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, caucus or convention.  When information becomes available about supporting or becoming a candidate, we’ll post it on our website.  A number of candidates have already declared.  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 67th District, Karrie Delaney is 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

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

Organizations focused on Civil Rights and People of Color
Advancement Project
NAACP of Fairfax County
Northern Virginia Urban League
Religious and Humanitarian organizations active in the area
ADAMS Center
Fairfax County Community Interfaith Coordination
Environmental and Climate Action Groups


Organizations supporting people with Disabilities
Virginia Democrats’ disAbility Caucus
The Arc of Northern Virginia
disAbility Law Center of Virginia