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Our Next DWCNV Meeting – in January – Virtually, of Course!

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

We are planning to hold our next meeting in January.  This will be our Annual Meeting and we will be hearing from members of the General Assembly and others virtually.  Date to be determined, but it will be on a Sunday evening, 5-7 p.m.  Members, watch your email for details.  If you aren’t a member, but are a Democratic woman from No. VA, we’d love you to join us!  Men and Democrats from outside No. Virginia can be subscribers too.   Go to our Join Us page here and sign up!

 

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

Monday, 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. 

Adopt-A-Highway Fall Clean Up Community Service Project

Wednesday, 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

DWCNV Events 2020

Monday, 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.

Meet and Greet and Candidate Forum

Thursday, 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

Saturday, 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

Wednesday, 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!

Sunday, 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

Wednesday, 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

Tuesday, 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!


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