Absentee in-person is open at Courthouse Plaza until 5pm! Cast your vote for Alan today, avoid lines on Election Day and keep Ian here company! A block away from the Courthouse Metro - 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 320 Arlington, VA 22201 ... See MoreSee Less
Great fun to attend Tuckahoe Elementary Harvest Fest tonight. While our schools are growing rapidly, the high quality teaching and the sense of community at schools remains tremendous. And a shout out to my incredible wife Pam Howze who leads the Tuckahoe PTA and to all the volunteers who made tonight such a successful event! (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less
Attended the Arlington 55+ Program's Celebration tonight. Great to see so many out to support our community's commitment to helping seniors live active lives. Another reason Arlington is a great place to live - whether you're 20, 40, 60 or 80 - or even 100+ (like Martha Ann Miller who attended a meet-and-greet earlier this week - and convinced me to buy her book!) And I couldn't resist a picture tonight of Andrea Walker who was carrying her autographed McGovern / Shriver bumper sticker! (3 photos) ... See MoreSee Less
Spent time this afternoon at the Bangladesh Islamic Center in Nauck. Great to visit with so many people who have contributed so much to our community. Our diversity is a great asset to Arlington! ... See MoreSee Less
Agree with my good friend Don Beyer about the challenge of income inequality. It plays out right here in Arlington with families who struggle to make ends meet while working two and three jobs. Working with Don, and Mark Warner, and community members across Arlington we can provide greater opportunity for all and begin to turn back the tide on rising inequality. ... See MoreSee Less
In a speech on Friday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said, "The distribution of income and wealth in the United States has been widening more or less steadily for several decades... The extent of and continuing increase in inequality in the United States greatly concerns me."
The ever-widening gap between the richest and poorest in our district - and the harm that it causes our economy, our children, and our families - is something that should concern us all.
Every forum we have held has been truly fascinating. However - thanks to our incredible advisory group, including my friend Derek Hyra - as income and wealth inequality reach their highest levels in over a century, Monday night's Ideas Forum on Poverty was of massive importance. Thanks to all who were able to join us, it was packed!
We have one Forum left, this coming Monday the 27th. I truly hope you will be able to join us for a discussion about the environment. Visit our Events page for more information, or sign up to receive our emails (at www.friendsofdonbeyer.com) for an invitation.