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Volume 19, Number 4

www.fairfaxdemocrats.org 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 foreign policy challenges. Even former and other munitions are just two examples.
war against Iran would make the president Vice President Cheney dismissed Palin’s However, it is the lack of transparency
appear to be a tougher president. These comments: ”The stakes are too high, the involving Iran’s nuclear research program
comments illustrate the governor’s glaring consequences too significant to be treating that arouses suspicions and concerns in the
lack of understanding of foreign affairs those as simple political calculations.” West and Middle-East. Iran recently stated
and failure to appreciate the importance The Iranian government, to be sure, is that it intends to enrich uranium to twenty
of exhaustive and patient diplomacy. engaged in its share of destabilizing activi- percent from the current level of four
Furthermore, it once again embraces the ties. Its support for Hezbollah with money percent. A level of ninety percent enrich-
neo-conservative belief that war is the and weapons transfers and its support for ment is needed for weapons grade uranium.
first and foremost option to all America’s Iraqi militias through the provision of IEDs On February 17 the IAEA confirmed that
Iran has indeed enriched small amounts of
H H H H H H uranium to twenty percent and has credible
evidence that Iran has been attempting to
develop a nuclear warhead.
Report from Congressman Of the many technological hurdles that
Iran needs to overcome in order to develop

Gerry Connolly nuclear weapons, there is evidence to sug-


gest that Iran continues to have difficulty
operating the nuclear machinery efficiently
I congratulate Delegate through hard work and the knowledge that and it still needs several years to gather
Eileen Filler-Corn and we are fighting for the issues that will make sufficient enriched uranium.
Mason District School Fairfax, all of Northern Virginia, and our Iran is also in the midst of a domestic
Board Representative upheaval which the U.S. should weigh
nation a better place.
heavily in its calculations. The fallout from
Sandy Evans on winning My campaign, Jim Moran’s campaign
the Iranian elections of 2009 continues to
their special elections last in the 8th, and the campaign of our 10th trouble the ruling regime. The ayatollahs
month. Along with Dave District nominee will be counting on you and President Ahmadinejad and their tools
Marsden’s election to the and other dedicated volunteers from FCDC of oppression – the Revolutionary Guard
state senate in January, this marks three for boots on the ground, canvassing, phone and Basij are reviled by many Iranians. Any
important victories in a row for Fairfax banking, mailings, and GOTV efforts be- attack on Iran may have the unwanted effect
Democrats, two of them in districts that tween now and Election Day. of strengthening Ahmadinejad and uniting
have traditionally been Republican. We need your help to keep our vot- the people behind a regime they oppose. In
I also offer my thanks to all of you who ers energized, engaged, and involved fact, some analysts suggest that the Iranian
worked so hard on behalf of our candidates because, I assure you, the other side is en- government is using the nuclear standoff
to help them reach the finish line. ergized, too. with the west in order to divert attention
Now the focus will turn to our Congres- It seems that Virginia elections are never- away from the domestic turmoil. Accord-
sional races and I look forward to working ending but we already have a track record
with many of you as I seek reelection to a of success in 2010 here in Fairfax County. continued on page 3
second term in the U.S. House of Represen- Working together, we will continue that
tatives from Virginia’s 11th District which trend through November and maintain
covers much of Fairfax County along with Northern Virginia’s strong Democratic In this issue...
part of Prince William County and all of representation in Congress. District Reports.................................... 3
the City of Fairfax. Thanks again and I will see you soon at Committee Reports.............................. 5
It will be a difficult political climate this an FCDC meeting and on the campaign Calendar of Events............................... 6
year, but I am confident we will prevail trail. q H H H H H H H H
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District Reports campaign and for the enthusiasm and energy


