Delegate Ibraheem S. Samirah Convenes Leading Experts and Advocates for Town Hall Series Across Fairfax County

Press Release / October 2, 2019

Contact: Rob Cline, robert@samirah4virginia.com

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Delegate Ibraheem S. Samirah (D-86) is hosting a series of town hall meetings across Fairfax County as part of the “Virginia is Our Home” campaign. The town halls will give voters the chance to engage on the critical issues facing their communities before Virginia’s November 5th elections. The events will take place throughout the month of October and will feature panelists from leading local and national research groups, advocacy groups, and nonprofits.

“The Virginia is Our Home town hall series is an opportunity for Fairfax County residents to hear about the issues and their solutions from the experts, and to ask questions so they can understand the legislative and governing challenges that lay ahead,” said Delegate Samirah. “The policy areas we are going to dive into – job quality, economic growth, criminal justice reform, and affordable housing – are issues that I think aren’t getting the attention they deserve in Virginia.”

The schedule of events as well as descriptions are listed below. Anyone interested in attending can RSVP at bit.ly/VAisHome .

SCHEDULE:

October 3rd – “Best in Business, Worst for Workers”

  • A discussion on addressing Virginia’s economic status quo and empowering working families. 
  • Community Partners: Oxfam America, SEIU Virginia 512, LiUNA, and the Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy
  • 7:30pm at Herndon Middle School

October 17th – “Delivering Justice for All Virginians”

  • A discussion on legislative priorities for ending mass incarceration in Virginia and reimagining the criminal justice system.
  • Community Partners: Fairfax County NAACP, Virginia Justice Forward, CASA in Action, Virginia Justice Democrats, and OAR NoVA
  • 7:30pm at Marshall High School

October 24th – “Affordable Housing in a Growing NoVA

  • A discussion on increasing the supply of affordable housing units and stopping the displacement of working families in Fairfax County.
  • Community Partners: National Low Income Housing Coalition, Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance, Greater Greater Washington, and Cornerstones
  • 7:30pm at Madison High School

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