Constitution Party of Virginia

CP of Virginia Participates in Lobby Day

January 21, 2019

John Bloom, James Easterly, and Paul Provance participated in the Virginia Citizen’s Defense League Lobby Day event on Martin Luther King Day.  Everyone assembled at 8:00 am on the lawn of the Capital on a brisk day where high’s only reached the middle 20's.  James and Paul accompanied a group into the General Assembly office building, but then broke away to visit the members from their legislative districts to encourage them to support ranked-choice voting.  This new voting system, if adopted, will be beneficial to third parties as well as have other benefits.  John remained out in the cold to do networking and to visit with members of the media.  Everyone returned to the Capital lawn at 11:00 am to listen to speeches supporting gun rights.  John gave a five minute speech to rally participants on how Martin Luther King was denied a concealed carry permit by the State of Alabama.  The text of his speech is written below.

Virginia Citizens Defense League Rally
                        Bloom delivers speech at VCDL rally
Virginia Citizens Defense League Rally.
John Bloom delivers speech at VCDL rally.

Ladies and Gentleman,

This is a day to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, who though he was a man of peace and Minister he had the courage to stand up against injustice.  In the 1950s and 1960s in the South they treated people differently, solely by the color of their skin, and not by the “content of their character”.  On January 30th, 1956, someone threw a bomb into Dr. King’s house in Alabama, though no one was hurt, it prompted Dr. King to apply for a concealed carry permit, to protect himself and his family.  In this day and age, Dr. King would have all the justification in the world to be granted a concealed carry permit.  However, blacks were treated differently back then in Alabama, and the Alabama authorities had discretion on who to grant a hand gun permit to and denied Dr. King the concealed carry permit.  That was Gun Control in the 1950s.  The Gun Owners of America put it best on a poster showing Dr. King with these words, “Gun Control:  Denying Rights of the People the Government doesn’t like since RECONSTRUCTION.”  Let us honor Dr. King by fighting for the rights of LAW ABIDING Citizens to be granted a concealed carry permit to protect one’s self and family.  God Bless you all, God Bless America and God Bless the Constitution of the United States of America.

                        and Paul display the banner. Crowd
Enjoying lunch after the Virginia Citizens
                        Defense League rally
Paul Provance and James Easterly display the banner.
Enjoying lunch after the VCDL rally.

The Constitution Party of Virginia Holds State Central Committee Meeting in Richmond

The State Central Committee of the Constitution Party of Virginia held its first in-person meeting since the reestablishment of the party a year ago. We held our meeting September 29, 2018 at the Four Points by Sheraton, Richmond on Midlothian Turnpike. The committee listened to Libertarian nominee for Senate Matt Waters who the CP of Virginia has endorsed. Ricardo Davis, the Southern Regional Chairman joined the gathering via teleconference and provideded guidance on building the party and raising funds. National Committee Chairman Frank Fluckiger phoned in to explain the progress being made obtaining ballot access across the fifty states. A business meeting was held where a committee was formed to update the bylaws, and John Bloom the Chairman volunteered to write a party platform.

                        Central Committee Meeting Attendees
Left to right: Annabeth Goss, Paul Provance, Calvin Neighbors, James Moore, John Bloom, Anthony Pregony, Trent Corbett, and Tristram Coffin

Constitution Party of Virginia Attends Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference

June 9, 2018

The Constitution Party of Virginia and the Constitution Party of Maryland helped sponsor the Faith and Freedom Coalition "Road to Majority" conference, June 7th-9th at the Omni Shorham Hotel in Washington, DC.  John Bloom of Virginia and Michael Bertocchi of Maryland manned the Constitution Party table in the exhibit hall and spoke with people at the conference.

Several officials from the Current Administration and congressmen of the Federal Government addressed the conference, and Vice President Mike Pence delivered the keynote address.

The Faith and Freedom Coalition has tremendous influence with our national, state, and local governments.  A majority of attendees who came to the Constitution Party table knew about our party and many knew Constitution Party Southern States Regional Co-Chairman Ricardo Davis.  A number of people from Virginia showed an interest in the Constitution Party, and we will be making an effort to contact them and to see how they can work with us in our efforts to grow the party, put Constitutionists on ballots for public office, and win elections.  If you have not been contacted, but would like to get involved with the Constitution Party of Virginia, please see the information on this page below.

Vice President Pence at Faith and
                                Freedom Coalition Conference

Constitution Party Provided
                                Sponsorship for Faith and Freedom
                                Conference 2018

The Constitution Party of Virginia Holds Planning Meeting in Northern Virginia

The Constitution Party of Virginia held a barbecue and meeting on May 12, 2018 to plan how it will organize in Northern Virginia. Chairman John Bloom and his wife Renee drove up from Newport News. He explained current strategies and priorities of the state party, especially regarding publicity and interacting with the media. The treasurer, Paul Provance, gave a financial report and listed some of the Party’s priority needs for contributions and funding.

A political discussion brought out these points.  The current two party system is disregarding principles. It seems that winning is all that matters to the two leading parties. They disregard many issues that our government should be addressing to focus only on one or two issues to differentiate themselves in order to gain political advantage. They disregard the people, making promises to get votes but then breaking those promises. 

John Holland, Northern Virginia Coordinator, put forward the Constitution Party’s long term goal of restoring American governance to its constitutional intent. He proposed short term goals to have chairmen in every county and independent city, and to hold regular meetings and events. Paul Provance and Renee Bloom served appetizers, potato salad, hamburgers, hot dogs, and ice cream.

                        Provance, John Holland, and John Bloom at
                        Northern Virginia Barbecue
                        Bloom Serving Hors D'oeuvres
Left to right: Paul Provance, John Holland, and John Bloom
Renee Bloom serves hors d'oeuvres.

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