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Finding our Resolve in this Time of Challenge

click to read in PDF format Statement of Dan Lagana Chair Fairfax County Democratic Committee   February 6, 2019       Finding our Resolve in this Time of Challenge    “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.   I can’t even begin to tell you how imperative it is that

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Trump-Comstock Tax Bill Responsible for Federal Pay Freeze

Trump-Comstock Tax Bill Responsible for Federal Pay Freeze Massive tax cuts for the wealthy lead to smaller paychecks for middle-class federal employees Donald Trump and Barbara Comstock have cancelled Fairfax County residents’ scheduled pay raises in order to cut taxes for the very richest among us. Comstock’s feigned outrage is laughable, since she enthusiastically voted for the GOP tax bill which caused this mess. In a recent letter to Congress, Trump cited “budgetary concerns” as

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#StandWithRed to protect Virginia's land and water

A message from Fairfax Democrats Chair Dan Lagana: “When they go low, we go high.”  Now, thanks to our very own Del. Mark Keam (D-35), Sen. Chap Petersen (D-S-34) and several other local leaders, this inspirational mantra has a new and very direct political meaning.  For by “go high,” Keam means that those of us who oppose development of two massive 42-inch fracked gas pipelines in some of the most beautiful and mostly untouched land

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#StandWithRed to protect Virginia’s land and water

A message from Fairfax Democrats Chair Dan Lagana: “When they go low, we go high.”  Now, thanks to our very own Del. Mark Keam (D-35), Sen. Chap Petersen (D-S-34) and several other local leaders, this inspirational mantra has a new and very direct political meaning.  For by “go high,” Keam means that those of us who oppose development of two massive 42-inch fracked gas pipelines in some of the most beautiful and mostly untouched land

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Corey Stewart Joins Pat Herrity in Scapegoating the Latino Community for Political Gain

April 11, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Frank Anderson frank@fairfaxdemocrats.org (703) 573-6811 Click here to download press release En Español COREY STEWART JOINS PAT HERRITY IN SCAPEGOATING THE LATINO COMMUNITY FOR POLITICAL GAIN Virginia Republican Senate candidate Corey Stewart on Monday reminded us all how eager he and politically-ambitious Fairfax Supervisor Pat Herrity (R) are to vilify and scapegoat the Latino community in pursuit of their political ambition. In the latest example of white supremacist

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Gun Violence in Schools – What can we do?

In 2019 there have been at least 10 reported incidents of gun fire in schools across the country. In the wake of the horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL many are asking “what can we do to combat gun violence in schools?” As a country we have abandoned our children’s and teachers’ inalienable right to safety. We must now take action to support the brave students who stand up and say

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Fairfax Democrats cheer the victory of Karen Keys-Gamarra, At-Large-Elect Member of the Fairfax County School Board

August 29, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Bruce Neilson Fairfax Democrats Cheer the Victory of Karen Keys-Gamarra, At-Large-Elect Member of the Fairfax County School Board FAIRFAX – Karen Keys-Gamarra, attorney in private practice and a member of the Fairfax County Planning Commission, was the clear winner in the Special Election conducted today to fill the vacant position of At-Large member of the School Board governing the Fairfax County Public Schools. Accompanied by elected officials, family,

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DEMOCRATIC CHAIR CALLS ON ED GILLESPIE and CHRIS GRISAFE TO REJECT WHITE SUPREMACIST’S ENDORSEMENT

Local Alt-Right member Supporting School Board Candidate Chris Grisafe and incumbent Elizabeth Schultz; Ed Gillespie holding Grisafe fundraiser August 16, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Bruce Neilson, Bruce.Neilson@cox.net 703-725-6929 While white supremacists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members demonstrated in Charlottesville with a torch-bearing rally and anti-Semitic chants, local white supremacist “Resistance Media” (@ResistCM14) celebrated the horrifying spectacle by featuring the torch rally photo as the profile banner on their Twitter account. In Fairfax County, Republican

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