A National Healthcare Forum
Hosted by the FCDC National Affairs Committee
Cosponsored by Democratic Committees from Across Virginia

October 7, 7-9pm

Please Register at This Link: fairfaxdemocrats.org/healthcare

The distinguished panel of experts will describe a realistic continuum of steps, a roadmap, that they each believe is the best route to move the United States from where we are now to a destination of universal health care coverage, through single-payer Medicare-for-All or other avenues.

Forum Speakers:

  • Congressman Don Beyer (VA-8), H.R.1976 cosponsor;
  • Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-3), H.R.1976 cosponsor;
  • Donald Berwick, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Lecturer in Health Care Policy, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School;
  • Robert Pollin, Distinguished University Professor of Economics and Co-Director, Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), University of Massachusetts Amherst;
  • Susan Rogers, President of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP);
  • Judy Feder, Georgetown Professor of Public Policy; and
  • Melinda St. Louis, Director of Public Citizen’s Medicare for All Campaign

Voting Has Begun in the 2021 General Election

Starting September 17th, 2021, you can vote early for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and your member of the House of Delegates. There are three early voting locations open in Fairfax County, with 13 additional locations opening on October 21st. And if you request to vote by mail, ballots will start being mailed out starting today. Virginia leads the nation in expanding voters’ rights, and that’s why we are excited to be supporting the Democratic ticket to keep Virginia moving forward.

Thanks to the Democratic-led General Assembly, voting is as easy a 1 – 2 – 3.

1. Confirm your registration

The deadline to register to vote or change your existing registration is October 12thUse the Department of Elections Citizens’ Portal to confirm your registration and polling location.

Several polling locations have changed since the last election. Confirm your registration so you know your polling location in case you choose to vote on Election Day, November 2nd.

2. Know your voting options

Thanks to Democrats in the General Assembly, voting is easier than ever! See below for information on each of the ways you can cast your ballot in the 2021 General Election:


All registered voters can vote early without a reason or excuse! Early voting ballots are cast directly into the voting machine, so you can be confident your vote counts.

Fairfax County has THREE Early Vote Centers:

  1. Fairfax County Government Center, Suite 323
    Weekdays: 8 am – 4:30 pm
    Saturdays (Sept. 18, Oct. 23 & 30): 9 am – 5 pm
    Sunday (Oct. 24): 1 pm – 5 pm
  2. Mount Vernon Government Center
    Weekdays: 12 pm – 7:00 pm
    Saturdays (Sept. 18, Oct. 23 & 30): 9 am – 5 pm
    Sunday (Oct. 24): 1 pm – 5 pm
  3. North County Government Center
    Weekdays: 12 pm – 7:00 pm
    Saturdays (Sept. 18, Oct. 23 & 30): 9 am – 5 pm
    Sunday (Oct. 24): 1 pm – 5 pm

13 additional locations will open across Fairfax County starting Thursday, October 21st. All locations are open for 10 consecutive days from October 21st – 30th. The hours are 12 pm to 7 pm on weekdays, 9 am to 5 pm on Saturdays, and 1 pm to 5 pm on Sunday, October 24th.

For a full list of locations, hours and an interactive map, check out fairfaxvotes.org/early!


Voting by mail is still the safest and most convenient way to vote early! Ballots have started going out to those who requested them. You have until 5pm on Friday, October 22nd to request your vote by mail ballot. All postage is prepaid for vote by mail ballots – you do not need to pay to return your ballot by mail.

Request your Vote by Mail Ballot
Return your completed ballot at any dropbox during voting hours at any of the 16 early vote locations, or any of the 230+ polling locations on Election Day, November 2nd. Use curbside services for help, or walk up to the dropbox and deposit your ballot yourself. No waiting in line!
Or return your ballot by mail. Postage is already prepaid! We encourage you to put your completed ballot in the mail by Tuesday, October 19th, allowing two weeks for transit if using the US Postal Service. Ballots must be postmarked by Tuesday, November 2nd at 7pm and arrive by Friday, November 5th at noon.

Due to lessened pandemic restrictions, you do need a witness signature for your vote to count.


All polling locations are open from 6 am to 7 pm on Tuesday, November 2nd. You must vote at your precinct’s polling location. Some locations may have changed since the last election. Confirm your precinct and polling location by using our lookup tool.
Live outside Fairfax County? Go to iwillvote.com/va to learn about your opportunities to vote early or where you can drop off your completed absentee ballot!

3. Vote!

Make your voice heard. Democrats have been champions of progress for Virginia. Here are just some of the key accomplishments of our Democratic trifecta:

  • Expanded access to quality, affordable healthcare,
  • Protected a woman’s right to choose,
  • Legalized marijuana,
  • Abolished the death penalty,
  • Raised the minimum wage,
  • Passed common-sense gun safety legislation,
  • …and much more!

We can’t risk the progress we’ve made. Republicans are bent on dismantling public education, undermining our economic recovery, and imposing draconian laws to limit our freedoms. Vote to keep Virginia blue.

Before you go to vote, make sure you have your Democratic Sample Ballot.

Download Your Personalized Sample Ballot
Let’s keep the Blue Wave rolling! See you at the polls.

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