Honoring a Distinguished Democrat

Join the Arlington Democrats in honoring the many decades of hard work, talent, and service Tom & Mary Margaret Whipple have devoted to the Arlington Democrats. Come for stories of their heroics that will inspire you to new heights this year!
TICKETS: Honoring a Distinguished Dem is one of four events included with your purchase of a Gold Card. Individual tickets can also be purchased for $75 (Roosevelt-Obama Society $65; Young/Senior Dem $40). Ticket Link Here: https://arlingtondemocrats.org/goldcard/
LOCATION: Rock Spring Neighborhood (address will be provided to ticket holders)

Arlington Blue Families Potluck Picnic

The biggest Arlington Blue Families event of the year is vaxxed and back in person (outdoors and masked), with food, fun, floofy alpacas, and firing ourselves up to keep Virginia blue. We’ll be joined by Rep. Don Beyer, three of our adopted House of Delegates candidates (Josh Cole, Briana Sewell, and Paul Siker), and other special guests.

Arlington Dems Chili Cook-off

Join fellow Arlington Democrats and chili-lovers from around the Commonwealth this Labor Day at the Arlington Joint Campaign Committee’s IN-PERSON Kick Off Event – THE CHILI COOK OFF!
We’ll get fired up for election season and vote (early and often) for the best Democratic chili in Arlington. The competition will be fierce, but we know our candidates are up to the challenge. Please Note: All chili is served with a side of cornbread and democratic values.
FEATURING: Congressman Don Beyer, Delegate Sam Rasoul and other special guests (TBA)
TICKETS: The Chili Cook-Off is one of four events included with your purchase of a Gold Card. Individual tickets can also be purchased for $50 (Roosevelt-Obama Society $45; Young/Senior Dem $40). Ticket Link Here: https://arlingtondemocrats.org/donate/goldcard

AYD Campaign Training Workshop

Want to learn how you can help out this election season? Then come join AYD for our campaign training workshop on August 24th at 7pm!
We’ll show you the ropes on door knocking, text banking, phone banking, and more! Earlier in the meeting we will also vote on several resolutions brought forth by various AYD caucuses throughout the year.
Location TBD!
Questions? Email AYD President Matt Royer at president@arlingtonyoungdems.org.

AYD New Member Social Hour

Join AYD for our New Member Social Hour!

AYD’s monthly social hour is a great opportunity to meet new people, learn how to get involved, and catch up with fellow young Dems!

There is street parking available and it’s a quick walk away from the Clarendon Metro.

Young Dem Pride Party

Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church Young Dem Pride Party at Clare & Don’s Beach Shack on June 22nd at 6pm!
Come out and hang with fellow Young Dems and feel free to bring your friends!
Clare & Don’s Beach Shack is located on 130 N Washington St., Falls Church, VA. We will be hanging out in the outdoor bar area and will have signs up so you can find us! There is parking available and the location is also accessible by a Metro and bus combo via the East Falls Church station and either the 2a or 3a (for more info, Google Maps is your friend).
Questions? Email AYD Vice President Sacha Brenac at vp@arlingtonyoungdems.org

AYD & DCYD Juneteenth Celebration

Come out and join us for our joint AYD & DCYD Juneteenth Celebration on June 18th at 5 pm!
What is Juneteenth?
“On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas. He informed the enslaved African Americans of their freedom and that the Civil War had ended. This momentous occasion has been celebrated as Juneteeth — a combination of June and 19 — for over 150 years.”
Location to be determined!
Questions? Email AYD D&I Director Maya Jones or AYD Democratic Party Representative Mike Hemminger at diversity@arlingtonyoungdems.org and partrep@arlingtonyoungdems.org respectively.

AYD Arlington County Board + School Board Primary Debates

Arlington Young Dems will be hosting debates for Arlington County Board and Arlington County School Board on Sunday, May 9th from 6pm-8pm via Zoom. This event will also be broadcasted to Facebook Live and later posted to YouTube for posterity.
Primary candidates for County Board:
-Hon. Takis Karantonis
-Chanda Choun
Primary candidates for School Board:
-Mary Kadera
-Miranda Turner
You can also submit questions for the candidates beforehand here: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScQ8v3ckIb…/viewform…
Questions? Email AYD President Matt Royer at president@arlingtonyoungdems.org

May Day PRO Act Rally

Join us for this must-attend rally! The most pro-union legislation since the 1930s is closer than ever to becoming the law of the land. We need to make sure Senator Mark Warner becomes a co-sponsor of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. The PRO Act is historic legislation that will put power in the hands of workers and reverse decades of legislation meant to crush unions. The bill will completely change labor law as we know it and shift power away from CEOs to workers.

President Biden, Senator Bernie Sanders, and even Senator Joe Manchin have announced support for the PRO Act. Senator Warner is one of only three Democratic Senators who has not yet co-sponsored this transformative legislation. The PRO Act has already passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support. We need to make sure that Senator Warner becomes a PRO Act co-sponsor. Join us and invite your friends!

Event Sponsors: The Communications Workers of America, Our Revolution, Democratic Socialists of America, Virginia Justice Democrats, Arlington Young Democrats, Arlington Democratic Labor Caucus, Alexandria Democratic Labor Caucus

Nearest Metro Station King Street – Old Town is a 1.2 mile walk There’s on street parking. Parking lots are 2-3 blocks away on Union Street. This is a live in-person event. We will be practicing social distancing. Make sure to wear a mask at all times and keep 6 feet from your neighbor.

If your organization wants to become a co-sponsor, please email hal@ourrevolution.com.