Bring a friend and help us get Democrats to the polls in November by canvassing for our candidate, Representative Gerry Connolly. Saturday, October 15th, 11 am and 2 pm at Starbucks Reston Plaza America, 11610-A Plaza America Dr, Reston. For more information and to sign up go to Hunter Mill Dems Canvass for Gerry Connolly.
Early Voting Has Begun!
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
#Fighting4Fairfax This Week and Beyond
Fighting for Fairfax, the coordinated campaign for Fairfax County, keeps a running list of upcoming volunteer events at https://www.mobilize.us/fairfaxdems, but take special note of upcoming events here in the Hunter Mill District of Fairfax County. The Hunter Mill office is located at 2942 Hunter Mill Rd, Oakton, VA.
Be sure to check back often for new additions to the list. Contact Henry Pratt at email@example.com or (703) 705-2039 with any questions:
- September 19, Coordinated Day of Action In Reston, Fox Mill Shopping Center Starbucks, 2523 John Milton Dr., Herndon, VA 20171, 4:30 to 7:30pm
- Join us September 19th as friends and neighbors gather to knock doors and talk to voters in Reston.
Save The Date for this list of future Hunter Mill #Fighting4Fairfax events:
- Saturday 9/28, Canvass
- Sunday 9/29, Canvass
- Tuesday 10/8, Phone Bank
- Wednesday 10/9, Canvass
- Saturday 10/19, Canvass
- Sunday 10/20, Canvass
- Tuesday 10/29, Phone Bank
- Wednesday 10/30, Canvass
- Friday 11/1, Get Out the Vote!
- Saturday 11/2, Get Out the Vote!
- Sunday 11/3, Get Out the Vote!
- Monday 11/4, Get Out the Vote!
- Tuesday 11/5 (election day), Get Out the Vote!
Join Us on Sunday in Fighting for Fairfax!
Please join us this Sunday, September 8th at 2435 Flint Hill Road in Vienna for our first canvassing shifts as part of Fighting for Fairfax, starting at 11am and/or 1pm. We will be door-knocking for School Board endorsee Melanie Meren, Hunter Mill Supervisor nominee Walter Alcorn, as well as our at-large candidates and state representatives. We cannot win in November without you! Click here to register with us to door-knock on Sunday and be part of the 2019 Blue Wave!
Click here for our Facebook event.
The Coordinated Campaign will be hosting campaign events four times a month in Hunter Mill. We hope to see you this Sunday for the first Fighting for Fairfax canvass event in Hunter Mill!
About Fighting For Fairfax :
This week, the Fairfax County Democratic Committee officially launched the Fighting for Fairfax Coordinated Campaign. The Coordinated Campaign’s mission is to pool voter outreach efforts and volunteers from campaigns across all magisterial districts, which will help us elect Democrats up and down the ballot in Fairfax County. Click here to read more about the Fighting For Fairfax Coordinated Campaign.
Fighting for Fairfax is a field operation; Jeremy Cullimore, an experienced campaign manager, will lead Fighting for Fairfax. Volunteers will target Democratic voters countywide to get out the vote.
Major elements of this campaign include:
-Campaign Director and three regional Field Organizers.
-Three full-time shared campaign offices:
- South County
- Fairfax Station
–Regularly scheduled phone banks and canvassing shifts.
-Unified literature to support all local Democratic candidates.
-Information and data sharing to maximize efficiency.
Fighting for Fairfax is directed by a Task Force of FCDC leaders to provide logistical, operational, and political support.
About the FCDC Joint Campaign
The FCDC Joint Campaign is a mailing and literature program; the campaign consists of mail and literature distributed to hundreds of thousands of voters in the County, as follows:
1. Back to School Night literature distributed by hundreds of volunteers to inform parents about the upcoming elections and remind them that Democrats are the only party that cares about public education.