of her staff and volunteers!
heard from Supervisor John Foust on the
County budget, and other issues affecting
And, kudos to our hard-working precinct Dranesville.
captains. Five Braddock precincts in the Our next meeting will be on April 15 at
41st District campaign went Democratic and 7:30 P.M. This time we will be meeting in
voter participation was healthy enough to Herndon, at the Fortnightly Library.
make the difference. In fact, our brand new Upcoming local events to note are the
precinct captain, Sally Burdick, managed to Herndon Town elections on May 4 and
beat every single precinct in this race with McLean Day on May 15. q
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 Kil- Hunter Mill
roy’s—and look for information to come
Bettina Lawton, (703) 242-1652
on emails and our developing website. q
bettinalawton@cox.net
Braddock Robert Haley, (703) 476-9440
haleyr@sprintmail.com
Lynn Miller, (301) 404-1221
lynn.miller@tmangroup.com
Dranesville The Hunter Mill Democratic Commit-
Ron Bleeker, (703) 847-5735 tee held its February meeting at the Flint
Janyce Hedetniemi, (703) 801-
7780, janycenh@cox.net rableeker@gmail.com Hill Elementary School at 7:30 PM on
February 18. Guests included Jeff Barmett,
A year ago in February, Braddock handled The DDDC had its first meeting of 2010 candidate for congress, 10th Congressio-
what would be the first of six elections, five on Thursday, February 25 at the Great Falls nal House District, Emily Samhammer,
of which were “special” which means that Public Library. The committee heard from Filler-Corn campaign, Eric Byler, Coffee
they were off the radar for most voters and 10th Congressional District congressional Party effort, and Rengin Morro and Mike
required extra effort to recuit volunteers and candidates (and DDDC members) Jeff Collins, candidates for the Reston Asso-
get out the vote. Barnett and Dennis Findley. Dennis took ciation Board. A discussion led by Emily
Whether the margin was big or small, the occasion to announce his withdrawal Samhammer and Sue Langley included
the outcome was the same—we elected from the race for personal reasons. We were Filler-Corn campaign activities including
David Marsden to the senate and replaced all inspired by his passion and commitment absentee voting, poll staffing, canvassing,
him in the house with Eileen Filler-Corn. to caring, responsive government and we phone banking, and flushing. Further dis-
Congratulations to Eileen for her successful wish him and his family all the best. We also cussion included precinct captain status and
VAN training, officer status, FCDC stand-
ing committee status, and planning for the
Hunter Mill Annual Lasagna Dinner that
Palin on War with Iran continued from page 1 will be held on Saturday April 10 at the
Reston Community Center. Noteworthy
ing to one administration official, today because of this strategy, and be- announcements included a Cathy Hudgins
“What you’ve been hearing on the cause of their own behavior, than they fundraiser on March 14, the DPVA JJ
streets is ‘Death to the dictator,’ not were a year ago.” It is because Obama dinner on March 20, the DAD reception
‘Death to America.’ The U.S. should has made a genuine attempt to engage with Terry McAuliffe on February 24, the
only foster that sentiment. Change in Iran in dialogue. This helps broaden Connolly Saint Patrick’s party on March
Iran must come from within, it cannot international support for sanctions as 17, the FCDC JJ dinner on May 23, and
be forced from outside. it cannot be said that this president is
the HMDDC picnic on July 24.
Finally, those who call for an attack in a rush to war.
The next HMDDC meeting will be held
on Iran fail to consider the aftermath. The Obama Administration is at-
Retired General Zinni said it best: tempting to deal with the Iranian issue on March 18 at 7:30 PM at the Dogwood
“After you’ve dropped those bombs on by building a global consensus for Elementary School in Reston. Please refer
those hardened facilities, what happens tough yet targeted sanctions against to the Hunter Mill web site calendar at
next? ... Because, eventually, if you Iran. At the same time the adminis- www.huntermilldemocrats.org for other
follow this all the way down, eventu- tration has worked to dissuade Israel local area political events and to the FCDC
ally I’m putting boots on the ground from attacking Iran’s nuclear infra- web site calendar at www.fairfaxdemocrats.
somewhere. And like I tell my friends, structure – a move that could lead to org for Fairfax County wide events. q
if you like Iraq and Afghanistan, you’ll a wider regional conflict. The US has
love Iran.” been at war in Iraq and Afghanistan
According to Nicholas Burns, a for- now for almost nine years. It is Af- Moving?
mer Bush administration official, “The ghanistan that needs America’s focus Let us know.
reality is that Iran is more isolated now. q
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Lee crats who will come out in November and


