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Time to be Thankful and Give Back!

Tuesday, November 16th, 2021
 

Annual Holiday Giving Meeting

Tuesday, November 9th, 2021

Members and Subscribers,

Our next meeting will be held virtually on Sunday, Nov. 14th, 5-7 p.m. and we will be hosting our Annual Holiday Giving Program. We will hear from leaders of the two organizations we urge you to support at this time of the year – Fairfax County Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue and Britepaths – on what they do, why, and what the needs are.

The Firefighters host a huge toy and coat drive for needy kids all over No. VA mostly through the schools. Britepaths collects grocery store gift cards of any amount for needy families and gives them out in January and February, after the holidays, when the need is the greatest.

How To Donate

You may donate to each organization by snail mailing a check made out to these organizations, or by mailing grocery store gift cards for Britepaths to DWCNV, P.O. Box 143, Clifton, VA 20124. Store gift cards to stores like Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Amazon, etc. will be given to older children to pick out their own gifts – you can mail those too us too. Toys will be given to pre-school and elementary aged school children and may be dropped off at two Clifton locations, mailed directly to us, or we can arrange for pick up. Write to us for addresses. Money from your checks are used by the Firefighters to purchase warm winter coats for the children. Deadline to donate to the Firefighters is Dec. 6th and for Britepaths, Dec. 31st.

You do not have to be a member to donate to these two worthy organizations. All you need is a generous spirit! Email us and we will send you more information: cliftonwomendems@aol.com. Members and subscribers of the DWCNV, you should have received emails about this with details, but happy to resend so just let us know!

We will also be discussing the election and hearing from some members of the General Assembly and community members on upcoming 2022 legislation and how you may advocate.

To register for this Zoom meeting contact us at cliftonwomendems@aol.com. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the virtual meeting as we have done in the past.

Covid’s effects are still being felt by many families around here, so if you are able, please be generous.

We thank you in advance for giving! You make the world a better place!

We hope to “see” you on November 14th.
The DWCNV Steering Committee 

DWCNV General Meeting – October 9, 4-6 p.m.

Monday, October 4th, 2021

We are hosting an important virtual meeting this Saturday, Oct. 9th from 4-6 p.m.  The topic will be the November Election.  We will hear from our Democratic nominees, discuss how, when and where to vote, registering to vote, participating at Clifton Day, and various ways that you can help our nominees win.

Contact us at cliftonwomendems@aol.com to sign up to attend this virtual meeting.

Reminder – It’s the Time for Giving to DWCNV Annual Holiday Giving Projects

Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

It’s not too late to donate to two wonderful organizations that the DWCNV has supported for many years and it’s always a good time to think of those less fortunate, especially during the holiday season.  Many families and children have been hurt in 2020 because of COVID-19 and their holidays could be brighter if you help out by donating.

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Once again the DWCNV will support Fairfax County Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue and Britepaths through our Holiday Giving Program.  You don’t have to be a DWCNV member to donate, just a generous person!

For years, the Firefighters and Friends have organized a toy and gift card drive for children throughout Northern Virginia. The organization also uses our contributions to purchase winter coats for hundreds of children in our area–more than 3,000 coats every winter!

Suggested donations to Fairfax County Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue:
  • gift cards to Target, Best Buy, Amazon, or Walmart. These stores have a huge selection of gift cards that you can print right from your computer! Many websites offer the ability to buy a gift card online and have it shipped to you for free! The gift cards go to older children who are often forgotten during holiday gift giving.
  • checks of any amount made payable to Fairfax Co. Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue.
How to donate: Mail checks or gift cards to DWCNV, PO Box 143, Clifton, VA 20124. Unwrapped, new toys can be mailed or delivered to Debbie Charms as well (address sent upon request). Donations will be accepted until December 1st. 
 
Suggested donations to Britepaths:
  • grocery store gift cards to Giant, Wegmans, Safeway, Target, Walmart, etc.
  • checks in any amount made payable to Britepaths.
How to donate: Mail checks or gift cards to DWCNV at DWCNV, P.O. Box 143, Clifton, VA 20124.Donations to Britepaths will be accepted until December 31st.
For questions or to arrange pick up, email us at cliftonwomendems@aol.com or message us on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/DWCNV

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. 

Postponed

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

Due to the pandemic, DWCNV will not be holding meetings this Spring.  Members should watch for emails with Political Action Alerts, absentee voting and election information, and other notices as Virginians “Stay at Home”.  https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2020/march/headline-855702-en.html

If you would like to find out more about our organization, please check out our About Us and Join Us pages on this website, or write to us at cliftonwomendems@aol.com.

For additional updates here in Virginia from our Governor, please go here:  https://www.governor.virginia.gov/

There will be brighter days ahead.   Please, be safe.

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.

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!