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1 of Many Weekend of Action

You are not alone.
You are 1 of Many for a Commonsense Commonwealth.

 

Please join fellow Virginians for a positive Weekend of Action — coinciding with Inauguration Weekend — that will provide opportunities for meaningful civic engagement and political activism.  Civic-minded Virginians of all political views are welcome, as are supporters from elsewhere.  Whether you participate in one event or the entire weekend of activities, you will be one of many working for a Commonsense Commonwealth.  

 

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Support Democratic candidates in Special Elections in Virginia being held on January 10, 2017

Support Democratic candidates in Special Elections in Virginia being held on January 10, 2017

Phone banking to voters planned from Arlington Democratic HQ, on Dec. 13 and 20 and Jan. 3, 5 and 9

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ACDC Approves Rules for 2017 School Board Endorsement

On Wednesday December 7th, Arlington Democrats approved the Rules for the 2017 School Board Endorsement for one candidate for Arlington County School Board in the November 7, 2017 election. An “unassembled caucus” will be held on Thursday, May 11 (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.) at Drew Model School and Saturday, May 13 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.) at Washington-Lee High School. In order to be eligible for endorsement by the participants in the unassembled Caucus, candidates for Arlington County School Board must file a letter of intent to seek the Democratic endorsement with the Chair of the Arlington County Democratic Committee, or his/her designated representative, after January 1, 2017, and before 7:30 p.m. on Monday, February 27, 2017.

Click here to read the Rules for the 2017 School Board Endorsement.

Don’t Cut Medicare or the Affordable Care Act

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The Arlington County Democratic Committee unanimously pass a resolution on December 7, 2016 that stated:

  • 1. We oppose ending traditional Medicare by changing it from a defined benefit to a defined contribution voucher program.
  • 2. We oppose increasing the Medicare eligibility age.
  • 3. We oppose increasing the out-of-pocket costs for Medicare beneficiaries by further increasing income-related premiums.
  • 4. We oppose repealing the Medicare-related provisions of the Affordable Care Act, which are helping Medicare beneficiaries with their prescription drug costs and provide preventive screening and wellness visits with no out-of-pocket costs.
  • 5. We urge Senators Warner and Kaine and Congressman Beyer to vote against any proposed cuts to Medicare.

Click here to read the full resolution.

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Looking Ahead

Thank you for pouring your heart into the 2016 campaign.  Because of you, we turned Virginia blue for the third Presidential election in a row.  The work you’ve done will help us continue the fight to elect Democrats who share our values.  Our successes this year include contributing toward:

  • 24,636 newly registered voters in Arlington County this year
  • 37,629 voters voted absentee by mail or in-person a new record
  • 121,241 Arlington voters voted, a new record; for 82 percent turnout of active voters
  • 91,879 Arlington voters voted for the Democratic Nominee Hillary Clinton, 76 percent a new record.  

It’s been a rough election for all of us, but in recent days the Arlington County Democratic Committee has received an influx of people asking what they can do to help and get involved.  That’s a good thing because we need you now more than ever.

The Arlington County Democratic Committee is here all year long, and we continue to organize, advocate and grow.  Visit our Contact Us page to get in touch with us and to volunteer.  Visit our Calendar regularly to find Democratic and progressive events or to add your own event.  You are welcome to join us at our Holiday Party General Meeting on Wednesday, December 7 at the Walter Reed Community Center (2909 16th St S. Arlington, VA 22204).

If you want to take action against President-Elect Trump’s ideas for a Muslim registry you can read a statement from the DNC here, his threats to action on climate change from Congressman Beyer here, and a letter signed by 169 House Democrats against White Nationalist Steve Bannon’s appointment here. Then you can write a letter or call the district offices of our US Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine.

One of the next big things coming up in January is the Virginia legislative session in Richmond.  Already, state Senators and Delegates are filing legislation.  You can visit this site to read the bills and see which ones you might want to support or oppose.

2017 is critical.  We will have elections next 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.
Candidates/Offices for 2017 (not all have announced):

Thanks and feel free to contact us if you have any questions or suggestions.

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Vote Tuesday!

It’s time! Time to get to the polls and cast your vote for the Democratic ticket!

Do you have a plan to vote on Tuesday? If not, we’re here to help.

Step 1: Find your polling location. Click here to look it up.

Step 2: Read about our Democratic candidates and then download the Arlington Dems Sample Ballot (print it out and take it with you!).

Step 3: Make sure you have a photo ID. Need more info on what constitutes a valid ID? Check out VA Dems guidelines here.

Step 4: Go Vote!

Need a ride to the polls on Tuesday? We’ve got you covered. Give us a call at 703-528-8588.

And it’s never too late to volunteer to get out the vote! Check here for volunteer shifts and locations, or send us an email at volunteer@arlingtondemocrats.org.

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GOTV Weekend Volunteer Opportunities

Canvassing (Nov 5, 6, and 7) shifts at 9am, noon, 3pm, & 6pm. Please RSVP to an organizer.
November 8: 8am, 11am, 2pm and 5pm.

Area Address Organizer
Rosslyn-Courthouse (MetroEast) 1536 N Scott St, Arlington, VA Andrea Holtermann
Clarendon-Ballston (MetroWest & Central) 1302 N Nelson, Arlington VA Manny Bakare
Laurie Davis
Northeast (River) 4946 Rock Spring Rd, Arlington, VA Colleen Ryan
Southwest (King & Four Mile) 1 S Lexington S, Arlington, VA Kim Egonmwan
Northwest (West) 3506 N Nottingham S, Arlington, VA Sam Hanoura
Crystal City & Columbia Pike (Southeast & CenterEast) 1521 23rd Rd S, Arlington, VA Guy Mentel
Sebastien Lasseur

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Help us elect Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine and the Democratic ticket.

Canvassing Days of Action (10-22, 10-23; Nov 5, 6, 7, & 8) shifts at 9am, noon, 3pm, and 6pm
Please RSVP to the organizer nearest you.

Area Address Organizer
Rosslyn-Courthouse (MetroEast) 1536 N Scott St, Arlington, VA Andrea Holtermann
Clarendon-Ballston (MetroWest & Central) 1302 N Nelson, Arlington VA Manny Bakare
Laurie Davis
Northeast (River) 4946 Rock Spring Rd, Arlington, VA Colleen Ryan
Southwest (King & Four Mile) 1 S Lexington S, Arlington, VA Kim Egonmwan
Alejandro Castillo
Northwest (West) 3506 N Nottingham S, Arlington, VA Sam Hanoura
Crystal City & Columbia Pike (Southeast & CenterEast) 1521 23rd Rd S, Arlington, VA Guy Mentel
Sebastien Lasseur

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2016 Golden Gala with Amanda Renteria

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We are thrilled to announce that our special guest speaker for the 2016 Golden Gala will be Amanda Renteria, National Political Director of the Hillary for America campaign!

The first Latina chief of staff for a U.S. senator, Ms. Renteria is now working to ensure another “first”: the election of our first woman President, Hillary Clinton! She will share insights from the campaign trail and the strategy for ensuring success in these last few weeks before Election Day. The Golden Gala also will feature live music, tantalizing hors d’oeuvres, and a generous bar. This is an evening definitely not to be missed! Continue reading…

Clinton-Kaine-Beyer Signs

Arlington Democrats are happy to offer Clinton-Kaine-Beyer yard signs for a suggested donation of $5-$10 af the following farmers markets:
  • Thursdays – Ballston Farmers Market
  • Saturdays – Arlington Courthouse Farmers Market
  • Sundays – Columbia Pike and Fairlington Farmers Market