Arlington Greens gathered at Potomac Overlook Regional Park on Sunday, September 20 to celebrate their second annual end-of-summer picnic. About two dozen people gathered and listened once again to Arlington local rock and roll band, Still Standing, play 60s and 70s rock and roll and rhythm and blues. New members and two county board members attended and welcomed the last day of the Summer of 2015.
October 6, 2015
October 3, 2015
Arlington Greens Vote Not to Endorse Any County Board Candidate in November Election
The Arlington Greens voted at their October 1st meeting not to endorse any candidates for the Arlington County Board election in November; there are two seats open on the Board this year. Co-chair Sandra Hernandez said, “After carefully considering and debating an endorsement, the Greens voted not to endorse either candidate in 2015 for County Board.”
There are four candidates on the ballot for the two open seats–two Democrats and two Independents. In 2014, the Greens endorsed John Vihstadt, who ran as an independent. He was elected the first non-Democrat to a County Board board seat in Arlington in over 15 years. Arlington Greens have nominated or endorsed a county board candidate every year since 2006.
June 22, 2015
Green Karaoke Fun Social at LA Bar on July 9
A dozen turned out on July 9 to socialize and sing karaoke at LA Bar on Columbia Pike led by Greens Sandra Hernandez, Kirit Mookerjee and Marie Pellegrino. Thanks everyone for turning out! Below is cochair Sandra Hernandez with husband Carlos singing a duo, and then Sandra and Miriam Gennari singing a separate song.
March 22, 2015
Arlington Greens panel for first time candidates had about 15 people at Shirlington Library on March 31. The four panel members were Joe Galdo, former candidate for Congress in Fairfax, Dan Robinson, candidate for the Maryland General Assembly from Takoma Park, Maryland; Miriam Gennari former candidate for Arlington School Board; and John Reeder, former two time candidate for Arlington County Board. All candidates ran as Greens. Also on hand was Gretchen Reinemeyer of the Arlington Voters office to explain the legal issues of filing for office in 2015. There are two county board seats, one school board seat, all four General Assembly seats and the state senate seat open in 2015, and all the constitutional offices such as sheriff.
Arlington Greens are looking for qualified first time candidates to run. Greens are independents; accept no corporate or PAC funds, and run against the two major parties.
January 28, 2015
Sandra Hernandez and Marie Pellegrino were elected as co-chairs for 2015 for the Arlington Greens at the December general meeting. Sandra and Marie are longtime Greens who have extensive community involvement in Arlington, and worked hard on many prior Greens political campaigns, including on the successful campaign of John Vihstadt, an independent candidate for county board who the Greens endorsed.Sandra has worked for historic preservation of her Columbia Pike neighborhood for many years, and also is a parent of two children enrolled in Arlington Public Schools. As a bilingual Latina, she has been a strong advocate for affordable housing and for the county schools and government to meet the needs of lower income Arlington residents.
Marie is a longtime Arlington resident who recently completed the Arlington Neighborhood College course, and is an English tutor volunteer with REEP program (the English program in Arlington County for recent immigrants). She began her Green Party activities working with the Greens efforts to help the unemployed in Arlington in 2009-10. Greens proposed a Green jobs program for unemployed and homeless persons to be trained and employed weatherizing low income housing using then available stimulus funds, and advocating in Richmond for Virginia to expand its unemployment program.
April 22, 2014
The May meeting of the Arlington Greens will be held on Thursday, May 1 at 7:00 PM at the usual meeting place, the community room of the Ballston Firehouse located at George Mason Drive and Wilson Boulevard.
An agenda will be email out to all AGP members a few days before the meeting. The public is cordially invited to attend but only members are entitled to vote. Membership is open to all Arlington residents, normal dues are $25 a year, but there are lower dues for students, seniors, and low income persons.
We asking all Arlington Greens to bring new or unused sample toiletries to our next AGP meeting which will be held on Thursday, May 1 at 7:00 PM at the usual meeting place the Ballston Firehouse Community Room (Wilson Blvd and Geo. Mason Drive).
We agreed at our April meeting to collect as many as possible and give them to the ASPAN homeless shelter program which still support homeless people in the summer months thought their shelter is now closed. So if you have any sample sized shampoo, hand soap, shaving cream, toothpaste, deodorant, etc. that you may have picked up while staying at a hotel or motel, please bring them on May 1.
You can also go to the dollar store or Shopper’s food warehouse and find full size bottles of shampoo, shaving cream, etc.
chairman – AGP
November 3, 2013
Arlington Greens Post-Election Celebration at Westover Beer Gardens
Please join us for our 2013 post-election celebration at the Westover Beer Gardens, a locally owned bar and supermarket in Arlington.
The Arlington Greens will gather starting at around 7:15 pm (after the polls close) for a post-election celebration at the Westover Beer Gardens, located at 5863 N. Washington Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22205
http://www.westovermarket.com/_BEER_GARDEN.htmlPlease vote for our Green candidate Audrey Clement for Arlington County Board, and support the housing authority referendum. Thank you all our campaign volunteers and community supporters who have worked so hard to support our candidate and our cause to keep affordable rental housing in our community!
If anyone would still like to work at a poll for the Greens, please email John Reeder firstname.lastname@example.org
February 13, 2013
Arlington Greens Elect Steve Davis as Their New Chairman
Arlington Greens at their February 12th meeting at the Clarendon Silver Diner elected Steve Davis, a longtime Arlington resident and an environmental activist, as their chairman for 2013. Davis was an aviation analyst for several decades with the U.S. Department of Transportation until his retirement in 2004, and is a graduate of McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland where he has served with several alumni groups. He was the Arlington Greens liaison with the Arlington Community Energy Taskforce during 2010-11. He also worked extensively on on the Greens green jobs initiative for homeless and unemployed people in Arlington during 2009-10 and has testified on the need for a year-round emergency shelter. Davis is married and lives in the Tara-Leeway Heights neighborhood, and previously in Fairlington Villages. He attends Fairlington United Methodist Church.
Former Arlington Greens chair John Reeder stepped down after three years, and now is the 2013 co-chairman of the Virginia Green Party. The Arlington Greens have fielded candidates for local office since 2006, most recently Audrey Clement for county board in 2012. Arlington Greens meet every first Wednesday of the month in the community room of the Ballston Fire House.
Audrey Clement was also re-elected as the treasurer of the Arlington Greens for 2013.
February 4, 2013
The regular monthly meeting for Arlington Greens for February will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7:00 PM, at the Clarendon Silver Diner (located at Washington Blvd and Wilson Blvd, about two blocks from the Clarendon Metrorail station).
This is an important meeting for us: we need to plan how our next steps on getting the Arlington housing referendum on the November ballot, and whether we intend to endorse any candidates for county board or any other open positions in this November election. Want to run for office or have the name of a good candidate?
The tentative agenda of the Arlington Greens meeting is below.
Treasurer’s report and minutes of prior month’s meeting
Old business reports
Election of 2013 officers – chairperson and treasurer
Re-activating Arlington Greens email listserve
Housing authority referendum for 2013
Endorsement of a candidate for county board