Bell Sounds from the 20th - September 8, 2017

I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend! It’s hard to believe that Summer is winding down and Fall is upon us.  Labor Day marks the official kick off of campaign season! While we were busy all Summer on the campaign trail, we are even more so now.  Let me give you an update on the campaign and important information for the upcoming election.

Endorsements

This month I was honored to pick up a few key endorsements in the race for the 20th House District.

Virginia Farm Bureau’s AgPAC

As a representative of one of the top agriculture communities in Virginia, I understand firsthand how critical agriculture production and agribusiness is to our local economy.  With the significant growth of the agritourism sector, particularly right here in the 20th House District, it is important that our state legislature continues to support policies that allow this sector of our economy to flourish. I look forward to continuing to work with them if re-elected to continue to advance the Commonwealth’s top industry.  

National Federation of Independent Business

I am honored to have the support of the National Federation of Independent Business. Small business is vital to Virginia’s economy. In this economic climate, the success of small independent businesses are essential to the health of Virginia’s economy as a whole. Throughout my tenure in the House of Delegates I have supported policies that will reduce the regulatory burden and help our small businesses thrive.  I’m grateful for the support of the NFIB and I look forward to working with them to continue to move Virginia forward.

National Rifle Association

The right to bear arms is very important to me personally, and to many residents of the 20thDistrict.  We’ve unfortunately seen these freedoms come under attack in recent years.  For this reason, the defense and protection of the second amendment has been and will continue to be a high priority for me throughout my tenure in the House of Delegates.  I am grateful to the NRA for their support.

Catalyst for Change Award

Last month I was honored to be named a “Catalyst for Change” by the Arc of Virginia at their state convention in Norfolk.  I was selected based on the work we did together on inclusive education, seclusion and restraint, and protections of children with disabilities, as well as my support of DD Waivers and community based services.  I am humbled to receive this award.  The Arc of Virginia does outstanding work to ensure the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  I have been honored to partner with them on issues related to special education over the last seven years and I look forward to continuing the fight for inclusive education and improved community based services. 

Barbecue and Bluegrass

It’s almost time for our annual BBQ and Bluegrass Fundraising Event! Please see the invitation below.  

 Join Delegate Bell for his Annual BBQ and Bluegrass

with John Adams, Republican candidate for Attorney General

Music by FLATTBROKE

BBQ by Mrs. Rowe’s

 Thursday, October 5, 2017

6:00 -8:00 pm

at

 Shenandoah Harley Davidson

213 Rolling Thunder Lane

Staunton, Virginia 24401

 Please RSVP to 540-255-8778 or by email at mrsrbellcoach@comcast.net.


Yes, I will attend the annual Bell’s BBQ and Bluegrass at the following level:


         _____$1000 Platinum Level       
_____$500 Gold Level        _____$250 Silver Level


 
_____$100 Friend                     _____$25 Individual 

 

Yes, I support Delegate Bell. However, I cannot attend the event but please accept my generous donation of $_______ to show my support!

Please make checks payable to “BELL FOR DELEGATE”

2620 Eston Drive Staunton, VA 24401

 

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Political Contributions are not tax-deductible. Paid for by Bell for Delegate. Corporate Contributions are accepted. State law requires employer and occupation information for contributions over $100 in a calendar year.

 

Voter Registration

The first step in making your voice heard this November is voter registration.  If you are not currently registered to vote or if you have moved since the last election, it is important that you register.  The deadline to register to vote is Monday, October 16. For information on how to register or to check your registration status, please visit https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation

Absentee Voting

If you will be out of town or otherwise unable to make it to the polls in November, you can vote absentee, either in person or by mail.   

The deadline for requesting an absentee ballot by mail is Tuesday, October 31.  Your request must be received by your local registrar by 5:00 pm.

You can also vote in person absentee at your local registrar’s office. The first day to vote in person absentee is September 22. The last day to vote in person absentee is Saturday, November 4 at 5:00 pm.

For more information on absentee voting, visit http://elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ballot/absentee-voting/index.html.

How to Get Involved!

Our campaign is in full swing and we need your help! We are looking for folks willing to join us for door to door, write letters to the editor, stuff envelopes, and more! If you’re interested in helping out our campaign in any way, please email me at dickie@bellfordelegate.com and we will get you plugged in!

I am also available to speak at special events and meetings for clubs, civic organizations, church groups, etc. as scheduling allows.  I can speak about the campaign specifically or about legislative issues in the Commonwealth.  If you are involved in the planning for a civic group, church group, or special event,  please feel free to contact Savanna at savanna@bellfordelegate.com to schedule.

We also have yard signs, large 4’x4’ and 4’x8’ signs, and bumper stickers.  Please let us know if you have a location for a larger sign, or if you would like a small yard sign or bumper sticker and we will get one to you. 

If you would like to help but are unable to volunteer your time, please consider making a donation to the campaign.  Campaigns are unfortunately very expensive.  We have to purchase campaign materials, signs and bumper stickers, and other advertising materials to help spread our message.

A donation in any amount is very helpful and will be most appreciated. You can donate securely online at www.bellfordelegate.com/donate.

We are also looking for folks who would be willing to write letters to the editor in support of our campaign! Our district includes four newspapers: The News Virginian, The News Leader, The Nelson County Times, and The Recorder.  Information on how to submit letters to each paper is below.

The News Leader – Submit letter online here or mail to Letters to the Editor/The News Leader/11 N Central Avenue, Staunton, VA 24401

The News Virginian – Submit letter online here.

The Nelson County Times – Submit online here.

The Recorder – Email to recorderanne@gmail.com. Signed copies can be sent to P.O. Box 10, Monterey, VA 24465.

Each paper requests that you include your full name and phone number.

Republican Headquarters

We are fortunate to have two Republican offices in our area this year where you can pick up your materials for the Republican ticket. The Waynesboro and Augusta Republican committees will each have their own Republican Headquarters this year.

The Augusta County Republican Committee headquarters is located at 101 State Street in Staunton. The Waynesboro Republican committee headquarters is at the Willow Oak Plaza in Waynesboro.

I will keep you posted with their hours, need for volunteers, etc. as information become available. I encourage you to stop by one of these locations to pick up a yard sign and/or bumper sticker for our candidates.

Congressman Goodlatte’s Annual BBQ

Congressman Goodlatte's Annual BBQ is coming up on September 17th at 3:00 pm at the Augusta Expo. This is a fun event for the whole family.  It’s free to attend, but an RSVP is requested. For more information about the event and to RSVP, please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-annual-goodlatte-bbq-tickets-37417955111.

Contact Me

I love hearing from constituents on the issues that matter the most to you.  If you have a state issue that you’re concerned about, or need help in dealing with a state agency, please do not hesitate to contact me.

You can contact us by phone at 540-448-3999, or by email at DelDBell@house.virginia.gov

Please send campaign inquiries to Dickie@BellforDelegate.com.  

If you would prefer to send us written correspondence, you can do so at Post Office Box 239, Staunton, Virginia 24402.

As always, I thank you for allowing me to serve as your Delegate.

 

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