Join us on Monday September 24 at 7pm at Meeting Room # 1 in the Sully District Government Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. to hear and interact with Congressional candidates for Districts 10 and 11. All have been invited and at this point speakers include Kristin Cabral (D-10), Peter Marchetti (IG-11), and Joe Galdo (G).
Kristin Cabral earned law degree from Harvard Law School, which she attended alongside Barack Obama. Balancing work and family Kristin became a federal prosecutor at the Justice Department in Washington, D.C. “Rebuilding our economy and getting people back to work here in Virginia starts with the President’s three points: funding education; prioritizing basic services and infrastructure; and ensuring entrepreneurs and small business owners can innovate and thrive.”
Peter Marchetti calls for “more trains, less traffic” and “more candidates, less apathy”. He is a 37 year old husband and father with 15 years in Information Technology. He writes, “We only have one environment to live in, we have to keep it livable. If we allow industry to pollute the environment, here or abroad, we are slowly poisoning ourselves and our children.”
Joe Galdo “has been a proactive champion for the environment and renewable energy. Called Mr. Green Markets by the then assistant secretary for renewable energy and energy efficiency programs at DOE, Joe is a doer who produced results on a relatively small budget. He believes this is the way government should operate.”
We’ll take at look at candidates’ positions and the actions of incumbents.
In national polling in March by George Mason, Yale, and Stanford 72% of registered voters indicated that Global Warming should be a high priority for the President and Congress. The polling indicated that in swing states a pro-climate stance would win votes, at least for Democrats.
This event is sponsored by Transition Centreville & Clifton (TCC), part of a nationwide network of Transition Towns now numbering 123 in the US and 443 worldwide. TCC helps to make our communities more resilient and self reliant in the face of the climate, energy, and economic shocks of the 21st century.