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Join Us for our General Meetings and Events

Sunday, 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.

Help Out, Get Some Exercise and Meet Some New Folks!

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

The Democratic Women of Clifton & Northern Virginia is proud of our commitment to the community. For many years now, we have coordinated the Adopt-a-Highway program by adopting Clifton Road from the triangle to Braddock Road. Members fill large orange bags with roadside trash. Our next fall clean up has been scheduled for Sunday, September 30th, from 1 to 4 p.m. Join us and get some exercise, meet new people and do something good for the environment!

We invite anyone from the community to participate – you do not have to be a member of the DWCNV nor a Democrat to help out! We will meet up in the driveway of the former Clifton Elementary School, where orange bags and vests will be distributed and participants will receive a safety briefing. This is great service opportunity for older students who need community service hours or just want to help out. For safety reasons we do not recommend bringing children under 12. Bring work gloves if you have them, and wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt with sturdy shoes. Contact us at cliftonwomendems@aol.com with questions and to let us know you will be there. Looking forward to seeing you!

Join Us at the Clifton 4th of July Parade!

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

March with us at the Clifton 4th of July Parade. Show your support of Democrats – elected officials and candidates. The more the merrier, so bring family, friends, neighbors, and well-behaved pets. You do not have to be a DWCNV member to participate – all are welcome!

Logistics: We will line up at 3:45 p.m. at the corner of Dell Ave and Main Street in Clifton. The parade is due to start at 4 p.m., when we will march through the short route ending with a ceremonial flag raising at Ayre Square in the center of town.

Bring yard signs, flags, hats, and other patriotic and festive accessories to add to the celebratory event, and please wear your DWCNV tee shirt or other blue shirt and white/light-colored pants, skirt or shorts! Hope to see you there!

Winter 2018 Meeting Schedule

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

March 25 – Advocacy Meeting, 3-5 p.m. at the Clifton Town Hall. Trainers from RESULTS will join us to share their experience as skilled advocates. RESULTS is a a group of volunteers who train committed people such as you, our members, to be more effective advocates for the issues each of us is most passionate about. Their training includes skills in calling, writing, and meeting with legislators.

Sunday April 29th
10th Congressional District Democratic Candidate Forum 
All candidates for the 10th Congressional District Democratic Primary race have accepted our invitation to come talk with you, take your questions and mix and mingle. You will be able to go to the polls on June 12th as an informed voter.
We are hosting this year’s event with the Springfield District Democratic Committee
This is an incredible chance for you to meet our wonderful candidates and learn about their positions on the topics that are important to you. Get your free tickets here.

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