On March 11 President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law. Just as he and Vice President Harris promised on the campaign trail, help is on the way for you and your family -- and soon, our country will be on the road to recovery.
The COVID-19 vaccine will be provided at an accelerated pace. We've ordered enough doses of the vaccine for every American adult by May 31, and now we have the resources to get those shots in arms nationwide.
Stimulus checks will start hitting bank accounts in days. You can learn more about who qualifies for how much here. Many families will get $1,400 for each adult and each dependent — and, unlike past checks, older dependents like college students and disabled adults will qualify. This will also help businesses because millions will be able to pay their bills and shop again.
Provides tens of billions of dollars in rental and homeowners assistance that will benefit lower-income renters and homeowners to help keep roofs over their heads.
There’s a huge boost to child tax credits, too. Those payments won’t arrive until at least this summer, but you can learn more about what’s coming now.
This, combined with the stimulus, will lift millions out of poverty.
Makes available $39 billion to reduce child care costs and increase the pay and benefits of child care workers.
Health insurance will be cheaper on the marketplace, including for people who don't usually get subsidies. That's big for Virginia, where premiums are sky-high.
Extended unemployment benefits will continue through August and the IRS is waiving taxes on some payments last year. As usual, there’s a lot of fine print, so here are some common questions.
Addresses the growing hunger crisis facing 29 million Americans -- and as many as 12 million children -- by asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to expand and extend nutrition assistance programs to make sure no kid goes hungry.
There is billions of dollars of funding to help restaurants and other small businesses reopen and pay employees.
There is billions of dollars of funding to help local and state governments pay for essential services like fire and police.
There is billions of dollars of funding to provide the resources necessary to safely reopen schools
The bottom line is: We’re delivering real, tangible results for you and your family.
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Mark your calendars for these important Voting and Get-to-know-the-Candidates Dates!
Part 1: Important voting dates:
The Democratic Primary for our Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General is Tuesday, June 8, 2021.
Where is the Fauquier County Registrar’s office?
Fauquier County Registrar Office
528 Waterloo Rd, Ste 200
Warrenton, VA 20186-3011
| Part 2: Get-to-know-the-Candidates Dates!|
On April 7, 14 and 21, at 7 pm each evening, our regional Democratic Committees are holding Town Halls for our candidates for Virginia Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General.
Details are at the bottom of this email.
**Registration is required – the link is immediately below. Register now and mark your calendar!
Meeting Registration - Zoom
Or here – this is the uncoded URL for registration:
This is a terrific opportunity to see and hear all candidates. Each candidate will receive 15 minutes of our time.
As Barack Obama reminds us, democracy depends on participation!:
Encourage your friends and family to get registered and vote!
Information and resources
If you or someone you know is being directly affected by COVID-19, please use the contact information below to reach the Commonwealth of Virginia's Coronavirus hotline. Whatever your situation may be, the folks who monitor these hotlines should be able to assist you with your questions and concerns.
Governor Northam is calling on more Virginians, with and without medical backgrounds, to volunteer in the fight against COVID-19. The Virginia Department of Health's Virginia Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is looking for roughly 30,000 volunteers to join them in this effort. For more information, click HERE.
The CDC and the Governor have recommended that all Virginians wear face masks if they need to go out in public. This was recommended to help mitigate the spread of this virus. For more information from the CDC about face masks, including how to make one yourself, use this link HERE.
If you feel that you may have contracted the virus, watch for symptoms such as:
- Shortness of breath
- High fever
- Persistent coughing
Medical officials across the globe have been advising everyone to take basic precautions to lower the risk of contracting and spreading the virus, such as:
- Washing your hands often, for at least 20 seconds each time
- Avoiding close contact with people (staying 6 or more feet apart)
- Avoiding contact with people who even have just slight symptoms of feeling ill
- Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
- Stay at home as much as possible and practice social distancing
- Cover all of your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, or the inside of your elbow.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects daily
Please read the full list of recommendations and news from the CDC by using the link HERE.
For all the latest information and updates regarding COVID-19 in Virginia, click HERE.
The State Dept. of Health is
NOW HIRING Contact Tracers
It is Still dangerous
Infections are very widespread,
anyone you meet could be infected
More Americans die every day than died on a 9/11!
Don't gather in groups, Wear a Mask!
Get the vaccine as soon as you can!
Hold on, the end is in sight
Fauquier County Democratic Committee stands in solidarity with our communities of color. We stand with millions of people across the country who are rightfully outraged by the killing of unarmed black people.
If we are complacent, if we are silent, we are complicit in perpetuating the cycle of institutional racism and violence for those most marginalized in our communities.
None of us can turn away, we must all speak out and hold each other accountable.
The death of George Floyd, Ahmad Arbery and Breonna Taylor are not isolated incidents. They are the result of systematic racism that has existed for generations.
These murders and the disproportionate deaths to COVID-19 in the black community are just the latest evidence that we live in an unequal world.
As Catherine Rampell of the Washington Post says, “There are two Americas. There’s the America where people can storm a statehouse with long guns, threaten elected officials, scream into the faces of cops and can still walk away unscathed. And then there is the America where citizens can march peacefully, or stand watching from their own front porches, and get sprayed with rubber bullets and paint projectiles. All while cameras roll.”
The cycle continues. More people die. More lives are destroyed. There are protests and promises to do better and the pattern repeats. Here in Fauquier County, some of our friends and neighbors live in fear and dare not venture out on public streets at night. How do we break this cycle? It starts with each of us. We at the Fauquier County Democratic Committee are committed to electing officials who understand this reality, will represent and uphold the rights of all people and will do the difficult work to dismantle the system of race-based oppression.
We stand for justice. We know what it looks like. We stand together!
What Does the FCDC Do?
Support Committed Candidates
The FCDC is responsible for recruiting, nominating and assisting in the election of Democrats to the local governing body, to the Virginia General Assembly, the statewide offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General, the upper and lower houses of the U.S. Congress, and the offices of U.S. President and Vice President.
Organize & Engage Citizens
The FCDC engages Fauquier County communities before and during elections to share democratic policies with our neighbors. We make phone calls, knock doors, and host fundraisers and watch parties to win elections. Click here for Volunteer Opportunity.
We normally meet monthly at 7:30pm on the third Tuesday of the month (with the exception of December and when campaign offices have been established)
10 Hotel Sreet
All Meetings are currently Virtual
Note: the location indicated by Google Maps is a previous campaign office that we have been unable to get Google to remove.