Public Listening Session – Virginia Energy Plan @ George Mason University Merten Hall
Aug 16 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Speak out! Virginia Energy Plan listening sessions are being hosted by Virginia’s Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy!

Location: Merten Hall, Room 1201
(Located on the first floor)

Parking: Visitor section of Rappahannock Parking Garage. Parking fees will be waived and guests can park for free. 4395 University Dr., Fairfax, VA 22030

Listening sessions on the Virginia Energy Plan, which will shape our energy policies for the next decade, are being held across Virginia! The listening session will give Governor Northam the opportunity to hear from the public.
This opportunity only comes once for each Governor, and Ralph Northam’s team is offering opportunities for Virginians like you to give input and participate in the plan’s development! From electric vehicles and renewable power to energy storage and efficiency, the Energy Plan will be a vision for how to move Virginia forward.

Visit here for talking points and guidance on how to comment:

Help shape Virginia’s energy future with creating more jobs in the clean energy industry and protecting our clean air and water. RSVP now!

Come out early!
Rally for Clean Energy
4:15 – 5:00pm
In front of Merten Hall
Details here:

A Potluck With Wexton! @ Loudoun Valley Community Center
Aug 16 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Wexton’s hosting a potluck in Purcellville! This is a kid friendly (playgrounds!), community friendly event. Bring your favorite dish, a good serving spoon and your good cheer. Drinks and dinnerware provided. Rain or shine. Can’t wait to see you there!

Gang Awareness @ Woodbridge High School
Aug 16 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

We know Gangs exist, but how much do we really know about them? What makes a Gang? How are they affecting our community? How can our Community help?
Why do we have gangs?
Come and educate yourselves and your loved ones on what is going on in the community around you. Listen to the ones on the front lines, questions, express your concerns and if you want to learn how to help or get help you find out how. Together we can make a difference, but first we must understand.
When we have these discussions, we have understanding.
When we have understanding, we have empathy.
When we have empathy, we have people helping each other.
When we have people helping each other, we have a community working together.
When we have a community working together, we have a village.
It takes a village!

LGBTQ Family Game Night at Blend @ Blend Coffee Bar
Aug 16 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Join Equality Loudoun for our LGBTQ+ Family Game Night at Blend Coffee in Ashburn.

Bring your own game to play or join us for a game we bring.

This event is open to everyone and all ages.

Community Forum: If Roe Falls, What Happens in Virginia?
Aug 16 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

You’re invited to join a Richmond Community Forum to discuss the future of Roe v. Wade in the Commonwealth. A panel of community leaders, educators, and medical professionals will answer questions about the status of reproductive health care in Virginia and what we can do next to help protect Roe and combat anti-abortion legislation on the state and local level.

Panel members:
Senator Jennifer McClellan – Pro-Choice Champion
Dr. Shanthi Ramesh – Medical Director, Virginia League for Planned Parenthood
Ashley Johnson – Community Doula, Richmond Doula Project
Ha Tran – Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project
Meredith Harbach – University of Richmond Law Professor

This is a free event. Please register online by August 15th to receive the location.

TeamSuzanne, TeamKaine and TeamWexton on Bull Run Mountain
Aug 18 @ 10:00 AM – Aug 19 @ 5:00 PM

Is #TeamSuzanne and #TeamKaine and #TeamWexton ready to tackle the mountain? Calling all available drivers and canvassers to tackle the cool green driveways of Bull Run Mountain. There are well over 250 doors to knock so we need all hands on deck. Are you up for the challenge? Thank you Dan Stapleton for hosting the launch out of your home.

We’ll be launching on Saturday 8/18/18 at:

10:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.

On Sunday, 8/19/18 at:

12:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.

Pick a shift and let use know in the comments when you plan on driving and/or canvassing.

Let’s get these voters out to the polls for Tim Kaine and Jennifer Wexton!

Environmental Town Hall @ Old Bust Head Brewing Company
Aug 18 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Join Delegate Guzman, Virginia League of Conservation’s Executive Director Mike Town, and the Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources for an Environmental Town Hall at Old Bust Head Brewing Company in Warrenton, VA on August 18th at 12:00 noon.

Join us for a discussion about the environment and how we can work to leave a habitable place for our children to grow up in.

Bring us questions, comments, and ideas for legislation that I can bring down to Richmond to help better our communities. Lets work together to keep Virginia clean, green, and beautiful.

People’s Caravan for Clean Air and Clean Water NO MVP NO ACP @ Bell Tower on Capitol Square
Aug 18 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

At this event, we want to highlight the what the pipelines mean to the people of Union Hill who are facing the building of a compressor station 70 feet from their homes. The compressor station has a kill zone which Dominion cannot even define. We want to highlight the danger to the drinking of water of over 400,000 people.

We have to continue to shine the light on how bad the Moutain Valley Pipeline and Atlantic Coast Pipelines for the environment, for peoples, health. People will die.

At the same time, we also want to tell the world that we want Renewable Energy.

We’re doing this on a weekend hoping lots of people will STAND UP FIGHT BACK. This is everyone’s issue not just the people who are directly in the path of the pipelines.

The Annual Equality Prince William Summer Picnic
Aug 18 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Hopefully, by the middle of August, we will all dry out, but even it we are all still hoping that Noah comes along with his ark, Ginger has the perfect house for a picnic — rain or shine.

The Picnic and the Christmas Party are free for E-PW members current on their dues. If you would like to join us for the picnic and you are not member, the charge is $20.00. BUT WAIT. You can join E-PW for only $15.00 and then you don’t have to pay anything. And while our brunches are pot luck events, this one has all the food and non adult beverages supplied.

You can, of course, bring something to share and we won’t turn you down. And as long as you are 21 or older, you can also bring the adult beverage of your choice.

E-PW looks forward to seeing everyone on Saturday, 18 August.

Boating Party
Aug 18 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

“Sail the VA Blue Wave to 2019” fundraiser to benefit Democratic nominees in key flippable and vulnerable Delegate and State Senate districts. Sign up today to win both Virginia House & Senate majorities in 2019! Party invites and specific location will be sent as a thank you to all those who donate $16/month or more: .

Suggested donation levels: “Steady ripple”: $16/month, “Swell”: $32/month, “Breaker” $64/month, “Strong surf: @160/month, “Big kahuna”: $320/month, and “Tidal wave”: $640/month. For more information about the fundraiser see .

Join us for boating, swimming, floating, kayaking, potluck dining, meeting state politicians, or simply relax on the lakeside deck like the folks in Renoir’s Boating Party! Family-friendly event (no donation for kids). Space is limited, so donate today!

Rain date: August 19

Encourage others to participate! With a Democratic majority we could make even more progress in environmental protection, gun violence prevention, social justice, civil rights, and all sorts of other issues. The 2019 election will be a challenge, with no state-wide offices to draw funds and votes. The blue wave can’t happen without our sustained financial support.