July Updates (No Meeting This Month)

Due to summer vacation schedules, MVDDC will not hold a meeting in July. See below for important news, volunteer needs, and upcoming events.

Karen Corbett Sanders (photo courtesy of FCPS)

Updates and News

Congratulations to Mount Vernon’s own Karen Corbett Sanders on her re-election as FCPS School Board Chair last week! Lee District Representative Tammy Derenak Kaufax was elected vice chair.

FCPS Back to School Nights start in August! Stay tuned for volunteer opportunities via email and on the website at www.mvdemocrats.com/volunteer-opportunities.

SAVE THE DATE for the 2019 MVDDC Ice Cream Social! This free, fun, family-friendly event will take place on Sunday, September 8, in Alexandria. More details coming soon!

Action opportunity: MV Dems who want to encourage our elected officials to take action against the immigrant child detention policies can call Sen. Kaine’s office to ask him to visit one of the detention facilities and bring awareness to the issue. His office can be reached at (202) 224-4024.

Training + Volunteer Opportunities

Lorton Farmers Market Organizational Meeting
Come out to learn about helping at Lorton Farmers Market!
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
8400 Finlay Court, Springfield, VA 22153
Call Sarah Jernigan at 703-338-1706 for details.

Are you a volunteer that wants to help spread the word about MVDDC events, help us get new volunteers, meet your neighbors and just be there to answer questions? We are looking for a group of fun MV Dems to get involved with a fun team event at Lorton Farmers Market, which takes place Sunday mornings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

We offer mentoring/ training and resources from our amazingly successful Sherwood Farmers Market team – they will help you so you know what is expected of you. It is always a team setting so you are not on an island alone. Come out and learn about what is involved and how you can give a hour or two a month to help Democrats!

VAN Training for Precinct Organizing
Thursday, July 24, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
South County Government Center
8350 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309
RSVP by July 21 to Beverly Bacon

Interested in learning more about VoteBuilder (VAN) capabilities, and helping with the Mount Vernon District Data Team? A hands-on training session is scheduled for July 24, 6-9pm at the South County Government Center, to explore how we can use VAN to help build our precinct organizations. Participants need a VAN account and laptop computer for the training. If interested, contact Beverly Bacon (bbacon@cox.net) to register for the class, no later than July 21. Be sure to specify if you already have an active VAN account or need one, since that needs to be setup before the training.

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