7/26 Campaign Headquarters Opening with Tim Kaine and Vangie Williams Thu 7/26 6:00 pm 311 Central Road
Details: Join Virginia Democrats as we open the Vangie Williams for Congress Headquarters Office and the new Virginia Victory 2018 (Kaine Coordinated Campaign) field office in Fredericksburg! We will be kicking things off at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, at 311 Central Road in Fredericksburg. This is a great chance to get involved with our campaigns, learn about upcoming events in your area, and meet your organizers. Sign up today at https://events.mobilizeamerica.io/vavictory2018/event/6377, and we hope to see you there!
7/26 Food Co-op Happy Hour Thu 7/25 5:00 - 7:00 pm Red Dragon 1419 Princess Anne Street
7/25 Voter Registration Training hosted by FAAC Delta Fredericksburg Wednesday 7/25 7:00 pm RSVP by for location and other details firstname.lastname@example.org
7/24 Voter Registration Training hosted by FAAC Delta Tues 7/24 Stafford - RSVP for location and other details email@example.com
7/27 Democratic Socialists of America Meeting Fredericksburg DSA Organizing Committee PLEASE NOTE: Regular meetings of DSA are on hiatus while they do a Burgers, Booze, and Books series Fri 7/27 5:00 pm Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg 25 Chalice Circle Details: AGENDA:
DSA statewide and local updates
Brake light assistance logistics / possibility of forming a separate committee
7/22 Carbon Conference: Global Problem / Local Solutions Hosted by We Are For America Sunday July 22, 2018 1:30 to 5:00 Fredericksburg Branch Library Theater 1201 Caroline St, Fredericksburg
7/17 Invincibles Fredericksburg MS Support group Tue 7/17 7:00 pm HealthSouth Rehab Hospital cafeteria.
Details: MS Support Group meetings are every 3rd Tuesday of the month.
7/15 Josh Cole for Delegate Kickoff Party Sun 7/15 6:30 Libertytown Arts Workshop 916 Liberty St
7/14 Oh Yes, You can Compost hosted by Food Co-op Sat 7/14 9:30 - 11:30 am Farmers Market Hurkamp Park 500 William Street
Details: Stop at the Food Co-op table at the Farmers' Market on this special Saturday to talk with lifelong composter and Food Co-op board member Jonathan Stevens as he demonstrates the do's and don'ts of successful composting. Be part of the solution. Turn wasted into a benefit.
Details: Training Day, Saturday, July 14th, at the downtown library: Instead of our July meeting, we have a special campaign volunteer Training Day from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, July 14th. Please sign up here so we can plan for drinks, snacks and pizza lunch. A $5 donation will be requested. Training Day Topics include: MiniVAN Electronic Canvassing, 2018 Volunteer Opportunities, Absentee Voting and Voter Registration Training, and talking points for speaking with voters about our 2018 1st and 7th Congressional District Candidates. More Details: Join the Blue Action Network for a day of sharing campaign tools and information to support our 2018 candidates Senator Tim Kaine and congressional candidates Abigail Spanberger (7th District ) and Vangie Williams (1st District).
Saturday, July 14th from 10am to 3pm at the Fredericksburg Branch Library, 1201 Caroline St, 22401. Please RSVP by July 10th so we know how much pizza to order and can make your personalized gift.
Topics to be covered:
The Fredericksburg Voter Registrar will explain the new rules for Absentee Voting in Virginia.
All voter registration drive certifications expired in June, so, we will show a short video so you can re-certify. The Registrar will answer your voter registration and absentee ballot questions.
Representatives from the Tim Kaine, Vangie Williams and Abigail Spanberger campaigns will explain how their campaigns would like you to communicate their message to voters. Participants will have an opportunity to practice talking with voters about each candidate.
Two different technology platforms will be used by the different campaigns (NGP VAN/MiniVAN and Aristotle/VLO). See a demo of these tools and learn how to use the mobile apps. Bring a cell phone or tablet if you’d like to use the apps on your device.
Lunch and snacks will be provided. We request a contribution of $5 to cover food and materials. To register for the Training Day follow the link below http://blueactionnetwork.org/action-training-day-sign-up/ or reply to this email: http://blueactionnetwork.org/action-training-day-sign-up/
BAN has no dues. Everyone willing to work to elect progressive candidates is welcome. Meetings are often held on the first Wednesday of the month. Check the website to verify. Click HERE for a link to the BAN website.
7/5 FDC Women’s Caucus Canvass Thu 7/5 6:00 - 8:30 pm Meet up at Hyperion Espresso 301 William St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Details: Fredericksburg Democratic Committee Women's Caucus invites concerned men to join us on the campaign trail.
7/4 Independence Day "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." ~ Thomas Jefferson Declaration of Independence (1773)
Jason Graham (circled) at the Fredericksburg Martin Luther King Jr. March in 2018
Details: Jason Graham is a local progressive who won the Fredericksburg Ward 2 City Council election. He will be sworn in Monday, July 2 at the Fredericksburg Area Museum at 907 Princess Anne Street. You are officially invited!
