• 19th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Fete

    Congressman Gerry Connolly’s 
    19th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Fete 
    Sunday, March 17, 2013  
    7:00 – 9:30 pm 
    Kena Temple (9001 Arlington Boulevard, Fairfax, VA 22031; map, click here)

    Tickets $40 each, to purchase online click here (other contribution levels appreciated).

    Since Gerry’s first run for Providence District Supervisor in 1995, he has hosted an annual St. Patrick’s Day Fete. The event has grown from a small gathering of friends at his home, to one of the highlights of the Democratic political season. You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate this Green-Letter Day. Join us for the festivities and to help raise money for Gerry Connolly’s Congressional re-election campaign. Tickets include a full Irish dinner of corned-beef, cabbage and other traditional Irish fare. We hope to see you and your family there!

    If last year was a presidential election year, then this year must be a gubernatorial election year in Virginia. Come prepared to express your preference in our STRAW POLL for LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR and ATTORNEY GENERAL.

    Participate in our canned food drive for Fairfax and Prince William Counties. Bring a can to the party!

    For questions or to RSVP for at the door ticket purchases contact Foxhall Parker (foxhall@gerryconnolly.com, 703-405-9697), or call our office 703-375-9374.

  • In Memoriam – Dawn Michelle Lawson

    Dawn Lawson

    Dawn at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC

    Ms. Dawn Michelle Lawson, 49, of Springfield, VA, formerly of Hamlet, NC, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2013. Arrangements with Nelson Funeral Service, Hamlet, NC. Dawn was a longtime active member of the Virginia 11th Congressional District Democratic Committee and the Democratic Party of Virginia Central Committee, as well as the Democratic Black Caucus of Virginia, her church, and her sorority.

    Memorial Service: Thursday, February 14, at 11 am. Antioch Baptist Church (6531 Little Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039;  map, click here). Dawn’s  family is taking calls at her resident address: 8826 Surveyors Place, Springfield, VA 22152; (703) 912-6632. Cards should be sent to Dawn’s mother, Mrs. Mildred Lawson at 274 Old Gibson Road, Hamlet, NC 28345. Continue Reading

  • Upcoming 11th CD Convention

    Greetings Delegates and Alternates to the Democratic Party of Virginia’s 11th Congressional District Democratic Convention:

    The 11th CD Committee looks forward to your participation in the 11th CD Convention, scheduled for May 19 at 10 am at Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church (Merrifield).  Entrance to the convention is on the right side in the rear of the school.

    We encourage all delegates and alternates to arrive at the school early, preferably by 9:15 am, so we can get the credentialing and caucusing processes done prior to the opening of the convention.

    You can access the convention call and last minute information at the 11th CD Committee website:   http://11thdistrictdemocrats.org/ and feel free to email or call me if you have any unanswered questions. Continue Reading

  • National Obama Campaign Officially Launches Saturday, Columbus then Richmond

    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will officially kick off the 2012 general election Saturday May 5 with rallies at Ohio State University in Columbus and Virginia Commonwealth University, Siegel Center in Richmond — states that represent both the old and new paths to Democratic victory.

    • Saturday, May 5, 2012
    • doors open at 1:45 pm and event starts later afternoon
    • VCU Siegel Center (1200 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23284)
    • Directions and Maps, click here
    • Parking, click here

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  • 11th CD 2012 Convention Call


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    1. Call. Pursuant to the authority provided by the Virginia Democratic Party Plan (“Party Plan”), the 11th Congressional District Convention will convene at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2012, at the Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church, Virginia 22042.

    2. Incorporated Documents. All appropriate provisions of the Virginia Democratic Party Plan, the Delegate Selection Plan for the 2012 Democratic National Convention Plan, and the Call to the 2012 Virginia State Democratic Convention are incorporated into this Call by reference and made a part hereof.

    3. Purpose. The purpose of the 11th Congressional District Convention shall be:

    A. To select seven (7) delegates and one (1) alternate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention;
    B. To nominate three (3) members each to the permanent Credentials and Rules Committees of the State Convention;
    C. To select a presidential elector representing the 11th Congressional District in the 2012 general presidential election;
    D. To consider resolutions;
    E. To conduct such other business as may properly come before the Convention. Continue Reading