We embrace the mission and message of the Democratic party that anyone, from any walk of life, should have a fair shot at the American Dream.
We believe that cooperation is better than conflict, unity is better than division, empowerment is better than resentment, and bridges are better than walls.
Our top priority is electing Democrats who share our values and will work hard to represent all of Orange County Virginia.
Voter education, voter registration and voter protection are key to the success of any democracy. We work to protect your right to vote.
Rural and small town Virginia voters matter! And their issues matter. Orange County Democrats work to ensure those issues are addressed by our elected officials and candidates for office.
Our office in Orange open by appointment, please get in touch with us by email to arrange a time to stop in at email@example.com.
Our biennial "reorganization" will be held on Saturday, December 9 at 10am at our office located at 111 Chapman Street in Orange. The doors will open at 9am for our caucus registration, coffee, and conversation in advance of the 10am meeting. We will elect new members to the committee and then hold the election of officers. In addition, we will hold a food collection to benefit "Feed My Sheep," which serves as an emergency food pantry. Please bring donations between 9am-12noon on December 9.
Visit our Become a Member page here to review our Call to Caucus announcement along with the Rules of the Caucus.
You may complete an online membership form in advance of the December 9 meeting here. Or visit our Become a Member page here to download a paper copy to mail in.
While our State Senate 28 candidate, Jason Ford, and our House of Delegates 62 candidate, Sara Ratcliffe, did not prevail in their races, they ran outstanding campaigns based on the issues of most concern to our friends and neighbors in the Piedmont counties. We thank them for their dedication to the community and their time spent engaging with neighbors. We could not be more grateful.
State-wide, November 7th was a good day for Democrats here in Virginia overall as Democrats retained control of the State Senate and regained the majority in the House of Delegates. Apparently the governor's plan to ban abortion and his ploy sending out checks the day before the election, didn't work on Virginia voters.
November 17, 2023
The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) has received a partial response to their lawsuit against Orange County for FOIA violations. Orange County government has released copies of the Non-Disclosure Agreements signed in 2022 by OC staff and 4 members of the board of supervisors "for the benefit of Amazon, LLC." So if you suspected all along that the Wilderness Crossing development would include Amazon warehouses and/or data centers, it looks like you were right. Thanks to PEC for pursuing this on behalf of the citizens of Orange County.
On May 24, 2023, the American Battlefield Trust, Central Virginia Battlefields Trust, Inc., Friends of Wilderness Battlefield, Inc., and several Orange County and Spotsylvania County residents filed a legal challenge to the recent approval by the Orange County Board of Supervisors of the rezoning of the the Wilderness Crossing property. The lawsuit cites several violations of state constitutional and statutory law and county zoning ordinance, including procedural errors, lack of required submittals and findings, and failure to comply with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, among other errors. You can read the filing here and a press release from the Piedmont Environmental Council here.
OCDC members are active in the community, support our candidates and advocate for policies that reflect our values.
Enjoy these photos from 2023 and, below that, from 2018-22.
Election Day 2023 at Prospect Heights MS
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