take us to victory in our congressional
been interviewed on CNN. The website is
www.thecoffeepartymovement.org.
Steve Bunn, (703) 861-1343 races this fall. The Republicans are target- Mt. Vernon Democrats staffed a voter
Hugh Robertson, (703) 447-6290 ing Gerry and the campaign will be ugly. registration and information table at the
lee@fairfaxdemocrats.org Stay tuned. annual Mt. Vernon Town Hall meeting Feb.
We will not meet in March but plan for 20, at Mt. Vernon High School. School and
Thanks to everyone in Lee District the next meeting in April (date and place county officials presented a bleak financial
who helped out with our successful special TBD). FCDC will be meeting March 23 at picture for the next several years. Supervisor
elections in Fairfax County. We have a 7:30 PM at George Marshall High School Gerry Hyland gave his annual bus tour of
new Democratic school board member in at 7731 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. q the district, highlighting new development
Mason and a new Democratic delegate in and plans for change. He announced that
the 41st. Congratulations to Sandy Evans he has not yet decided whether to run for
and Eileen Filler-Corn on their victories. reelection in 2011.
Don’t forget about our “Opening Day”
fundraiser coming up on April 10 from Mt. Vernon The MVDDC executive committee held
an all-day retreat in January to set up goals
3:00-6:00 PM at the home of Carson Evans Janet Myhre, (703) 254-6652 and objectives for the coming year. We
at 6209 Edison Drive. We’ll have a Home chair@mvdemocrats.com considered member response to an email
Run Derby, beer and hotdogs, baseball survey about priorities and are currently
items to give away, and much more. The Mt. Vernon congratulates Eileen Filler-
Corn for her victory in the 41st House of drafting objectives that will be folded into
cost is only $25 per person so be sure to the two-year plan to be presented at the
stop by. Delegates race. She will make a fine col-
league for our District’s four Democratic March meeting. q
Our next Lee District Democratic Com-
mittee meeting will be on Thursday, March delegates.
25 at 7:30 PM at the home of Susie Warner. Save the date May 1 for Mt. Vernon’s
spring fundraising event. For a number of
Please join us as we plan for our fundrais-
ers and our political activities for the year. reasons, we postponed our annual Mardi Providence
As always, check out our website at Gras fundraiser that will this year be held Carrie Nixon, (703) 795-9763
www.leedems.org for more information as an afternoon spring garden party at an carrienixon@yahoo.com
and updates. q outdoor venue amidst 3,000 blooms at a
private home in Saratoga. Watch the April No report available at print time.
Democrat and our website mvdemocrats.
com for details.
Mason At our last meeting, Pat Hines of Hunter
Rachel Rifkind, (703) 941‑9574 Mill District introduced us to the new Cof- Springfield
rrifkind@gmail.com fee Party Ruth Miller, (703) 913-0487
Founded by Annabelle Park and Eric ruthkmiller@gmail.com
Congratulations to Sandy Evans and Byler, producers of the documentary film
her victory on March 2 to be the Mason “9500 Liberty,” about the immigration Springfield District Democrats are proud
District School Board member. Sandy controversy in Prince William County, the and excited that we elected Eileen Filler-
won this special election with a lot of your Coffee Party movement with the tagline, Corn as delegate for the 41st District! Our
hard work: canvassing and phone banking “Wake Up and Stand Up,” was started on sincerest thanks go out to those dedicated
day in and day out; stuffing envelopes, put- Facebook and now has more than 16,000 volunteers from all over the county who
ting signs out in snow banks – so much for followers. Its mission statement is: helped us reach our voters. Any one of you
frozen ground; and making sure that our The Coffee Party movement gives voice may have convinced those final, critical 38
neighbors and friends went to the polls to Americans — across every demographic voters to support Eileen and this victory
on that cold rainy Tuesday. I know that I — who want to see cooperation in gov- belongs to you as well.
am speaking for Sandy when I thank all of ernment. We recognize that the federal Springfield’s volunteers (and voters) will
you who stepped up to the plate and made government is not the enemy of the people, take a brief and well-deserved rest after two
sure we won. but the expression of our collective will, and special election victories this year and then
Congratulations to Eileen Filler-Corn that we must participate in the democratic will turn their attention to this fall’s critical
and everyone in the 41st District. Eileen process in order to address the challenges congressional races. We look forward to an
won her election to fill Dave Marsden’s that we face as Americans. As voters and exciting Democratic primary contest in the
seat by 37 votes on Tuesday, March 2 and grassroots volunteers, we will support lead- 10th District. In the 11th District, we know
was sworn in the next day! ers who work toward positive solutions, and that we will face a formidable Republican
Democrats needed these two wins and hold accountable those who obstruct them. challenger. We look forward to taking our
everyone worked hard to that end. Con- Pat said she hopes the Coffee Party will positive messages to the voters this year.
gratulations! attract enough members to hold demonstra- And after the nonstop campaigning and
We have a lot of work ahead of us this tions and even a convention to get media elections of the past few months, we’re very
next cycle. We need to continue working coverage to counter the Tea Party’s anti- happy to have eight whole months until our
in our precincts identifying those Demo- government message. Annabelle has since next Election Day! q
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Sully 1 in their districts met with the governor


