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Thursday, May 17, 2018 8:51 PM

Important Information About Saturday's Convention!

To All Delegates,

As we approach the finish line to elect Douglas Wright as the Republican nominee for Congress, we would like to provide you with some important details and tips for Saturday’s convention so you may plan accordingly. For specific logistics, such as directions, parking information, seating, etc., please visit the 6th District’s website: http://www.sixthdistrictgop.org/convention-information/

Time/Check-in: Registration opens at 8:00 a.m., and delegates must be in their seats by 10:00 a.m. Please allow ample time for parking and check-in. You must have a photo ID to enter. Once you are inside, each unit will have a Douglas Wright Captain and other Wright leaders who will be easily recognizable. Please look to them for recommended voting. They will be in touch with you when you arrive in your seats.

Attire: Wear comfortable, casual clothes and shoes. Feel free to bring a sweater or jacket in case it gets cool inside the convention center.

Bring: JMU permits you to bring in one sealed bottle of water and one sealed snack. We recommend you also bring a book, magazine, iPad, games, etc. for any down time (when voting occurs, committees are meeting, etc.). Also, you may want to bring a seat cushion and a portable phone/iPad charger (internet access is limited in the Convocation Center).

Food/Beverages: Concessions will be open, so bring any money needed to purchase items at the concession stands. As mentioned above, you can only bring in one sealed bottle of water and one sealed snack.

Campaign Signs: Posters, placards, and banners shall be held by hand only and not affixed to stakes, walls or other surfaces (other than tables designated for the purpose). Materials not complying shall be subject to confiscation by the Sergeant-at-Arms.

If You Need to Step Out: You may leave the convention briefly if needed but will need to go through security and have your convention credentials to re-enter. Please check with your Wright floor captain before you leave to see if a vote is forthcoming that you need to be there for.

Etiquette: Please be polite to other candidates’ supporters, but feel free to lobby them over to the WRIGHT side in a friendly way!

AGAIN, PLEASE BE IN YOUR SEATS BY 10:00 AM AT THE LATEST.
The first vote for temporary Chairman is critical! We encourage you to VOTE for Jack Wilson.
Lastly, and most importantly, THANK YOU for participating in this historical event! We truly appreciate your time.

With gratitude,

Douglas Wright and Committee


Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:00 AM

Dr. Wright's Pre-Convention Gathering Covered By Breaking Through News

Breaking Through News reporter Theodore Whitelow reported live from Dr. Wright's pre-convention gathering, held at Vito's Italian Kitchen in Harrisonburg on Thursday, May 17, 2018. Click to watch Theodore's report, and to learn final details about the upcoming GOP Convention to be held at JMU's Convocation Center on Saturday, May 19.


Saturday, May 5, 2018 12:00 AM

Dr. Wright on WSVA Early Mornings

In case you missed it, Dr. Wright was a guest on WSVA's Early Mornings show this past Wednesday, May 2nd. Have a listen as he speaks with Jim Britt about healthcare in America, problems and solutions for I-81, and why he should have your vote on May 19th and beyond!


Tuesday, May 1, 2018 12:00 AM

The Best Virginia Campaign Song

I may not have a professional campaign staff. Some of my campaign speeches may seem amateurish... but I have the BEST campaign song ever! This is my daughter Rosemary with the Eastern Mennonite Choir singing "Shenandoah." Click to listen, watch and enjoy!


Tuesday, April 24, 2018 12:36 PM

Dr. Wright Speaks at Lincoln-Reagan Dinner

Dr. Douglas Wright was one of the featured speakers at last week's Shenandoah County Lincoln - Reagan Dinner. Fellow congressional candidates and their supporters mingled with local politicians at the GOP fundraiser, held in Mt. Jackson on April 21, 2018. Pictured below, L-R: Lt. Governor and candidate for Senator, EW Jackson, Dr. Wright, and Senator Mark Obenshain


Saturday, April 21, 2018 12:00 AM

Dr. Douglas Wright Speaking at the Lincoln - Reagan Dinner

Click to listen to my speech at the April 21 Shenandoah Country Lincoln - Reagan Dinner in Mt. Jackson.


Monday, April 16, 2018 8:14 AM

Congress Needs More Veterans

Dr. Wright's commentary on the recent Syrian chemical attacks, and why the House needs more members of Congress who are Veterans. 


