Annual FCDC Pick Your Pony Straw Poll

The Fairfax County Democratic Committee has an upcoming event that we wanted to make you aware of. We would love for you to participate in the Annual FCDC Pick Your Pony Straw Poll on Sunday, March 21, 2021 from 4:00-5:30PM. This will be a virtual event and we anticipate it to be the largest straw poll in Northern Virginia. You will have an opportunity to speak at the event before the voting occurs. This year we will be voting on all three statewide offices on the ballot (Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General) along with any House of Delegate district in Fairfax county that will have a primary election. Results from the straw poll are often covered by local and state media!

Please note that sponsorship opportunities are available for the event. Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased via the attached form or this link: Fairfaxdemocrats.org/strawpoll .

Please let us know if you are interested in participating. If you have any questions about the event, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or our Executive Director Jack Kiraly (jack@fairfaxdemocrats.org)

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).

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