and secretary of transportation to amend
5 PM on April 9.
Members previously appointed to the
Dana Foote-Cimino, (703) 946- HB 530 designating Route 1 as “Historic State Party’s Strategic Planning Committee
1259, danacimino@aol.com Route 1.” Scott’s HB 831 goes to the full are Gerry Welch of Fairfax (Hunter Mill)
senate after the senate finance committee and E.J. Scott of the City of Manassas/
Tuesday, March 2 was Election Day as voted it out unanimously. The bill requires Manassas Park.
well as the Sully Democratic Committee out of state corporations to register with In other news, the 10th CD will have a
meeting so it was a very busy day for us. the State Corporation Commission before table at the state JJ Dinner on March 20.
We would like to extend congratulations bidding on a state procurement contract. The next meeting after the state meeting will
to Eileen and Sandy and say how happy Moran For Congress Campaign Lead-
we were to participate in those elections. be held at the Balch Library in Leesburg on
ership 2010 is listed as follows: campaign April 17 at 10:00 AM. q
Sully volunteers adopted Terra District and chair: Dan Steen; Arlington chair: Peer
canvassed, made phone calls, and helped in Rousellot, ceputy chair: Terron Sims;
closing the polls. Alexandria chair: Susan Kellom, ceputy
After the election we held our monthly chair: Kenya Turner; Falls Church chair: Diversity
meeting and the main portion was devoted
to the candidates from the 10th Congres-
Mike Gardner: Co-chair: Peg Willingham;
Fairfax South chair: Mark Sickles, deputy
Committee
sional District. Rich Anthony and Jeff chair: Todd Smyth; Fairfax North/Reston Rose Chu, (703) 998-5539
Barnett each gave a short introduction and chair: Seldon Krueger, deputy chair: Stu- fc4018@iname.com
then participated in a question and answer art Patz; Outreach Committee: Charley Lina Orr, (703) 281-0985
session. A lot of great questions were asked Conrad, Kip Malinosky, Krysta Jones, Bree lina.latino.democrats@cox.net
providing a better understanding of the Rahm, Ron Olkowitz, Abdel-Rahman Ha-
candidates and how they will go about mid, Leni Gonzalez, Pixie Bell, Rose Chu The Diversity Committee is meeting on
taking on Frank Wolfe in the 10th.There and Cathy Puskar. (Call me if you need Tuesday, March 16 at 7:30 PM to discuss
will be a primary on June 8. e-mails or phone numbers.) The focus now outreach activities. Check with Rose Chu
We were visited by three George Mason is getting petitions signed and in the office on the location. q
University students attending on assign- by March 23 and recruiting new support-
ment from a government class. It’s always ers. Jim spoke at a news conference on
good to see young people involved in the Capitol Hill on March 3 regarding repeal
process. The business part of our meeting of the U.S. Military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t
was fairly short - minutes and treasurer’s Tell” policy. He noted that from 2003 – GOOD OLE GIRLS
report and a couple of committee reports. 2006, the military allowed 4,230 convicted BRUNCH -
Please become an active member and join felons to enlist under the “moral waivers” SAVE THE DATE
us for our next meeting. Your participation program – while at the same time discharg-
is essential to the success of the group and ing almost 3,000 soldiers through DADT. The Good Ole Girls Brunch will
our candidates. Additional information Women make up 15 percent of the armed take place on Sunday, April 11.
may be found at our site www.sullydemo- forces but accounted for over one-third of
crats.org. q discharges under DADT – pointing to an Delegates Charniele Herring and
