What a beautiful Saturday! I met with both the Orange County Democratic Committee and the Louisa County Democrats today. We talked about a wide range of issues including campaign contribution limits, affordable housing, legal advocacy for the poor facing harassment and eviction, and more. One great question in Louisa concerned how to respond to the constant, indiscriminate accusations of ‘socialism’ (from people who don’t even have a clear definition of the word). My answer: patiently explain your position, be clear we ought to put people ahead of partisanship, and remember that social media is a playground that doesn’t accurately reflect what people genuinely believe, so stay calm and don’t take the mudslinging to heart. A thick skin is a must! -Ben