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  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
July 6, 2022 at 7:59 PM

Board Actions: June Meetings, Bus Facility, Missing Middle, and this July 4th

Board Actions: June Meetings, Bus Facility, Missing Middle, and this July 4th Dear Friend,     I write to update you on the work I have been doing on the Board since I lasted updated you on County issues on May 24th. The County has appointed our Independent…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
June 27, 2022 at 3:02 PM

Thank you! Choice/Roe, and Abigail Spanberger

Thank you! Choice/Roe, and Abigail Spanberger Dear Friend,     Yesterday’s general election kickoff was a great event – thank you so much for helping make it a huge success! 60 people joined us for comments by 5 leaders I have had the honor of working with …
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
June 24, 2022 at 2:11 PM

Last Call--Join us Sunday for our General Election Kickoff

Last Call--Join us Sunday for our General Election Kickoff Dear Friend,     Sunday is a critical day for our ongoing work together. We will be holding our general election kickoff and I would love if you joined me for an event you won't want to miss:   http…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
June 21, 2022 at 12:35 PM

Today is Election Day: Vote in the Democratic Primary

Today is Election Day: Vote in the Democratic Primary Dear Friend,     Today is the primary election for our Congressional Representative in Virginia's 8th Congressional District. Please vote if you have not before 7 pm. Click here to find your polling plac…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
June 20, 2022 at 5:05 PM

Juneteenth, Thank You, and this Sunday's Kickoff

Juneteenth, Thank You, and this Sunday's Kickoff Dear Friend,     Today we celebrate Juneteenth, the day the news of freedom from slavery by law reached Galveston, Texas. As a nation, County, and as a community, we have been learning more and more about thi…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
June 14, 2022 at 3:52 PM

Last Call: Elaine Luria is on the January 6th Committee--what role will we play?

Last Call: Elaine Luria is on the January 6th Committee--what role will we play? Dear Friend,     Tomorrow night, Brooke and I will be hosting Congresswoman Elaine Luria. Thanks to so many of you, we have $19,080 committed toward the goal of raising $25,000…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
June 10, 2022 at 2:18 PM

5 days: Join Brooke and me for Rep. Elaine Luria next Wednesday and/or Contribute

5 days: Join Brooke and me for Rep. Elaine Luria next Wednesday and/or Contribute Dear Friend,     Earlier this year, one of my best supporters and a long time Democrat shared with me how worried he is about whether our democracy will survive the 2022 elect…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
June 4, 2022 at 6:59 PM

General Election Kickoff: Join Us on Sunday, June 26th!

General Election Kickoff: Join Us on Sunday, June 26th! Dear Friend,     Last week I wrote to you about the stakes involved in the November election and asked you to help make a difference on gun safety, choice, and the national policies that impact Arlingt…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
May 27, 2022 at 6:01 PM

This Difficult Moment & a Special Invitation to Join me in Helping Congresswoman Elaine Luria

This Difficult Moment & a Special Invitation to Join me in Helping Congresswoman Elaine Luria Dear Friend,     When I wrote to you on Tuesday, I finished writing before I learned about the children who died in Texas. I said I would write to you about Ro…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
May 24, 2022 at 9:00 PM

May: Meetings, AAPI Heritage Month, Food Study, Missing Middle, Rappelling, and Buffalo

May: Meetings, AAPI Heritage Month, Food Study, Missing Middle, Rappelling, and Buffalo Dear Friend,  The past month has been full of in-person events--and it has been a joy to see many of you even as we must continue to take care with COVID cases increasin…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
March 2, 2022 at 5:09 PM

Governor's Veto, Biden's Speech, and Key Endorsement

Governor's Veto, Biden's Speech, and Key Endorsement Dear Friend,  This morning, I want to share with you a veto on a a bill related to the justice system we need in Arlington that has me fired up, share a key endorsement that means a lot to me personally, …
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
February 7, 2022 at 2:29 PM

Thank you--Kickoff successful & Work to Be Done

Thank you--Kickoff successful & Work to Be Done Dear Friend,  Thank you very much for your support. You helped us reach our goal last by contributing more than the $552 we needed last Monday night. I am very grateful--thank you notes for each and every …
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
January 31, 2022 at 10:59 PM

