The Mason District Democratic Committee values inclusion. We invite all Democrats, regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, sexual orientation or disability to join us.

Our Mission*

  • registration of voters
  • perfect the Democratic organization within the county
  • encourage the expression of positions to elected officials on
    policy issues
  • do all within their power to aid in the victory of the Democratic
    Party’s nominees in all elections

* from the Fairfax County Democratic Committee (FCDC) bylaws

What We Believe
the Democratic Party Platform

The National Platform is an official statement of the Party’s position on a wide variety of issues. A new Platform is adopted every four years by the Democratic National Convention.The most recent platform is from the 2008 Convention in Denver, August 25-28.

All of our meetings are open, and we look forward to meeting you. You don’t have to be a member to attend or participate.

The Mason District Democratic Committee (MDDC) is a component of the the Fairfax County Democratic Committee (FCDC). Membership is generally for a two-year term (members can join any time within a biennium, and must renew their membership each biennium). Members of the FCDC within each of the nine Board of Supervisors Districts comprise a Magisterial District Committee, e.g. Mason District Democratic Committee (according to the state Party plan, all local committees reorganize, i.e. elect new officers and committee chairmen, between the first and second Saturdays of December in odd years). Each Magisterial District Committee has members that represent their respective precincts, generally between 2 and 4 Committee members. The FCDC has several Standing Committees which have representatives from each Magisterial District Committee and these Standing Committees meet regularly.

Standing Committees (updated January 2010)

  • Diversity
  • Election Law and Voter Protection
  • Finance
  • Headquarters
  • Labor
  • Local Affairs
  • National Affairs
  • Precinct Operations
  • Senior Citizens Affairfs
  • State Affairs
  • Technology
  • The Democrat
  • Voter Registration and GOTV
  • Women’s Rights
  • Youth Affairs

Democratic Party History at a Glance
thanks to the Prince William County Democratic Committee

Over two centuries ago, a Virginia farmer united with others of similar political thought and a revolution was born. The entire world heard the cry of the new nation that resulted. That Virginian was Thomas Jefferson; the country was The United States of America; and the political party he would later found was the Democratic Party (about the DNC). Even from infancy, the Democratic Party has been committed to the ideal of government for the people, not government for government’s sake. A primary concern of the Democratic Party has always been the struggle for social equality.

The Democratic Donkey

“Let the people rule ” was Andrew Jackson’s rallying call during his bid for the presidency in 1828. His opponents, horrified at his slogan, labeled him a “jackass” for his populist views. Jackson (biography of Andrew Jackson) foiled the mud-slinging by adopting the donkey on campaign posters. Although never officially adopted, the donkey has been the accepted symbol of the Democratic Party since the mid 1800’s. more about the donkey …