6/30 Families Belong Together hosted by Sisters, Misters, Resisters Sat 6/30 Noon Corner of William Street and Route 3 LINK TO SIGN UP Facebook Event
Details: Moveon.org is taking the lead on this national day of action. Moveon says: Donald Trump and his administration are cruelly separating children from their families. But we won't allow it to continue. On June 30, we're rallying in Washington, D.C., and around the country to tell Donald Trump and his administration to stop separating kids from their parents! Join us on June 30 to send a clear message to Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress: Families Belong Together! Reunite Families Peaceful Protest Outside - We are standing peacefully to protest and lend support ... We will stand with signs on the corner of William St. and Rte 3. Parking is available on the side street Old William
6/28 Congressman Rob Wittman at Fredericksburg VFW Hall Thu 6/28 2:00 - 3:30 pm VFW Hall 2701 Princess Anne St. (at the corner of Highway 1) RSVP Kathleen.firstname.lastname@example.org LINK to see the WAFA FB Event
Details: "Veterans with . . . general curiosity . . . can have an audience with Congressman Wittman" Possible questions: "Can you tell me about your military service? Staffers at your office said they have 'no idea'." "My daughter served. What are you doing to secure her rights to women's health care including abortion?"
6/26 Unitarian Universalists Social Justice Committee Tue 6/26 7:00 pm Unitarian Universalist Church 25 Chalice Circle, Fredericksburg, VA 22405
6/26 Fredericksburg Democratic Committee Resolutions Committee OPEN MEETING Tues 6/26 6:30 - 8:30 pm Fredericksburg Branch MakeLab Room (adjacent to the theater)
Details: Meetings are monthly at 6:30 pm at the Fredericksburg Branch Library Date Meeting Room Tues 7/24 Conference Room 1 Tues 8/28 Conference Room 1 Tues 9/25 MakeLab Room (adjacent to the theater) Tues 10/23 Conference Room 1 Tues 11/27 MakeLab Room (adjacent to the theater) Tues 12/25 (No meeting)
6/24 Fredericksburg Green Party Picnic Sun 6/24 3:00 - 7:00 pm Old Mill Park, Pavilion #2
Details: All invited - free food and entertainment Join us for a Green Party picnic at Old Mill Park, Pavilion #2, on June 24th, between 3pm & 7pm! Good food and fun, just getting to know each other. We're hoping to have some live acoustic music as well. Click HERE for a link to the Green Party website.
6/23 Juneteenth - A Day of Remembrance Sat 6/23 12:00 - 7:00 pm New City Fellowship 200 Prince Edward Street FREE
Details: The Boys & Girls Club of the Rappahannock Region is hosting an annual Unity Festival. The Unity Festival will also include our Teen Summit Program for Parents, Middle and High School students. The Unity Festival is a community development project designed to raise the level of diversity acceptance in our community. The Festival will explore diverse cultures and races at a family-oriented celebration and will showcase music, storytelling, drama, dance, and visual arts. This event will create an environment that encourages cross-cultural friendships and relationships of trust. LINK for more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unity-festival-teen-summit-tickets-45988198941
Details: We all worked together last year to flip Virginia blue in the 2017 election — and did we ever! We got a taste of winning - and we want more please! This year, Network NoVA is launching the 2nd Annual Women's Summit on June 22-23, 2018 at the Dulles Hyatt Regency to continue the progress of the Flip Virginia Blue movement. We want to build a stronger coalition across Virginia. We will be inviting all 11 Congressional Districts candidates and Senator Tim Kaine. We hope you will join us as a participant, endorse us as a group and/or sponsor at a higher level. We are also looking for individuals to serve as Congressional Row captains as defined below.Please express your interest here. 1.Congressional Row Tables will have:
Information and representation of the Congressional Candidate. ( I.E. the candidate and campaign staff with literature. Ideally the candidate will speak at approximately noon.)
Information and representation from the local Democratic committees
Information on the local grassroots who are working in that CD. (This will be in the form of a directory.)
A sign-up form to get the attendees into action by volunteering with the campaign and/or other groups
A large sign identifying the district. This sign will be consistent throughout the districts and will be designed by Robbin and Krystal
Each room will have a calendar and list of existing grassroots organizations in that area.
2. We will have one or more Congressional CD captains for each district. The responsibilities of the captain(s) will include:
Point of contact for activists to get them into action.
Attending the entire Women’s Summit event, supervising the booth and helping with set up/breakdown as needed.
Commit to be at table during breaks designed for networking (your grassroots team can take turns.)
Prior to the event: identifying grassroots groups within the CD and encouraging attendance and participation at the Summit. Coordinating with other groups/individuals already doing this work is encouraged
Prior to the event: Identifying Democratic committees within the CD and encouraging attendance and participation at the Summit.
After the event:
Serve as contact for grassroots groups
Oversee CD activist calendar
Goals: To unite Virginia grassroots activists, leaders, party official, candidates and campaigns to build a stronger Virginia. To meet the Democratic candidate in each District. https://networknova.org/ Network NoVA FB - Women’s Summit FB Network NoVA Meetup Calendar - All groups and group leaders welcome
6/19 Galapagos hosted by the Sierra Club Tue 6/19 7:00 - 8:30 pm Fredericksburg Branch Library 1201 Caroline Street
Details: Free and open to the public
6/14 Tim Kaine Meet and Greet Thur 6/14 6:30 – 8:00pm Adventure Brewing Company 33 Perchwood Drive
6/13 Fossil Free Fredericksburg Wed 6/13 7:00 pm Salem Church Library Room B 2607 Salem Church Road