• 11th CD 2012 Annual Awards Brunch

    The Virginia 11th Congressional District Democratic Committee invites you to our Annual Awards Brunch honoring some good Democrats.

    Sunday, February 26, 2012   11:00 am – 1:00 pm

    Vespucci Restaurant (10579 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030; map, click here). Additional parking is available in the business lot next door on the left side (east) of Vespucci’s.

    John Sturdivant Award, honoring a member of the labor community for his/her commitment to Democratic ideals and values.

    11th CD Community Service Awards, honoring three Democrats from the respective jurisdictions of the 11th Congressional District (Fairfax County, Fairfax City, and Prince William County) for community service:

    • The Joseph V. Gartlan Award, Fairfax County – Linda Byrne,
    • The Deloris Hampton Award, Prince William County – Fred Parish, and
    • The Frederick W. Silverthorne Award, Fairfax City – TBA.

    Questions, more Info contact George Burke, Chair (chair@11thDistrictDemocrats.org).

  • iPhone and iPad App for the Democratic Party of Virginia

    The mission of the DPVA is to constantly strive to provide the best services and resources possible to our Democratic grassroots activists, campaigns, and elected officials. Democrats win when they are educated, trained, and equipped with the right tools. That’s what the Virginia Summit was all about, and that’s why we’re proud to be unveiling a new tool that will enable us to keep you better informed, and for you to join the conversation by sharing our message with your personal network.

    Introducing the iPhone and iPad App for the Democratic Party of Virginia.  Search "DPVA" in the App Store or click here to download.

    This is your party – and with this free app you can react to the latest news and video, post messages to Facebook and Twitter, find events near you, and get involved with your local Democratic Committee. Together we can fight for equal opportunity and make Virginia a better place to live, work, and raise a family.

    All resources are a work in progress – we want to hear from you regarding ideas for how to improve the app, so send your suggestions and feedback to app@vademocrats.org.  You can also rate the app in the Apple Store.  Don’t wait, download the app and help change Virginia today!

  • Virginia Partisans Annual Fundraiser

    Where
    At the home of Arlington County Board Member Jay Fisette & Bob Rosen, 311 N. Jackson Street, Arlington, VA 22201 (map, click here; 12 minute walk to Clarendon & VA Square metro stations).

    When
    July 14, 2011  7-9:00 pm, (program begins at 7:30 pm)

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  • DPVA Weekly Top 5 for June 21, 2011

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      Senate candidate George Allen has never met a poll-driven position he couldn’t find a way to take, even if he held the exact opposition position not too long ago. This time he’s jumped on the “cut ethanol subsidies” bandwagon, despite having supported them when he was President, and opposed them before that.  To read more about George Allen’s “flip, flop, flip,” on ethanol, click here.
    • The Obama campaign gears up for 2012
      We’ve got critically important legislative races this year, but it is great to see that President Obama’s re-election campaign is already getting ready to win Virginia again next year. To read more about the President’s re-election bid in Virginia, click here.
    • Connolly stands up to Republican censorship
      Rep. Gerry Connolly took to the House floor last week to decry Republican attempts to censor Democratic franked mail pieces that accurately describe Paul Ryan’s budget plan as a proposal to end Medicare as we know it.  To read more about Rep. Connolly’s fight against Republican censorship click here.
    • Jamie Radtke calls the 2012 Republican primary a ‘referendum’ on the party’s soul
      The Republican primary for the 2012 Senate race is heating up as Jamie Radtke continues to make the case that George Allen isn’t nearly right-wing enough for today’s Republican party. Unfortunately, she forgets that George Allen is not particularly fixed to any particular ideological position and can easily get more or less conservative if the need arises. To read more about Jamie Radtke’s uphill climb against George Allen click here.
    • Cuccinelli advises churches on legal ways to campaign
      Some Virginians somewhere (probably not on this mailing list) may have thought when they voted for Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli that they were choosing a new state lawyer to fight for those who can’t fight for themselves, keep the public safe and in general work diligently on behalf of his client, the people of Virginia. One wonders how they feel about him traveling around to religious conferences offering legal instructions to churches on how they can influence elections without threatening their nonprofit tax status. To read more about Ken Cuccinelli’s political playbook for churches, click here.
  • 11th CD Annual Awards Brunch

    The 11th Congressional District Democratic Committee invites you to their Annual Awards Brunch honoring some good Democrats.

    Sunday, March 6, 2011  11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Vespucci Restaurant
    10579 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA  22030
    map, click here

    • John Sturdivant Award
      • Honoring a member of the labor community for his/her commitment to Democratic ideals and values.
    • 11th CD Community Service Awards
      • Honoring three Democrats from the respective jurisdictions of the 11th Congressional District (Fairfax County, Fairfax City, and Prince William County) for community service.
        • The Joseph V. Gartlan Award, Fairfax County – Walt Mika
        • The Dolores Hampton Award, Prince William County – Kathleen Seefeldt
        • The Frederick W. Silverthorne Award, Fairfax City – Teddy Goodson

    Suggested Donation: $40 to help defray expenses; Sponsors: $250; Hosts: $100. Click here to purchase your ticket(s) online via ActBlue.

    RSVP to: Ginny Peters, Finance Chair, at glpeters@verizon.net. More Info: George Burke, Chair, at georgeaburke@gmail.com.

    Your contribution may be used in connection with federal elections and is subject to the limitations and prohibitions of the Federal Election Campaign Act. Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect the name, address, occupation, employer & location of employment for individuals who contribute $200 or more in a calendar year.  Other contributions will be deposited in our non-federal account.  Virginia law requires political committees to report the name, mailing address, occupation, employer and location of employment for individuals who contribute $100 or more in a calendar year. Contributions to the 11th CDDC are not deductible for federal or state income tax purposes.

    Paid for and Authorized by the 11th Congressional District Democratic Committee, George Burke, Chair