inherent bias in the law’s implementation. Kaye Kory will be our speakers.
8th CD Report Also, 24 other countries, including Austra-
lia, Israel, Great Britain, and Canada have
They are our newest women del-
egates from Northern Virginia.
Pixie Bell, (703) 971-3541 shown open service to have no adverse ef- Come and show them our pride in
bell.pixie@gmail.com fect on enrollment or retention. q having them represent us. They
will talk about the recent General
This report goes in on March 9, so the Assembly session and their views
March meeting and the J.J. dinner will
be over. Hope I saw you there! As was 10th CD Report on what happened.
mentioned last month, the Democratic Patsy Brown, Vice Chair (Sully), Sunday, April 11 at the Tysons
Party of Virginia set up a Strategic Plan- (703) 830-4277 Corner Marriott, registration at
ning Committee to reevaluate the DPVA pebrown1@cox.net 12:30 PM and brunch at 1 PM.
as a whole and create a plan for DPVA to Cost-$27.00.
move forward. The Committee is currently On February 28 , the Tenth Congressio-
at the brainstorming stage and has met via nal District Democratic Committee met in
For more information: Emilie
conference call and in person. The Com- Fairfax County at the Sully Governmental
Miller, 703-560-3533, emiliemi-
mittee is preparing a plan to be presented to Center and voted to hold a primary on June
ller1@cox.net
steering and S.C.C. at the summer meeting 8 as its method of nomination for a candidate
in Newport News. Delegate Scott Surovell for congress. To date, there are several po-
sent me information on some of his bills. tential candidates who h must file formally
He and 31 other legislators who have Route with the 10th CD chair, Sam Crockett, by
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Calendar of Events
March 4/26/10 7:30PM Precinct Operations Committee Meeting
3/23/10 7:30PM FCDC General Meeting, location TBD 4/27/10 7:30PM Providence District Democratic Comm. Mtg.
3/25/10 7:30PM Lee District Democratic Committee Meeting May
April 5/1/10 4:00PM Braddock District Derby Day
4/6/10 7:30PM Springfield District Democractic Comm. Mtg. 5/2/10 3:00PM Providence Mayfest
4/6/10 7:30PM Sully District Democratic Committee Meeting 5/4/10 7:30PM Sully District Democratic Committee Meeting
4/7/10 Drinking Liberally - Mt. Vernon Dist./Lorton 5/5/10 Drinking Liberally - Mt. Vernon Dist./Lorton
4/10/10 5:00PM HMDDC Lasagna Dinner 5/11/10 7:30PM FCDC Steering Committee Meeting
4/11/10 12:30PM Good Ole Girls Brunch 5/12/10 7:30PM Mason District Democratic Comm. Mtg.
4/11/10 3:00PM Supervisor Sunday Fundraiser 5/17/10 8:00PM 8th CD Monthly Meeting
4/13/10 7:30PM FCDC Steering Committee Meeting 5/17/10 11th CD Committee Meeting
4/15/10 7:30PM Hunter Mill District Democratic Committee 5/18/10 7:00PM Mt. Vernon District Democratic Comm. Mtg.
4/15/10 Dranesville District Democratic Committee 5/19/10 7:30PM National Affairs Standing Committee (NAC)
4/19/10 8:00PM 8th CD Monthly Meeting Regular Meeting
4/19/10 11th CD Committee Meeting 5/20/10 7:30PM Hunter Mill District Democratic Committee
4/20/10 7:00PM Mason District Democratic Committee 5/23/10 6:30PM FCDC Jefferson-Jackson Gala
Mt. Vernon District Democratic Committee 5/24/10 7:30PM Precinct Operations Committee Meeting
7:30PM FCDC Bylaws Taskforce 5/25/10 7:30PM FCDC General Committee Meeting
4/21/10 7:30PM National Affairs Standing Committee (NAC) 5/27/10 7:30PM Lee District Democratic Committee Meeting
Regular Meeting 5/27/10 Voter Registration Committee Meeting
4/22/10 7:30PM Lee District Democratic Committee Meeting 5/30/10 10:00AM ViVa! Vienna! Festival

