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

Rosa Gutierrez Lopez, a resident of Fredericksburg, is currently in sanctuary at the Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethesda, MD. This is to keep ICE from deporting her and separating her from her children who still live in Fredericksburg. Montgomery County Council Member Will Jawando and MD Delegate Jared Solomon will join Rosa's children and faith leaders to deliver her stay of removal petition to ICE in Fairfax THIS MORNING.

Show your support for Rosa and join them at 11:30 a.m. TODAY at the Fairfax ICE field office, 2675 Prosperity Ave. in Fairfax. Please bring your signs in support of Rosa. If you do plan to attend this morning, they would like you to register at the link below...

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Rosa also called on Virginia and Maryland Senators to intervene on her case and to change the immoral laws in the country that are harming immigrants. After several meetings with the senators' staff members, and many calls and posts on social media, the senators still have not taken action on Rosa's behalf.

You can also support Rosa by calling our senators this morning and asking them to intervene for Rosa...

Sen. Kaine - 202-224-4024
Sen. Warner - 202-224-2023

Feel free to use this script...

"Please ask the Senator to intervene with ICE on behalf of Rosa Gutierrez Lopez. A group of clergy are delivering a stay of removal petition to the ICE office in Fairfax today. The senator should ask ICE to stay Rosa's order of removal. Please also ask him to vote NO on funding for the administration's cruel detention and deportation infrastructure that is ripping families apart and causing pain throughout our communities."

You can also Tweet at the Senators, @markwarner and @timkaine... "A group of Virginia faith leaders is delivering a stay of removal petition to the ICE office in Fairfax today on behalf of Rosa Gutierrez Lopez, a VA resident who's in sanctuary because of cruel federal immigration practices. Please ask ICE to stay her order of removal so she can rejoin her three children and community."

There is also an event tomorrow. Join the LA RED Advocacy Day of Action which plans to support Rosa and others. An LA RED #InvestInLove Press Conference will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, March 26, at 1:30pm at the U.S. Capitol in ZONE 11, which is just south of the House Triangle. LA RED/Faith in Action leaders from across the country will converge in DC for a press conference and congressional visits aimed at defunding the government's cruel and inhumane deportation and detention pipeline. Learn more about the #InvestInLove campaign at this link...

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Register to attend the press conference here...

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Glen and Vangie Williams are bowling in the Virginia State USBC Tournament on March 30 and 31 at the AMF Bowling Center in Williamsburg, Virginia. They are challenging their supporters to sponsor them is something they are calling "Bowling for Dem Dollars.” You can pledge to donate $10 a strike and $5 a spare, or $5 a strike and $1 a spare, or $10 per strike and spare, or $5 per strike and spare, or something that you are more comfortable with. Send your pledge by email to info@vangieforcongress.com. All funds raised support Vangie’s Campaign for Congress. She is the Democratic candidate challenging Republican Rob Wittman in Virginia’s 1st Congressional District in 2020. Paid for and authorized by Friends of Vangie Williams. ... See MoreSee Less

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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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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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