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.
May Lee Dems meeting
Thursday, May 7, 7:30 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.
Register in advance:
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.
Governor Ralph Northam’s stay-at-home order continues through June 10, 2020.
- NEW: Fairfax County COVID-19 dashboard, with data broken down by ZIP code clusters. 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
- Fairfax County Public Schools are closed for the remainder of the academic year. Updates here.
- All Fairfax County senior centers and adult day health care centers are closed.
- Donate to United Community or Koinonia Foundation to help families in need during this crisis.
- NEW: COVID-19 Virginia resources
- Southeast Fairfax COVID-19 business directory.
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.