* HD-13 Dem. Candidates' DebateHD-13 Dem. Candidates' Debate
The four candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for House of Delegates District 13 in the June 13th primary have been invited to a candidates’ debate on Friday, June 2, from 7 to 9 pm, at Bull Run Swim and Racquet Club, 8101 Seymour Road, Manassas VA 20109. The four candidates are Andrew Adams, Steven Jansen, Mansimran Singh Kahlon, and Danica Roem. To submit a question for the panel of candidates in advance, email your question to Brian Pace at email@example.com.
* June MMPCDC MeetingJune MMPCDC Meeting
The MMPCDC will meet from 7:00-8:30 PM, at the Manassas Park Police Station, 329 Manassas Drive, in the conference room. All interested Democrats are welcome to attend. Note that this is a change from our usual venue (Manassas City Hall).
* Comm of Revenue Nom Caucus Comm of Revenue Nom Caucus
MMPCDC will hold an unassembled party caucus to select its Democratic nominee for City of Manassas Commissioner of the Revenue in the November 7, 2017 General Election. The unassembled caucus, also known as a “firehouse primary”, will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2017, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, in the Manassas City Hall Council Chambers at 9027 Center St, Manassas VA 20110. The nominating caucus will choose between the two candidates who have properly filed for the Democratic nomination—Stephanie Tipple and Alonita Vannoy—in response to the MMPCDC’s call for candidates issued on May 2, 2017. The deadline for candidates to file for this Democratic nomination was May 26 at 5:00 pm. To learn more about the two candidates, visit their campaign pages on Facebook.com: tippleforcommissioner [or http://bit.ly/2rC8ILd ] and Alonita4CommissioneroftheRevenue [or http://bit.ly/2rBzVxw ]. Voting in the caucus is open to every citizen who is registered to vote in the City of Manassas and agrees to not support any candidate in the General Election who is opposed to the resulting Democratic nominee. The doors to the caucus room will open for voter certification and voting at 6:30 pm and will close at 8:30 pm. Anyone standing in line at 8:30 pm will be allowed to vote. Voting must be in person at the time and location noted above. Voters may arrive anytime between 6:30 and 8:30 pm, cast their ballot, and leave. The caucus rules and other pertinent forms and information are posted on the MMPCDC website www.manassascitydemocrats.org . For questions about the Caucus, please contact Allen Muchnick, co-chair of the MMPCDC at firstname.lastname@example.org or 571-358-9893.
* 10th CDDC Vineyard Fundraiser10th CDDC Vineyard Fundraiser
The VA 10th Congressional District Democratic Committee invites you to join us for wine and politics in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Saturday, June 10, 2017 5:00 – 7:00PM, 612 Vineyard, Berryville VA 22611
* Democratic Unity EventDemocratic Unity Event
The Manassas & Manassas Park Cities Democratic Committee will host a Primary Watch Party and Democratic Unity Event, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 7-11 PM at Bull Run Unitarian Universalists, 9350 Main St, Manassas, VA, in the Fellowship Hall.* Free Admission–All Democrats Are Welcome! BYOB and Bring a Potuck Finger Food Dish** * Free parking is available in the Manassas VRE parking deck, two short blocks to the south. **To ensure variety and minimize duplication, please let everyone know what you’ll be bringing on the SignUp Genius page for our watch party on Jun 13 2017 07:00 pm
* Democratic PrimaryDemocratic Primary
Vote at your regular polling place between 6:00 am and 7:00 pm.
* Carter4VA Office Opening PartyCarter4VA Office Opening Party
With the primaries behind us, join the Lee Carter for Delegate campaign to celebrate its new office in the Trusler Building at 9411 Main St in downtown Manassas Wednesday, June 14, from 6:30-8 pm. Have a look around the new office, enjoy some light refreshments, and discuss how together we’ll turn House District 50 blue this November. . Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/383155352082125
* FCDC Voter Engagement WorkshopFCDC Voter Engagement Workshop
The Fairfax County Democratic Committee’s precinct operations team is offering a free half-day training on voter engagement, this Saturday, June 17, from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax VA 22035. Participants can choose three different 50-minute training sessions from among the six different sessions offered (most sessions will be repeated). The following training sessions are being offered: 1) Canvassing: THE most effective way to engage voters (offered twice) 2) Phone Banking Basics (offered twice) 3) Precinct Teams (offered twice) 4) Perfecting Your Hard Ask (offered once) 5) Basic Voter Registration and Education (offered twice) 6) Volunteer Leadership Forum/Managing Events (offered twice) This workshop seems well designed to help build our organization in our two cities. Thus, MMPCDC precinct captains, Outreach Committee members, candidates for election, and campaign volunteers are especially encouraged to attend. Since the workshop sessions are only about half-full to date, the organizers should gladly accept attendees from outside Fairfax County. To register and signup for the individual training sessions, visit this SignUp Genius page: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4da5ab2da7fc1-voter1 We hope to see some of you there!
