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!

Opening Day cookout 2022

April 30 was the perfect day for Lee Dems Opening Day cookout, a celebration of our progressive values among friends old and new. (Photos by Janelle Hartman and Elza Daniel)