Homelessness, Labor, & Saturday's Campaign Kickoff--$552 left to go by Midnight

Homelessness, Labor, & Saturday's Campaign Kickoff--$552 left to go by Midnight Dear Friend,  Over the past week, the County Board completed our January meetings, I spent 10 pm to 2 am volunteering to help on homelessness, visited training facilities fo…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
January 24, 2022 at 4:14 PM

Boosters & Campaign Kickoff this Saturday at 3 (Virtual)

Boosters & Campaign Kickoff this Saturday at 3 (Virtual) Dear Friend,  Two updates: Omicron/Boosters and Saturday's campaign kickoff.  As we continue to work to get past the peak of the Omicron spike, I want to remind you that test positivity rates are…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
January 19, 2022 at 8:03 PM

The Work & Virtual Re-Election Kickoff on Saturday, January 29th

The Work & Virtual Re-Election Kickoff on Saturday, January 29th Dear Friend,  Over the last week, I have continued working on COVID response, focusing on testing sites and the re-opening of the Arlington Mill site, which was particularly important to m…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
January 7, 2022 at 4:00 PM

Snow Part 2, My 2022 Priorities--remarks, & Thank you

Snow Part 2, My 2022 Priorities--remarks, & Thank you Dear Friend,  All households in Arlington have power restored except 10 people--the outages due to Monday's have been fixed and last night's snow did not lead to additional outages that we know about…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
January 4, 2022 at 7:23 PM

The snow: power outages and street status

The snow: power outages and street status Dear Friend,  Yesterday, Arlington got its largest snow storm since 2019. Some of you reading this may be without power--less than 1,000 households in Arlington do not have power at the moment. Others of you will wa…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
December 31, 2021 at 3:13 PM

By midnight tonight: $4,106.93 for the ideas we share

By midnight tonight: $4,106.93 for the ideas we share Dear Friend,  I write this morning because the work ahead in 2022 is in our hands. I will continue to stay committed to your health and safety and the 5 specific priorities I mentioned yesterday that led…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
December 30, 2021 at 4:22 PM

Omicron Testing & Running for Re-Election Next Year

Omicron Testing & Running for Re-Election Next Year Dear Friend,  I write this morning to share with you a few additional thoughts on Omicron testing, which we are working on, and to share with you that the I am running for re-election next year. I woul…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
December 28, 2021 at 7:14 PM

Board Action this Fall: October, November, and December

Board Action this Fall: October, November, and December Dear Friend,  In October, November, and December, the County Board made progress on traffic safety, housing, and began a partnership with Arlington Public Schools to help the Arlington Community High S…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
November 30, 2021 at 2:59 PM

The November Election: what happened & what we can learn

The November Election: what happened & what we can learn Dear Friend,  Since the November 2nd election, the County Board has been busy. I'll send an update on the October and November Board meetings later this week. Before I do, I want to provide an ana…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
November 2, 2021 at 7:08 PM

4 hours to vote--for our progress, our planet, and the people we love

4 hours to vote--for our progress, our planet, and the people we love Dear Friend,  I am asking you to vote. Now. And to make sure your friends have all voted. I asked my best friend again just now. Will you? Voting today by 7 pm …
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
November 2, 2021 at 11:43 AM

The Polls Are Open--Please go Vote

The Polls Are Open--Please go Vote Dear Friend,  Four years ago in 2017, Virginia set the tone for the nation, by turning out voters in record numbers in the rain for a Gubernatorial election. Today, we must do so again.  Vote as early as you reasonably ca…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
November 1, 2021 at 10:44 PM

Tomorrow: vote and volunteer--remember 4 years ago

Tomorrow: vote and volunteer--remember 4 years ago Dear Friend,  Four years ago in 2017, Virginia set the tone for the nation, by turning out voters in record numbers in the rain for a Gubernatorial election. Tomorrow, we must do so again.  Vote as early a…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
October 31, 2021 at 3:16 PM

The Country is Watching: Make a Plan to Vote Tuesday, Volunteer, and Join Us Monday evening

The Country is Watching: Make a Plan to Vote Tuesday, Volunteer, and Join Us Monday evening Dear Friend,  The country and indeed the world will be watching what happens on Tuesday here in Virginia. Please make a plan to vote on Tuesday at your polling plac…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
October 29, 2021 at 1:14 PM

