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Arlington County Democratic Party Revs Up for Pivotal 2020 Elections

ARLINGTON, Va., JAN. 14, 2020—Especially mindful of the role the commonwealth and Arlington County can play in the country’s historic 2020 elections, the Arlington County Democratic Committee (Arlington Dems) has elected new leadership, prepared for a new representative on the 8th Congressional District Democratic Committee, and geared up to recruit new volunteers.

The committee elected new senior leadership, along with 86 precinct captains and 53 Steering Committee positions. It also laid the groundwork to elect a new representative to the 8th Congressional District Democratic Committee in February. Additional appointments to volunteer leadership positions also will be made in February.

In addition, Arlington Dems announced a New Volunteer Open House on Jan. 27, to encourage residents to get involved “in this most important election year of our lives,” Chair Jill Caiazzo said.

Prospective candidates for the 8th Congressional District Democratic Committee position have until Jan. 25 to formally declare interest. To ensure equitable gender representation, the candidate must be male. If more than one candidate declares his interest, an election will be held during Arlington Dems’ Feb. 5 election. More information is available on the Arlington Dems website.

Arlington Dems’ next New Volunteer Open House will be Jan. 27, 7 PM-8:30 PM, at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, 4301 Wilson Blvd., in Arlington. Residents interested in volunteer roles—including postcard writing, voter registration, Metro flyering, door-knocking, phone banking, social media posting, campaign lit translation, data analysis, web design, poll greeting, and more—are encouraged to attend and learn about the committee and its work. Learn more on Arlington Dems’ Facebook page calendar.

“Arlington Dems will play a critical role in electing Democratic candidates to all levels of government in 2020,” Caiazzo said. “We will provide a one-stop shop for volunteers of all shades of blue – and even a little purple – who are ready to fight for a better tomorrow by electing Democratic candidates to office. The stakes could not be higher, and Arlington Dems will rise to the challenge.”

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