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Red To Blue Fundraiser »

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Moran Fost

Dear Friends,

Over 100 people came out for Sunday’s Red to Blue program fundraiser to turn the entire Northern Virginia congressional delegation blue for the first time in over 50 years.I was honored to join Congressman Gerry Connolly, Don Beyer and John Foust and am confident FCDC’s Red to Blue campaign will ensure that all three of them represent us in Congress next year.

FCDC is now within $2,400 of its July fundraising goal for the Red to Blue program. Will you please contribute to help us reach our goal? By giving today, you will ensure that we hold the Tea Party faithful running in Northern Virginia accountable for putting their extreme partisanship ahead of the priorities Virginians need.

Your donation will help ensure that FCDC volunteers and staff will have the tools they need to register and engage voters, fill its volunteer ranks, and launch an aggressive GOTV campaign that will send Representative Gerry Connolly, Don Beyer, and John Foust, as well as Senator Mark Warner to Congress in January.

Please contribute now to help FCDC’s reach our goal of sending three progressives to Congress!

Sincerely,


Congressman Jim Moran 

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Deepest Sympathies »

It is with our deepest sympathy to report Ben Tribbett’s father, John Tribbett, passed away this morning after protracted illness. Ben is a FCDC member and a precinct captain in Mount Vernon district.  Visitation will take place on Sunday, August 3rd, from 4pm-7pm at the Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home on 9902 Braddock Road, Fairfax VA 22032.

Anyone wishing to send a card or flowers to Ben can send to:

8151 Grady Ct
Apt #3423
Lorton, VA 22079

John is survived by his wife, Janet Unger.  Condolences (Cards or flowers) can be sent to Janet at:

5728 Edgewater Oak Ct.
Burke, VA 22015

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Tribbet family.

48th DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION, AUGUST 19th »

Attention residents of Virginia’s 48th House District:

A special election for August 19, 2014 has been called to fill the vacant seat in the 48th District of the Virginia House of Delegates.  Our Democratic Nominee is Rip Sullivan.48th Dist Map VPAP

Click here to see if you are registered to vote in the 48th District – Enter your info and click on “Districts”

Click the image to the right to view a map of the 48th District (courtesy of the Virginia Public Access Project)

The 48th District contains portions of North Arlington, Fort Myer and Crystal City, as well as parts of McLean in Fairfax County.

Regular polling places in the district will be open August 19th from 6am-7pm.
Early Voting will be available for those who qualify to vote absentee.
In-person absentee voting for Fairfax County voters:

  • at the Dolley Madison Library in McLean,  Saturday August 9th and 16th, 12:00-5:00pm.
  • at the Fairfax County Government Center, July 14 through August 15
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 8 am – 4:30 pmThursdays: 8 am – 7 pm
    Last day of absentee voting in person at the Government Center: Saturday, August 16 from 9 am – 5 pm

In-person absentee voting for Arlington County voters:

  • at Courthouse Plaza, July 14th-August 16th
    Monday – Friday: 8am-5pm; Saturday August 16th, 8:30am-5pm

Mail-in Absentee voting:

Application deadline August 12th
Ballot return deadline August 19th

July 2014 The Democrat »

July 2014 The Democrat

Discover in the July 2014 The Democrat issue 

July 2014 Cover of The Democrat

  • Why Senator Kaine  believes innovative outside-the-box solutions can help tackle the costs of college education,
  • Why Delegate Bulova’s  states “despite setbacks, thanks to the Democratic leadership, the General Assembly was able to move many issues forward”,
  • Why Supervisor Hudgins believes that the need for alternative and multiple commuting modes of transportation is as critical today as it was in the 1920s, and
  • Why Supervisor Hyland believes that Fairfax County should put the meals tax on the ballot in 2016.

Download and read why Fairfax School Board Member Jane Strauss says the School Board’s vote to increase elementary instruction for students is a good change.  Read and respond to The Democrat’s column – Point/Counterpoint: The Meals Tax.  See why our FCDC Labor Committee is saying  labor is committed to immigrant rights. Read Part II of the FCDC’s National Affairs Committee’s series of national issues and questions of concern to Democrats.

Need to catch up on what the campaigns are doing?  Read about the 2014 Senatorial and Congressional candidates and their campaigns in the Campaign Trail Report. This and more in the July issue of The Democrat.

Open and read your  issue of  the July 2014 The Democrat  today.

Dinner & Discussion: Labor and the Democrats with Dan Duncan »

Labor has long been an integral part of the Democratic Party. Organized labor has been under assault for decades, diminishing its ability to help workers improve their living standards. It is not a coincidence that the decline of organized labor tracks the increase in income inequality and stagnating wages for most Americans.

What can we Democrats do about this, especially in a “Right to Work” state like Virginia? How can we work more closely with organized labor to elect Democrats who can turn this around? What are the priorities of organized labor and how can we help?

Come discuss these issues, and more, with Dan Duncan, the President of NOVA Labor. He will give a short presentation and leave plenty of time for discussion.

This month our Dinner & Discussion event is being co-hosted by the Providence &  Braddock Democrats, and is being held at Brion’s Grille in University Mall across from the GMU campus.

Date: Sunday, July 20, 2014
Dinner: 6:30pm
Discussion: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Location: Brion’s Grill, 10621 Braddock Rd, Fairfax, VA 22032 (map)
Click here to RSVP online. (Please RSVP by July 17 so the restaurant can adequately prepare for our visit.)
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The only cost for this event is your dinner. We have arranged a special buffet of four entrees (including Brion’s Grille famous fried chicken) and four sides for only $13 (plus tax and tip). RSVPs are required if you will be having the buffet and must be received by July 17. You can still attend without a RSVP, but you may not be able to take advantage of the buffet and service may be slower as the restaurant will be staffing according to our projections. Please bring cash.
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46th Annual Mason District Democratic Crab Feast »

crabfeast246th Annual Mason District Democratic Crab Feast

When:
September 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Where:
The Home of Sonny Schick
3219 Valley Lane
Falls Church, VA 22044

Please park at 6201 Leesburg Pike (Map) across Juniper Lane from Sears at Seven Coroners. Shuttle Service begins at 6:30pm

Click here to purchase your Pre-sale tickets today!

Click here for the flyer

Pre-Sale Ticket Reservations (Before September 4): After September 4th then add $5 to all ticket prices. (No cash transactions at the door)

 

For more information call:
Rachel Rifkind at 703-941-9574

Lee District Annual Liberty Luau 2014 »

CYMERA_20140610_142706Lee District Democratic Committee invites you to join the Lee District Annual Liberty Luau 2014

Date: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 6pm to 10pm

Location: Home of Susie Warner
6229 Edison Drive, Alexandria, VA  22310 (map)

Click here to purchase tickets
Click here for the flyer

For more information contact:
Steve Bunn and Alex Kirkland, Co-Chairs
chair@leedems.org
703-861-1343

Independence Day Opportunities »

Thank you to everyone who volunteered at our Independence Day events in Great Falls, Langley, Vienna, Clifton, Fairfax and Lorton!