January 6, 2021 is a day that is burned in the memory of every democracy-loving American. The images of that day are burned into our memories, and we will never forget that even after a violent mob sought to overthrow the Constitutional order, most Republicans came back into the chamber and voted against certifying the legitimate results of a free and fair election.
Before the 2021 election here in Virginia, Republicans were already setting the stage to claim fraud if they lost. When they won, not a single one of them raised questions about “election integrity” or “voter fraud.” In the meantime, Republicans in Fairfax County are trying to recall every Democratic elected official they can using campaigns of lies and deception. It is clear that allegations of voter fraud have never been in good faith, but are part of a war on democracy, the end goal of which is the complete de-legitimization of Democratic voters. Some have even written that “voter fraud” effectively just means “Democrats voting.”
If the promise of the United States of America means anything, it means the right to vote. We cannot forget that the Republican Party is now actively against democracy unless they are winning, and party leaders will call their supporters to violence to overturn elections they lose. That means it is left to us, the aptly named Democratic party, to promote democracy and the right to vote.
As we remember the horrible events of this day last year, we must recommit ourselves to the activism that led us to expand voting rights here in Virginia, and do everything in our power to preserve those hard-fought gains.
Check out FCDC Chair Bryan Graham’s statement on January 6 for more reflections on remembering this day.
Happy New Year, Hunter Mill Democrats! Thank you for joining the party for the 2022–2023 biennium. We’re glad to have you with us, and we have a lot of work to do. We will get started with the first meeting of the biennium on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 starting at 7:30pm. As you are no doubt aware, the COVID-19 pandemic is still very much with us, so the meeting will be held virtually via Zoom (register here). We look forward to seeing everyone for the new biennium.
Also, don’t miss the Fairfax County Democrats reorganization meeting the night before ours on Tuesday, January 11. There, voting members will be able to vote for County Officers and other important priorities for FCDC.
You can help Democrats get out the vote by voting early and removing your door from the ones volunteers must knock before election day.
Where and When to Vote:
North County Governmental Center, 1801 Cameron Glen Dr, Reston
From now – October 30th
Monday – Friday: 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturdays, October 23rd and October 30th: 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, October 24th: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax
From now – October 30th
Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Saturdays, October 23rd and October 30th: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, October 24th: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
The Coordinated Campaign needs help NOW to get out the Democratic vote by knocking doors and calling voters.
To sign up to canvass, use one of these links:
Reston / Herndon: https://www.mobilize.us/virginiaturnoutproject/event/410404/
Join the DPVA Northern Virginia phone bank by using this link: https://www.mobilize.us/virginiaturnoutproject/event/403445/
Hunter Mill Democrats need help to staff the Democratic visibility tables at the North County Governmental Center Early Voting site and at the polls on Election Day. If interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Oh, Say Can You See USPHC*?
* Universal Single Payer Health Care
A National Healthcare Forum
Hosted by the FCDC National Affairs Committee
Cosponsored by Democratic Committees from Across Virginia
October 7, 7-9pm
Please use this link to register.
The distinguished panel of experts will describe a realistic continuum of steps, a roadmap, that they each believe is the best route to move the United States from where we are now to a destination of universal health care coverage, through single-payer Medicare-for-All or other avenues.
- Congressman Don Beyer (VA-8), H.R.1976 cosponsor;
- Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-3), H.R.1976 cosponsor;
- Donald Berwick, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; Former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Lecturer in Health Care Policy, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School;
- Robert Pollin, Distinguished University Professor of Economics and Co-Director, Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), University of Massachusetts Amherst;
- Susan Rogers, President of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP);
- Judy Feder, Georgetown Professor of Public Policy; and
- Melinda St. Louis, Director of Public Citizen’s Medicare for All Campaign
Demonstrating to voters before the upcoming election that the Democratic Party is the party that cares about their healthcare, at a statewide, October 7, 7-9pm virtual Healthcare Forum hosted by the FCDC National Affairs committee and cosponsored by Democratic Committees across Virginia, Congressmen Don Beyer and Bobby Scott with a panel of experts will deliberate the best route to move the United States from where we are now to a destination of universal health care coverage.
You are invited to join this critically important discussion.
Hunter Mill Democrats 45th Annual Lasagna Dinner
May 2, 2021 – 6:00 pm
This will be a virtual event
Historically, the Hunter Mill Democrats Annual Lasagna Dinner has been the primary source of revenue for HMDDC. Unfortunately, the event was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although things are improving, we have decided we cannot proceed with a safe and successful in-person event again this year. Instead, we will be holding our first—and hopefully last—virtual Lasagna Dinner on Sunday evening, May 2, 2021.
Please join Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton; Congressman Gerry Connolly; our special guest, Congressman Joe Neguse; and other speakers for this year’s virtual event. In addition to a great lineup of speakers, boxed lasagna dinners will be available.
Your participation in this event helps position us to support Democrats throughout the Commonwealth after the primaries.
Can we count on you?
Click here for online registration and payment.
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Registration confirmed upon receipt of your online registration or receipt of a mailed Payment Form.
Zoom links will be sent out just prior to the event.
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January 7, 2021 – 7:00 pm
Come Show Support for Your Preferred Candidates!
Please join the Hunter Mill District Democrats for their Virtual Straw Poll Fundraiser on the evening of Thursday, January 7, 2021. All current or expected candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General have been invited to participate. This event will be an excellent opportunity for these candidates to get a sense of their early support in NoVa.
Each candidate will be given an opportunity to make a statement regarding their candidacy. Because of our limited time and the number of candidates, there will be no Q&A. Once all candidates for a particular race have concluded their remarks, participants will be asked to vote virtually for their preferred candidate in that race.
This event is a low-dollar fundraiser. You will need to register in advance, and a non-transferable link will be sent to participants approximately 24 hours prior to the event.
Congratulations to all Americans on Joe Biden’s victory! We also managed to send our Democratic representatives and Senator back to Washington. Under some of the most difficult circumstances in the history of American elections, you all volunteered and worked tirelessly to turn out and inform voters in record numbers. This victory belongs to every American, but in particular to every Democrat who has put their time and energy into building a blue wave that has sustained over years. We have put so much on the line, even risking our very lives in the face of a global pandemic to fight for what we believe in.
Take some time to relish this incredible victory. Take some time to savor the possibilities for repairing our damaged democracy over the next four years. And rest up so that next year you are ready to fight to keep Virginia’s legislature and statewide offices in Democratic hands.
Here’s to you, Hunter Mill Democrats!
Voting has already started in Fairfax County. It’s a great time to check out ffxvotes.org, which has everything a Fairfax County Voter needs to vote on or before the Tuesday, November 3 General Election!