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.
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The Democratic Women of Clifton and the Democratic Women of Lake Ridge are very happy to announce that we will co-host a Democratic Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General Primary Candidate Forum.
WHEN: Saturday, April 27th from 3-5:30 PM
WHERE: Clifton Community Hall, 12641 Chapel Rd., Clifton, VA 20124
A Democratic Primary will be held in June to pick the Democratic candidates for statewide races for Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General. All four of these candidates have confirmed they will participate in the Forum. This is great news and a wonderful opportunity for Democratic primary voters to hear from them all!
For Lieutenant Governor: Aneesh Chopra and Sen. Ralph Northam
For Attorney General: Justin Fairfax and Sen. Mark Herring
Candidates for local House of Delegates races will also speak.
All Northern Virginia Democrats are invited to attend.
If you have questions please contact us at email@example.com
The Democratic Women of Clifton celebrated our 8th Anniversary on Sunday, February 10th with a “Hats Off to Democratic Women,” honoring Democratic women who have made a difference. See the article from the Connection here.
The DWC invites you to join us by participating in our National Day of Service Volunteer project on Saturday, January 19th. Join us and get some fresh air and exercise as we clean up litter along our adopted section of Clifton Road. We will start off a 2 PM. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details. You do not have to be a DWC member to participate – all are welcome.
The Democratic Women of Clifton (DWC) will hold our Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 13th at 3-5 p.m. at the Clifton Community Hall. Annual reports from each committee will be presented.
Our program topic will be General Assembly Legislation 2013 and speakers will be Senators George Barker and Mark Herring and Delegate Charniele Herring.
All Democratic women from Northern Virginia are welcome to attend. For more information please contact us at email@example.com. To become a DWC member, go to the Join Us page on our website for details and form.
As 2012 comes to a close, we wish everyone a very Happy and Healthy New Year.
Please check back here for more information on our next General Meeting on Sunday, January 13th from 3-5 p.m., where our local Democratic state legislators will discuss 2013 General Assembly legislation.
All Northern Virginia Democratic women are invited to attend.
The DWC Steering Committee
President Barack Obama delivers Veterans Day remarks at the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Nov. 11, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Holiday service projects will be the focus of the next general meeting of the Democratic Women of Clifton. That meeting takes place on Sunday, November 18th, at 3 p.m. The location is the Clifton Community Hall, 12641 Chapel Rd., Clifton, VA 20124. Following a short meeting, at about 4 p.m., the DWC will reconvene at a local restaurant in Clifton for a holiday celebration.
Again this year, the DWC will participate in two great holiday projects with two very worthwhile organizations.
Toy and Coat Drive
For the second year, the DWC is coordinating with Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department (FCFRD) to collect toys for 3,000 needy children throughout Northern Virginia. These donated gifts will be the only ones many of the children receive for Christmas. The toy drive is the highlight of the holiday season for both the first responders and the young gift recipients.
In addition to toys, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department will accept monetary donations to purchase coats for area children. Last year, the department distributed nearly 3,000 new coats to more than 50 schools, shelters, and nonprofits throughout Fairfax and Alexandria. The organization observes that “giving these kids a new coat builds such great self-esteem” that it helps them do better in school.
With the monetary donations received, FCFRD will purchase new coats from a nonprofit called Operation Warm out of Chadd Ford, PA, for $15 each. Donations of checks or cash are tax deductible, and receipts will be provided for tax purposes. (No coats, please!)
If you wish to contribute to the toy drive, bring new, unwrapped toys to the November 18th meeting of the DWC. Gift cards from Target or Old Navy are also welcomed for older children, who enjoy selecting their own gifts at these stores. If you can’t make the meeting but want to donate, please contact us to arrange a drop off; gift cards may be mailed to Democratic Women of Clifton, P.O. Box 143, Clifton, VA 20124.
Donations to the coat drive may also be mailed to the DWC, with checks made payable to Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue. The toy and coat distribution event with the FCFRD will be held on December 18th, so we would like to receive your donations to both projects by December 10th.
Grocery Store Gift Card Collection for Our Daily Bread
Also, as in recent years, the DWC is sponsoring 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 bring gift cards of any denomination from any local grocery store or checks payable to Our Daily Bread to the DWC meeting on November 18th or mail them to us at the address above. We will accept these until December 31st.
Questions? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DWC invites all Northern Virginia Democratic women to attend our General Meeting on Sunday, October 21st at 3-5 p.m. at the Clifton Community Hall, 12641 Chapel Rd., Clifton, VA 20124. Our topic will be From Distressed to De-Stressed, Wellness Wisdom for Women, featuring speaker Hilaire Henthorne.
At this meeting, the DWC will again collect toiletries and writing materials for the women incarcerated in the Fluvanna Correctional Facility for Women in Charlottesville. See below post for more information on this project.