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Districts select new leaders as FCDC starts new cycle

Democratic Party committees in each of Fairfax County’s nine magisterial districts are electing officers as Fairfax County Democratic Committee (FCDC, website here) starts its new biannual cycle. (See story on FCDC reorganization here). In this article, we report on Springfield…

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Campaigns flourish under direction of twenty-somethings

By Susan Laume: Attend any political campaign event — knock on doors, call voters, go to a rally, and you’ll see them: unassuming, dedicated twenty-somethings keeping events running smoothly, organizing campaign volunteers, managing schedules and fielding questions about their candidates.…

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FCDC tightens membership limit — apply by Dec. 1

By Brad Swanson: Even as Fairfax County grows more blue, the Fairfax County Democratic Committee is growing smaller — deliberately. FCDC, which is the core of Democratic Party activism in the county (click here for website), has decided to constrain membership…

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Dems map path to end gerrymandering in Virginia

By Susan Laume: A large group of Northern Virginians interested in redistricting reform and several of their legislators attended a League of Women Voters (LWV) forum on the topic on Sunday at Sherwood Community Center in Fairfax. Virginia Del. Mark…

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Springfield, Hunter Mill Democrats celebrate victories

By Susan Laume: Buoyed by camaraderie and recent election results, the mood was decidedly upbeat as the Springfield and Hunter Mill District Democratic Committees  celebrated a great year this weekend. The Springfield Volunteer Celebration was held Friday night at Clifton…

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The health insurance public option is a fraud

By Todd Smyth: The “Public Option” for healthcare insurance was a distraction, promoted several years ago by the insurance industry, to keep people from supporting a single-payer system. Pres. Barack Obama actually dropped his support for a public option in…

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FCDC Chair Dan Lagana: We stayed and won

Message from Dan Lagana, chair of Fairfax County Democratic Committee, to volunteers who helped Democrats overrun Fairfax County in local elections on Nov. 5: WE STAYED IN THE FIGHT – AND WE WON FAIRFAX In the exhilarating hours following our…

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