Thursday, April 12, 2018 12:00 AM

Let's Elevate the Conversation: Wright Invites Dunbar to Debate


Sunday, April 8, 2018 8:11 PM

Volunteers Getting Busy at Campaign Headquarters

Many thanks to all the campaign volunteers who helped out at our Direct Mail Party last evening! Watch for my letter, coming to your mailbox soon.


Friday, April 6, 2018 12:00 AM

Dr. Wright Speaks at the Lynchburg City GOP meeting

Click to hear Dr. Douglas Wright speaking at last week's Lynchburg City GOP meeting.


Monday, April 2, 2018 1:39 PM

Dr. Wright Speaking at the Harrisonburg City GOP Meeting


Monday, April 2, 2018 1:36 PM

Dr. Wright Speaking at the Rockingham County GOP Meeting


Monday, March 19, 2018 12:00 AM

WRIGHT: VIRGINIA NEEDS MORE MILITIA

Bearing Drift, "Virginia's Conservative Voice," published an Op-Ed article by Doug Wright on March 19, 2018, about his views on the Second Amendment. Click the link to read Doug's piece.


Saturday, March 17, 2018 12:00 AM

Dr. Wright Speaks at the Mass Meeting of Woodstock on March 17, 2018


Saturday, March 17, 2018 12:00 AM

Dr. Wright Speaks at the Shenandoah Mass Meeting on March 17, 2018


Tuesday, March 13, 2018 1:53 PM

Dr. Wright's Support of International Womens' Day

Dr. Wright joined women from area ethnic communities to participate in the International Women's Day event, held in downtown Harrisonburg last Saturday, March 10, 2018.  According to the United Nations website, the event had the theme #pressforprogress with the goal of uniting people to think, act and be gender-inclusive. Locally, the emphasis was also on inclusion of women from all ethnic backgrounds.

"I was there to support my friends in Harrisonburg's Kurdish community, as well as the many other groups that were represented there," says Dr. Wright.  "I was very impressed with the turnout."

"All over the world, women are suffering economic hardships and fear of physical violence.  I spoke with many women at the event who recently immigrated to the United States and expressed how thankful they are to be here in such a welcoming community," says Dr. Wright.


Monday, March 12, 2018 12:00 AM

Dr. Wright Speaks at the City of Harrisonburg's GOP Mass Meeting on March 12, 2018


Monday, February 26, 2018 12:43 PM

Hear the Candidates

The 4th and final GOP 6th District Candidates Forum


Tuesday, February 13, 2018 12:00 AM

Bob Corso's 1on1 Interview with Dr. Wright on WHSV TV3

Dr. Wright was the featured guest during today's 1on1 segment on WHSV TV3's evening newscast with Bob Corso.  Click to watch as Dr. Wright shares his views on the issues he wants to work on for Virginians.


Wednesday, February 7, 2018 9:13 PM

Deadlines Approaching for Delegates to Register!

The deadlines to register to be a delegate in the upcoming election are quickly approaching  The Republican Party in the 6th district will choose their candidate at a convention on the campus of James Madison University on Saturday, May 19.  Today, I am simply asking for a small amount of your time -- for you to serve as one of my delegates at this convention.

Delegates at the convention will get to vote for the candidate of their choice. But to be a delegate, you must preregister – and each county has a different form! Please contact my team as soon as possible at DouglasWrightforCongress@gmail.com, and we will get you the proper form so you may serve as a delegate for me on May 19.

You may check my March calendar of events to see the deadlines for each county! Please register as soon as possible!


Sunday, February 4, 2018 10:49 AM

Former Secretary of Veterans Affairs Endorses Wright for Congress

We are pleased to announce that Anthony Principi, former United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs, has officially endorsed Douglas Wright for Congress. 

“As a former member of President George W. Bush’s Cabinet as Secretary of Veterans Affairs, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and combat veteran of the Vietnam War, I have an understanding of the attributes that distinguish men and women of leadership, courage and integrity that define the values needed in our Congress," says Principi. "Doug Wright is such a man. I urge you to cast your vote for him.”

Principi was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2001, and he served in that position until 2005. Principi previously served as Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs (appointed by President George H.W. Bush) and Republican Chief Counsel to the Senate Armed Services Committee.  


Anthony J. Principi

 


Sunday, January 28, 2018 9:10 PM

Why the democrats lost….

In a recent Open Forum the writer makes an impassioned presentation as to why Donald Trump is the wrong man to be president. He implies that our country will not be great because we are not good; we are not good because we elected Trump.

