Progress4VA1 Independent PAC 2018-09-19T06:49:20+00:00

Progress4VA1 Independent PAC

Progress4VA1 is an independent expenditure only political action committee (PAC) registered with the Federal Election Commission and Virginia Department of Elections, and affiliated with the Stafford Indivisible Community Action Network (SICAN), a local, grassroots organization energized by volunteer activists from the Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and King George area.

Progress4VA1 shares the vision and values of SICAN and is dedicated to helping improve the lives of Virginia residents by advocating for progressive policies that will make the Rappahannock region a better place to live, work and raise a family.

To achieve our vision we need to elect candidates who advocate for progressive policies that promote a safe and secure environment, economic opportunity, excellent schools, sustainably managed economic growth and development, appropriate infrastructure development, and a culture of mutual respect, responsibility and support. Therefore, Progress4VA1 will support the nomination and election of candidates to federal, Virginia state, and local offices who support these objectives.

This billboard will be placed on Route 1 at Centerport Parkway in Stafford County beginning Oct. 1, 2018

This billboard will be placed on Route 1 at Centerport Parkway in Stafford County beginning Oct. 1, 2018

Teachers packed the Board Room during Stafford County's Board of Supervisors meeting last night (Tuesday, March 19) at the Stafford County Government Center. By the time the 7 pm meeting started, every seat was taken and overflow filled the ABC Conference Room upstairs. The BOS had just conducted a joint meeting with members of the Stafford County School Board regarding the proposed budget that includes a 5% pay raise for teachers and school district staff.

Contact your BOS representative and tell him or her to support the school budget in its entirety. It's time we started supporting teachers and our kids. Here is the list of our Board of Supervisors...

Meg Bohmke
Falmouth District
Phone: (540) 373-2485
mbohmke@staffordcountyva.gov

Jack Cavalier (up for re-election this year)
Griffis-Widewater District
Phone: (540) 207-5317
jcavalier@staffordcountyva.gov

Mark Dudenhefer, Vice Chairman
Garrisonville District
Phone: (703) 405-8393
mdudenhefer@staffordcountyva.gov

Wendy Maurer (up for re-election this year)
Rock Hill District
Phone: (540) 226-6589
maurerw@staffordcountyva.gov

Cindy Shelton
Aquia District
Phone: (540) 310-9081
cindyshelton@staffordcountyva.gov

Gary Snellings, Chairman
Hartwood District
Phone: (540) 371-6293
gsnellings@staffordcountyva.gov

Tom Coen (up for re-election this year)
George Washington District
Phone: (540) 368-4924
tcoen@staffordcountyva.gov
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REMINDER - "Healing Circle - Race: Conversation #2" begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 22, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg (UUFF) located at 25 Chalice Circle in Stafford County. This is free and open to the public. This is a continuation of the first conversation we had on Feb. 22. All are welcomed and invited to gather together for this event. Given the painful recent Virginia political challenges, bringing nationwide strong responses and trauma statewide, the UUFF's Social Justice Committee is offering this "healing Circle" monthly, which will be facilitated by Eunice Haigler and others. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/787156621654404/. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our hearts go out to the loved ones of those murdered by a white supremacist in New Zealand, and to all our Muslim neighbors who must be in tremendous pain. We are hurting, too, reeling from this unfathomable act of violence. We condemn this terrorist act of hatred! We support you and Stand with You in LOVE!

Let's show our love and support our Muslim neighbors… The Islamic Center of Fredericksburg (ICF) in partnership with Imani Multicultural Center, Women’s Alliance for Humanity as well as local interfaith and community leaders will be holding an interfaith prayer vigil for the Muslim victims of the terrorist attacks in New Zealand. The Prayer Vigil will take place 3-5 pm on Sunday, March 17, at the Islamic Center of Fredericksburg, 7020 Harrison Road in Fredericksburg. It is open to all. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/1962284167231301/.
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"Healing Circle - Race: Conversation #2" begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 22, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg (UUFF) located at 25 Chalice Circle in Stafford County. This is free and open to the public. This is a continuation of the first conversation we had on Feb. 22. All are welcomed and invited to gather together for this event. Given the painful recent Virginia political challenges, bringing nationwide strong responses and trauma statewide, the UUFF's Social Justice Committee is offering this "healing Circle" monthly, which will be facilitated by Eunice Haigler and others. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/787156621654404/. ... See MoreSee Less

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Organized entirely by high school teenagers, the youth of America will strike on Friday, March 15, because decades of inaction has left us with just 11 years to change the trajectory of the worst effects of climate change, according to the Oct 2018 UN IPCC Report.

Join the National Climate Strike at 12 pm on March 15 at the U.S. Capitol Building, 1 First Street NW in Washington, DC.

Or join the Fredericksburg Youth Climate Strike at 2 p.m. on March 15 at University of Mary Washington, Ball Circle, 1301 College Ave. in Fredericksburg.

For both events, get details and RSVP at actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/youth-climate-strike?zipcode=22556&country=US.

All youth and those who support them are encourage to strike and rally, because our world leaders have yet to acknowledge, prioritize, or properly address our climate crisis. We are striking because marginalized communities across our nation —especially communities of color, disabled communities, and low- income communities— are already disproportionately impacted by climate change. We are striking because if the social order is disrupted by our refusal to attend school, then the system is forced to face the climate crisis and enact change. With our futures at stake, we call for radical legislative action to combat climate change and its countless detrimental effects on the American people. We are striking for the Green New Deal, for a fair and just transition to a 100% renewable economy, and for ending the creation of additional fossil fuel infrastructure. Additionally, we believe the climate crisis should be declared a national emergency because we are running out of time.
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https://t.co/fuguZuCZMQ #VA01 @RobWittman vote of the day (Mar'13): Voted for a bill that mandates work requirements for TANF recipients. So we can put burdensome requirements on the poor but not reasonable regulations on businesses?

#VA01's @RobWittman says "we must first address our [military] readiness crisis"

@POTUS cancels military readiness exercises with S. Korea to appease Kim Jung-Un

Rob does nothing to advocate for continuing these exercises.

Why so #SilentBob?

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