First Poll Trailing: Vote Today or Tomorrow & Volunteer this Weekend

First Poll Trailing: Vote Today or Tomorrow & Volunteer this Weekend Dear Friend,  Last night, Brooke showed me a poll that has Terry McAuliffe trailing Glynn Youngkin. It's not a cause for panic since the poll may be wrong, but it certainly is a call t…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
October 27, 2021 at 3:39 PM

6 Days: President Biden in Arlington with Terry---speech & why

6 Days: President Biden in Arlington with Terry---speech & why Dear Friend,  We are down to 6 days left before this election. Yesterday, President Biden came to Arlington to help make clear how important this election is. Click below to learn more via v…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
October 21, 2021 at 4:42 PM

12 Days: Join Terry McAuliffe in Arlington Tomorrow Morning

12 Days: Join Terry McAuliffe in Arlington Tomorrow Morning Dear Friend,  This election is and will be very close. Friends are telling me that they are nervous. Me too. But nervous is different than scared. We know what we have to do to win this race: get o…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
October 15, 2021 at 12:14 PM

Arlington's Future: 18 days and 3 special people

Arlington's Future: 18 days and 3 special people Dear Friend,  Over the next 18 days, Virginia voters will write the next chapter in Arlington's history: I woke this morning early, the fire burning for the ideas we brought to life by winning our election fo…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
October 11, 2021 at 6:24 PM

September Meetings: Small Businesses, Logo, Langston, Plastic Bags & More

September Meetings: Small Businesses, Logo, Langston, Plastic  Bags & More Dear Friend,  Over the past month, Arlington has realized visual progress in changing our logo, changing the name of Lee Highway to Langston Boulevard, and made plans to invest …
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
September 22, 2021 at 2:59 PM

Tomorrow: Rip Sullivan, Don Beyer, and the next 41 Days

Tomorrow: Rip Sullivan, Don Beyer, and the next 41 Days Dear Friend   Tomorrow, Rip Sullivan and special guest Don Beyer will be coming to Brooke and my home for a special event that I think you will not want to miss.   Rip will talk about …
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
September 15, 2021 at 3:28 PM

An invitation: Rip Sullivan with Special Guest Don Beyer

An invitation: Rip Sullivan with Special Guest Don Beyer Dear Friend   Brooke and I want to invite you to a special event next Thursday evening at our home for Delegate Rip Sullivan with special guest Congressman Don Beyer.   Rip will talk …
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
September 13, 2021 at 12:14 PM

Today & the Stakes over the next 50 days: Terry & the House of Delegates

Today & the Stakes over the next 50 days: Terry & the House of Delegates Dear Friend   This morning I want to put in your hands the challenge we face over the next 50 days, though the November 2, 2021 election: we must elect Terry Mc…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
September 10, 2021 at 10:05 PM

Arlington's response to September 11th

Arlington's response to September 11th Dear Friend, This week has been a busy one. I want to share with you a bit about Arlington's response to September 11th. Below is short video with testimonials and my remarks from a 20th anniversary event today.   …
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
September 3, 2021 at 8:59 PM

60 days: Terry, Takis, & the Future of Virginia, Arlington, & 2022

60 days: Terry, Takis, & the Future of Virginia, Arlington, & 2022 Dear Friend, On this beautiful Friday afternoon, I'm taking a minute to share with you a request for your help with the two biggest choices we face over the next 60 days for the futu…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
August 20, 2021 at 2:59 PM

The Dreamers, Obamacare, LGBTQ+ Rights, and Justice

The Dreamers, Obamacare, LGBTQ+ Rights, and Justice Dear Friend, Virginia has taken big steps forward over the last 8 years on immigrants rights, LGBTQ+ rights, health care for those most in need, and many of the issues that led me to seek to serve you on t…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
August 16, 2021 at 10:14 PM

July Board Actions: Collective Bargaining, Langston Blvd, Wages, CIP, the Police Community Oversight Board, & More

July Board Actions: Collective Bargaining, Langston Blvd, Wages, CIP, the Police Community Oversight Board, & More Dear Friend, I am delayed in writing to you about the July Board meetings because Brooke and I took a deferred honeymoon. I share this sum…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
July 15, 2021 at 12:08 PM

Saturday's Meeting & Takis, Paris, and this Moment

Saturday's Meeting & Takis, Paris, and this Moment Dear Friend, This morning, I am thinking of how important economic and racial equity are for those in our community who most need policies that better serve them.  Why this morning? On Saturday and Tue…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
June 29, 2021 at 9:14 PM

