River cleanup event on MLK Day

Monday, January 18, 2021 at Jones Point Park in Alexandria from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.

The National Park Service and Northern Virginia Democrats will be working with volunteers to make this a very successful and rewarding event.  And with President-Elect Biden’s pledge to protect our nation’s water resources and the State of Virginia’s commitment to clean water for the Chesapeake Bay, our efforts to contribute to less polluted and cleaner water in our own watershed is all the more timely.

Interested participants can sign up through this Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/nationaldayofservice/event/368386/.  All volunteers must sign a COVID-19 waiver before joining the event.  Since we will be outside but socially distancing, families are welcome; there is a playground and plenty of room for running around.  Volunteers are required to wear a face mask and keep a distance of six feet from other non-family groups.  Plastic gloves and trash bags will be provided, but boots may be desirable in case it is muddy.  Prizes will be handed out for unique finds during the cleanup. Sponsoring organizations include the Fairfax County Democratic Committee, the Arlington Dems Blue Community Corps, and the Alexandria City Dems.  Please register early since the event is limited to 100 participants. The Mobilize registration link is https://www.mobilize.us/nationaldayofservice/event/368386/   and the COVID-19 waiver, which must be signed and returned before the event, is here:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScPROnwDrwUH0StjjLcfaALThtC1UWR8-N0_CD2c9pgm8KMRQ/formResponse.

We look forward to seeing you on January 18.  A rain date has been set for Saturday, January 23.

 

2021 Road to Richmond Legislative Brunch
Sunday, January 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Virtual, with catered brunch boxes 

Join Fairfax Democrats for our annual
Road to Richmond Brunch!

Our featured speaker is Election Whisperer Rachel “The Doc” Bitecofer. Dr. Bitecofer is a nationally recognized election forecaster and analyst. You can follow her research at The Cycle, where you can also find her podcast, The Election Whisperer. Her innovative theory of elections, known as the negative partisanship model, successfully predicted the outcomes of the 2018 midterms and 2020 presidential election months in advance. Rachel’s work appears in a variety of the nation’s leading media outlets including The New York Times (paywall), The Washington PostPoliticoThe GuardianRealtime with Bill Maher, and The Daily Show to name a few.


Governor Ralph Northam
 and Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn are our keynote speakers, along with members of the Fairfax delegation to the General Assembly and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.

This event will take place almost entirely online. We say “almost” because we’re doing something special. We have partnered with a local catering company who will be putting together brunch boxes for every attendee of the Road to Richmond event. The menu is still being set, but take a look at a sample of the meal boxes we will have prepared for us:

Even though we can’t be together, we can share a meal and a drink as we hear from Dr. Bitecofer, Governor Northam and Speaker Filler-Corn, members of the Virginia General Assembly delegation and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors about the upcoming legislative session.

Campaign committees, unions, and all other organizations must use the printable registration form and pay by check. Please send an email to jack@fairfaxdemocrats.org to let us know.

Interested in putting an ad in our program or showing a 30-second video about you, your priorities and/or your candidacy? Click HERE to fill out the Ad Agreement (deadline for ads is January 6).

RSVP Here

Fairfax County Foster Teen Gift Drive

2020 has been a tough year for everyone. Let’s make this a year of giving back.​

In a year marked by so much strife for families across the country, the Fairfax Democrats are organizing a Foster Teen Gift Drive to give back to those who are often forgotten; older foster children who will spend the holiday season alone. Help us make the holidays bright for foster kids aged 13 – 21.

Co-chaired by Chairman Jeff McKay and Senator Barbara Favola, this year’s Foster Teen Gift Drive will help the nearly 100 teens in the foster care system in Fairfax County have a happy holidays. With your generous contribution, we can give each kid gift cards, candy and other presents that will make the season merry and bright. If we raise enough, we will be able to cover graduation, birthday and other special gifts for these deserving teens.

The deadline to participate in the Gift Drive is December 7th.

Questions? Email Program Coordinator Stephanie Sedgwick at gift@fairfaxdemocrats.org.

This year, there are three ways to help.

1. Give directly to the Gift Drive Fund

By donating directly to the FCDC Foster Teen Gift Drive, this allows organizers to fill the bag with gifts for the foster teens that others may not have donated to the program. These funds will be used exclusively to purchase gift cards, candy and other presents to make sure every foster teen will receive a bag worth at least $150 in gifts.

2. Shop the Amazon Wishlist

Fairfax County Family Services has provided us with candy and gifts that the foster teens would like included in their holiday gift bags. We’ve found these items on Amazon for you to purchase and send to FCDC directly. Shop on the Amazon Wishlist for the extras we plan to include in the pretty bags with the gift cards.

Make sure you select the FCDC Holiday Gift List Address as the Shipping Address so we can wrap the gifts in a timely fashion. If by any chance your Amazon purchase arrives at another address, contact Stephanie Sedgwick at gift@fairfaxdemocrats.org.

Please also include your name and home address on the Amazon gift receipt so we know who to send a receipt to with tax deduction information.

3. Purchase Gift Cards

Included in the gift bags will be both physical and digital gift cards so the teens can stock up on school supplies, wear the latest trends, or whatever else they may need during the holidays. Use the links below to purchase gift cards of at least $50 value to include in the gift bags. We ask and recommend that you purchase digital gift cards and send them to gift@fairfaxdemocrats.org. Please send Stephanie an email if you have physical gift cards you would like to donate. Do not mail physical gift cards.

 

Only contributions to this program are tax deductible. Normal contributions to FCDC are not.

You will receive an itemized receipt with exemption information on or after December 15th.

Thank you for making a difference.

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