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General Meeting – October 11, 5-7 p.m.

October 5th, 2020

The DWCNV will meet virtually on Zoom on Sunday, October 11th from 5-7 p.m. If you would like to join us, please email us at cliftonwomendems@aol.com to receive meeting link.    

Our topic will be the November Election. We will hear from members who have been writing postcards and calling. At this meeting we will include soapbox time and also take and answer your questions and have updates on how to vote, voter protection efforts, etc. We will also be hearing about the various ways you can help prior to the election and on election day. And we are happy to announce that we will be hearing from Representative Elaine Luria2nd Congressional District, and Representative Abigail Spanberger, 7th Congressional District. 

Holiday Giving Project – 2020

September 30th, 2020

 

It is always a good time to think of those less fortunate, but especially during the coming holiday season. The pandemic has hurt our economy, and many families are now finding it difficult to survive. Once again the DWCNV will support Fairfax County Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue and Britepaths through our Holiday Giving Program.
For years, the Firefighters and Friends have organized a toy and gift card drive for children throughout Northern Virginia. The organization also uses our contributions to purchase winter coats for hundreds of children in our area–more than 3,000 coats every winter!
Suggested donations to Fairfax County Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue:
  • gift cards to Target, Best Buy, Amazon, or Walmart. These stores have a huge selection of gift cards that you can print right from your computer! Many websites offer the ability to buy a gift card online and have it shipped to you for free! The gift cards go to older children who are often forgotten during holiday gift giving.
  • checks of any amount made payable to Fairfax Co. Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue.
How to donate: Mail checks or gift cards to DWCNV, PO Box 143, Clifton, VA 20124. Unwrapped, new toys can be mailed or delivered to Debbie Charms as well (address sent upon request). Donations will be accepted until December 5th.
Suggested donations to Britepaths:
  • grocery store gift cards to Giant, Wegmans, Safeway, Target, Walmart, etc.
  • checks in any amount made payable to Britepaths.
How to donate: Mail checks or gift cards to DWCNV at DWCNV, P.O. Box 143, Clifton, VA 20124.  Donations to Britepaths will be accepted until December 31st.

Adopt-A-Highway Fall Clean Up Community Service Project

September 30th, 2020
We are giving back to the Clifton Community and we hope you’ll join us. You do not have to be a member to help out! All are welcome.
The Democratic Women of Clifton and Northern Virginia will host our annual
Fall Cleanup Event
Sunday, October 4th and Monday, 5th from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m..
 
We’ll be picking up trash along part of Clifton Road from the triangle in downtown, to Braddock Road.
Come on down and bring your friends! You can sign up at this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054eadaf28aaf49-clifton3
Volunteers will meet in the driveway of the old Clifton Elementary School, 7010 Clifton Road, Clifton, VA 20124. You can help out for an hour or two, on either or both days, 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. For teens needing service hours, this is a great project.
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 our community! See you there on Oct. 4th and/or Oct. 5th.
Kind regards,
Elizabeth Hughes Blacklin
DWCNV Adopt-a-Highway Coordinator
Join Elizabeth Blacklin and her son Ian for good cleanup fun and exercise. Make some new friends!
Elizabeth and son Ian Blacklin

Postponed

April 2nd, 2020

Due to the pandemic, DWCNV will not be holding meetings this Spring.  Members should watch for emails with Political Action Alerts, absentee voting and election information, and other notices as Virginians “Stay at Home”.  https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/march/headline-855702-en.html

If you would like to find out more about our organization, please check out our About Us and Join Us pages on this website, or write to us at cliftonwomendems@aol.com.

For additional updates here in Virginia from our Governor, please go here:  https://www.governor.virginia.gov/

There will be brighter days ahead.   Please, be safe.

DWCNV Events 2020

March 2nd, 2020
March 15th.  DWCNV General Meeting.  Topic: The Economy: Tax Cuts, Deficit, Labor Market, Trade, etc.  

It is a truth universally acknowledged …  That what goes up, must come down

The US economy has entered the 11th year of economic growth, a record expansion. How long can that continue? Economists like to say that expansions don’t die of old age, so what will cause the next downturn?

Economics editor Heather Scott will explain where the experts are looking for signs of trouble and the data they watch. Denny Gulino, veteran economics journalist and editor, will focus on the longer term outlook for the US economy, including the implications of high debt levels, low productivity, and a paralyzed Congress.

We will also hear about unemployment being near a 50-year low, and black unemployment being the lowest on record, but wages have not kept pace. Is the job market really that good?

Economic data is neutral but can be cherry-picked to distort the picture. You will hear about how you should read the data to get a real picture.

A member of the Senate of Virginia will discuss the State’s economy.

And you will be able to ask your questions of the experts!

Please attend our Sunday, March 15th DWCNV meeting from 3-5 p.m. at the Clifton Town Hall, 12641 Chapel Road, Clifton, VA 20124.   This meeting is open to the general public.

April 19th.  DWCNV Annual Meeting on the Environment  Details coming.

Join us for a fun 4th of July Parade!

June 20th, 2019

DWCNV members and friends are invited to join in on the fun of marching in a small, local parade with fellow Democrats for our 2019 Democratic candidates on the 4th of July!  We will gather at the corner of Main Street and Dell Ave. in the town of Clifton at 3:45 p.m. to march in the short parade which begins at 4 p.m.

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.


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