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DWCNV Events 2019-2020

June 25th, 2019
2019
July 4 – March in the 4th of July parade.  See below for details and join us!
July 16 – Dinner at a local restaurant for members at 5:30 p.m.  Contact us for details and to R.S.V.P. at cliftonwomendems@aol.com
Sept. 15th – An Ice Cream Social Meet and Greet for our Democratic candidates for November elections.  Your chance to meet and hear from our candidates in an informal gathering.  Clifton Town Hall, 12641 Chapel Road, Clifton,  at 3 – 5 p.m.
Oct. 13 - We will participate with the Springfield District Democratic Committee in staffing a table for our Democratic candidates at Clifton Day.  We will set up at 7 a.m. and be there until 5 p.m.  If you would like to help us by working a shift, please contact us with your availability.
Oct. 20 -  General Meeting at the Clifton Town Hall from 3-5 p.m.  Topic:  It’s Your Turn!  We at DWCNV try hard to present interesting and informative programs for you at our monthly meetings. But- WHAT PROGRAMS DO YOU WANT? NOW, IT’S YOUR TURN!!! Come to our October 20 meeting and TELL US WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR ABOUT. What are you passionate about, angry about, worried that not enough attention is being paid to? We will vote on the areas of greatest concerns and break out into groups to plan the actions we can take. Don’t just sit home and get frustrated – let’s get to work!
November 5th – General Election 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. at your polling place. We will be looking for volunteers to staff all NoVA polls.  Contact us with your availability.
November 17th – Holiday Projects and Pot Luck Dinner.  We will gather at the home of a member from 3-5 p.m. for a pot luck dinner and for our Holiday Projects donation event.  We will again be donating to two wonderful charities; Britepaths and Fairfax Co. Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue toy and coat  drive.  Watch for details closer to the event.
2020
January 12th - DWCNV Annual Meeting.  We will hear from our local General Assembly legislators.
February 9th – DWCNV Celebrates our 15th Anniversary.  Member’s party to be held at the home of a member.  Details closer to the event.

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.

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!

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