Volume 19, Number 4

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April 2010

Palin on War with Iran: Why She’s Wrong Again
by Simeon Manickavasagam; submitted by Sandra J. Klassen and Dan Walsch, Co-chairs, National Affairs Committee

Sara Palin recently stated that declaring war against Iran would make the president appear to be a tougher president. These comments illustrate the governor’s glaring lack of understanding of foreign affairs and failure to appreciate the importance of exhaustive and patient diplomacy. Furthermore, it once again embraces the neo-conservative belief that war is the first and foremost option to all America’s

foreign policy challenges. Even former Vice President Cheney dismissed Palin’s comments: ”The stakes are too high, the consequences too significant to be treating those as simple political calculations.” The Iranian government, to be sure, is engaged in its share of destabilizing activities. Its support for Hezbollah with money and weapons transfers and its support for Iraqi militias through the provision of IEDs

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Report from Congressman Gerry Connolly
I congratulate Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn and Mason District School Board Representative Sandy Evans on winning their special elections last month. Along with Dave Marsden’s election to the state senate in January, this marks three important victories in a row for Fairfax Democrats, two of them in districts that have traditionally been Republican. I also offer my thanks to all of you who worked so hard on behalf of our candidates to help them reach the finish line. Now the focus will turn to our Congressional races and I look forward to working with many of you as I seek reelection to a second term in the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia’s 11th District which covers much of Fairfax County along with part of Prince William County and all of the City of Fairfax. It will be a difficult political climate this year, but I am confident we will prevail through hard work and the knowledge that we are fighting for the issues that will make Fairfax, all of Northern Virginia, and our nation a better place. My campaign, Jim Moran’s campaign in the 8th, and the campaign of our 10th District nominee will be counting on you and other dedicated volunteers from FCDC for boots on the ground, canvassing, phone banking, mailings, and GOTV efforts between now and Election Day. We need your help to keep our voters energized, engaged, and involved because, I assure you, the other side is energized, too. It seems that Virginia elections are neverending but we already have a track record of success in 2010 here in Fairfax County. Working together, we will continue that trend through November and maintain Northern Virginia’s strong Democratic representation in Congress. Thanks again and I will see you soon at an FCDC meeting and on the campaign trail. q

and other munitions are just two examples. However, it is the lack of transparency involving Iran’s nuclear research program that arouses suspicions and concerns in the West and Middle-East. Iran recently stated that it intends to enrich uranium to twenty percent from the current level of four percent. A level of ninety percent enrichment is needed for weapons grade uranium. On February 17 the IAEA confirmed that Iran has indeed enriched small amounts of uranium to twenty percent and has credible evidence that Iran has been attempting to develop a nuclear warhead. Of the many technological hurdles that Iran needs to overcome in order to develop nuclear weapons, there is evidence to suggest that Iran continues to have difficulty operating the nuclear machinery efficiently and it still needs several years to gather sufficient enriched uranium. Iran is also in the midst of a domestic upheaval which the U.S. should weigh heavily in its calculations. The fallout from the Iranian elections of 2009 continues to trouble the ruling regime. The ayatollahs and President Ahmadinejad and their tools of oppression – the Revolutionary Guard and Basij are reviled by many Iranians. Any attack on Iran may have the unwanted effect of strengthening Ahmadinejad and uniting the people behind a regime they oppose. In fact, some analysts suggest that the Iranian government is using the nuclear standoff with the west in order to divert attention away from the domestic turmoil. Accordcontinued on page 3

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The Democrat The Newsletter of the Fairfax County Democratic Committee
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campaign and for the enthusiasm and energy of her staff and volunteers! And, kudos to our hard-working precinct captains. Five Braddock precincts in the 41st District campaign went Democratic and voter participation was healthy enough to make the difference. In fact, our brand new precinct captain, Sally Burdick, managed to beat every single precinct in this race with 30.1 percent voter participation. Gretchen Bulova and Lynn Miller have begun work on our annual Derby Day Celebration. Save the date—May 1 at Kilroy’s—and look for information to come on emails and our developing website. q

heard from Supervisor John Foust on the County budget, and other issues affecting Dranesville. Our next meeting will be on April 15 at 7:30 P.M. This time we will be meeting in Herndon, at the Fortnightly Library. Upcoming local events to note are the Herndon Town elections on May 4 and McLean Day on May 15. q

