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Concealed Carry Coming to the University of Virginia?

Virginia’s ultra-conservative Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli, makes headlines again this week over a decision on concealed carry. A few months after taking office in January 2010, Cuccinelli created waves for filing a lawsuit to challenge the constitutionality of the Federal Health Care bill, claiming that it exceeded the Federal government's power under the interstate commerce clause of the Constitution. In August 2010, Cuccinelli then issued an Arizona SB1070-esque legal opinion authorizing law enforcement officials to investigate the immigration status of anyone they pull over.

Fundraising Deadlines and Service Events

Just a reminder that the fundraising deadline for this quarter is August 31! Make sure to dig deep and give what you can, because every dollar makes a difference.

To donate to Creigh Deeds:
https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/entity/18661

To donate to Jody Wagner:
http://www.actblue.com/contribute/entity/20986

To donate to Steve Shannon:
https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/entity/22558

Also, Colleges: If you are planning a service event on September 11 to coincide with the kickoff of President Obama's United We Serve plan, please let me know at college_chair@vayd.org and I will let College Democrats of America know so you get attention and recognition you deserve.

Good luck as school starts!

-Lauren

College Update

Congratulations to all the recent graduates from college clubs! If you want to stay involved with YDA, consider joining a club at your graduate school or in the city or county where you are living!

If you are an incoming freshman at a college and want to know where to find your school's Virginia Young Democrats chapter, email me at College_Chair@vayd.org and we can get you set up.

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Harrisonburg, VA


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