Start Making a Difference Now!

While the news out of Washington continues to be ominous, there’s so much you can do right now to make a difference in Arlington. Help us elect Ralph Northam for Governor and Justin Fairfax for Lt Governor, as well as reelect Attorney General Mark Herring, Delegate Mark Levine, Delegate Patrick Hope, Delegate Rip Sullivan, and Delegate Alfonso Lopez. And don’t forget about our critical local races!  We need your help to elect Erik Gutshall to the County Board and Monique O’Grady to the School Board. All of our candidates will fight for better jobs, wages and training, protect the environment and promote clean energy, and support schools and teachers. With the Trump Administration failing to lead in these critical areas, we must ensure that state and local governments step up.

 

Please help us with one or more of the following activities:

 

Canvass and Call for Democrats in Arlington

The Coordinated Campaign is ramping up BIG TIME, and we need YOUR help talking to voters in Arlington!  Why spend your valuable volunteer time in reliably blue Arlington?  There are huge numbers of Democratic voters in Arlington, but an astonishing number of them do not even know that there is an important election this year.  Democrats need these Arlington voters to win the statewide races!  Without exaggeration, Arlington can provide the margin of victory for all of the statewide races — but we need your help to do it.  

We have multiple canvass and phone bank opportunities each week.  Please view the full schedule here, and check back regularly for updates!  RSVP with this Google Form.

 

Go “Beyond Arlington” – Flipping House Seats in 2017

Join the Beyond Arlington Program and help win some House of Delegate seats for the Democrats.  There were 17 House of Delegate Districts, currently held by Republicans, that voted Democratic in 2016; the exact number needed by the Democrats to win a majority in the House.   We are phone banking every Tuesday and Thursday at ACDC from 6:00-8:30 pm, you can RSVP here.  We are also canvassing every weekend for our adopted candidates in Prince William, Loudoun and Fairfax.  Our Adopt-a-District form is here.  

These are all amazing candidates in very winnable districts.  Direct voter contact through phone banking and canvassing is crucial to our success.  Most importantly, these activities are easy and fun.  Don’t wait to get started, just sign up today!  Other questions can be directed to Steve Baker at swbaker12@gmail.com.  

 

Staff Arlington Festivals and Farmers Markets

The Arlington Democrats have a presence at local festivals and farmers markets throughout the year.  Many of these events take place in the lead up to the general election in November, including:

August 18-20 – Arlington County Fair

August 31 – GMU Law Student Welcome Event

September 9 – Rosslyn Jazz Festival

September 16 – Nauck Civic Pride Day

September 23 – Clarendon Day

September 23 – Prio Bangla Street Festival

October 15 – Latino American Festival

We need many volunteers at these events to register voters and provide critical information about the upcoming election. Signup with this Google Form.

 

Display a Yard Sign

We know that you love to demonstrate your Democrat pride with a yard sign!  The signs are being ordered — more details to come!

 

Put the FUN in Fundraisers

All of the above activities are made possible through donations from volunteers like you.  The Arlington Democrats use donations to purchase booth space at festivals, produce campaign literature specific to Arlington, pay for Beyond Arlington phone bank lines, send absentee voting information to seniors, and more.  You work hard for your money, and we put it to good use.  

 

But every hard worker needs a little FUN, and we make sure that our general election fundraisers are just that!  

LABOR DAY CHILI COOK-OFF

Monday, September 4, 2017 – 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Lyon Park Community Center

414 N Fillmore Street, Arlington, VA 22201

On Labor Day, join former Congressman Tom Perriello, and your fellow Democrats at Lyon Park Community Center! Sample chili from a dozen or more Arlington Democratic kitchens. Help us choose the Best Democratic Chili in Arlington and support our candidates. Stay tuned to the Arlington Democrats online calendar and social media accounts for more details.

 

HONORING A SENIOR DEMOCRAT CELEBRATION 

Sunday, October 8, 2017 – 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Home of Sharon Davis

817 N. Irving Street, Arlington, VA 22201

Join us in honoring the many decades of hard work, talent, and service Joan McDermott has devoted to Arlington County and the Arlington Democrats. Come for stories of past volunteer heroics that will inspire you to even greater volunteer heights this election cycle!

 

GOLDEN GALA

Saturday, October 21, 2017 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Location to be announced

Help us put some extra sparkle into the final Joint Campaign event before heading to the polls on November 7! Join us for some good food, libations, and a special guest speaker to be announced later this Fall. Stay tuned via the Arlington Democrats online calendar and social media accounts for more information.

 

Signup here, and plan to join us for these great events!