Representing Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax

Newsletter - September 17, 2016

This Saturday at 1:30 pm

Mark's Monthly Meetup at 

 Los Tios 
(new location!)

As our Monthly Meetup crowd has grown larger each month, we needed to find a new place that offered a bit more privacy and a bit less noise. For that reason, I'm happy to invite you to please join me Saturday September 24th at Los Tios in Del Ray, our new location, 2615 Mount Vernon Ave in Alexandria at 1:30 pm.

Our Meetup occurs the last Saturday of every month and will also be held on Saturday, October 29. Due to the holidays, we may change the dates for November and December; so watch this space for details.

No donation required. Just a place to sit and talk and, for most of us, eat. I love to know what's on the mind of my constituents and supporters.

Last Chance to Register to Vote

If you know someone who is not registered to vote, please send them here:  Virginia Voter Registration.

They can register online! It's easy to do. But tell them to hurry and do it today. The deadline is Monday, October 17.

In-person voter registration is also available at your Registrar's office here:

Alexandria Registrar
132 N Royal St, Suite 100
Weekdays 8 am - 5 pm

Arlington Registrar
2100 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 320
Weekdays 8 am - 5 pm

Fairfax Registrar
12000 Government Center Parkway
Weekdays 8 am - 4:30 pm,
except Thursday (8 am - 7 pm)

Want to help register more voters in Virginia?

In Alexandria, email Fleming Beaver at fbeaver@vavictory2016.org

In Arlington, email Josh Katcher at Josh.Katcher@gmail.com

In Alexandria/Fairfax County (Mount Vernon), email Danny Negrete at mailto:dnegrete@vavictory2016.org

Absentee Voting

You can also apply online for an absentee ballot here. If you qualify for one of their listed excuses (listed here), you should beat the lines and get your vote in early. The deadline to request an absentee ballot isTuesday November 1st, but please make sure to apply as soon as possible to avoid any problems with the mail. You can also vote absentee by going to your Registrar in-person up to 3 days before Election Day and cast your vote right then and there.

The City of Alexandria offers in-person absentee voting at 132 North Royal Street, Suite 100, starting on Friday, September 23rd.

Arlington County offers in-person absentee voting at Courthouse Plaza (2100 Clarendon Blvd) starting on Friday, September 23rd; and at Walter Reed Community Center (2909 16th St S), starting on Saturday, October 15th.

Fairfax County offers in-person absentee voting at the Fairfax County Government Center (12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax), starting on Friday, September 23rd; and at the Franconia Government Center (6121 Franconia Rd., Alexandria) and the Mt. Vernon Government Center (2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria), starting on Monday October 17th.

Preserving Alexandria's History

Just this week, upon my recommendation and several others, the Virginia Land Conservation Foundation awarded a $900,000 grant to the City of Alexandria to preserve the Murray-Dick-Fawcett House. This unique 18th century house has been largely unaltered since the Revolutionary War era and is the oldest preserved house in Alexandria. It was once owned by George Washington's physician and will serve as a great example of 18th century life in Alexandria. We all owe thanks to Bill Dickinson and the many other dedicated people who worked so hard to make this happen.

Fundraiser with Ralph Northam and Don Beyer

I had a fantastic reception last week with Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam (running to be the next Governor of Virginia), Rep. Don Beyer, and more than 70 guests. We even celebrated Ralph's birthday. Pictures are included below, and for videos of the speeches and a description of what happened, please check out Blue Virginia's coverage here. Thanks to everyone who came out, to Alexandria Bar Association President David Lord for hosting such a wonderful event, and, especially, to Ralph and Don for strongly supporting me.

And More...

Proud to honor the birthday of one of my visionary heroes: former Delegate and Torpedo Factory Art Center founder Marian Van Landingham

Grill duty at the ADC Labor Day Picnic

Don't forget my Monthly Meet-Up at Los Tios in Del Ray
(Saturday afternoons, September 24th and October 29) at 1:30 pm!

Governor McAuliffe visits TC Williams

Senator Mark Warner's Pig Roast in King George, VA

State Senator Adam Ebbin and I revving up precinct workers at the lovely home of Laurel and Mike Moran

My brilliant, hard-working intern Barrett Fife and I at Hillary's Virginia HQ

Rep. Don Beyer's Kickoff
This November, vote to re-elect our wonderful Congressman!

Supporting Hillary at the Alexandria Democratic Committee booth at Alexandria's King Street Art Fair

And, a present for those who scrolled through everything..

Got a fleeting glimpse of Barack Obama following a play in Washington. Had no idea our President was there watching along with us. 

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If you donate at least $25 and make a request at Mark@MarkforDelegate.com, I will send you a free pocket United States Constitution, just like the one I always keep with me.

It is my honor and privilege to serve you.

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