Hunter Mill
Bettina Lawton, (703) 242-1652 bettinalawton@cox.net Robert Haley, (703) 476-9440 haleyr@sprintmail.com The Hunter Mill Democratic Committee held its February meeting at the Flint Hill Elementary School at 7:30 PM on February 18. Guests included Jeff Barmett, candidate for congress, 10th Congressional House District, Emily Samhammer, Filler-Corn campaign, Eric Byler, Coffee Party effort, and Rengin Morro and Mike Collins, candidates for the Reston Association Board. A discussion led by Emily Samhammer and Sue Langley included Filler-Corn campaign activities including absentee voting, poll staffing, canvassing, phone banking, and flushing. Further discussion included precinct captain status and VAN training, officer status, FCDC standing committee status, and planning for the Hunter Mill Annual Lasagna Dinner that will be held on Saturday April 10 at the Reston Community Center. Noteworthy announcements included a Cathy Hudgins fundraiser on March 14, the DPVA JJ dinner on March 20, the DAD reception with Terry McAuliffe on February 24, the Connolly Saint Patrick’s party on March 17, the FCDC JJ dinner on May 23, and the HMDDC picnic on July 24. The next HMDDC meeting will be held on March 18 at 7:30 PM at the Dogwood Elementary School in Reston. Please refer to the Hunter Mill web site calendar at www.huntermilldemocrats.org for other local area political events and to the FCDC web site calendar at www.fairfaxdemocrats. org for Fairfax County wide events. q

Braddock
Lynn Miller, (301) 404-1221 lynn.miller@tmangroup.com Janyce Hedetniemi, (703) 8017780, janycenh@cox.net

Dranesville
Ron Bleeker, (703) 847-5735 rableeker@gmail.com The DDDC had its first meeting of 2010 on Thursday, February 25 at the Great Falls Public Library. The committee heard from 10th Congressional District congressional candidates (and DDDC members) Jeff Barnett and Dennis Findley. Dennis took the occasion to announce his withdrawal from the race for personal reasons. We were all inspired by his passion and commitment to caring, responsive government and we wish him and his family all the best. We also

A year ago in February, Braddock handled what would be the first of six elections, five of which were “special” which means that they were off the radar for most voters and required extra effort to recuit volunteers and get out the vote. Whether the margin was big or small, the outcome was the same—we elected David Marsden to the senate and replaced him in the house with Eileen Filler-Corn. Congratulations to Eileen for her successful

Palin on War with Iran continued from page 1
ing to one administration official, “What you’ve been hearing on the streets is ‘Death to the dictator,’ not ‘Death to America.’ The U.S. should only foster that sentiment. Change in Iran must come from within, it cannot be forced from outside. Finally, those who call for an attack on Iran fail to consider the aftermath. Retired General Zinni said it best: “After you’ve dropped those bombs on those hardened facilities, what happens next? ... Because, eventually, if you follow this all the way down, eventually I’m putting boots on the ground somewhere. And like I tell my friends, if you like Iraq and Afghanistan, you’ll love Iran.” According to Nicholas Burns, a former Bush administration official, “The reality is that Iran is more isolated today because of this strategy, and because of their own behavior, than they were a year ago.” It is because Obama has made a genuine attempt to engage Iran in dialogue. This helps broaden international support for sanctions as it cannot be said that this president is in a rush to war. The Obama Administration is attempting to deal with the Iranian issue by building a global consensus for tough yet targeted sanctions against Iran. At the same time the administration has worked to dissuade Israel from attacking Iran’s nuclear infrastructure – a move that could lead to a wider regional conflict. The US has been at war in Iraq and Afghanistan now for almost nine years. It is Afghanistan that needs America’s focus now. q

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Steve Bunn, (703) 861-1343 Hugh Robertson, (703) 447-6290 lee@fairfaxdemocrats.org Thanks to everyone in Lee District who helped out with our successful special elections in Fairfax County. We have a new Democratic school board member in Mason and a new Democratic delegate in the 41st. Congratulations to Sandy Evans and Eileen Filler-Corn on their victories. Don’t forget about our “Opening Day” fundraiser coming up on April 10 from 3:00-6:00 PM at the home of Carson Evans at 6209 Edison Drive. We’ll have a Home Run Derby, beer and hotdogs, baseball items to give away, and much more. The cost is only $25 per person so be sure to stop by. Our next Lee District Democratic Committee meeting will be on Thursday, March 25 at 7:30 PM at the home of Susie Warner. Please join us as we plan for our fundraisers and our political activities for the year. As always, check out our website at www.leedems.org for more information and updates. q

crats who will come out in November and take us to victory in our congressional races this fall. The Republicans are targeting Gerry and the campaign will be ugly. Stay tuned. We will not meet in March but plan for the next meeting in April (date and place TBD). FCDC will be meeting March 23 at 7:30 PM at George Marshall High School at 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. q

