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Meet and Greet and Candidate Forum

April 4th, 2019

The Democratic Women of Clifton and Northern Virginia and the Springfield District Democratic Committee will host our Annual Meet and Greet and Candidate Forum on May 5th at 2-5 p.m. at the Clifton Town Hall, 12641 Chapel Road, Clifton, VA 20124.

We have invited Democratic candidates for the positions of Fairfax Co. Board of Supervisors Chair, Commonwealth’s Attorney, and At-Large School Board, to attend.   Also invited are local uncontested candidates for the Virginia Senate, House of Delegates, Sheriff, Springfield Board of Supervisors, and the Endorsed Springfield District Democratic School Board candidate.

All Democrats from Northern Virginia are invited to attend.  For details and tickets go here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/360857878103128/

 

 

 

Adopt-A-Highway Spring Clean Up Planned for April 28

March 16th, 2019

We are giving back to the Clifton Community and we hope you’ll join us. You do not have to be a member of the DWCNV to participate – all are welcome!

 The Democratic Women of Clifton and Northern Virginia will host the annual Spring Cleanup Event on April 28 from 1pm to 4 pm. We’ll be picking up trash along part of Clifton Road from the triangle to Braddock Road.

Come on down and bring your friends!  Sign up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080845a5af2aa6fd0-ifits

Volunteers will meet in the driveway of Clifton Elementary, 7010 Clifton Road, Clifton, VA 20124.   You can help out for an hour or the whole afternoon, whatever works for our volunteers. Participants will be given a safety vest and a quick safety briefing. You and your team will be assigned an area along the road. For safety reasons, we do not recommend bringing children under 12 years old.

If you have work gloves, please bring them. We recommend that volunteers wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts and sturdy shoes.

Thank you ahead of time for your service to the Clifton Community! See you there on April 28.

For questions, contact cliftonwomendems@aol.com

 

 

Annual Meeting on the Environment

March 13th, 2019
On Sunday, April 7th the DWCNV will host a meeting on the environment at the Clifton Town Hall, 12641 Chapel Road, Clifton, VA 20124 from 3-5 p.m.
 
Our speakers will include Mandy Warner, Senior Policy Manager, Programs, from the Environmental Defense Fund.  Ms. Warner engages directly with Congress and provides policy and technical analysis on clean air and climate protection.  Get answers on what you can do now to help advance climate change policy.

Michael Town, Executive Director, League of Conservation Voters, will discuss state and local environmental issues and steps you can take to protect Virginia’s natural resources and advance clean energy.

Help stop the rollback of environmental protections. Help advance progressive environmental policies. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, April 7!

Celebrating our 14th Anniversary!

February 24th, 2019
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We had a wonderful celebration of our 14th Anniversary on Feb. 10th at a member’s Clifton home with delicious food,cake, and discussions. Three DWCNV members who are candidates for elected office were there: Linda Sperling for Springfield District Board of Supervisors; Laura Jane Cohen for Springfield District School Board; and Rachna Heizer for Fairfax Co. School Board At-Large.

Our next meeting will be on Sunday, April 7th at 3-5 p.m. at the Clifton Town Hall. The topic will be on the Environment.

Annual Meeting – January 20, 2019

January 16th, 2019

Our Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 20 at 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke, VA 22015. Please note location change. The Clifton Town Hall is undergoing some remodeling now.

Our timely topic will be “Single Payer, Medicare for All, and Options for Expanding Health Care Coverage.” All are encouraged to attend.

Alison Cuellar, Professor, Health Administration & Policy at George Mason University, will talk about proposals for arriving at universal coverage including Medicare for All. There are many ways to consider single payer proposals, ranging from recent budget estimates, to shifts in public opinion, to what it might mean mean for consumers, health insurers, doctors, and hospitals. Professor Cuellar will provide an overview.

Annual Holiday Projects – How You Can Donate to Make a Difference

November 27th, 2018

DWCNV is once again happy to participate in giving to others this holiday season by supporting two very worthy organizations – Britepaths and the Fairfax County Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue toy and coat drive.

Britepaths helps stabilize low-income working families in Fairfax County, and will welcome donations of grocery store gift cards of any amount or checks made out to Britepaths, until December 31st. Mail those to DWCNV, P.O. Box 143, Clifton, VA 20124.

Donations of unwrapped toys, local department store gift cards, and checks made out to Fairfax Co. Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue, are being collected until December 14th for distribution by the Firefighters and Friends on December 17th. Contact us for how to arrange for toy pick up or drop off and/or mail to DWCNV, P.O. Box 143, Clifton, VA 20124.

For more information on how to donate or questions, email cliftonwomendems@aol.com . You do not have to be a member to participate. All donations are welcome!

Join Us for our General Meetings and Events

October 21st, 2018

General Meetings

Our October General Meeting will be held at the Clifton Town Hall from 3 to 5 p.m.. On November 18, we will gather at the Clifton home of two of our members for a potluck dinner and our annual Holiday Projects get-together.

