Representing Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax

Newsletter - October 27, 2019

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Richmond Office:
Pocahontas Building
900 East Main Street, Suite E208
Richmond, VA 23219

Alexandria Office:
301 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314

With Election Day just nine days away, 
there is only one week left to vote absentee.

You may NOT vote absentee on the two days preceding the Election!

Will you vote absentee next week?
Or make a plan to vote on Election Day, which is Tuesday, November 5?
Polls are open Election Day from 6 am to 7 pm.

Unless you moved recently or live in the Agudas Achim precinct, you will vote on Election Day where you normally do.


Vote Absentee In-Person!


There are 20 approved reasons to vote absentee. 
Most all of us can find some approved reason to so.
Here are a few of the most common reasons to vote absentee:

Being outside your city/county for a period of time on Election Day;
Working outside the city/county where you live;
Being away on travel;
Attending college;
Disabled (including unable to stand in line);
Active-duty military or spouse.

You can apply for an absentee ballot by mail by clicking here before 5 pm on Tuesday, October 29.  But voting by mail is NOT recommended.

The best way to vote absentee is in person, if you are able. Voters with a disability or illness that makes it difficult to walk or stand may vote curbside. You never have to leave the car. By completing your application at the polling place and placing your ballot in the voting machine yourself, you can be sure your ballot is counted. You won’t risk mail delays or problems or mistakes in completing your application.
Vote absentee in-person at the following locations:
You may NOT vote absentee on the two days preceding Election Day. 
No absentee voting is allowed on Sunday November 3 or Monday, November 4. You must vote on Election Day (Tuesday, November 5) instead.
Office of Voter Registration & Elections
132 North Royal Street, Suite 100 in Alexandria
Monday-Thursday, 8 am - 8 pm
Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm

More information about absentee voting in Alexandria
2100 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 320 in Arlington
Monday & Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday, 8 am - 7 pm
Fairfax County Government Center
12000 Government Center Pkwy, Conference Rooms 2/3 in Fairfax
Weekdays, 8 am - 7 pm 
Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm
Mount Vernon Governmental Center
2511 Parkers Lane in Alexandria (Fairfax County)
Weekdays, 3 pm - 7 pm
Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm
There is no absentee voting after this Saturday, November 1 at 5 pm. 
Come vote on Election Day (Tuesday, November 5) instead.

Candidates Across the 45th

I'm proud to represent portions of the City of Alexandria, Arlington County, and Fairfax County. The ballot differs, however, in each jurisdiction I represent.

Not all of the local candidates appear on the ballot as Democrats, but you should know that every one of these candidates has the support of the local Democratic Party Committee. 

I have endorsed every one of these candidates. But don't just take it from me. I have linked to their websites so that you may do your own research before voting. 

There is one candidate other than me for whom ALL of my constituents can vote: Adam Ebbin for State Senate. Adam and I hope to serve in the majority next year, but the best way to maximize our efficacy in Richmond is to elect strong allies at the local level like the folks below. 

Why vote in uncontested races?
Because Republicans are running candidates to write-in against us.
Therefore we still need you to come out and vote!

In Alexandria: 

Along with Adam and me, please vote for Greg Parks for Clerk of Court. The ballot in the district I represent in Alexandria this year is simple. Just the three names. Please vote for us all, Mark Levine, Adam Ebbin, and Greg Parks.

In Arlington:

There are many more races on the ballot in Arlington:

Follow this sample ballot to ensure you're voting for equality and justice in Arlington this November.

Parisa Dehghani-Tafti for Commonwealth's Attorney

Beth Arthur for Sheriff

Vote for BOTH Katie Cristol and Christian Dorsey for Arlington County Board.
You can vote for TWO people for the position of Board Member. 

Ingrid Morrow for Commissioner of Revenue

Carla de la Pava for Treasurer

Reid Goldstein for School Board At-Large

In Fairfax:

Vote for ALL THREE of the below candidates to be At-Large Members of the Fairfax County School Board:
Vote for ALL THREE of the below candidates for the Northern VA Soil & Water Conservation District Director (What is that?)
Gerald Peters for Northern VA Soil & Water Conservation District Director

Join Arlington Delegates
this Tuesday, October 29th, at 7:30pm:
to Contribute and Get out the Vote!

Virginia's election results are going to come down to who turns out the vote and who doesn't. We absolutely can win. But Democrats across Virginia still need more funds to counter Republican lies and maximize turnout. 

I'm joining my fellow Arlington House members, Delegates Patrick Hope, Alfonso Lopez, and Rip Sullivan—and special guest Congressman Don Beyer—to host an event to make sure Democratic GOTV efforts across Virginia are as strong as can be as we approach Election Day on November 5th. 

You can find details on the invitation below. Please RSVP clicking here:

In the Community

At the recent meeting of the Alexandria Democratic Committee's Labor Caucus, Delegate Paul Krizek, labor leaders, and I (upper right in photo) urged Stephanie Landrum, the President and CEO of the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership President, and David Baker, from Virginia Tech, to make sure that the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus is built by people being paid fair wages and good benefits. Alexandrians support treating workers with respect and dignity. 

Senator Ebbin and I took part in a great community meeting
in Chirilagua organized by Tenants and Workers United. 

Thank you to Tenants and Workers United for organizing
such a huge crowd for a great conversation. 

The Alexandria Vigil for Victims of Domestic Violence. (Photo Credit: Mayor Justin Wilson)


At a great block party hosted by constituents on E. Luray. 

Thank you to Tiffeny Sanchez for hosting Congressman Don Beyer, Senator Adam Ebbin, 
and me for a fundraiser for Virginia Democrats.

The Northern Virginia Urban League hosted a wonderful Young Professionals Political Forum and meet and greet. Great meeting constituents and seeing old friends!
At the NoVA Urban League's meet and greet with constituent Erica Robinson
and my friend and fellow Delegate Lee Carter.

At the Urban League's meet and greet with fellow Delegate Vivian Watts, and from L to R,
Fairfax School Board candidate Karen Keys-Gamarra,
Fairfax School Board Chair Karen Corbett Sanders,
Arlington's next Commonwealth's Attorney Parisa Dehghani-Tafti,
and Fairfax School Board candidate Abrar Omeish.

At the Alexandria Democratic Committee's Democratic Debate Watch Party at the home of Greg Parks and David Lord with Alexandria Council member Amy Jackson.

At a meet and greet hosted by UVA's Sorensen Political Leaders Program. 

With more future and present political leaders at the Sorensen meet and greet. 

Glad to meet with constituents about the need for
campaign finance reform in Virginia and across the country. 

Alec Baldwin wants Democrats to take the majority this year!

His alternate persona, Donald Trump, does not.

Which side are you on?

I thank you for the honor and privilege of representing you.

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