Aloha, Franconia! 

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Franconia Dems 2022 Luau! Despite sweltering heat, everyone stayed cool with plenty of cold drinks, delicious food and great conversation. Please enjoy these photos by Elza Daniel and Janelle Hartman.

Franconia Dems has the best volunteers, and we can prove it!

Our Franconia Dems Power Couple were honored at FCDC’s Blue Fairfax Dinner on July 17: Liz Murphy as our member of the year and Mark Heinitz as volunteer of the year. To top off the evening’s accolades, Mark was named FCDC volunteer of the year, beating out contenders from the eight other magisterial districts. 

Among many other roles, Liz and Mark hosted GOTV canvasses every weekend for two months during the 2021 cycle, welcoming canvassers and organizers, providing snacks and drinks and a spot in the shade. They haven’t stopped for a moment in 2022, either, hosting Opening Day in April, volunteering at Springfield Day, and providing major support for the Luau. Thank you, Mark and Liz!

Are you in a new congressional district?

Many Franconia District residents are in new congressional, state House and state Senate districts. Check here to see which districts you’re in now. You can also check to be sure you’re registered.

Are you inspired by what happened in Kansas? We are! Let’s talk about how we can leverage this momentum here at home.

Next Franconia Dems meeting: 7 pm on Thursday, August 11

Kansans who want to protect women’s bodily autonomy presented us with a master class in how to win at the ballot box. What lessons can we take from their effort? We’ll talk about ways to get involved at our Zoom meeting. Register here.

Franconia Democrats precinct parties text with image of donkey
Precinct parties are small gatherings in your neighborhood with an opportunity to brainstorm with community leaders and elected officials about the best ways we can support local organizing and the Democratic Party. The next two are scheduled for  Saturday, August 13, 11 am–1 pm for Forestdale, Lane, Pioneer & Van Dorn precincts and Sunday, August 28, 4–6 pm for the Hayfield Farm neighborhood.
Interested in hosting a precinct party in your neighborhood? Contact us.


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