members Larry Stopper and Roy White talked after the speeches about next steps. See details here.