Next Regular FCDC Meeting: Tuesday, March 23, 7:30PM, location TBD
Sustainers Honor Roll
Thank you to our donors who have made a commitment to support the
operation of the Fairfax County Democratic Committee with ongoing monthly
or annual contributions

Champions
Brenda Frank & Tom Blackburn . Burma & Rick Bochner . Thomas Greeson
Leslie Mason & Jeff Cosby (in honor of a birthday – Bob Hovis)
Nancy & Edward Rice . Paula & Ronald Seward
Winner’s Circle
Bob & Mary Ann Hovis . Nancy & Omar Kader
Lina D'Gornaz Orr . Marie Ridder . Nancy & Rex Simmons

Benefactors
Bill Ackerman . Linda Beaty . Kristen Cabral & John Beaulieu . Tom Goldsmith . Robert Haley . Bob Hull
Karen & Mark Lawrence . Molly & Bill Lynch . Fran & Val McWhorter . Phillip Niedzielski-Eichner
Lillian Salerno . James Scott . Aggie Wolf

Leadership Circle
Lori Alexander . Margaret & Paul Andino . Peggy & Bud Andress . Rafael Arancibia . Edward Bentz
Shirley & Dennis Bloomquist . John Bonnage . Pris & Al Bornmann . Jeane Brockway . Roy Brooks
Barbara & Chuck Caputo . Richard & Jo Ann Chew . K. Joyce Clevenger . Althea Cooksey
Meg Copernoll & John Meilert . Gary Eads . Janet & Martin Fadden . Sharon & Amir Filipour . Edna Frady . Delores Frye
Harrell Fuller . Lois Goodman . Penny & Hal Gross . Curtis Haymore . Janyce Hedetniemi . Cheryl Howard . Gerry Hyland
Kathy & Mark Itzkoff . Kaye Kory . Barbara & Bill Kreykenbohm . Addy & Gene Krizek . Suchada Langley
Paula Larson . Mary Anne Lecos . Corni & Stew Lingley . James Lister . Elizabeth & Jan Lodal . Linda & John Lubetkin
Maggi & Ray Luca . Ellen & Geoffrey Mayer . Al McAloon . Mary Lou Melley . Rayma Miles . Ilryong Moon
Carrie Nixon & Dmitri Melhorn . Janet Oleszek . Jean Packard . Senator Toddy Puller . Michael Reinemer . Stanley Richards
Rachel Rifkind . Sidney Savage . Robert Schwaninger . Adam Shubert . Linda & Nigel Smyth . Margaret & Howard Soroos
Barbara Shearer . Mimi & Paul Spielberg . Anne Sprague . Jane Strauss . Scott Surovell . Archer Taylor . LaVerne Taylor
Mary Ann & Fred Taylor . Linda Waller . Mary Margaret Whipple

