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Fall 2016 Meetings and Events

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Sunday, September 18, 3-5 pm. Topic: Social Media Training on Facebook and Twitter: Keep up with your Kids. Members should bring their laptops, tablets, etc. Training will be provided on Facebook and Twitter to encourage members to use and/or better use DWCNV social media. Additionally, campaign representatives will speak about their needs and a representative from Britepaths, formerly Our Daily Bread, will speak briefly about its new name and outreach/programs. This meeting is open to the public.

Sunday, Oct. 2, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Please note change of date and time.) LuAnn Bennett For 10th Congressional District Fundraiser with Special Guest Dorothy McAuliffe. DWCNV is hosting a fundraiser in Fairfax Station for LuAnn Bennett. For more information and tickets, please click here.

Sunday, October 16, 3-5 pm. Topic: Gun Safety and Common Sense. We will hear from speakers on the topic and learn how we can advocate for changes to our lax gun laws. We will also have a speaker who will be discussing the Fairfax County Meals Tax which will be on the November ballot.

Sunday, November 13, 3-4:30 pm. Topic: How the Media Shape the News; Holiday Projects and Party. Does the media have too much control over how we view political candidates and the issues of concern in today’s world? Holiday Projects are the Fairfax Firefighters to the Rescue toy, gift card and monetary donation collection and Britepaths monetary and grocery store gift card donations. Details on both soon. After meeting, members will go to a local restaurant for an after-meeting get-together.

August Update

Monday, August 17th, 2015

We hope you are having a wonderful summer.  Here are some highlights of our fall season.

On Sunday Sept. 27th our General Meeting will be an opportunity to meet our Democratic candidates, especially some of our first time candidates, hear them speak and ask them questions.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  On Sunday October 18th we have arranged for several local speakers who work in the field and an elected official to speak on the issue and to inform us on what is happening to help victims of this abuse. Watch your email for details on speakers.   The general public is invited to come to this meeting.

All General Meetings are at 3-5 p.m. at the Clifton Community Hall, 12641 Chapel Rd., Clifton, VA 20124.

The DWCNV Book Club meets Sunday September 20th to discuss This is Paradise by Kristiana Kahakauwila and on Sunday October 25th for Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin. Meetings are held at the homes of DWCNV book club members and are from 3-5 p.m.  For details on our Book Club contact

November 3rd is Election Day 2015.  Elections include the Virginia State Senate where the majority control hangs in the balance, House of Delegates, County Board of Supervisors, Sheriff, Clerk of the Court, School Board, and Soil and Water District Director. See our Campaigns and Elections section for information on our candidates and get the latest information on campaign events at

Fall 2014 Meetings and Events Schedule

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Sunday, Sept. 7, 3-5 p.m. – Topic: Why Women Should Care About This Election with special guests Dr. Marilyn Jerome, ob-gyn wife of 10th District Congressional candidate John Foust, and Kathleen Murphy, Chair of Fairfax County Democratic Women’s Caucus. The topics discussed will be about the fall election, women’s health care issues and the new voter I.D. Laws.

Saturday, Sept. 20, 5-7 p.m. – We will host a Fundraiser for 10th Congressional District Candidate John Foust at Terry Bell’s Clifton home. Go to: for tickets and to become an event sponsor. For questions, contact us at or call 703 830-1355. Tickets and sponsorships can also be purchased at the Sept. 7th General Meeting or by sending a check to DWCNV, P.O. Box 143, Clifton, VA 20124. Checks should be made out to John Foust for Congress.

Sunday, Oct. 19, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. The General Public is invited to attend the program part of this meeting starting at 3:30. Sheriff Stacey Kincaid and staff will present: Situational Awareness: Don’t be a Victim. Wear comfortable clothing as there will also be some hands on exercises on how to be more aware of your surroundings and signs of potential physical threats. Members should arrive at 3 p.m. for the DWCNV Business Meeting.

Sunday, Nov. 16, 3-5:00 p.m. – Holiday Projects. We will collect grocery store gift cards for needy families in Fairfax County through the Our Daily Bread organization and collect toys and monetary donations for coats for children through the Fairfax Co. Fire and Rescue organization. If you can not attend this meeting, but would like to donate, please contact us to arrange drop off of toys.

As you can see, it is a great lineup of activities and we hope you will be able to join us.

DWCNV Celebrates the 4th of July in Clifton

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Participants and viewers had a great time at the Clifton 4th of July Parade.

Several of our local electeds were there with us including State Senator George Barker, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bulova, Sheriff Stacey Kincaid, and School Board member Ryan McElveen, as well as many DWCNV members, their families and campaign staff and volunteers from the John Foust for Congress and the Mark Warner for US Senate campaigns.

Dr. Marilyn Jerome, wife of Supervisor John Foust also marched with us. Supervisor Foust is running for the 10th Congressional District seat.

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Elections Matter

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

2013 Election NightWe 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

Hillary Rodham Clinton Endorses Terry McAuliffe for Governor

Tuesday, 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.

Special Guest Mrs. Dorothy McAuliffe at Oct. 6th General Meeting

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

The Democratic Women of Clifton and Northern Virginia are happy to announce that Dorothy McAuliffe, wife of

Dorothy McAuliffe

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

Our Democratic Candidates Need Your Help

Friday, 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.

Join Us at the Clifton 4th of July Parade

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Parade Decoration

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 with questions.

Standing Room Only Candidate Forum Held In Clifton

Sunday, May 12th, 2013
Left to Right: Justin Fairfax, Ed Deitsch, Aneesh Chopra, Jerry Foltz, Reed Heddleston, Ralph Northam, Jeremy McPike

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 HerrngMark Herring (AG Candidate)

John Bell (Del Candidate)