Mt. Vernon
Janet Myhre, (703) 254-6652 chair@mvdemocrats.com Mt. Vernon congratulates Eileen FillerCorn for her victory in the 41st House of Delegates race. She will make a fine colleague for our District’s four Democratic delegates. Save the date May 1 for Mt. Vernon’s spring fundraising event. For a number of reasons, we postponed our annual Mardi Gras fundraiser that will this year be held as an afternoon spring garden party at an outdoor venue amidst 3,000 blooms at a private home in Saratoga. Watch the April Democrat and our website mvdemocrats. com for details. At our last meeting, Pat Hines of Hunter Mill District introduced us to the new Coffee Party Founded by Annabelle Park and Eric Byler, producers of the documentary film “9500 Liberty,” about the immigration controversy in Prince William County, the Coffee Party movement with the tagline, “Wake Up and Stand Up,” was started on Facebook and now has more than 16,000 followers. Its mission statement is: The Coffee Party movement gives voice to Americans — across every demographic — who want to see cooperation in government. We recognize that the federal government is not the enemy of the people, but the expression of our collective will, and that we must participate in the democratic process in order to address the challenges that we face as Americans. As voters and grassroots volunteers, we will support leaders who work toward positive solutions, and hold accountable those who obstruct them. Pat said she hopes the Coffee Party will attract enough members to hold demonstrations and even a convention to get media coverage to counter the Tea Party’s antigovernment message. Annabelle has since

been interviewed on CNN. The website is www.thecoffeepartymovement.org. Mt. Vernon Democrats staffed a voter registration and information table at the annual Mt. Vernon Town Hall meeting Feb. 20, at Mt. Vernon High School. School and county officials presented a bleak financial picture for the next several years. Supervisor Gerry Hyland gave his annual bus tour of the district, highlighting new development and plans for change. He announced that he has not yet decided whether to run for reelection in 2011. The MVDDC executive committee held an all-day retreat in January to set up goals and objectives for the coming year. We considered member response to an email survey about priorities and are currently drafting objectives that will be folded into the two-year plan to be presented at the March meeting. q

Providence
Carrie Nixon, (703) 795-9763 carrienixon@yahoo.com No report available at print time.

Mason
Rachel Rifkind, (703) 941-9574 rrifkind@gmail.com Congratulations to Sandy Evans and her victory on March 2 to be the Mason District School Board member. Sandy won this special election with a lot of your hard work: canvassing and phone banking day in and day out; stuffing envelopes, putting signs out in snow banks – so much for frozen ground; and making sure that our neighbors and friends went to the polls on that cold rainy Tuesday. I know that I am speaking for Sandy when I thank all of you who stepped up to the plate and made sure we won. Congratulations to Eileen Filler-Corn and everyone in the 41st District. Eileen won her election to fill Dave Marsden’s seat by 37 votes on Tuesday, March 2 and was sworn in the next day! Democrats needed these two wins and everyone worked hard to that end. Congratulations! We have a lot of work ahead of us this next cycle. We need to continue working in our precincts identifying those Demo-

Springfield
Ruth Miller, (703) 913-0487 ruthkmiller@gmail.com Springfield District Democrats are proud and excited that we elected Eileen FillerCorn as delegate for the 41st District! Our sincerest thanks go out to those dedicated volunteers from all over the county who helped us reach our voters. Any one of you may have convinced those final, critical 38 voters to support Eileen and this victory belongs to you as well. Springfield’s volunteers (and voters) will take a brief and well-deserved rest after two special election victories this year and then will turn their attention to this fall’s critical congressional races. We look forward to an exciting Democratic primary contest in the 10th District. In the 11th District, we know that we will face a formidable Republican challenger. We look forward to taking our positive messages to the voters this year. And after the nonstop campaigning and elections of the past few months, we’re very happy to have eight whole months until our next Election Day! q