Friends
Chris Ambrose . Richard Anthony . George Ball . Andrea Bridgeman . Charles Brown . Frances Brown . Ellen Cantor . Anna Carrera
Rose Chu . Sue & John Clark . Karen Craft . Ralph Craft . Paul Denig . Carol & Conrad Egan . Robert Fallon . Mike Finkle
Rotha & Bob Frye . Gabriel Goldberg . Nadja Golding . Col. Norman Gottlieb . Liz Griffith . Richard Gregg . Gloria Haher . Curtis Haymore
Judy Hilton . Cheryl Howard . Patricia Jack . Mark Keam . Douglas Kleine . Colleen Leyrer . Rita & Bruce MacDonald . Wendy Maiwurm
Mary Lee McIntyre . Jay Miller . Tooley Milstead . Fred Mittelman . Robert Moore . Sally Moravitz . Hung Nguyen
Ginny Lehner Peters & Rob Peters . Chap Petersen . Douglas Reimel . Raleigh Romine . Randall Schnepf . Maryhelen Snyder
Jason Steinbaum . Valerie Stucky . Valerie & Bob Sutter . Jane Tarrant . Allen Taylor . Lynn & Mark Terry . David Turetsky
Nancy & James Vollmer . Stacey Waring & Gary Axelson . Jill Waters . Vivian Watts . William Weinhold . Sandra Wilkinson . Ann Zuvekas

Please fill out the form on the back and join FCDC’s most cost effective
fundraising program

4/10
Become a Sustainer
…and make a commitment to support the ongoing operation of the
Fairfax County Democratic Committee with monthly or annual contributions.

YES! You can count on me as a long term Sustainer, to assure future Democratic
victories by committing my financial support at the following level:
* Champion = $166.00 a month ($2000/yr) * Winner’s Circle = $100.00 a month ($1200/yr)
* Benefactor = $50.00 a month ($600/yr) * Leadership Circle = $25.00 a month ($300/yr)
* Friend = $10 a month ($120/yr)
Committee membership is not included in your sustainer contribution.
We are required to have the following information to comply with Federal and state laws (*required fields):
*Name__________________________________________________________________________________________________
*Address________________________________________________________________________________________________
*City/State_________________________________________________ Zip_________________________________________
Home Phone____________________ Office Phone______________________ Cell Phone__________________________
E-Mail____________________________________________________________
*Occupation___________________________________ *Employer_______________________________________________
*Employer’s City and State_______________________________________________________________________________

CHECK enclosed for …


CHAMPION  WINNER’S CIRCLE BENEFACTOR LEADERSHIP CIRCLE FRIEND

¨ YEARLY ____ $2,000 ____ $1,200 ____ $600 ____ $300 ____ $120
Please make your check payable to FCDC; mail to: FCDC, 2815 Hartland Road, Suite 110, Falls Church, VA 22043

CHARGE to my credit card …


CHAMPION  WINNER’S CIRCLE BENEFACTOR LEADERSHIP CIRCLE FRIEND

¨ YEARLY ____ $2,000 ____ $1,200 ____ $600 ____ $300 ____ $120

¨ MONTHLY ____ $166 ____ $100 ____ $50 ____ $25 ____ $10

___ VISA ___ MasterCard ___ Discover ___ American Express


Card Number: ________________________________________ Expiration Date:_______________________
Signature_____________________________________________ Date __________________________________
NOTE: Your authorization remains in effect until cancelled.

□ I do not wish to be listed as a Sustainer on the Honor Roll in “The Democrat” newsletter.

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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---- RSVP by Apr 4 ---- --- List attending guest names on reverse ---

_____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 Democrat
Democrats
s at two exciting games:
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Sunday, April 25, 2010
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
ndar year. Contributions are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes.
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_____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
ribution of $___________________
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
mail address _____________________________
________________________ Phone number __ ___
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.
5250 Port Royal Road
at Ravensworth Shopping Center

  
Yes, I'll Support our Democratic Team!
Name: _______________________________________ Phone: ______________
$35/Ticket
Make Checks Payable
Address: ______________________________________________________________________ to Fairfax County
Democratic Committee
Employer/Occupation: __________________________________________________________________
Painting used courtesy Anthony
The Winner's Circle $2,500 (six tickets/front page program listing) ____________ M. Alonso studios.
Home Stretch Host $1,000 (five tickets/front page program listing) ____________ Contact Gretchen Bulova
Triple Crown Patron $500 (four tickets/program listing) ____________ at gmbulova@aol.com or
Tournament of Roses Sponsor $250 (three tickets/program listing) ____________ (703) 273-3557 for more
Derby Day Friend $150 (two tickets/program listing) ____________ information.
I am unable to attend, but enclosed is my contribution of: ____________
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
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