* Manassas LGBTQ Proclamation Manassas LGBTQ Proclamation
On Monday, June 19, 2017 at 7:15 pm, the Manassas City Council will issue an official proclamation recognizing June as LGBTQ History Month and honoring LGBTQ members of the community. This is the first recognition of its kind in the City’s history, made possible by the leadership changes in recent City Council elections. Anyone who supports such causes is welcome and encouraged to help fill the City Council Chambers at Manassas City Hall, 9027 Center St, Manassas VA 20110. A good turnout will send a clear message to the community that all citizens should be valued. Supporters are encouraged to wear purple and gather in the lobby of Manassas City Hall at 6:45 pm. After the proclamation is presented, participants will gather for a celebratory drink at Bad Wolf Public House, 9406 Battle St, Manassas.
* McPike Food Truck Festival McPike Food Truck Festival
Please join State Senator Jeremy McPike, Mike Beaty, Dave Brickley, Liam Burke, Betsy Cramsey, Councilman Ken Elston, Rod Hall, Rex & Gina Parr, Mayor Jeanette Rishell, Councilwoman Pam Sebesky, Rick & Catherine Smith, Marion Wall, Harry Wiggins, Councilman Mark Wolfe, Robert Zelnick (host committee still in formation) for the second annual Firefighter Food Truck Festival. Proceeds will help elect Democratic candidates to the Virginia House of Delegates! Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Dale City Volunteer Fire Department, STATION 13 13511 Hillendale Dr, Dale City 6 pm to 8 pm HOST COMMITTEE LEVELS: $1,000 – CHIEF LEVEL (entry for 10 people) $500 – BATTALION CHIEF LEVEL (entry for 6 people) $250 – CAPTAIN LEVEL (entry for 4 people) $100 – FIRST RESPONDER LEVEL (entry for 2 people) INDIVIDUAL TICKETS: $50 – Adult Ticket $30 – Young Dems Ticket (18-30 years old) *Kids under 18 years old are free* Your support is greatly appreciated! We must continue to build support in Virginia! Buy tickets and/or donate via Act Blue. To contribute by mail, you may use this form. Please send a check made out to: McPike for Senate P.O. Box 2819 Woodbridge, VA 22195
* PWC School Board LGBTQ PolicyPWC School Board LGBTQ Policy
On Wednesday, June 21, supporters of nondiscrimination are asked to attend a public hearing of the Prince William County School Boardat 14715 Bristow Rd in Independent Hill, regarding proposed changes to its nondiscrimination policy to add the words “gender identity” and “sexual orientation”. Supporters are encouraged to wear purple and to speak before the PWC School Board in support of protecting LGBTQ children and staff. The hearing will begin at 7 pm and is expected to run for several hours. Equality Virginia representatives will be on site starting at 5:30 pm.
* Women's Summit, Leesburg VAWomen's Summit, Leesburg VA
A coalition of progressive grassroots groups is organizing the Women’s Summit, Flip Virginia Blue for Northern Virginia, “a HearOurVote strategy planning and team building retreat for women and men leading the grassroots initiatives to flip Virginia blue.” The event and retreat will feature keynote speakers, work sessions, and networking opportunities for any activists interested in defeating Republicans in Virginia this year and next year. Here are the details: Women’s Summit, Flip Virginia Blue When: June 24th, 2017, 8:00am to 5:00pm Where: The National Conference Center (click here for venue information) 18980 Upper Belmont Pl, Leesburg, VA 20176 (map) Click here for the website Click here for the program of events Click here to register online With the recent surge in independent progressive grassroots activity, many new organizations have formed to join the resistance. Please register for this event, and pass it along to your friends! At the event, several prominent elected Democrats from Northern Virginia will introduce our 2017 candidates for House of Delegates and local office.
* Manassas Public Safety Bdg MtgManassas Public Safety Bdg Mtg
The Manassas City Police Department will host an information meeting regarding plans to build a new public safety building next to the Grant Avenue Shopping Center. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 27, at the current police headquarters, 9518 Fairview Ave., Manassas, starting at 7:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. This building project is part of the City’s five-year Capital Improvement Program. Discussion topics will include a Public Safety Master Plan, Functional Elements, Space Needs, and Cost. For more information, visit manassascity.org/newsafetybldg.