It might be the dog days of summer but the Fairfax Young Democrats are still working towards victory in November. Our next general meeting is on August 24 at the City of Fairfax Regional Library. The meeting will begin at 7:30 PM. We will be discussing the upcoming special election for the FCPS School Board (Go Karen Keys-Gamarra!), Back to School Nights, and other volunteer opportunities. It is crucial that we get our message out to other young people to vote in this election. If you dislike some of the things you hear on the nightly news, one way to remedy the situation is to put the right people into public office. To RSVP for the meeting, visit http://www.fairfaxyoungdems.net/august_general_meeting. Don't forget the Co-Presidents will be around before the meeting to talk and answer questions.
Update: Due to the events of the past week. We will be discussing Charlotteville and our ability to create political change in our communities.
VIRGINIA - The University Democrats at UVA, Virginia Young Democrats (VAYD) and the Black Caucus of the Young Democrats of America released this statement concerning the racist rally hosted in Charlottesville:
"We, in the strongest possible terms, condemn the multiple rallies of racists and bigots hosted in Charlottesville and on UVA Grounds.
The leaders of this backwards movement rooted in hate and their supporters seek to divide us.
We will not be divided. Attempts to intimidate us will not succeed. Our diversity makes us stronger. We stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters of color in Charlottesville and across Virginia. We, with one voice, say that hate has no place in our Commonwealth or in our country.
We applaud the community members in Charlottesville who are standing up and meeting this hate with powerful and respectful resistance. We thank the public servants who are working to protect peaceful protest."
Fairfax Young Democrats will be hosting their third annual Fall Fundraiser on September 24th at Maggiano's in Tysons. The event will begin at 12:30 PM. This event is an opportunity to celebrate the past year achievements of the Fairfax Young Democrats organization and get energized for the 2017 statewide elections. Young Democrats play a significant role in the infrastructure of the Democratic Party and this is an opportunity to recognize individuals that have been engaging young people in our community. Tickets are available for purchase at http://www.fairfaxyoungdems.net/fall_fundraiser