How you can take Action Today

Ever since last year’s election we’ve received an influx of people asking what they can do to help and get involved.  Well, there’s a lot you can do.  First, we’ll provide some information about what the Fairfax Democrats are doing, and then a list of organizations that work on issues we care about.

The Fairfax County Democratic Committee is here all year long, and we continue to organize, advocate and grow.  We’re involved in just about every aspect of public life, with sub-committees devoted to issues or constituencies such as Voter Registration, Communications, Diversity, National Affairs, and more.  Sign up here to receive updates about local Democratic activities.  Visit our Contact Us page to find the leaders of each committee.  Visit our Calendar regularly to find Democratic and progressive events or to add your own event.

We’ll have elections this November for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General and all 100 members of the House of Delegates.  But first, we’ll be nominating our candidates by primary.  While we don’t endorse candidates in primaries, we do like to make information available and provide equal assistance to any Democrat who is running for office.

Current Declared Candidates for 2017 (more to be announced):

Governor: Ralph Northam and Tom Perriello
Lt. Governor: Justin Fairfax, Gene Rossi and Susan Platt are currently running for the nomination.
Attorney General: Mark Herring is running for re-election
Member, House of Delegates: 17 Districts in Fairfax, most (if not all) incumbents are running for re-election but many have not yet formally declared their intentions.  Click here to view our list of current elected officials.  In the 42nd District, Kathy Tran and Tilly Blanding are running to take on the Republican incumbent.  In the 67th District, Karrie Delaney , John Carey and Hannah Risheq are running to be the nominee to challenge the incumbent Republican.
With the actions coming from the Republican White House, many of our supporters are now even more fired up to fight for causes and for people who have been under attack.  Below is a list of organizations, some political and some nonpartisan, who are working right here in Virginia that you can also get involved with.  The list is by no means comprehensive but may serve as a starting point.  We’ll update it periodically and you can email us if you have a suggestion.

 

Progressive Organizations

New Virginia Majority
Progress VA
Virginia Organizing
Virginia Democracy Forward
Our Revolution Northern Virginia
Virginia Civic Engagement Table
Competitive Commonwealth Fund
Fairfax Young Democrats
Fairfax Grassroots
Indivisible – a Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda (includes directory of local groups)
Together We Will – Northern Virginia

Immigrant and Latino Organizations

Capitol Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition
Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations
Democratic Latinos of Virginia
CASA de Virginia and CASA in Action
League of United Latin American Citizens
Korean American Service Center of Greater Washington
Virginia Coalition for Immigrant Rights
Northern Virginia Refugee Fund
National Korean American Service & Education Consortium

LGBTQ and Equality Organizations

Equality Virginia
NOVA Pride
LGBT Democrats of Virginia

Organizations focused on Civil Rights and People of Color

Advancement Project
NAACP of Fairfax County
Northern Virginia Urban League
American Civil Liberties Union – VA

Religious and Humanitarian organizations active in the area

ADAMS Center
Fairfax County Community Interfaith Coordination
ExpressCare
Jewish Community Center of Northern VA
IQNA Council for Social Justice
Social Action Linking Together
Jewish Community Relations Council
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax
Mount Vernon Unitarian Church

Labor Organizations

Laborers’ International Union of North America – Mid-Atlantic Region
SEIU Virginia 512
Virginia AFL-CIO

Organizations supporting Women and Reproductive Rights

Women’s March Virginia Chapter
Virginia Chapter of National Organization for Women
Planned Parenthood Virginia
NARAL Pro-Choice VA
EMERGE Virginia
Democratic Women of Clifton
American Association of University Women

Organizations serving people in need

Legal Aid Justice Center
Opportunities, Alternatives and Resources – Fairfax County
Cornerstones
Northern Virginia Family Service
Homestretch
Good Shepherd Housing
New Hope Housing
United Community Ministries

Environmental and Climate Action Groups

Virginia League of Conservation Voters
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Sierra Club of Virginia

Gun Violence Prevention Groups

Virginia Center for Public Safety
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
Virginia Coalition for Gun Violence Prevention
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence – Northern VA Chapter
Moms Demand Action (national website) (Virginia facebook page)
Virginians for Responsible Gun Laws
Concerned Citizens Against Gun Violence
Reston-Herndon Alliance to End Gun Violence

Organizations supporting people with Disabilities

Virginia Democrats’ disAbility Caucus
The Arc of Northern Virginia
disAbility Law Center of Virginia