It’s that time of year again -- time for our 23rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Fête! Please join us Friday, March 17th for Irish food, drink, and entertainment and a chance to cast your vote in our 2017 gubernatorial straw poll.
For over twenty years, Smitty and I have been hosting our fete as a way for family, friends, and Democratic supporters to come together and enjoy Irish food, drink, and entertainment. What was once a small gathering of a few dozen has grown into the largest annual Democratic fundraiser in all of Virginia.
With the new Trump Administration, we have seen the appointment of an utterly unqualified cabinet, executive orders attacking women’s reproductive rights and immigrants, and putting a white nationalist on the National Security Council. The possibilities of what will come next are endless - repeal of the Affordable Care Act, cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, and a Supreme Court that overturns Roe v. Wade.
It is so important we as Democrats stand united against the Trump Agenda. There is no better time for us to come together than on the Holiest Day of the Year. We can share our thoughts and ideas and recommit to the Democratic principles we share so deeply.
Since our very first fete in 1995, we have seen a lot of elections. The pendulum swings both ways and I am confident 2017 and 2018 will bring about Democratic victories.
Hope you see you there!