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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Victory for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

By Bryan Graham, Chair, FCDC: Fairfax County and the Commonwealth of Virginia sent a message on Election Day, and we are proud that other communities across the country have joined us in embracing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the best…

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Fairfax confident of Biden-Harris victory

By Bryan Graham, Chair, Fairfax County Democratic Committee: Fairfax County and the Commonwealth of Virginia sent a confident message that four years of Donald Trump was more than enough. While we continue to wait on decisive results from Arizona, Nevada, Georgia…

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Voting open at 14 satellite Fairfax County locations

Fourteen satellite locations are now open for absentee voting in Fairfax County through October 31 from Monday through Friday, 1 p.m.-7 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Great Falls is only open on Saturdays beginning October 17.) They are: Centreville Regional…

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Guns banned from Fairfax County polling places

On September 15, The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance prohibiting all firearms at any: Facility or property owned or leased by Fairfax County for government purposes; Public parks; Recreation and community center operated by the county, and…

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Handwritten postcards target undecided voters

By Grace Aspinall: Neither snow nor rain nor sleet nor a pandemic can stop the dedicated individuals determined to get out the word that every vote matters, especially for the Democratic candidates – they’ve just turned to an innovative solution…

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