WAFA provides information about a variety of issues, policies, and people that align with “putting people first.” In that spirit, we publicize actions related to electoral politics, opportunities for social justice activism, and other activities that align with these principles.
Events, Actions and Meetings are listed in date order. Archived items are here (recent) and here (older) ALL LOCATIONS ARE IN FREDERICKSBURG UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. This information was accurate when it was posted, but things might change. Use the links with the posts to check websites to be totally sure about the meeting date/time/place.
Want to RESIST the White House? Replace the HOUSE members. Canvass for Vangie Williams and Tim Kaine in our area Campaign Quarters: 311 Central Rd, Fredericksburg Details: Your schedule can be accommodated. Volunteer when YOU choose. Training will be provided if needed. For more information contact Julia Ramero at firstname.lastname@example.org.
9/17 Fredericksburg Branch NAACP Mon 9/07 7:00 pm Shiloh Baptist Church Annex "Old Site" 811 Sophia Street
Details: NAACP #7069 General Membership Meeting Branch 7069 meets each third Monday night in the Shiloh Baptist Church Annex located at 811 Sophia Street just west of the church on Sophia Street (540) 710-1349 email@example.com Link to website
9/19 Virginia Organizing - Affordable Housing Wed 919 6:30 - 8:00 pm Baptist Church 1019 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg
9/24 We Are For America (WAFA) MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED until AFTER the election. CANVASS! PHONE BANK! GOTV! Mon 9/24 7:00 pm Fredericksburg Branch Library 1201 Caroline St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Details: UPCOMING WAFA MEETING DATES: Fredericksburg Branch Library Room 2 at 7:00 pm In 2018 WAFA will meet on the fourth Monday (except December) Meetings cancelled until after the election unless something comes up: 9/24, 10/22 Upcoming meeting dates: 11/26, 12/17
9/24 League of Women Voters General Meeting Mon 9/24 7:00 pm Fredericksburg Branch Library 1201 Caroline Street
9/26 Fredericksburg Green Party (FGP) Meeting Wed 9/26 6:30 pm (check the website to confirm the date & location) Fredericksburg Branch Library 1201 Caroline St, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
9/27 World Tourism Day Details: Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organization has celebrated World Tourism Day as international observances on September 27.
10/1 - 10/7
10/3 Blue Action Network (BAN) Meeting Wed 10/3 6:00 pm Social Time 7:00 pm Meeting Great American Buffet in Central Park (Dinner is optional) 1780 Carl D. Silver Parkway (near Cowan Blvd.), Fredericksburg, VA, 22401
Details: 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.
10/3 Drum Circle Wed 10/3 7:00 pm Faulkner Hall, St. George's Episcopal Church, Fredericksburg Faulkner Hall is across the street from the church next door to the Fredericksburg Museum.
Details: There are a lot of possible effects in a drumming circle, it depends on the person and the people drumming, the place, the moment in time . . . . . . to feel oneness with the others in the circle, to feel in touch with the Divine . . . It is a way for individuals and the group to be creative, both separately and together. Some find that drumming the heartbeat is a great comfort.
Drum Circle is on the first Wednesday of the month.
10/4 Spotsylvania Branch NAACP #7117 Thu 10/4 7:00 pm Mount Hope Baptist Church, 6823 Harrison Road, Fredericksburg VA 22407
Details: World Teachers' Day was initiated by the Director-General of UNESCO, Federico Mayor, at the International Conference on Education in Geneva in 1993. On October 5, 1966, a UNESCO and the International Labour Organisation conference adopted a special recommendation on Teachers. The date of this event was selected as the date to annually honor and recognize teachers around the world. https://en.unesco.org/events/world-teachers-day-0
10/8 - 10/14
10/12 Stafford Democratic Committee Meeting Sat 10/12 9:30 - 11:30 am Board of Supervisors Chambers, Stafford County Government Center 1300 Courthouse Blvd., Stafford, VA 22554
Details: World Food Day is recognized in order to raise awareness about hunger and encourage the public to support efforts to eradicate world hunger. Food plays an essential role in life; many people go without it and cannot guarantee when they will eat their next meals, while others waste large amounts of food every day.
World Food Day is organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. The FAO was founded on October 16, 1945 in an effort to help the world with its constant battle against hunger and malnutrition. World Food Day was officially established in 1979 and today, it is observed in over 150 countries. It is celebrated annually on the same day as the FAO's founding, October 16th. Since 1981, a different theme has been adopted each year based on current issues. The day is also heavily promoted by organizations that are concerned with food security and insecurity.
10/22 - 10/28
10/22 Debate: Vangie Williams vs. Rob Wittman (CD1 Candidates Mon 10/22 7:00 pm Dodd Auditorium at UMW
Details: The 1st Congressional District’s Republican incumbent and his Democratic challenger will take part in a forum next month in Fredericksburg. U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman of Westmoreland County and Democrat Vangie Williams of King George County will go head-to-head for the first time at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the University of Mary Washington’s Dodd Auditorium.
11/5 - 11/11
11/6 Elections for US Senate and House of Representatives We are For America (WAFA) was originally founded to "resist the Trump agenda." While we have articulate a more elegant message, "We Are For America is a non-partisan group committed to furthering a progressive agenda that puts people first," WAFA remains committed to the use of the democratic process to replace elected officials who align with President Trump. Therefore, VOTE for Tim Kaine and Vangie Williams. 1) Senate: Tim Kaine vs a proud Trump-lover. You have a choice. 2) House of Representatives: Vangie Williams vs. a Trump-sycophant. You have a choice. Vote November 6!