DFA Empower Hour

Sep 25 2013

It's election season.

06:30pm EDT

Location:
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Sterling VA

Organizers:

  • Franco Caliz

About This Event:

One of our best candidates -- John Bell-- is in a tight, tough race in Virginia, and WILL make the difference. On September 25th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM PM EST we'll be reaching out to voters in Virginia's 87th district

We'll have a conference room with instructions on how to volunteer starting at 6 PM EST.
Here's more on the two candidates:

John Bell is a retired member of the United States Air Force. He served almost 26 years before retiring in 2007 as a Major. During his Air Force career, John served as a Finance Officer all over the world, including tours in Southwest Asia in support of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. His ability to build consensus among diverse participants produced savings and cost reductions throughout the world, including $200 million saved annually from his work in Iceland.

In 2008, John served as the South Riding Canvassing Captain for the Obama-Biden Presidential campaign and was selected by the Presidential Inaugural Committee to serve at the Opening Ceremony.

Our opponent: David Ramadan has a strong tendency to vote based on his extreme right-wing leanings instead of based on serving the best interests of his constituents. Since being elected in 2011, Ramadan has voted for “Personhood” legislation that would ban most common forms of birth control, to de-fund Planned Parenthood cancer screenings, for mandated trans-vaginal probes, and against confirmation of an openly gay judge simply because of his sexual orientation.

Ethics charges also plague Ramadan — he has been subpoenaed to testify as part of the ongoing FBI investigation into Gov. McDonnell’s pay-to-play scandal and was previously appointed to the board of George Mason University by Gov. McDonnell only after donating $20,000 to his campaign.

Attend this event

Attendees
  • Franco Caliz
  • Beth Clayton
  • Josh Crandell
  • Toora Arsala
  • Sam Feldman
  • Wendy Sejour
  • Quang Do
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