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Dana Foote-Cimino, (703) 9461259, danacimino@aol.com Tuesday, March 2 was Election Day as well as the Sully Democratic Committee meeting so it was a very busy day for us. We would like to extend congratulations to Eileen and Sandy and say how happy we were to participate in those elections. Sully volunteers adopted Terra District and canvassed, made phone calls, and helped in closing the polls. After the election we held our monthly meeting and the main portion was devoted to the candidates from the 10th Congressional District. Rich Anthony and Jeff Barnett each gave a short introduction and then participated in a question and answer session. A lot of great questions were asked providing a better understanding of the candidates and how they will go about taking on Frank Wolfe in the 10th.There will be a primary on June 8. We were visited by three George Mason University students attending on assignment from a government class. It’s always good to see young people involved in the process. The business part of our meeting was fairly short - minutes and treasurer’s report and a couple of committee reports. Please become an active member and join us for our next meeting. Your participation is essential to the success of the group and our candidates. Additional information may be found at our site www.sullydemocrats.org. q

8th CD Report
Pixie Bell, (703) 971-3541 bell.pixie@gmail.com This report goes in on March 9, so the March meeting and the J.J. dinner will be over. Hope I saw you there! As was mentioned last month, the Democratic Party of Virginia set up a Strategic Planning Committee to reevaluate the DPVA as a whole and create a plan for DPVA to move forward. The Committee is currently at the brainstorming stage and has met via conference call and in person. The Committee is preparing a plan to be presented to steering and S.C.C. at the summer meeting in Newport News. Delegate Scott Surovell sent me information on some of his bills. He and 31 other legislators who have Route

1 in their districts met with the governor and secretary of transportation to amend HB 530 designating Route 1 as “Historic Route 1.” Scott’s HB 831 goes to the full senate after the senate finance committee voted it out unanimously. The bill requires out of state corporations to register with the State Corporation Commission before bidding on a state procurement contract. Moran For Congress Campaign Leadership 2010 is listed as follows: campaign chair: Dan Steen; Arlington chair: Peer Rousellot, ceputy chair: Terron Sims; Alexandria chair: Susan Kellom, ceputy chair: Kenya Turner; Falls Church chair: Mike Gardner: Co-chair: Peg Willingham; Fairfax South chair: Mark Sickles, deputy chair: Todd Smyth; Fairfax North/Reston chair: Seldon Krueger, deputy chair: Stuart Patz; Outreach Committee: Charley Conrad, Kip Malinosky, Krysta Jones, Bree Rahm, Ron Olkowitz, Abdel-Rahman Hamid, Leni Gonzalez, Pixie Bell, Rose Chu and Cathy Puskar. (Call me if you need e-mails or phone numbers.) The focus now is getting petitions signed and in the office by March 23 and recruiting new supporters. Jim spoke at a news conference on Capitol Hill on March 3 regarding repeal of the U.S. Military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy. He noted that from 2003 – 2006, the military allowed 4,230 convicted felons to enlist under the “moral waivers” program – while at the same time discharging almost 3,000 soldiers through DADT. Women make up 15 percent of the armed forces but accounted for over one-third of discharges under DADT – pointing to an inherent bias in the law’s implementation. Also, 24 other countries, including Australia, Israel, Great Britain, and Canada have shown open service to have no adverse effect on enrollment or retention. q

5 PM on April 9. Members previously appointed to the State Party’s Strategic Planning Committee are Gerry Welch of Fairfax (Hunter Mill) and E.J. Scott of the City of Manassas/ Manassas Park. In other news, the 10th CD will have a table at the state JJ Dinner on March 20. The next meeting after the state meeting will be held at the Balch Library in Leesburg on April 17 at 10:00 AM. q

Diversity Committee
Rose Chu, (703) 998-5539 fc4018@iname.com Lina Orr, (703) 281-0985 lina.latino.democrats@cox.net The Diversity Committee is meeting on Tuesday, March 16 at 7:30 PM to discuss outreach activities. Check with Rose Chu on the location. q

GOOD OLE GIRLS BRUNCH SAVE THE DATE
The Good Ole Girls Brunch will take place on Sunday, April 11. Delegates Charniele Herring and Kaye Kory will be our speakers. They are our newest women delegates from Northern Virginia. Come and show them our pride in having them represent us. They will talk about the recent General Assembly session and their views on what happened. Sunday, April 11 at the Tysons Corner Marriott, registration at 12:30 PM and brunch at 1 PM. Cost-$27.00. For more information: Emilie Miller, 703-560-3533, emiliemiller1@cox.net

