Northern Virginia Branch MDC DSA

Northern Virginia Branch DSA (NoVA)

The Northern Virginia (NoVA) Branch of DSA covers the City of Alexandria, Arlington County, Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, the City of Falls Church, Prince William County, Loudoun County, Fauquier County, the City of Manassas, the City of Manassas Park, and all municipalities located therein. 

We have a Medicare 4 ALL effort in Alexandria. The Defund the Police and Migrant Justice workgroups are collaborating to get ICE out of Arlington. The Tenant Organizing campaign is supporting local renters that resist exploitative landlords and fight eviction, particularly in Alexandria. Our Branch also supports labor rights and unionization efforts. Below is more information.

TENANT ORGANIZING:

We meet regularly via zoom on the first Wednesday monthly at 6-7pm. RSVP via the chapter calendar or view the August 3rd meeting here. The NoVA Tenant Organizing page is found here

We need someone to pick up food on Tuesdays (late mornings) from Fairfax Circle Church (just south of Arlington Blvd) and deliver to a north Alexandria location. We’re currently doing this once monthly. If you can help, please email novabranch@mdcdsa.org.

DEFUND THE POLICE:

We meet twice monthly via zoom every other Wednesday at 7pm. You can complete our interest form here. We work within a local coalition. The coalition webpage is found here.     

MIGRANT JUSTICE:

We meet monthly on the first Tuesday at 6pm. Email novabranch@mdcdsa.org to get involved. 

MEDICARE 4 ALL:

Do you live in Alexandria? We are trying to pass a M4A Resolution through the City Council. Please email novabranch@mdcdsa.org to get involved!

LABOR ORGANIZING:

This is a new NoVA workgroup which we’re trying to expand. To learn more, email novabranch@mdcdsa.org. 

IN-PERSON SOCIAL EVENTS:

We meet in person for social gatherings on the first and third Thursdays monthly. RSVP via the chapter calendar or view the August 4th event here. This is a fun way to meet new, likeminded friends.

MONTHLY GENERAL ALL-BRANCH MEETINGS

All NoVA DSA members are encouraged to participate in these meetings to stay updated and involved. The monthly General All-Branch Meetings are the second Thursdays monthly at 6:30pm–we’re testing hybrid in-person/virtual meetings. Please RSVP via the chapter calendar or RSVP for the August 11th meeting here. These are a great way to learn about all our work and activities and get more involved.   

RSVP for these events at the chapter’s Calendar of Events or email us. You must be vaxxed+boosted to participate in-person.  

CONTACT US:

NoVA Branch Main email: novabranch@mdcdsa.org 

Join our slack channel: #northern-virginia

The NoVA Executive Committee consists of Co-Chairs Janette C (she/her) and Hunter T. (he/him), and Kristen B. (she/her) is the Secretary. DM us on slack anytime!

Please find a list of NoVA Exec endorsements and public statements

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