Our monthly ADC meeting will take place on Monday, May 7 at 7:30pm at Minnie Howard School (3801 W. Braddock Rd.). In addition to our normal business and related campaign announcements, I'm pleased to report that we will have a special guest speaker, Bo Shuff, from Progressive Congress to talk about Democratic messaging to voters. Bo was a huge hit at our volunteer training earlier this year and he's back for a repeat performance! You can find Bo's bio below and an agenda for Monday evening is also attached. We look forward to seeing you on Monday, May 7 at 7:30pm!
Bo Shuff serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Progressive Congress, a role he began in August 2011 to help oversee the organization during its Executive Director transition. Bo has spent more than a decade in both organizational and campaign management for progressive candidates and issues across the country. Notable experience includes Hillary Clinton for President, Change to Win, the Human Rights Campaign as well as FieldWorks Consulting. Bo lives in Arlington, VA with his partner of 10 years.
ADC City Council Debate - Wednesday, May 9
This is a reminder that the ADC will hold two debates featuring Alexandria’s Democratic primary candidates with the first one coming up onWednesday, May 9 at Francis C. Hammond Middle School Auditorium, 4646 Seminary Road, Alexandria at 7:00pm. We are pleased to have Bob Gibson from the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia be our moderator. Please put it on your calendar and come out and join us on Wednesday to hear from the Democratic City Council candidates. Primary day is June 12! Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Jefferson-Jackson Dinner featuring Governor Tim Kaine - Saturday, June 9
The ADC's annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner will take place on Saturday, June 9 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Old Town. Our keynote speaker will be Governor Tim Kaine and we are VERY excited to have him in Alexandria! In addition, we will take time to honor the service of Vice Mayor Kerry Donley and Councilman Rob Krupicka, as both of them leave City Council later this year. We will also recognize our Volunteer and Precinct Captain of the Year. You'll hear much more about this throughout May. We have attached the invite to this email and look forward to seeing you there on June 9!
OFA Office Opening with Guest Speaker Terry McAuliffe - Saturday, May 12
On Saturday, May 12 from 12:30pm-3:30pm, OFA will have their grand opening of the Alexandria office at 1400 Duke Street, on the corner of Duke and West, across the street from the original Shiloh Baptist Church. The guest speaker, Terry McAuliffe. Stop by and meet the staff, meet supporters, and learn about the neighborhood teams in the city. Light refreshments will be served. You can RSVP at the following link: https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/officeopening/gpbs7w
Absentee Voting - Now Open!
Absentee voting for the June 12 primaries has started! Many Alexandria voters are eligible to vote absentee, but relatively few take advantage of this option. You can cast your absentee ballot in person at the Alexandria Voter Registration Office, 132 North Royal Street, Suite 100, or by mail. To get more information about absentee voting, voter registration or an update on the new optical scan voting machines, please see the attached June 12 primary fact sheet!
Voter Registration Opportunities
ADC member Kathy Burns is leading an effort to register new voters at Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria on May 7 and 8. The hours will be 10:20 AM until 12:30 PM. Volunteers are also needed at Northern Virginia Community College on Beauregard on May 22, 23 and 24 between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM and between 5:00 and 7:30 on the evening of Wednesday, May 23. You will be working with someone from the League of Women Voters, so this will be a non-partisan activity. If you can give one or two hours or more during this time, please contact Kathy at 703-824-1799, or email@example.com more information.