10th CD Report
Patsy Brown, Vice Chair (Sully), (703) 830-4277 pebrown1@cox.net On February 28 , the Tenth Congressional District Democratic Committee met in Fairfax County at the Sully Governmental Center and voted to hold a primary on June 8 as its method of nomination for a candidate for congress. To date, there are several potential candidates who h must file formally with the 10th CD chair, Sam Crockett, by

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Braddock District Derby Day Providence Mayfest Sully District Democratic Committee Meeting Drinking Liberally - Mt. Vernon Dist./Lorton 7:30PM FCDC Steering Committee Meeting 7:30PM Mason District Democratic Comm. Mtg. 8:00PM 8th CD Monthly Meeting 11th CD Committee Meeting 7:00PM Mt. Vernon District Democratic Comm. Mtg. 7:30PM National Affairs Standing Committee (NAC) Regular Meeting 7:30PM Hunter Mill District Democratic Committee 6:30PM FCDC Jefferson-Jackson Gala 7:30PM Precinct Operations Committee Meeting 7:30PM FCDC General Committee Meeting 7:30PM Lee District Democratic Committee Meeting Voter Registration Committee Meeting 10:00AM ViVa! Vienna! Festival

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CHECK enclosed for …
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CHAMPION 

WINNER’S CIRCLE

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Please make your check payable to FCDC; mail to: FCDC, 2815 Hartland Road, Suite 110, Falls Church, VA 22043

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Your contribution may be used in connection with federal elections and is subject to the limitations and prohibitions of the Federal Election Campaign Act. Federal law requires FCDC to use its best efforts to collect and report the name, address, occupation, employer, and location of employment for individuals who contribute $200 or more in a calendar year. Other contributions will be deposited into the FCDC non-federal account. Virginia law requires political committees to report the name, mailing address, occupation employer and location of employment for individuals whose contributions aggregate in excess of $100 in a calendar year. Contributions are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes. This solicitation is authorized and paid for by the Fairfax County Democratic Committee, www.FairfaxDemocrats.org

The Fairfax County Democratic Committee

Supervisor Sunday
Meet your Fairfax County Democratic Supervisors

Sunday, April 11 3 - 5 pm
1713 Ascot Way Reston, Va
Ticket $35 Silver Sponsor $250 Gold Sponsor $500

Reservations: www.fairfaxdemocrats.org or call 703-573-6811

Paid for and authorized by the Fairfax County Democratic Committee, Rex Simmons, Chair www.fairfaxdemocrats.org

ANNUAL LASAGNA DINNER
Saturday – April 10, 2010
5:00 pm Reception – Sponsors + with elected officials 5:30 pm Cash bar 6:00 pm Dinner

Reston Community Center
2310 Colts Neck Road (at NE corner of Glade and Colts Neck Roads, in the Hunters Woods Shopping Center) Call 703-476-4500

Great Food  Great Music  Live and Silent Auctions $40.00 advance ticket ($20 students) $50 at the door $75.00 - SPONSOR (reception + 1 ticket) $200.00 - PATRON (reception + 3 tickets) $500.00 - BENEFACTOR (reception + 8 tickets)
For more information call: Robert Haley 703-716-2339 or Bettina Lawton 703-242-1652
huntermill@fairfaxdemocrats.org www.huntermilldemocrats.org Your contribution may be used in connection with federal elections and is subject to the limitations and prohibitions of the Federal Election Campaign Act. State law requires political committees to report the name, mailing address, occupation and employer of individuals whose contributions aggregate in excess of $100 in a calendar year. Contributions are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes.

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_____YES I will attend. Enclosed is my check for $_______________ for _______tickets _____NO I cannot attend, but here is my generous contribution of $___________________

check payable to: FCDC memo line: HMDDC Lasagna Dinner Mail to: Mark Terry, HMDDC Treasurer, 11816 Great Owl Circle, Reston, VA 20194
E-mail address _____________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________ Phone number Name ______________________ Address ________________________________________ Employer_________________________________ Occupation_______________________________ Employer City/State _________________________________________________________________

Authorized and paid for by Fairfax County Democratic Committee www.fairfaxdemocrats.org Mary Ann Hovis, Chair

Baseball Days with the Potomac Nationals
Join Springfield District Democrats at two exciting games: Democrats Sunday, April 25, 2010 S
1:05 pm

