Newsletter - March 19, 2017

Please Join me at Los Tios next Sunday March 26 at 2pm for my
2017 Campaign Kickoff!

After last month's record turnout, we are transforming Mark's March Monthly Meetup into my Campaign KickoffLieutenant Governor Ralph Northam and some other special guests will be there to show their support for me. The suggested donation is $25.

Ralph and Mark

Mark in the News  

Lots of recent press about my work in the  left-hand column. Most of these are more interesting than my newsletter.So please check them out.

 

At least read:

  • The first story about the end of my primary campaign
  • The third story (or fourth or fifth) about the Virginia Transparency Caucus that I co-founded. I'm really proud of ourCameras in the Committee Rooms initiative.
  • The last (tenth) story about how and why a frivolous lawsuit by an Arlington gun store led me to draft a bill to protect the rights of all Virginia protesters. 

Please stand with me.

If you support the work I'm doing, I could use your help. Campaigns, even short-lived ones, are expensive. And there are lots of expenses in just getting the word out to you.

Most importantly, I want to raise enough to give the House Democratic Caucus the funds it needs to give us a Democratic majority in 2017.

Can you chip in $50, $100, or $500?

SPEAKING OUT
The best strategy to fight Neo-Nazis is found in a children's book.

Click picture below to watch the video.

At an Anti-Neo-Nazi Rally in Alexandria, I gave what I believe is the best way to fight the alt-right. 
I found the answer in one of my favorite children's books:  Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time.

 

International Women's Day
We must end the stigma for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

Click picture below to watch the video.

What a privilege to be the only male elected official invited to speak at the International Women's Day Rally in Alexandria!

I have long been dedicated to helping survivors of domestic violence and sexual violence. In the speech above, I describe our two great victories on this issue this year and why it is so important to end the stigma against survivors of sexual and domestic violence.

Charniele Herring and Mark Levine, the two delegates who represent Alexandria, on International Women's Day in Alexandria.

Help Get The Endorsement of Democracy for America!

Please click here or on my picture below to endorse me for Democracy for America​. The more endorsements I get from my constituents, the more likely DFA will endorse me.

Lots of Events!

With Session over, I've been very busy answering your questions about what happened in Richmond and how it affects you. As the only Delegate to represent both Alexandria and Arlington (plus a small portion of Fairfax County!), I've had a lot of ground to cover. But I'm enjoying every minute. It's great to be back home in Northern Virginia.

Filing for re-election at the first legal opportunity 

(So if I have an opponent in the Democratic primary, I will be first on the ballot.)

Speaking to the Arlington Democrats' Roosevelt Society

Cutting the ribbon at Arlington's new DMV Customer Service Center

Hearing from a constituent at the Animal Welfare League

Marching with my supporters in Alexandria's St. Patrick's Day Parade

 

Attending the Alexandria Democratic Committee Straw Poll

Speaking at the Legislative Update to the Alexandria Democratic Committee

Standing up with federal, state, and local officials and law enforcement against bomb threats to Jewish institutions in Northern Virginia

Speaking, along with members of the Arlington Delegation about Leadership in the General Assembly to the Leadership Center for Excellence.

Joining my colleagues in Fairfax at the SALT (Social Action Linking Together) Legislative Wrap Up

Attending the Mount Vernon Mardi Gras and Straw Poll

Meeting the children served by ALIVE in Alexandria

Upcoming Events I Will Be Attending:
(Please join me.)

Monday, March 20 at 6:00 pm
Alexandria Salute to Women Awards

Madison Auditorium, 600 Dulany St., Alexandria

Wednesday, March 22 at 9:45 am
Alexandria Senior Services Meals on Wheels

Come walk with me as we serve Alexandria's Seniors!
Jeffery's Catering, 4415 Wheeler Ave, Alexandria

Wednesday, March 22 at 7:00 pm
Alexandria Democratic Committee Progressive Caucus

ADC Headquarters, 618 N. Washington St., Alexandria

Thursday, March 23 at 10:00 am
Groundbreaking for Huntington Levee

Huntington Park, Alexandria (Fairfax County)
(End of Liberty Drive, near the Huntington Metro)

Saturday, March 25 at 2:00 pm
Islamophobia Workshop

Temple Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland St., Falls Church

Sunday, March 26 at 2:00 pm
Mark's Re-Election Campaign Kickoff
Los Tios Restaurant in Del Ray, 2615 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria

Help me beat my record of 135 attendees at my February Monthly Meetup  by attending my Campaign Kickoff at Los Tios at 2 pm on Sunday March 26.

Saturday, March 26 at 4:00 pm
Ralph Northam Fundraiser
Near Fort Ward Park in Alexandria
Click here to register and get address.

Monday, March 27 at 7:30 am
Alexandria Chamber of Commerce Annual Legislative Breakfast
The Westin Alexandria, 400 Courthouse Sq., Alexandria

It is always my honor and privilege to serve you.

 

 

 



Delegate Mark Levine

Serving Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax
     in Virginia's 45th District