DWCNV General Meeting Sept. 10, 2023

September 3rd, 2023

Join us on Sunday, Sept 10th from 3-5pm at the Centreville Regional Library, Room1 for our in person General Meeting. Learn about the 2022-2023 Supreme Court Decisions: What were they, what do they mean for Affirmative Action, Student Loan Forgiveness and Gay Rights? What can we expect from the 2023-2024 term? What will these decisions mean for the future? What cases are on the docket for the October 2023 term? Join the Democratic Women of Clifton and Northern Virginia’s retired attorneys James McCarthy and Barbara Levine for a lively discussion of these and other Supreme Court related issues such as the ethical requirements for Supreme Court Justices and the truth about increasing the size of the Supreme Court.



Democratic Candidate Forum

May 16th, 2023

The DWCNV along with the Springfield District Democratic Committee held the annual Democratic Candidate Forum on Sunday, May 7, at the Clifton Town Hall. The program was a great success with many attendees–all interested in hearing from our 2023 candidates.

Candidates in contested races for Springfield Board of Supervisors, Commonwealth Attorney, State Senate, and House of Delegates all had an opportunity to introduce themselves. The floor was then opened to questions that had been previously submitted by members of the DWCNV and the Springfield District Democratic Committee and were chosen by a panel of three members from each group.  We then heard a little from some candidates in uncontested races. The forum moderator was DWCNV Co-Chair Barbara Levine, and member Barbara Miller was the timekeeper.


We are Celebrating our 18th Anniversary!

February 17th, 2023

18 years ago, the DWCNV was formed and our “Action Committee” set to work helping make this organization a huge, and long-lasting success.  Every year we celebrate our Anniversary and this Sunday, Feb. 19th we will host an online (Zoom) event where we will gather together to “Raise a Glass” to the DWCNV and hear from our Special Guest Speaker,  the Honorable Elaine Luria!  Members  have received information on how to sign up to attend…another good reason for you to become a member of this dynamic organization!  Go here for more info and to sign up to become a member or subscriber:

Annual General Meeting – Jan. 22, 2023 3-5 p.m.

January 12th, 2023
Our first DWCNV meeting of 2023 will be on Sunday, January 22nd. It will be held from 3-5 p.m. via Zoom. This is our Annual DWCNV General Meeting and topic will be 2023 General Assembly Legislation and Issues. This always is a wonderful, educational meeting and again we will hear from several Democratic members of the Virginia Senate and House. They will fill you in on their legislation, what other important legislation is being considered that we should know about, and also take your questions.

Members have been sent an email on how to register to get link for the Zoom meeting – another great thing about being a DWCNV member – you get all our emails!  Let us know if you would like to register by emailing us at

Annual Holiday Giving Projects 2022

November 8th, 2022

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It’s time for our Annual Holiday Giving Projects for two very worthy local charities:  Fairfax County Firefighters & Friends to the Rescue Toy and Coat Drive, and Britepaths.  The Firefighters hold coat and toy distributions where many needy local children may select a holiday gift and a new warm winter coat.  Britepaths uses our checks and grocery store gift cards to give to local needy families for food purchases in mid- January to early February, when the need is great and holiday giving has ended.

You do not need to be a member of the DWCNV to donate – all you need is a generous heart!

We will be hosting our Annual Holiday Giving Projects Meeting via Zoom on Sunday, November 20th from 5-7 P.M. 

How You May Donate and Make a Difference 

Willie Bailey

Fairfax Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue Toy and Coat Drive 

To donate to the Firefighter’s Toy and Coat Drive, you may drop off toys, checks and gift cards at two locations in Clifton and one in Herndon by Dec. 6th – contact us for exact drop off locations.  Toys will be given to pre-school and elementary aged school children, and gift cards to stores like Best Buy, WalMart, Target, Amazon, etc., will be given to older children to pick out their own gifts. You may also mail checks – made payable to Fairfax County Firefighters and Friends to the Rescue- to DWCNV, P.O. Box 143, Clifton, VA 20124.  

If you prefer, monetary donations may be made directly online to Firefighters & Friends to the Rescue on their website. Let them know you are donating through the DWCNV.

Deadline for donating to the Fairfax Co. Firefighters & Friends to the Rescue Toy and Coat Drive is December 6th.


Britepaths Donations

Please mail your grocery store gift cards of any amount, or checks made payable to Britepaths to DWCNV, P.O. Box 143, Clifton, VA 20124.   Donations of grocery store gift cards or checks for Britepaths will be accepted until Dec. 31st.Britepaths Logo 


For questions about our Holiday Giving Projects, please contact

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

Spread the news with our Annual Holiday Giving 2022 flyer.

