Fairfax Dems Mount Massive Latino Outreach

By Todd Thurwachter: Ahead of the Nov. 6 election, Democrats have made a sustained effort to register and educate Latino voters in Fairfax County – who now constitute 16% of the population, and are heading higher. The campaign has contacted…

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Longterm No.Va immigrants in TPS program face expulsion

By Brad Swanson: Organized labor and allies rallied Saturday morning against Trump Administration plans to deport an estimated 20,000 protected status immigrants from northern Virginia. “This is a cruel and vicious attack on families,” said Virginia Diamond, president of the…

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Virginia could put the ERA over the top

By Linda Sperling:  (Ed. Note: The author is a Democratic candidate for Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Springfield District) The Equal Rights Amendment could finally become law in 2019, if the Virginia legislature ratifies it. The amendment needs approval from…

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Sex trafficking: a mother’s story

By Wallicia Gill and Brad Swanson: Part II of a three-part special report on teen sex trafficking in northern Virginia. Part I gave background on the problem. Read it here. Janet B. has lived through a nightmare that no parent…

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Time for Dems to reclaim mantle of patriotism

By Holly Hazard: PHILADELPHIA — Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu gave a rousing speech urging Democrats to reclaim the mantle of patriotism from the Republican Party this past weekend at The Arena Summit, a symposium designed to train progressive…

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Virginia could be the 38th state to ratify the ERA

By Susan Laume: Virginia’s vote could be the last state vote needed to allow the United States Congress to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which would become the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution. VAratifyERA Sunday — Women’s Equality Day…

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Hoarding hurts animals, too

By Susan Laume: Hoarders don’t restrict their obsession to inanimate objects. In Fairfax County – a  “hot spot” for hoarding, as we reported previously  — animals have been freed from hoarders on numerous occasions. Fairfax County’s worst animal hoarding case…

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