November 17th, 2013
We are coordinating our annual holiday projects for two worthwhile organizations. Please join us. You do not need to be a DWCNV member to contribute, and all donations are tax-deductible.
CENTER: Guests Lisa Whetzel from Our Daily Bread and Captain Willie Bailey from Fairfax Firefighters & Friends to the Rescue
In coordination with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, unwrapped new toys are being collected for needy children throughout Northern Virginia. For older children, gift cards from Target or Old Navy are welcome. In addition to toys and gift cards, the FCFRD will accept monetary donations to purchase new coats for area children. Each year, the department distributes as many as 3,000 new coats to more than 50 schools, shelters, and nonprofits throughout Fairfax and Alexandria. These new coats are made in the U.S.A and purchased at a discount. To contribute to the toy drive, contact us to coordinate pick up by December 7th. Checks for coats should be made out to “Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue
“. Gift cards and checks should be mailed to DWCNV, P.O. Box 143, Clifton, VA 20124.
The second project is a collection of grocery store gift cards to benefit Our Daily Bread, a local nonprofit organization that provides food and assistance to Northern Virginia families experiencing financial hardship. Your gift card donation will be distributed to the families in January. Please mail gift cards of any denomination from any local grocery store or checks payable to “Our Daily Bread” to the DWCNV address above. We will accept these until December 31st.
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November 14th, 2013
We urged you to work for our candidates throughout this past year, and you came through once again. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who worked on the various campaigns, who donated money and who worked at the polls on election day or at early voting, handing out Democratic sample ballots in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William.
And special thanks to those who ran for office. Many House of Delegate candidates worked very hard and had excellent campaigns, but didn’t win their races on Nov. 5th. Your efforts are appreciated and valued. The awareness you raised in your districts made Virginia state politics more relevant and will certainly benefit future campaigns.
Thanks to everyone who voted and encouraged others to vote as well! As we keep saying, and as the Attorney General race demonstrated, every vote counts, and you can make a big difference with your support.
The DWCNV Steering Committee
October 22nd, 2013
A wonderful Women for McAuliffe event was held on October 19th in Falls Church. A packed house filled the State Theatre. Our three Democratic statewide candidates, Gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, Lieutenant Governor candidate Ralph Northam, Attorney General candidate Mark Herring, and Dorothy McAuliffe, wife of Terry McAuliffe, spoke. Terry McAuliffe received an enthusiastic and personal endorsement from former Secretary of State, Senator and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.
September 28th, 2013
The Democratic Women of Clifton and Northern Virginia are happy to announce that Dorothy McAuliffe, wife of
Gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, will be our Special Guest at our next General Meeting on October 6th from 3-5 p.m. at the Clifton Community Hall, 12641 Chapel Rd., Clifton, VA 20124.
We will also hear from Stacey Kincaid, Democratic candidate for Fairfax County Sheriff, Jerry Foltz, Democratic candidate for the 40th District House of Delegates, and Rachel Lawless from the Virginia Coordinated Campaign.
All Democrats from Northern Virginia are invited to attend. For more information or questions, please contact email@example.com.
September 5th, 2013
We are pleased to announce that Eleanor Clift will be our Guest Speaker as we kick off our Fall General
Membership Meetings on Sunday, September 15th from 3-5 p.m. at the Clifton Community Hall, 12641 Chapel Rd., Clifton, VA 20124. All Northern Virginia Democratic women, family and friends are invited to attend.
Along with talking about current events and taking questions from the audience, Ms. Clift’s topic will be Women and Politics: Shattering the Last Glass Ceiling.
Hillary Clinton didn’t win the presidency, dashing the hopes of a generation of women. And Governor Romney did not select a female running mate in 2012. Hillary Clinton may have one more race to run, but in the meantime, both Republicans and Democrats are building bench strength. Senator Elizabeth Warren, will be talked about as a potential presidential candidate. Hillary’s successor in the senate, Kirsten Gillebrand—also a possible presidential candidate—has launched a PAC to raise money for women candidates. Republicans, who have lagged behind in diversity, are catching up with women governors (Susana Martinez and Nikki Haley) and a promising new senator from New Hampshire (Kelly Ayotte).
From suffrage to sexism, Eleanor Clift looks at the obstacles that remain and how to shatter the last glass ceiling.
Eleanor Clift is a contributing editor to Newsweek and blogger for The Daily Beast, writing about politics and policy in Washington, and the partisan clashes that are the result of divided government. She has been Newsweek’s White House correspondent, served as congressional and political correspondent and as Deputy Washington bureau chief. She is a regular panelist on the syndicated talk show, “the McLaughlin Group” and has written several books and appeared as herself in several movies.
July 8th, 2013
The DWCNV celebrated the 4th of July marching in the Clifton Parade. We were proud to represent our elected officials and our November candidates as we marched through the streets of the Town of Clifton to patriotic music. Leading the parade carrying the flag was Barbara Miller, DWCNV Treasurer, followed by our DWCNV banner, electeds State Senator George L. Barker and Fairfax Board Chair Sharon Bulova. Communications co-chair Barbara Tuset led the singing of the Star Spangled Banner after the flag raising ceremony in Ayre Square. We carried signs and a banner supporting our statewide candidates, Terry McAuliffe, Ralph Northam, and Mark Herring. A good time celebrating Independence Day was had by one and all!
June 28th, 2013
We Democrats have selected our candidates for the fall 2013 elections!
For Governor we support Terry McAuliffe. For Lieutenant Governor we support Sen. Ralph Northam and for Attorney General we support Sen. Mark Herring. We believe all can be victorious in November, but need your help to make that happen.
Please go to our Campaigns and Elections pages to see what you can do to help out with their campaigns and how to contact each. We hope that you will donate to candidates and work for them.
Any help is appreciated, even if you just have a couple of hours to volunteer.
June 28th, 2013
Join DWCNV members, family, and friends (including well-behaved dogs) as we march for our Democratic candidates in Clifton’s annual Fourth of July Parade on Thursday, July 4th.
We will gather at the corner of Dell Ave and Main Street at 4:00 p.m. for this short but fun parade, which will begin at 4:30 p.m. Come ready for this patriotic celebration wearing your DWC tee shirts or other royal blue shirt and light shorts or pants, sporting hats and waving flags.
If you have any drummers or fife players in the family we’d love to have them! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
May 12th, 2013
Left to Right: Justin Fairfax, Ed Deitsch, Aneesh Chopra, Jerry Foltz, Reed Heddleston, Ralph Northam, Jeremy McPike
It was standing room only at the Candidate Forum 2013 on April 27th in Clifton. Wonderful to hear and meet our excellent Democratic primary candidates for Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General as well as our candidates for local House races.
Mark Herring (AG Candidate)
John Bell (Del Candidate)