Our Sunday, October 21 General Meeting topic will be “Persuasive Progressive Messaging,” with Alane Dashner of Swing Left. Just in time for the holidays, learn how to talk to Uncle Bert at the Thanksgiving table! Ms. Dashner has insights and suggestions for civil discourse that communicates a positive progressive message, especially when speaking to those with opposing views.

On November 18 we will hold our Annual Holiday Projects meeting and Potluck Dinner starting at 3 p.m. at the home of members. We will hear from leaders of the two charities we support: Britepaths and the Fairfax County Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue Toy Drive. You do not have to be a member to donate to the charities, and we will soon provide more information about how to donate.

Fundraiser for Jennifer Wexton for Congress

September 7th, 2018

Please join

The Democratic Women of Clifton and Northern Virginia

with Special Guest Pamela Northam

for a reception in support of

Senator Jennifer Wexton

Democratic Nominee for Congress in Virginia’s 10th District

Host Committee

Helen & Bill Ackerman | Anonymous | Kathy & Brant Baber

Jane & Senator George L. Barker | Jennifer & Michael Davis

Michael Grisso | Terese Colling & Dennis Hottell

Katherine Kalinowski | Mary & Bob Kitchen | Margaret & Stan Klein

Donna Boyd Netschert | Paul & Linda Nichols

Carolyn & Bob Pearson | Carol Schrier-Polak

Saturday, September 29th 3:00 to 5:00 PM

Home of Dennis Hottell & Terese Colling

Fairfax Station, VA (Address provided upon RSVP)

RSVP to Sam Signori at (703) 835-7826 or email Sam@jenniferwexton.com

Paid for and authorized by Wexton for Congress

Check our Facebook Page for more information!

Check our Facebook Page for more information!

 

Fall Events and Meetings 2018

August 30th, 2018

We hope you will join us for many of these meetings and events. Contact us with questions.

Events

The DWCNV will host a fundraiser in support of Sen. Jennifer Wexton, Democratic Nominee for Congress in Virginia’s 10th District, at the Fairfax Station home of a member on Saturday, Sept. 29th from 3-5 p.m. You do not need to be a member to attend. For more information and tickets go to: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/fairfaxstation0918

Our next fall clean up has been scheduled for Sunday, September 30th, from 1 to 4 p.m. Join us and get some exercise, meet new people and do something good for the environment! See below post for more details.

On Sunday, October 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the DWCNC will host a booth at Clifton Day, partnering with Springfield District Democratic Committee. Our booth will be located in the parking lot of Trummer’s Restaurant by the railroad tracks. Voter and campaign information and yard signs will be available for you to take. Contact us at info@dwcnv.org to volunteer for a two-hour shift between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

General Meetings

Our fall General Meetings will be held at the Clifton Town Hall from 3 to 5 p.m., on September 23 and October 21. On November 18, we will gather at the Clifton home of two of our members for a potluck dinner and our annual Holiday Projects get-together.

On Sunday, September 23, our meeting topic will be “Money in Politics: How Are We Impacted?” Join us to hear industry leaders discuss how money in politics affects us in our daily lives–as employees, consumers, and grassroots volunteers. Postcard writing will follow the presentation to remind your friends and neighbors to vote on November 6!

Our Sunday, October 21 General Meeting topic will be “Persuasive Progressive Messaging,” with Alane Dashner of Swing Left. Just in time for the holidays, learn how to talk to Uncle Bert at the Thanksgiving table! Ms. Dashner has insights and suggestions for civil discourse that communicates a positive progressive message, especially when speaking to those with opposing views.

On November 18 we will hold our Annual Holiday Projects meeting and Potluck Dinner starting at 3 p.m. at the home of members. We will hear from leaders of the two charities we support: Britepaths and the Fairfax County Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue Toy Drive. You do not have to be a member to donate to the charities, and we will soon provide more information about how to donate.

Help Out, Get Some Exercise and Meet Some New Folks!

August 29th, 2018

The Democratic Women of Clifton & Northern Virginia is proud of our commitment to the community. For many years now, we have coordinated the Adopt-a-Highway program by adopting Clifton Road from the triangle to Braddock Road. Members fill large orange bags with roadside trash. Our next fall clean up has been scheduled for Sunday, September 30th, from 1 to 4 p.m. Join us and get some exercise, meet new people and do something good for the environment!

We invite anyone from the community to participate – you do not have to be a member of the DWCNV nor a Democrat to help out! We will meet up in the driveway of the former Clifton Elementary School, where orange bags and vests will be distributed and participants will receive a safety briefing. This is great service opportunity for older students who need community service hours or just want to help out. For safety reasons we do not recommend bringing children under 12. Bring work gloves if you have them, and wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt with sturdy shoes. Contact us at cliftonwomendems@aol.com with questions and to let us know you will be there. Looking forward to seeing you!


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