Sunday, May 16, 2010
1:05 pm at Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge
7 County Complex Court

Only $8 per ticket!
See the Washington Nationals players of the future! Root, root, root for Northern Virginia’s home team!
For more information email Events@SpringfieldDemocrats.org or call 703-503-1351 Your contribution may be used in connection with federal elections and is subject to the limitations and prohibitions of the Federal Election Campaign Act. State law requires political committees to report the name, mailing address, occupation and employer of individuals whose contributions aggregate in excess of $100 in a calendar year. Contributions are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes. ndar --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------_____YES I will root for the home team with you! you For the April 25 game: I enclose $_______________ for _______tickets For the May 16 game: I enclose $_______________ for _______tickets I also enclose an additional contribution of $_______________ _____NO I cannot attend, but here is my generous contribution of $___________________ ribution Pay online at http://www.SpringfieldDemocrats.org or by check payable to FCDC, memo line: Potomac Nats Mail to SDDC, P.O. Box 10512, Burke VA 22009 Name __________________________ ___________ Address __________________________ _____________________________________ E-mail address _____________________________ Phone number mail ________________________ __ ___ Employer_______________________________ __________________________________Occupation_________________ ______________________________ Employer City & State__________________ ___________________________________________________ _______________________________________ Authorized and paid for by Fairfax County Democratic Committee www.fairfaxdemocrats.org Rex Simmons, Chair ,

Join Us for the Braddock District Democratic Committee's

29 th Annual

Saturday, May 1, 2010
4:00 to 6:30 p.m.
at
5250 Port Royal Road Ravensworth Shopping Center

Yes, I'll Support our Democratic Team!
Name: Address: _______________________________________ Phone: ______________ ______________________________________________________________________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ ____________ Employer/Occupation: __________________________________________________________________ The Winner's Circle $2,500 (six tickets/front page program listing) Home Stretch Host $1,000 (five tickets/front page program listing) Triple Crown Patron $500 (four tickets/program listing) Tournament of Roses Sponsor $250 (three tickets/program listing) Derby Day Friend $150 (two tickets/program listing) I am unable to attend, but enclosed is my contribution of:

$35/Ticket
Make Checks Payable to Fairfax County Democratic Committee
Painting used courtesy Anthony M. Alonso studios.

Contact Gretchen Bulova at gmbulova@aol.com or (703) 273-3557 for more information.

Mail to BDDC, P.O. Box 106, Fairfax Station, VA 22039 or pay on-line at http://fairfaxdemocrats.org.
Your contribution may be used in connection with federal elections and is subject to the limitations and prohibitions of the Federal Election Campaign Act. Federal law requires FCDC to use its best efforts to collect and report the name, address, occupation, employer, and location of employment for individuals who contribute $200 or more in one calendar year. Other contributions will be deposited into the FCDC non-federal account. State law requires political committees to report the name, mailing address, occupation, employer, and location of employment for individuals whose contributions aggregate in excess of $100 in a calendar year. Contributions are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes.

By authority of the Fairfax County Democratic Committee, Rex Simmons, Chair. www.fairfaxdemocrats.org

Join the Progressive and Proud Providence Democrats
Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 3:00-6:00pm At the home of Susan Weltz and Robert Hamberger 2409 Rocky Branch Road, Vienna, VA 22181 Enjoy a Taste of Providence Sponsor restaurants providing delicious food *Luciano’s***Velocity Five***Oriental Cafe* *La Choza Grill*** Bangkok St.***and more* Live Music by The Ruins $35 ticket in advance/ $40 at the door Patron-- $100 for 2 tickets Benefactor--$1,000 for 10 tickets Young Dems---$10 Buy tickets http://tinyurl.com/2010mayfest Or call 703 242-2789
Your contribution may be used in connection with federal elections and is subject to the limitations and prohibitions of the Federal Election Campaign Act. Federal law requires FCDC to use best efforts to collect and report the name, address, occupation, employer, and location of employment for individuals who contribute $200 or more in a calendar year. Other contributions will be deposited into the FCDC non-federal account. State law requires political committees to report the name, mailing address, occupation, employer and location of employment for individuals whose contributions aggregate in excess of $100 per calendar year. Contributions are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes.

By Authority of the Fairfax County Democratic Committee, Rex Simmons, Chair www.fairfaxdemocrats.org Printed in house