A winning economic message for Democrats: Government works

By William Berkson

Republican “trickle down” policies have failed spectacularly. But their anti-government economic narrative retains a hold on the electorate. In 2016, despite the long Obama era economic recovery, 3% more voters thought Trump would handle the economy best.

What Americans want is inclusive economic growth, and without a rival narrative to achieve it, Democrats will continue to fail at the ballot box.

This counter narrative exists, founded on indisputable evidence: not less, but more government intervention, of the right kind, is critical to growing the economy.

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Hunter Mill District Voter ID Project

HMDDC Precinct Operations launches a Voter ID Project starting April 22, 2018.

The Voter ID Project will attempt to identify unknown voters within Hunter Mill District. We will contact neighbors who are registered to vote, but it is unknown to us how they identify themselves. Do they consider themselves a Democrat, Republican or Independent and how are they likely to vote?

Join us in South Reston/Herndon for our first Voter ID Canvass where we will be walking Dogwood & McNair Precincts to listen and build relationships with neighborhood voters to lay the groundwork for our candidates to campaign more effectively and increase the turnout in our favor on Election Day in November.

South Reston/Herndon Voter ID Canvass

2429 Freetown Dr, Reston

April 22 at 12pm & 3pm

Contact: Joanne Collins, HMDDC Vice Chair of Precinct Operations

at collinsjoanne@yahoo.com or 585-703-1121 with any questions.

Connolly and Guzman predict continued victories for Democrats at national and state level

Two prominent Virginia elected officials took turns Saturday night at a fund-raising event to celebrate recent Democratic victories and rally party members to take over the House and Virginia state legislature.

Speaking first, Va. Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D- 31) used her story as the first Hispanic female immigrant to win election to the state House of Delegates to claim that, “Anyone can achieve the American Dream here in Virginia.”

Following her at the podium, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-11) said the energy coming into the party from women fuels his optimism at taking over the House in November, and then using the new Democratic majority to hold President Trump accountable for his actions.

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Lasagna Dinner Sold Out!

The enthusiasm of Democrats continues to amaze as we have reached capacity for our 43rd annual Lasagna Dinner fundraiser. If you still hope to get a ticket, you can complete this form to join the waitlist.

Of course, we can still use volunteers and food, so if you would like to help out, please register your interest using this link.

We’re excited to see the crowd on Saturday, April 7 at the Reston Community Center Hunters Woods. Whether you’re attending or volunteering, thank you for everything you’re doing to keep Virginia blue!

Lasagna Dinner Tickets Are Running Out

There are a lot of reasons to move now to get your tickets to the 43rd annual Hunter Mill Democrats Lasagna Dinner, but perhaps the most pressing one is that tickets are limited by the size of the room and we’re running out fast. We wish we could fit everyone into the Reston Community Center on April 7, but alas, space is limited.

And don’t forget that if you wait until after March 14, the tickets that are left (if any) will be more expensive! Prices go up on March 15.

We will have special guests Rep. Gerry Connolly* and Del. Elizabeth Guzman, we will have a live auction with our incomparable auctioneer, Del. Ken Plum.  and we will have plentiful pans of lasagna.

Get your tickets here, feel free to share this link with more information, and if you’re a denizen of the social media domain, share the Facebook event with your hordes of friends and followers.

*Gerry Connolly is appearing at this event as a special guest. Gerry Connolly is not soliciting funds or donations 

Lasagna Dinner early bird pricing extended through March 14!

Procrastinators rejoice! The April 7, 2018 lasagna dinner is fast approaching, but fortunately, you will now have a little longer to get your tickets before the prices go up on March 15. Here’s a flyer with more information, which you may also freely share with your friends, family, neighbors, milk delivery service, or that nice person in front of you at the grocery store with a “Resist!” pin. All are welcome.

But really, it’s probably best to just go ahead and get your tickets right now, while you’re thinking about it. Trust us, it will be fun reveling in the successes of 2017 with your fellow Democrats, participating in the live auction, and of course, eating Garfieldian amounts of lasagna.

We look forward to seeing you there!

43rd Annual Lasagna Dinner: April 7, 2018

You are invited to Hunter Mill Democrats’ 43rd Annual Lasagna Dinner!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

  • 5:30 p.m. (VIP Reception)
  • 6:30 p.m. (Dinner & Cash Bar)

Location: Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods Village Center
2310 Colts Neck Road
Reston, VA 20191 (map)
Event Page

Individuals may RSVP and/or purchase sponsored advertising* at the event by:

Fairfax County Democrats
8500 Executive Park Ave., Ste 402
Fairfax, VA 22031.

Non-federal Campaign Committees, corporations, LLCs, and unions must pay by check made out to “Fairfax County Democratic Committee” or “FCDC.*Please see our flyer for advertising terms and rates.