Josephine Marshall Award: Nominations Requested

The Democratic Black Caucus of Virginia (DBCV) requests that the 8th Congressional District Democratic Committee submit its choice for the Josephine Marshall Award which was created to recognize and honor the achievements and contributions of individuals who within the individual’s Congressional District “have demonstrated significant contributions to the DBCV and the Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) concomitantly developing and advancing issues with reference to minorities within the political process.” Our previous recipient of this Award was Lawrence Webb of Falls Church, and close to three years ago, Voncille Hines of Arlington was recognized by the Democratic Black Caucus.

The award will be presented at the DBCV’s annual Juneteenth Banquet at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Williamsburg on Saturday, June 13, 2009. There is no mention as whether the Banquet is either at lunch or dinner.

The criteria for the Josephine Marshall Award is as follows:

  1. A registered voter in the District nominating for not less than one year.
  2. Significant achievements in the past year advancing the principles of the Democratic Black Caucus of Virginia and the Democratic Party of Virginia in at least one of the following areas:
    • Voter Registration
    • Community Outreach
    • Precinct Operations
    • Campaign Maneuvers
    • Minority Recruitment for District Committee membership
    • Minority participation on State Central Committee
    • Serving on and/or liaison with the Democratic National Committee on behalf of minorities
    • Event planning and fundraising for the purpose of advancing minority participation in the political process
  3. Not previously recognized in the past ten years
  4. Not an Officer of the DBCV

In addition, the selection package should also include the following:

  1. Selection’s Resume and Biography – detailing the selection’s background, accomplishments, and contributions.
  2. Award Criteria Narrative – a description of specific accomplishment(s) that demonstrate excellence in the specified category for which the individual is being nominated, and/or community service activities, and/or organizational involvement;
  3. Supporting Material (optional) – copies of news and magazine articles written by or about the nominee; and
  4. Photo – three (3) inches wide, 300 dpi, TIF, or EPS format. Also accepted are JPG files; however, these must be expandable to 300 dpi and should not be low resolution.

Nominations can be submitted at the next 8th Congressional District Democratic Committee meeting on Monday, April 20, 2009.