Check these changes for 2020 tax filing

By Rose Chu: Thanks to the Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate, there are a number of changes to help taxpayers, including Economic Impact Payments, relaxation of IRA and 401(k) requirements, charitable deduction for those not itemizing, and provisions…

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Giving back to the community we serve

By Reese Espy Glassman: With Covid-19 having devastating effects in our community, our foster care teens are often forgotten about. The annual Foster Teen Gift Drive by the Fairfax County Democratic Committee (FCDC) was extremely successful, exceeding the goal and…

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Book Review: ‘Separated – Inside an American Tragedy’

National Affairs Committee Book Review by Ernie Crider: In October 2017, the Trump administration formally criminalized border crossings of asylum seekers and undocumented migrants with the premeditated and explicit objective of separating parents from children thereby creating Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs). Then Attorney General Jeff Sessions applied this “Zero Tolerance Policy”…

Diversity Committee fights for Dems and democracy

By Nelly Samaniego: The mission of the Diversity Committee of the Fairfax County Democratic Committee (FCDC) is to increase civic engagement and participation in our local minority communities. Our mission is to get more minorities familiar with the electoral process…

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December now Puppy Mill Awareness Month in Virginia

By Susan Laume: December is now Puppy Mill Awareness Month in Virginia thanks to state legislators who approved the resolution in 2020 to encourage Virginians to observe every December by supporting efforts to raise awareness of puppy mills, support rescue…

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Springfield Dems tackle road clean-up

By Susan Laume: With only a short rest after poll operations on November 14, the Springfield District Democrats (SDDC) of the Fairfax County Democratic Committee (FCDC) tackled a road clean-up project under the VDOT Adopt-A-Highway Program. As John Wittman, active…

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Capital punishment may be abolished in VA

By Paul O’Shea: For the first time in Virginia’s history, capital punishment, a grim and tragic legacy, may finally be abolished. That was the theme of the recent annual awards luncheon of Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (VADP).…

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