Representing Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax

Newsletter - November 5, 2017

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TOMORROW, Tuesday November 7th, is Election Day

Polls are open from 6am-7pm

I cannot stress enough how important this election is on Tuesday. The polls are neck and neck, and we need every vote we can to make sure that we sweep the statewide ticket this year. Winning Virginia depends on a huge Democratic turnout in Arlington, Alexandria, and Fairfax County. People across the Commonwealth are depending on you to show up on Tuesday and make sure that Ed Gillespie doesn't turn us into the next North Carolina.

I proudly endorse Lieutenant Governor Dr. Ralph Northam for Governor. In my time in the House of Delegates, I've seen all kinds of terrible legislation make its way to the Governor's desk: bills to defund Planned Parenthood, to take hospital visitation rights away from same-sex partners, to allow criminals to bring military-grade assault weapons into emergency shelters, to punish and vilify undocumented immigrants, and to diminish the wages of our workers.

Terry McAuliffe has been a brick wall against these terrible bills, vetoing every one of them. And Ralph Northam will do the same. But if we don't get Ralph elected, those bills will start passing into law, and there won't be anything we can do about it. Gillespie and the Republicans are determined to take away our voice, by gerrymandering Virginia so that Trumpism remains supreme here until 2031. Because of redistricting in 2021, this is a 14-Year Election. Don't let Ed Gillespie and the Republicans bring Trump's DC policies across the river to Virginia.

I know Ralph personally. I trust him. He listens to me. And I listen to him and to you. If you elect Ralph, you and I will have the Governor's ear. If you elect Ed, your Democratic representatives (including me) will have little power in Richmond.

We also need Justin Fairfax for Lieutenant Governor. We may well win back the Senate in 2019, and Justin will be essential to breaking ties on the things we care about. His opponent is the author of the Forced Transvaginal Ultrasound bill and should be disqualified on that basis alone.

Then there's Attorney General Mark Herring, with whom I worked to bring 24/7 services to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Northern Virginia. His leadership is essential in Richmond.

Please make sure you vote for Ralph Northam, Justin Fairfax, and Mark Herring tomorrow between 6 am and 7 pm.

I will also be on the ballot for re-election and respectfully ask for your vote. If you've been following my newsletters, you know all I've done for Virginia, from bringing cameras into committee rooms to protecting the right to protest, to helping victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Voter ID

If you have a photo voter ID, please bring it to the polling place. You can find a list of acceptable photo ID's here.

But if you don't have an acceptable picture voter ID, they will issue a temporary ID right on the spot at the Registrar's office and allow you to return to your polling place and vote.

Alexandria Registrar
132 N Royal St, Suite 100

Arlington Registrar
2100 Clarendon Blvd #320

Fairfax Registrar
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 323

Find Your Polling Place

Absentee in-person voting has now ended, so if you haven't voted yet, you have to vote at your regular polling place tomorrow. You can enter your address here, and find out exactly where to go.

Need a Ride to the Polls?

Not to worry, our local parties will make sure you can get there. Click the link below for your jurisdiction:

City of Alexandria

Arlington County

Fairfax County

Mark's Monthly Meetup

Los Tios in Del Ray
Sunday, November 12 at 2 pm

(or cry with us)

Please join me for the post-election wrap up at November Mark's Monthly Meetup from 2-4 pm at Los Tios Mexican restaurant in Del Ray (2615 Mount Vernon Avenue in Alexandria). Come join us to eat, relax, and discuss policy and politics.And if you miss November, there's always December. Every month, I make sure to be available in this informal setting for any constituent who wishes to discuss a problem or just say hello. Help me get to know you better, so I can better determine your priorities in Richmond. I always strive to be as accessible to you as I can possibly be.

Tuesday, November 7


My tradition is to visit every single one of my 23 precincts.

So I hope see you tomorrow!

It is always my honor and privilege to serve you.

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