MARK IN THE NEWS
Inova expands 24/7 forensic team services for sexual assault victims
Fairfax County Times
GOP Congressmen, Staff Targeted in Shooting in Del Ray
Alexandria Gazette Packet
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Third Annual Fireworks on the Potomac!
Proceeds go to elect Democrats to the House of Delegates.
We'll have "impeachment punch," "Orange Russians," wine and beer, soft drinks, and food. And great views of the fireworks which begin at 9:30 pm. Come early to get a good lawn seat or come later after the festivities next door at Oronoco Park. Get your tickets now.
There will be a $5 surcharge for credit cards after July 7.
Shooting in Alexandria
As you know, last week, in our quiet, peaceful neighborhood of Del Ray, an angry man with a semiautomatic weapon and a handgun attacked the Republican Congressional baseball practice. The gunman shot about fifty bullets and wounded five, including Rep. Steve Scalise, a legislative aide, a lobbyist, and two Capitol Police officers.
Officers Crystal Griner, David Bailey, and Henry Cabrera prevented a massacre. Despite being outgunned with their pistols by a man using an easily-obtainable Soviet military weapon (modified to allow extra-large ammunition clips), two of them rushed the gunman and were shot themselves. Crystal and David, despite being wounded, fought bravely on until the gunman was taken down. I'm happy to report all five victims are recovering. We wish them all our best.
Officer Crystal Griner is a newlywed. She married her wife Tiffany Gyar in 2015, just after same-sex marriage became legal. The man whose life she saved, Rep. Steve Scalise, opposes her right to marry. But that did not stop her from risking her own death to save his life. It is my profound hope that Rep. Scalise and others who support second-class citizenship for Rainbow (LGBT) Americans might one day reconsider their views and come to support liberty and justice for all.
Heroes Officer David Bailey and Officer Crystal Griner
On to November!
With the primary behind us now, we have a fantastic statewide ticket with Ralph Northam, Justin Fairfax, and Mark Herring, along with a slate of at least 88 House candidates that I'm proud to run alongside. I don't have an opponent this year, so I'll be able to devote my time to helping these great Democrats win their races. And we'll need you out there helping us if we're going to stop Ed Gillespie from bringing Trump's disastrous policies to Virginia. So get out and make phone calls, knock doors, and give money. You can donate to my campaign here, and I can then contribute more to competitive Democratic House candidates around the state.
National Conference on Elections
With so much attention focused on Russia's hacking of our elections last year and their determination to do it again, I thought it critical to learn as much as possible about the mechanics of our election system. That's why I went down to Williamsburg for 2 days to attend the National Conference of State Legislators conference on elections technology. We must make sure that Virginia is on the cutting edge of elections security, because these hackers will stop at nothing to undermine our democracy. I commit myself to working with members of both parties to keep our election system as safe and secure as possible.
In the Community
Visiting every polling place in my district on Election Day
Ralph Northam's Election Night victory party
At the Democratic Party of Virginia's JJ Dinner in Richmond with House candidate Kelly Fowler
Talking about commonsense gun safety measures with Moms Demand Action
Upcoming Events I Will Be Attending:
Please join me.
Tuesday, June 27 1:30pm
Advisory Committee on Sexual and Domestic Violence
State Capitol, Richmond
Sunday, July 2 2:00pm
Mark's Monthly Meetup
Los Tios, 2615 Mt. Vernon Ave, Alexandria
Saturday, July 8 7:00pm
Third Annual Fireworks on the Potomac
805 Rivergate Place, Alexandria
Please stand with us.
It is always my honor and privilege to serve you.
Delegate Mark Levine
Serving Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax in Virginia's 45th District
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