2. Young Voter Outreach mailing, already underway, encourages college-age voters to request an absentee ballot.
3. Voter Guide mailed out to thousands of voters, in 76 different versions, explaining which candidates will be on their ballots in November.
4. Absentee Chase program to inform voters of their candidates as soon as they request an absentee ballot, along with tips to make sure their vote is counted
5. Sample Ballots in multiple languages to blanket our 243 precincts and ensure that voters know which candidates are the Democrats.
The team to support the Joint Campaign includes the FCDC Vice Chairs, as well as longtime absentee ballot program leaders Rick & Burma Bochner and their team of 30 volunteers working five days a week at FCDC Headquarters.
To read the full press release click here.
Get Involved and Help Democrats Keep HD86
Our hard work has continued to pay off, as we succeeded in electing Jennifer Boysko to the Virginia Senate in January 2019. This means that Senator Boysko’s former seat in the House of Delegates, District 86 (or HD86, for short), must be filled, and the special election to fill that seat will take place on February 19, 2019. The Democratic candidate for this seat is Ibraheem Samirah, a local dentist. More info on his biography is available here: https://samirah4delegate.com/biography/
The election will be open to registered voters who live in the Hunter Mill Precincts of: Floris, Fox Mill, and Stuart
Polls will be open from 6am-7pm on February 19, 2019. If you live in Floris, Fox Mill, or Stuart precincts, you will vote at your usual polling location on that day.
A delay affecting In-Person Absentee (Early) Voting for the HD86 Feb 19th Special Election has been resolved, and voting is now open as of January 30, 2019. Please check the VA Board of Elections website (https://www.elections.virginia.gov) or call 703-222-0776 for further information on in-person absentee (early) voting in this special election.
- Location: Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22035
- Dates/Times: Monday 1/28/19–Friday 02/15/19 from 8am–4:30pm; Thursday hours are extended to 7pm. Saturday 2/16/19 hours are from 9am–5pm
- Location: Herndon Fortnightly Library, 786 Center Street, Herndon VA 20170
- Date/Time: ONLY on Saturday 2/16/19, 9am–5pm
Volunteer for Ibraheem Samirah for State Delegate
Once again, most voters do not expect elections in mid-February, so volunteering to make voters aware of an upcoming election will be critical to success. Everyone is strongly encouraged to knock doors, make calls, or write postcards to let voters know about this election:
Sign up for canvassing and phone banking shifts here:
Remote Phone Banking is also available.
For more information on canvassing and phone banking, contact: Austin Hall, Field Organizer firstname.lastname@example.org / 703-200-0395
Post Card Writing for Ibraheem Samirah will take place at the following dates and times, and these are listed on HMDDC’s calendar:
- Wednesday, 01/30 & 02/06 at Herndon Panera, 460 Elden St from 3:00pm-5:00pm
- Thursday, 01/31 & 02/07 at Herndon Panera, 460 Elden St from 6:30pm-8:00pm
- Friday, 02/01 & 02/08 at Fox Mill Starbucks, 2523 John Milton Dr, Herndon from 10am-12noon
To Learn more about Ibraheem Samirah’s campaign for House District 86, visit: https://samirah4delegate.com/
For more information how how you can help in Hunter Mill, or if you have any questions, please contact HMDDC Vice Chair for Precinct Operations, Joanne Collins at email@example.com / 585-703-1121.
Special Election in Virginia Senate District 33
You probably know that thanks to the hard work of Democrats in Hunter Mill, Fairfax County, and in the rest of Northern Virginia, we are sending Jennifer Wexton to represent us in Washington. In order to do that, Jennifer Wexton has had to vacate her seat in Virginia’s 33rd Senate District. We will vote on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 for a new state Senator. Jennifer Boysko, a current representative in Virginia’s House of Delegates, has been nominated as the Democrat running for the seat.
Voting in the Special Election on January 8, 2019:
The election will be open to all registered voters who live in the Hunter Mill Precincts of Frying Pan and McNair. Voters in those precincts will vote in their usual polling locations on January 8, 2019. Polls will be open from 6am to 7pm.
