Download and read the March 2015 issue of The Democrat.
- Find out why State Senator Richard Saslaw thought this year’s budget process in Richmond went smoothly. Discover what got funded that may have been neglected in past years.
- Read about Freshman Delegate Kathleen Murphy’s first year in the House and find out how she felt when the House passed two egregious bills that would threaten the safety of children and make communities more dangerous.
- Discover why Chairman Sharon Bulova says, “Education is our Board’s highest priority but it is not our only priority.”
- Read the National Affairs Committee article to discover why they believe, “It’s time for Democrats to learn from our mistakes and coalesce around a national economic message that exemplifies our progressive legacy. “
This and more in the March issue of The Democrat.
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Download and read the February 2015 issue of The Democrat.
- Find out which FCDC member is celebrating 50 years of FCDC activism.
- Read about the retirement of two prominent elected officials.
- Get current with State Senators Saslaw and Howell’s Report from Richmond.
- Missed the last general membership FCDC meeting? Read about the climate control resolution that was approved at the January meeting.
- Find out why Springfield District FCDC members who visited the General Assembly this session left saying, “Proud to be a Democrat.”
- Browse the photo collage, Visiting Richmond 2015.
This and more in the February issue of The Democrat.
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Download and read the January 2015 issue of The Democrat .
- Find out why FCDC Chairman, Sue Langley says, “We intend to have Democratic candidates for all of these local positions.”
- Read Fairfax County Board Chairman’s article 2014 to 2015 and find out how you can volunteer for the World Police and Fire Games.
- Read why the National Affairs Committee guest author, Pat Hynes says “The true [public school] reformers, unfortunately, have not been watching their backs very well. “
- Browse the photo collage of the 2015 Road to Richmond Legislative Brunch.
This and more in the January issue of The Democrat .
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Download and read the December 2014 issue of The Democrat.
- Read about the FCDC November Legislative Roundtable, the holiday party, and the results of the Kate Hanley Family Shelter gift drive.
- Discover in the National Affairs Committee article why Melissa Harrison of the Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund believes that in spite of the setback from the midterm elections, the momentum for taking serious action to combat climate change is real.
- View the tribute to the former and current FCDC members who died in 2014.
This and more in the December issue of The Democrat.
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Download and read the November 2014 The Democrat.
- Learn what Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn believes is “one of the pressing issues” legislators will face during the 2015 General Assembly Session.
- Read why the National Affairs Committee says “The economic impact of climate change will play a large role in how the United States and the rest of the world form and implement public policy…. “
- Update yourself on the activities the FCDC Diversity Committee has been participating in.
View some images from Election 2014.
This and more in the November 2014 The Democrat.
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Discover in the September 2014 issue of The Democrat
- If you are eligible to vote absentee and find out when and where you can cast your vote;
- Why Scott Surovell is fighting for equal technological access for Virginia’s students;
- Why Penny Gross said this is “My Two Cents;” and
- Find out from At-Large FCPS Board Member, Ilryong Moon what changes will affect the 2014-2015 school year.
Open this month’s The Democrat and find out why Governor Terry McAuliffe chose the platform of the Virginia AFL-CIO convention to issue an executive order aimed at stamping out payroll fraud.
Need to catch up on what the campaigns are doing? Read about the 2014 U.S. Senate and House of Representatives candidates and their campaigns in the Campaign Trail Report. This and more in the September 2014 issue of The Democrat.
Take a moment and read your September 2014 issue of The Democrat today.
Open and read the May 2014 issue of The Democrat today and discover
- How Congressman Gerry Connolly is helping fight climate change,
- What State Senator George Barker says about a budget agreement in Richmond, and
- Why Supervisor Penny Gross says diversity is not new to Fairfax County.
Find out why the Labor Committee says “Elected leaders play an important role in whether workers have the right to freely organize into a union;” read about who you should be congratulating this month and whose lives should be remembered in our “People in the News” section. Discover and participate in the two new additions to The Democrat: The Book of the Month contributed this month by the National Affairs Committee and The Democrat Monthly Trivia Contest; this month’s contest theme is “30 years ago.” Do you remember where you were in 1984?
This and more can be found in the May 13 2014 The Democrat Revised Edition
The second issue of the redesigned The Democrat is now available. The April 2014 issue will capture your interest with
- Congressman Jim’s Moran newest fight on Capitol Hill to end the inhumane abuses of animals,
- Delegate Ken Plum’s Report Card of the 2014 General Assembly session, and
- Supervisor Jeff McKay’s discussion on the Fairfax County legislative package.
Read National Affairs Guest Author, Lori Wallach’s article on the NAFTA expansion agreement, Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP); find out why the Labor Committee says “to restore our middle class, workers must be free to organize and participate in unions without fear of retaliation;” discover who should receive our congratulations in our “People in the News” section, and hear about what the FCDC Technology Committee has been very busy doing. This and more can be found in the April 2014 issue of The Democrat.
Take a moment and review the redesigned monthly publication, The Democrat. The March 2014 issue will capture your interest with
- Congressman Gerry Connolly’s powerful article about his Northern Virginia archival project,
- Senate Majority Leader Richard Saslaw’s take on what’s happening in Richmond, and
- Chairman’s Bulova’s talk about the Fairfax County budget.
Learn about how the Governor is keeping his campaign promise of “Putting Jobs First.” Find out more about the topic of the program of our next FCDC Meeting from the National Affairs Committee, shed a tear when reading our human interest story, Remembering Shirley Carson, and review the volunteer opportunities and Headquarters News. This and more can be found in the March 2014 issue of The Democrat.
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