Saturday, March 6, 2010

While I'm in Pennsylvania for the Weekend, Here Are Posts Worth Reading

I'm up in western Pennsylvania for the weekend (came up early on Friday) and have limited access to a computer, so my posting will be light until I get back to Virginia. I'll be back to posting regularly on Monday but, in the meantime, here are a few things worth checking out.

*Lowell has a post up over at Blue Virginia featuring video of Rep. Tom Perriello's speech before the Northern Virginia Democratic Business Council.

*I'll have more on this later, but Ken Cuccinelli has written a letter to Virginia's colleges and universities encouraging them to no longer ban discrimination based solely upon sexual orientation. He claims that only the General Assembly has the authority to do that, which is very similar to the arguments that were made when Bob McDonnell decided to allow discrimination based upon sexual orientation in the state workforce. In other words, this is yet another example of how Cuccinelli, Bolling, and McDonnell are working with the Republican controlled House of Delegates to send Virginia backwards.

*As Vivian Paige points out, the DPVA has announced that Senator Amy Klobuchar will be the speaker at this year's Jefferson Jackson dinner in Richmond.

*Finally, the Fairfax County Democratic Committee is looking for summer interns. This is a great way for students to get more involved in the political process -- especially if they're interesting in working on campaigns in the future. Based upon what I've heard from previous interns, the experience they gain through the internship with FCDC really has helped them in the field as they aren't just "paper pushers" like interns with other organizations sometimes are.

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