In-Person Absentee (Early) Voting for the SD33 Jan 8th Special Election is available now at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22035. Early voting will be available from Monday, 11/26/18 through Saturday 01/05/19 from 9am-5pm.
Volunteering for Jennifer Boysko’s Campaign for State Senate
Canvassing and Phone Banking will launch from 6 Pidgeon Hill Dr, Sterling, VA. Sign up here to help with weekend shifts:
And Sign up here for weekday shifts:
Remote Phone Banking is also available. If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity, please feel free to reach out to Chad Wiggins, Field Director firstname.lastname@example.org / 571-839-7040.
Handwritten postcards are a great way to communicate with potential voters with a human touch. Volunteers will also be organizing postcard-writing campaigns at the following dates, times, and locations:
- Mondays 12/3, 12/10, & 12/17 at Vienna Whole Foods, 143 Maple Ave East from 10am-12noon
- Monday, 12/17 at Reston Regional Library, 11925 Bowman Towne Drive at 7pm
- Wednesdays, 12/5 & 12/12 at Herndon Panera, 460 Elden St from 6:30pm-8:00pm
- Fridays, 12/7 & 12/14 at Fox Mill Starbucks, 2523 John Milton Dr, Herndon from 10am-12noon
- Fridays, 12/7 & 12/14 at Vienna Whole Foods, 143 Maple Ave East from 10am-12noon
Boysko’s campaign is also in need of housing for one more organizer through January 10, 2019. If you can assist, please reach out as soon as you can.
For More Information
Jennifer Boysko’s campaign website has further information on her as a candidate, and you can access it at https://www.jenniferboysko.com/. For more information on how to get involved and help make sure a Democrat stays in Virginia’s 33rd Senate District, contact Hunter Mill’s Vice Chair for Precinct Operations, Joanne Collins email@example.com / 585-703-1121.
Hunter Mill Democrats Volunteer Appreciation Party Saturday!
Well, we did it. We worked together and we built a Blue Wave last week. Democrats had a great night across the country, and the first signs of a good night came right here in Northern Virginia. Jennifer Wexton comfortably defeated Barbara Comstock in one of the first big flips of the night. We also propelled Tim Kaine and Gerry Connolly to decisive statement victories in their races. And none of it would have happened without our incredible volunteers. It’s time to raise a glass to you, and take an evening to revel in victory!
The annual Hunter Mill Democrats Volunteer Appreciation Party will take place this Saturday, from 5pm-7pm at Reston Community Center Lake Anne, located 1609-A Washington Plaza N., Reston, 20190.
Join fellow volunteers and elected officials, including Janet Howell, Chap Petersen, Mark Keam, Ken Plum, and and more to celebrate everyone’s hard work and our electoral success this year! Please click here to RSVP.
Light food and beverages will be provided, though if you would like to contribute a side dish, it would be welcome. Please note this in your RSVP.
There is no cost to attend, but an RSVP is appreciated so we can make sure we have enough food. Please click here to RSVP.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hunter Mill Volunteers Needed for Wexton in VA-10
One of our best opportunities to take back Congress is in Virginia’s 10th District where we are working to elect Jennifer Wexton as our next U.S. Representative and to defeat the Republican incumbent. With less than 2 weeks to go, you can sign up today to help take back the 10th District. There’s so much excitement around this campaign that many of our volunteer shifts are full in the eastern parts of the district. However, if you are able to go west, there are five locations that still need volunteers for both this weekend and in the final days before Election Day. These are important areas of the district that may hold the key to victory!
What: Volunteer for Jennifer Wexton for Congress
When: Weekend of October 28-29 and November 3 thru 6
Where: Choose a location below:
The campaign has asked Hunter Mill volunteers to assist at the Ashburn location, first on the list below. Help is welcome anywhere, but please make your best effort to help in Ashburn if you can.