Happy Holidays!

General Meeting on Oct. 23rd

October 21st, 2022

We will be hosting a Zoom General Meeting this Sunday, Oct. 23rd,  from 3-5 P.M.  The topic will be The Supreme Court Decisions 2021- 2022 and Separation of Church and State.  Members and subscribers have received information on how to sign up for this Zoom meeting.  If you have questions, contact us at


Roadside Clean up on Sat., Sept. 27th, 10 – noon!

September 7th, 2022
Clean Up in the Name of the DWCNV!

Saturday, Sept 17th from 10AM – Noon

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As many of you know, the Democratic Women of Clifton and Northern Virginia (DWCNV) has adopted Clifton Road as a project through the Virginia Department of Transportation’s “Adopt-a-Highway” program. We clean up the road in the fall and in the spring, and the Department of Transportation picks up the trash bags we fill and gives us the honorary sign you see at the intersection of Clifton Road and Main Street.


This ongoing relationship has served us well since we have gotten many good comments from people who have seen our sign, and we help to keep our community beautiful at the same time. We need your help to keep this tradition going, and we will clean up on Saturday, September 17th (10am – noon). We will meet on the road going up to Clifton Elementary School.


We look forward to meeting many new members, and we provide the bags and the bright, shiny vests; all you need is a good pair of gloves. We are happy to sign approvals for middle school/high school “service hours”, and feel free to bring a friend or two with you!

DWCNV Members Are Social!

July 28th, 2022

Last night DWCNV members met for dinner at Red’s Table in Reston!  Those there enjoyed a great meal, lively conversations, and were happy to meet in person.

We hope to be meeting again in person (and virtually – hybrid)  sometime in September…more reasons for you to become a DWCNV member!


July 26th, 2022
The DWCNV continues to send members important emails with information about Campaigns and Elections work and Political Action Alerts.

Both let you know how to help support Dems and issues of which you should be aware of and how to take action.

If you are a Democratic woman, living in No. VA, we welcome you to join our organization!

To find out more about us and what we do, check out the About Us and Join Us headings on this website.

Celebrating our 17th Anniversary on Sun., Feb. 20th

February 15th, 2022
UPDATE 2/2/22:  We had a wonderful meeting celebrating our 17th Anniversary.  Our guest speakers were inspirational and we remind you to donate to the parenting program (PIO) in honor of our 17th in support of residents of Guest House. Details on how to do that are below.


All members are invited to attend as we toast our organization and all the good work we have accomplished in those years. Continuing our tradition of building social relationships among our members, it will be nice to gather together at 5:00 – 6:30 P.M., even if it is only virtually for now. Information on how to sign up to receive Zoom log-in information  has been sent to members.  Contact us if you haven’t received that at

Along with celebrating our longevity, we as a women’s group also acknowledge the importance of women helping women. Wanting to continue and expand that mission, we’ve invited a wonderful organization, Friends of Guest House (FGH), to celebrate with us.

Executive Director of FGH and longtime DWCNV member, Kari Galloway, will speak to us on the 20th and describe their programs to help formerly incarcerated women in Virginia transition back into the community. Their good work includes providing housing, counseling, a workforce and life development program, mentoring, aftercare and outreach programs, and other essential services. Also, several former and current residents of Guest House will share their personal stories and tell how Guest House has made a difference in their lives. We have had FGH residents speak to us twice before–once at a meeting and again at another anniversary celebration long ago. We feel such strong support for what they do that we have asked them to come back. This is truly a meeting that you will not want to miss!

In honor of the 17th Anniversary of the DWCNV, we ask you, if you are able, to donate $17, any increment of $17, or any other amount to help FGH with their work. The funds we raise will support the Parenting Inside Out program (PIO) of FGH.

Kari Galloway describes this program as an experiential, evidence-based, parenting skills training class designed specifically for the unique population it serves at FGH. Family reunification has been found to be one of the most influential factors in preventing female recidivism. In two 12-hour classes, PIO addresses communication, problem-solving, emotional regulation, non-violent discipline, positive reinforcement, and how to use structure, routine, rules, rewards, and consequences for child guidance.   With our funding assistance, the FGH hopes to train two additional co-facilitators to make the classes ongoing rather than offering PIO instruction only two to three times per year.

Please be generous in your support of this worthwhile program. You can donate electronically, starting now, by going to: Donate to Friends of Guest House. In the note line, please add DWCNV. You may also mail a check made out to Friends of Guest House to 1 East Luray Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301 and write Attn: Kari Galloway, Exec. Director, on the envelope and DWCNV on the memo line of your check.

We hope you will join us as we lift a glass and toast one another and 17 great years together!

DWCNV Steering Committee