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Celebrating Community in Northern Virginia

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Comedy – Special Guests - Food & Drinks - Live Auction
Let’s rally together at this fall event and support our Northern Virginia candidates!

Featuring the comedic talent of

Aron Kader

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Sunday, September 28th, 2014
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Kena Temple
9001 Arlington Boulevard, Fairfax, VA  22031

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Call (703) 573-6811 for more information

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In-Person Absentee Voting for the 2014 Elections »

VoteAbsenteeButtong1If you’re eligible to vote absentee, you may also do it in-person at the Office of Elections (Fairfax County Government Center) starting September 19th; and at seven Satellite locations starting October 14th.  Many Fairfax voters qualify for in-person absentee voting. Click on the Absentee Voting page to see a few reasons to vote absentee in-person (located half-way down the page).

VOTE EARLY!

In-Person Absentee Voting will be available starting September 19th.

VOTING AT THE GOVERNMENT CENTER
Location:
12000 Government Center Pkwy. Fairfax, VA 22035 (map)
Conference Rooms 2/3

Weekdays:

Sept. 19-Oct. 10
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 8AM-4:30PM
Thur 8AM-7PM

Oct. 14-Oct. 31
Mon-Fri 8AM-7PM

Saturdays:

9AM-5PM: Sept. 27, Oct. 4,11,18, 25, Nov. 1

Note: The voting office will be closed Monday, Oct. 13 for Columbus Day

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HAND OUT SAMPLE BALLOTS!

Fairfax Democrats and our candidates need you! Please take time to help distribute sample ballots outside the Government Center. In this important mid-term federal election year, while millions of dollars are being funneled into Republican campaigns, we Democrats have the power of the people. Help us in our grassroots effort by volunteering a few hours of your time.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

Fairfax County Democratic Committee recognized by NAACP Chapter for Protecting Voters’ Rights »

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At its annual Awards Luncheon on Saturday, September 13th in Springfield, VA, the Fairfax Chapter of NAACP recognized the Fairfax County Democratic Committee (FCDC) for its long standing, ongoing programs to protect voters’ rights. Sue Langley, Chair of FCDC, said,

“Congratulations to FCDC’s Election Law and Voter Protection Committee for this honor.   I’m proud of their long standing excellent work to protect voters’ rights.” Read the rest

Springfield Smoke N’ Roast and 3rd Annual Chili Cookoff »

The 14TH Annual Springfield District Democratic Committee
SMOKE ‘N ROAST
Featuring Our:

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Sunday, September 21, 2014
3:00 – 6:00 PM
Clifton Town Community Hall, 12641 Chapel Road (Map)
Clifton, Virginia 20124

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For sponsorship opportunities, tickets or for more information call:
Terry Matlaga Bell 703-606-2937

Hank Thomassen: 703-244-3263

Labor and Democrats: Celebrate the Dynamic Duo »

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New Voter ID Regulations In Effect »

MAKE SURE YOUR VOTE WILL COUNT!

When you go to the polls in 2014, make sure to bring a photo ID.  Valid IDs include any one of the following:

  • Virginia Driver’s license or DMV photo ID that is not expired for more than 12 months
  • United States Passport that is not expired for more than 12 months
  • Virginia Voter Photo ID – available for FREE from your local voter registration office (see below for details)
  • Valid student identification card containing a photograph of the voter issued by any institution of higher education located in Virginia
  • Any valid employee identification card containing a photograph of the voter and issued by an employer of the voter in the ordinary course of the employer’s business (public or private employer)
  • Any other identification card issued by a government agency of the Commonwealth, one of its political subdivisions, or the United States, such as: Military ID, ID issued by a city or county in Virginia, Tribal enrollment or other tribal ID, or Nursing home resident ID issued by a government facility

GET YOUR FREE VOTER ID!

Citizens who lack other forms of ID can obtain a Virginia Voter Photo ID at any General Registrar’s office and at some other locations.

Fairfax County Office of Elections
12000 Govt. Center Pkwy Suite 323, Fairfax
Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm; Thurs until 7pm
Closed Columbus Day, October 13th
Call (703) 222-0776

or at satellite locations during the following dates and times:

Saturdays Sep 27–Nov 1, 9am-5pm
Weekdays Oct 14-31, 8am-7pm

Franconia Governmental Center
6121 Franconia Rd., Alexandria
Dolley Madison Library
1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean
North County Human Services Building
1850 Cameron Glen Dr., Reston
West Springfield Governmental Center
6140 Rolling Rd., Springfield
Mason District Governmental Center
6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale
Mount Vernon Governmental Center
2511 Parkers Ln. Alexandria
Sully District Governmental Center
4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly

Note: Early Voting is also available at the above locations for those who qualify to vote absentee.

In addition, some libraries and community centers will be offering free voter ID services at scheduled times from now through October 13.  Click here for dates & times.

Former Delegate Gladys Keating Passes »

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Former House of Delegates member, Gladys Keating, representing the 43rd District (Sickles) passed away on August 19th. Gladys lived a wonderful 91 years, and was loved by all. She will be sorely missed, and she leaves behind a great legacy (Keating and daughter pictured left).
The family will receive visitors at Jefferson Funeral Chapel, on
Friday, August 22, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
5755 Castlewellan Drive Alexandria, VA 22315 (Map),
(703) 971-4700
Funeral Services will be held at Olivet Episcopal Church, on
Saturday, August 23 at 3:00 p.m. (visitation in the old chapel 1 hour prior).
6107 Franconia Rd., Alexandria, VA 22310 (Map),
(703) 971-4733
Burial will be held on a later date at Arlington National Cemetery. Contributions in her memory may be made payable to Franconia Museum at 6121 Franconia Road, Franconia, VA 22310.
For much more about Gladys, including even a video tribute on her 90th birthday, click here.

Congratulations to Rip Sullivan! »

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 Sullivan Secures 48th House District Seat

Fairfax, VA – The Fairfax County Democratic Committee (FCDC) reports that Democrat R. C. “Rip” Sullivan won the Special Election handily in Virginia’s 48th Delegate District. In Fairfax County precincts, comprising about 30 percent of the district’s voters, Sullivan won 2,038, or 61 percent, of 3.315 votes cast. In Arlington County precincts, about 70 percent of the   district’s voters, he won over 62 percent, or 3,934, of the 6,277 votes cast.

In time for the Governor’s special session next month, Sullivan will be sworn in to replace Delegate Bob Brink, who represented this District in Richmond in the House of Delegates for more than 16 years. Brink was appointed to a Deputy Commissioner position in the McAuliffe Administration.

Sullivan has served our region on numerous boards and commissions and has extensive experience in a number of areas of public policy, including transportation, consumer protection, housing and the environment. He has served as president of Legal Services of Northern Virginia, a non-profit institution providing legal services to low-income residents. And he teaches law as an Adjunct Professor at the George Mason University School of Law.

“Rip Sullivan’s win proves that the voters of Arlington and Fairfax Counties made the best choice, even in a Special Election scheduled by the Republican leadership of the House of Delegates to occur in the middle of summer vacation,”  said Sue Langley, FCDC Chair. “Rip will raise a strong voice in Richmond on votes about the region’s transportation problems, public education, Medicaid expansion, gun safety laws, investments in clean energy and a cleaner environment, fair wage policies, and equal rights for all Virginians. Despite the obstacles raised by the Republican leadership, voters in both Arlington and Fairfax made it clear that they want Rip Sullivan to represent them in the House of Delegates.”