Affordable Housing, Climate Change, & this Morning

Affordable Housing, Climate Change, & this Morning Dear Friend, This morning I joined the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH), Senator Mark Warner, Virginia housing officials from Richmond, and Arlington housing leaders for a ribbon cutt…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
June 25, 2021 at 4:27 PM

June Meetings: Collective Bargaining, Lee Highway Name Change, Prevailing Wage, Police Review Board, and Last Invite for tomorrow

June Meetings: Collective Bargaining, Lee Highway Name Change, Prevailing Wage, Police Review Board, and Last Invite for tomorrow Dear Friend, At our June Board meetings, the Arlington County Board took up several measures that will help better align Arling…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
June 18, 2021 at 2:25 PM

Juneteenth, State of the County Speech, & Invite for next Saturday

Juneteenth, State of the County Speech, & Invite for next Saturday Dear Friend, Today we reflect and celebrate Juneteenth, the day when word of slavery's end was announced and celebrated in Texas in 1865. Yesterday, Arlington County held our ceremony an…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
June 14, 2021 at 8:59 PM

Saturday's Meeting, Why Elections Matter, and an Invitation

Saturday's Meeting, Why Elections Matter, and an Invitation Dear Friend, On Saturday the Arlington County Board held our first in-person meeting in 445 days. We took up collective bargaining, changing the name of Lee Highway in Arlington, and a prevailing w…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
June 11, 2021 at 4:53 PM

Thank you--from me to you

Thank you--from me to you Dear Friend, On Tuesday, each of the candidates I had the honor of supporting won. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for tolerating my emails. I know that life is precious--my nieces graduation this week reminded me of how quic…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
June 8, 2021 at 2:19 PM

Polls Open until 7: Please Vote McAuliffe, Ayala, Herring, Karantonis, Bennett-Parker & 35 second Video Message

Polls Open until 7: Please Vote McAuliffe, Ayala, Herring, Karantonis, Bennett-Parker & 35 second Video Message Dear Friend, Please make a plan to go vote before 7 pm today. I am supporting: Terry McAuliffe for Governor https://terrymcauliffe.com/  Hal…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
June 7, 2021 at 9:35 PM

Make a Plan to Vote tomorrow: McAuliffe, Ayala, Herring, and Takis Karantonis

Make a Plan to Vote tomorrow: McAuliffe, Ayala, Herring, and Takis Karantonis Dear Friend, Please go to your typical voting location and vote tomorrow between 6 am and 7 pm. I am supporting: Terry McAuliffe for Governor https://terrymcauliffe.com/  Hala Ay…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
June 5, 2021 at 12:08 PM

Last Day to Vote Early & Mark Herring for Attorney General

Last Day to Vote Early & Mark Herring for Attorney General Dear Friend, Today is the last day to vote early--please take a few minutes today if you are able and vote at the Courthouse, Walter Reed Community Center, or the Madison Community Center betwee…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
June 3, 2021 at 3:31 PM

Vote early today through Saturday, Takis Karantonis, & Our Shared Ideals

Vote early today through Saturday, Takis Karantonis, & Our Shared Ideals Dear Friend, On July 7th of last year, I wrote to you about how critical it was that Takis Karantonis join me on the Arlington County Board in that election. Since then, Takis has …
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
June 1, 2021 at 12:02 PM

Voting: Texas, Virginia, and What's at Stake this Week

Voting: Texas, Virginia, and What's at Stake this Week Dear Friend, On Sunday night, Texas Democrats walked out of their Capitol in Austin to prevent Republicans from passing a bill that would take significant steps to curtail voting. It is a solemn reminde…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
May 30, 2021 at 8:10 PM

The May Meetings: Police Practices, Vision Zero, Vaccines, and Mary Kadera

The May Meetings: Police Practices, Vision Zero, Vaccines, and Mary Kadera Dear Friend, Over the past month Arlington has moved fully into the recovery part of 2021. We have made significant progress on vaccines and the Governor's statewide social distancin…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
May 24, 2021 at 12:06 AM

Still undecided? Mary and my why. Vote before Midnight!

Still undecided? Mary and my why. Vote before Midnight! Dear Friend, You can STILL vote electronically via the link below for Mary Kadera for Arlington School Board RIGHT NOW through tonight at 11:59 pm. For Mary and my why's in short bullets, see below. To…