We have organizers!
The coordinated campaign now has organizers for Northern Virginia and Fairfax County.
Adam Kubiske | Regional field organizer | 646-747-5413 | email@example.com
Samantha Garza | Fairfax field organizer | 575-910-0047 | firstname.lastname@example.org
More organizers will be hired for Fairfax County.
If you are ready to get involved, send Sam an email, give her a call or check out this training:
Intro to Digital Organizing Weekly Training (also training for texting): mobilize.us/vavictory/event/276997/
Senator Mark Warner Virtual Campaign Office (Slack channel):
It’s not too soon to think about voting in November
The Virginia Board of Elections is asking everyone to vote by mail this year to avoid the spread of the coronavirus. Did you know that you can request your absentee ballot for the November 3 presidential election now? You may request your ballot at eabsentee.org/g/vote2020/. To be sure that you are registered and that your vote will count, check your voter registration at
VoterInformation and be sure to enter your name and other information exactly as it appears in your voter file.
August Lee Dems meeting
Thursday, August 6, 7:00 pm
This will be a virtual meeting using the Zoom app. You can join on your desktop or laptop computer, tablet, smartphone or other phone.
Watch this space for a link before the meeting.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Only members of the Lee District Democratic Committee/FCDC may vote, but all meetings are open to the public. Thanks to FCDC for providing this technology.
Every one of us counts! Don’t forget to participate in the 2020 census. Visit census.gov for more information, and track Fairfax County’s self-reporting response rate here.
Fairfax County entered Phase 3 on July 1. Remember, you are still safer at home. Information here.
- Fairfax County COVID-19 dashboard, with data broken down by zip code. Sign up for text message alerts: text FFXCOVID to 888777 or sign up by text/email
- Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 website
- Johns Hopkins coronavirus updates
- U.S. COVID-19 live data
- Donate to United Community or Koinonia Foundation to help families in need during this crisis.
- COVID-19 Virginia resources
- Southeast Fairfax COVID-19 business directory.
Remembering Marvin Wagner
The Lee District Democratic Committee lost a great friend on May 23, when Marvin Wagner died of COVID-19. He was 90. We knew Marvin as the leader of the Greenspring Democratic Club and precinct captain for Greenspring, but he accomplished so much more in his life. Just a bit of that is captured in this nice Washington Post obituary.
That’s Marvin on the right in this picture by Janelle Hartman. He’s with our Greenspring friends Stella Worley, Earle Mitchell and Janice Kuch.
COVID Connections is a program of the Fairfax County Democratic Committee to provide volunteers an opportunity to reach out to their neighbors, regardless of party affiliation or voting history, and provide support. Whether that’s by running an errand, taking out the trash, or just chatting on the phone. By signing up, you agree to approach every conversation with empathy and inclusivity at top of mind. These are NOT political calls, but a way for us to facilitate neighbors helping neighbors.
Sweeping new laws expand access to voting in Virginia
Governor Ralph Northam on April 12 signed landmark new laws to repeal Virginia’s voter ID law, make Election Day a state holiday in Virginia, and expand access to early voting.
- House Bill 1 and Senate Bill 111, sponsored by House Majority Leader Charniele Herring and Senator Janet Howell, respectively, allow early voting 45 days prior to an election without a stated excuse. Virginia currently requires voters who wish to vote absentee to provide the state with a reason, from an approved list, why they are unable to vote on Election Day.
- House Bill 19 and Senate Bill 65, sponsored by Delegate Joe Lindsey and Senator Mamie Locke, respectively, remove the requirement that voters show a photo ID prior to casting a ballot. Voter ID laws disenfranchise individuals who may not have access to photo identification, and disproportionately impact low-income individuals, racial and ethnic minorities, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities.
- House Bill 108 and Senate Bill 601, sponsored by Delegate Joe Lindsey and Senator Louise Lucas, respectively, make Election Day a state holiday, which will help ensure every Virginian has the time and opportunity to cast their ballot. In order to maintain the same number of state holidays, this measure repeals the current Lee-Jackson Day holiday, established over 100 years ago to honor Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.
- House Bill 235 and Senate Bill 219, sponsored by Delegate Joshua Cole and Senator David Marsden, respectively, implement automatic voter registration for individuals accessing service at a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office or the DMV website.
- House Bill 238 and House Bill 239, sponsored by Delegate Mark Sickles, and Senate Bill 455, sponsored by Senator Bryce Reeves, expand absentee voting timelines to ensure access to the polls.
- House Bill 1678, sponsored by Delegate Joe Lindsey, extends in-person polling hours from 7 pm to 8 pm.