(Hunter Mill Volunteers are asked to assist here, if possible)
20937 Ashburn Road, Ashburn, VA 20147 (map)
Click here to sign up
25700 Success Drive, Aldie, VA 20105 (map)
Click here to sign up
170 Market Street, Unit 124, Manassas Park City, VA 20111 (map)
Click here to sign up
315 Ayrlee Avenue NW, Leesburg, VA 20176 (map)
Click here to sign up
6442 Lake Meadow Drive, Burke, VA 22015 (map)
Click here to sign up
You can view a custom google map that plots each of these locations, here.
If you’re looking for other ways to help, here are a few resources:
- Jennifer Wexton campaign complete events listing
- Fairfax Democrats Calendar
- Swing Left VA-10 Events
- Carpool for volunteers from DC & Maryland Sunday Oct. 28
- Make calls from home! Event organized by the Human Rights Campaign
- Use apps such as the Vote With Me app or VoterCircle to connect with voters
- Saturday morning phone bank for Jennifer Wexton at FCDC Headquarters in Fairfax
- Follow Jennifer Wexton on social media (facebook) (twitter) (instagram) and for the latest, check the #VA10 hashtag on twitter.
Thanks and feel free to contact Fairfax Democrats (703-573-6811) if you are looking for any other information or resources.
Fairfax Dems Mount Massive Latino Outreach
By Todd Thurwachter:
Ahead of the Nov. 6 election, Democrats have made a sustained effort to register and educate Latino voters in Fairfax County – who now constitute 16% of the population, and are heading higher.
The campaign has contacted tens of thousands in Fairfax and neighboring counties, led by the Voter Registration & Education Committee of Fairfax County Democratic Committee (FCDC).
The project began last May with printing and distributing 5,000 voter information cards in Spanish, “Todo Sobre el Voto” (click here to view).
The cards, and other information in Spanish on voting, were also posted on the FCDC website. Also available in Spanish, for the first time, is the free Election Alerts service, which sends emails to subscribers before every election with key information including a sample ballot.
Committee Chair Janice Yohai also created and launched a special Latino outreach pilot program for Back-to-School-Nights in September. The committee targeted 16 Fairfax schools with over 50% Latino populations, mostly elementary schools, and recruited 13 Spanish speaking volunteers, who engaged close to 1,000 Latino parents of schoolchildren.
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Old technology is newest tool to energize voters
Reported by Janelle Hartman and Stephanie Witt Sedgwick:
Postcards may be old technology, but they are being revived as an effective tool in the arsenal of Fairfax County Democrats to get a robust turnout at elections on November 6th.
Numerous postcard parties have been held in Fairfax County throughout the campaign season to target registered voters with personal appeals from writers urging recipients to come to the polls and vote for Democrats. The total number of postcards from area volunteers flooding the US Postal Service is unknown, but estimated at tens of thousands.
The cards are all hand written and addressed. There’s no set script, but each reminds voters of the date of election and the Democratic candidates in their district and urges the voter to have their voice heard on election day.
As volunteer Eileen Shropshire wrote, “It took me longer to write this card than it will take you to vote. Your vote matters!”
Two recent postcard parties with big turnouts:
On Sunday, Oct. 21, more than 30 volunteers from Lee District Democratic Committee turned the back room of Fiona’s Irish Pub in Alexandria into a postcard writing factory — filling more than 1,000 postcards with personal appeals to voters who cast ballots in 2016 but skipped last year’s state election. Even Fairfax County Supervisor Jeff McKay and School Board Member Ilryong Moon squeezed into crowded tables to help.
A few days later, on Thursday morning, Oct. 25, more than two dozen volunteers filled the Whole Food Vienna café area (see image at top) to complete a three-month program organized by Vienna Neighbors United that has resulted in almost 10,000 postcards urging Virginia voters to go to the polls on November 6 and vote for the Democratic candidates in their districts.
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