Volunteer opportunity: Early voting!

Early voting for the 2023 Democratic primary begins June 10 at the Franconia Governmental Center. We need volunteers to staff our table outside the building from 1 to 7 on weekdays from June 12 to June 16 and 9 to 5 on two Saturdays, June 10 and June 17. Can you help? Sign up on our Signup Genius here.

Who’s running in the June 20 primary?

Here are the candidates who will compete in the June 20 primary to determine the Democratic nominee in these races. 

Chairman, Board of Supervisors

Commonwealth’s Attorney 


Senate District 35
On the ballot only in these precincts: West Springfield, Greenspring, Lynbrook #1 and #2, Crestwood, Garfield, Forestdale, Pioneer

Franconia Dems in the community

 group of people at table with Fairfax Democrats sign in background


A large group of Franconia Dems volunteered at the daylong Taste of Springfield on Saturday, June 3. From our table near the main stage we were able to chat with people who walked by, encouraging registration and voting in this year’s high-stakes election. Thanks to Mark Heinitz and Liz Murphy for organizing this event for the second year in a row. Thanks also to Debbie Linick for strategizing and providing materials for the table, and to Todd Smyth for an array of buttons.

Franconia Dems
June meeting

Thursday, June 8 | 7 pm on Zoom | Sign up here.


Dark Money Is Coming For Our Children

Exposing the Right-Wing Agenda to Destroy Public Education

June 29, 7–9 pm.
Register here

Please join the FCDC National Affairs Committee for this important virtual event.

The forum’s panel of nationally eminent experts will examine and expose the real, right-wing, dark money-funded, Republican agenda to dismantle public education, divert public education funding to private education management, take over the multimillion-dollar education market for profit, evade school oversight and accountability, undermine and weaken teacher unions, and eliminate critical thinking and evidence-based curricula from America’s public schools.

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