I hope you have been finding a way to stay cool and are enjoying your summer. I’ve had a great August, first being joined by 70 riders and nearly 200 donors and volunteers for the Third Annual Kennan Garvey Memorial Ride, raising nearly $16,000 for Phoenix Bikes. Then, I enjoyed a family reunion with my children, grandchildren, and some extended family, and I’m looking forward to connecting with many friends and neighbors at this weekend’s Arlington County Fair.
As we shift gears from this spring’s primary to November’s election, our entire ticket is stronger together. I look forward to joining with my former opponent, Erik Gutshall, to celebrate our Democratic unity this coming Monday, August 22nd at the home of my colleague Jay Fisette and his husband Bob Rosen, 311 N Jackson Street in Ashton Heights. This event will run from 7:00-8:00 pm, and I hope you can join us.
Looking ahead, I am working hard with all of my fellow Democratic candidates to get out every vote in Arlington, and we need your help! To support our efforts, I invite you to join me in purchasing a Gold Card ticket to three fun events this autumn: the annual Labor Day chili cook-off, a toast to Peg Hogan in late September, and the Arlington Democratic Golden Gala in mid October. If you buy before Labor Day, you can attend all three for the early bird price of $200 ($165 for members of ACDC’s Roosevelt Society, $100 for Young Dems). You can purchase online, or please reply if you prefer to send a check and I will send you the information.
This fall, I will be campaigning and canvassing for our whole Democratic ticket. Please let me know if you would like to help in this effort. I look forward to seeing you at our campaign events, and to victory in November.