Since 2008 and Barack Obama’s election as President, the democrats have lost seats in every election. At present count the democrats have lost 13 seats in the US Senate, 69 seats in the House of Representatives. They have lost 12 governorships. In the state legislator chambers nationwide the democrats have lost 910 seats since 2008. 

Looking at other statistics, 700 counties in the United States who twice voted in majority for Barack Obama switched and voted for Donald Trump.

While the democrats tout improvements in employment, the actual percentage of people participating in the economy is down. Many people have simply stopped looking for work.

Infrastructure in the United States still needs repair in spite of all those ‘shovel ready’ projects Obama promised us in 2009.

Over 47,000 people died of drug overdose in 2014. This represents a 3 fold increase since 1999. 318 people were murdered in Baltimore in 2016, 301 in Washington DC and 780 in Chicago last year. While crime overall in the United States is going down, in some urban areas, the murder rate is very high.

The voters in our country looked around and made up their minds. Hillary Clinton offered more of the same; more taxes, more regulations, and more policies that do not provide opportunity or ….’Hope’.

Put aside your feelings about the president-elect for just a moment. We have had 8 years of leadership by Obama and the democratic left. Instead of work and the rewards that go with work, we have hopelessness. Hopelessness is why a person sticks a needle in their arm; hopelessness is why murders in urban areas go up. Hopelessness is what you get when the presidential candidate calls you ‘deplorable’.

We are Americans. We build stuff. We want to build better highways and airports and bridges. We want our president to put the needs of Americans ahead of all others. While our democratic friends tut-tut about the new cabinet being filled with business people, they overlook President Obama had almost no business input on his cabinet team.

Voters remember the president telling us that, “if you have a business, you didn’t build that…”

American voters have been voicing their opinion in every election since 2008. The message is clear: “We want effective leadership. We want a better, more secure life and future. “The American electorate is looking more- and- more to the Republican Party for that leadership.

The Democratic Party looks for outside forces that caused Hillary Clinton to lose the Presidential
election. The problem is not outside the party, the problem is within the party itself.

Unless the Democrats change their focus and start listening to the American voter, they will continue to lose voter confidence and lose elections.


Thursday, January 18, 2018 8:16 PM

What's in the swamp?

Originally published in the February 15, 2017 Daily News Record. 

President Trump used to say he was heading to Washington to “drain the swamp”. If he was to do this I wonder what he would find.

As a Boy Scout, I used to venture into a swamp near scout camp to see what was lurking in the tall grass and muddy puddles.

In Trump’s swamp you would undoubtedly find the noisy Fascist Frog. At any mention of the president or with a glimpse of his photograph there rises a cacophony of frogs calling: “ Fas-cist…Fas-cist. “ It appears to be an entirely thoughtless reflex from these troubled little guys.

Further along into the swamp we find the Global Warming Gator. This large and self-important creature often has academic credentials. It hardly moves as it suns itself on the bank of the swamp. In this way, it collects solar energy as it casts a haughty eye on the other lesser creatures in its midst.

At night, if you turn on a flash light or, better yet, the lights from a TV camera and you will quickly find a swarm of LGBT flies. They dance around the light calling for freedom and tolerance. They become an angry intolerant swarm at the mention of President Trump. It is darned near impossible to figure out the gender of each fly based on appearances.

Staring down at the water is the Pelosi loon. She is confused and cannot determine which way the wind is blowing. Her feathers are often disheveled and in need of preening. Other creatures look to this loon for leadership but soon discover she is lost and confused about the state of her surroundings.

At the other side of the swamp is the Giant Schumer crane. This long winded crane starts his call whenever a crowd gathers. He waves his wings and demonstrates hostility at the mention things that trouble him. His left wing is very pronounced and much more apparent that his right.

Running merrily along the edges of the swamp is the very social K street crocodile. This critter always appears to be smiling. This crock will try to influence the behavior of the other swamp creatures by using gifts and compliments. He can even be heard complimenting the Pelosi loon’s head feathers and the Schumer Crane’s loud call.

In this swamp you will find lots of bureaucratic bunnies. They rapidly reproduce and take up almost permanent residence in the swamp. Finally, keep a sharp eye out for the media mice. They run back and forth around the swamp. Most of these creatures repeat what they hear from each other and share these stories with other creatures in the swamp whether the stories are truthful or not.

This swamp is a noisy place in need of some changes. Someone once said when it comes to governmental integrity, sunlight is the best disinfectant. Drainage in this swamp would be a good thing as well.

Douglas Wright lives and works in Rockingham County.


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