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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…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
May 23, 2021 at 3:23 PM

Vote Today (Yes, Sunday by 11:59 pm) for Mary Kadera--electronically

Vote Today (Yes, Sunday by 11:59 pm) for Mary Kadera--electronically Dear Friend, You can vote for Mary Kadera for Arlington School Board RIGHT NOW through tonight at 11:59.  Why? Because educational equity is at the core of what Arlington and American mus…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
May 20, 2021 at 12:27 PM

Vote now: Mary Kadera, my election, and Georgia

Vote now: Mary Kadera, my election, and Georgia Dear Friend, I might not have been elected without great voter turnout. Georgia's Senate races would not have been won without great turnout. Mary Kadera's election for school board will likely be determined b…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
May 17, 2021 at 11:44 AM

Vote today Electronically for Mary Kadera! (or this week)

Vote today Electronically for Mary Kadera!  (or this week) Dear Friend, This morning I ask you to vote for Mary Kadera for Arlington School Board. You can do so electronically now and this week by clicking on this button:  Click here to VOT…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
May 10, 2021 at 3:53 PM

Our ongoing work & Hala Ayala

Our ongoing work & Hala Ayala Dear Friend, I am working on housing issues this morning with urgency. I will share more about that housing work and COVID vaccine distribution after the May Board meetings.  As I continue that work, I want to share with y…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
April 30, 2021 at 8:58 PM

Our shared Ideals: Mary Kadera Sunday & Mark Herring Monday

Our shared Ideals: Mary Kadera Sunday & Mark Herring Monday Dear Friend, As we close this week, I want to invite you to two important conversations for our shared priorities of education and racial justice on Sunday and Monday.  On Sunday at 5 pm, I'll…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
April 29, 2021 at 4:37 PM

Open Scheduling for Vaccines, the Budget, and the April Board Meetings

Open Scheduling for Vaccines, the Budget, and the April Board Meetings Dear Friend, Last night, watching Joe Biden I thought of the stakes at this moment in our history. Will we do enough in 2022 to keep the progress coming? Will redistricting hurt our chan…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
April 19, 2021 at 2:05 PM

Vaccines, Budget, & Session on Police Practices Tuesday at 3

Vaccines, Budget, & Session on Police Practices Tuesday at 3 Dear Friend, I write to share with you that Arlington County has moved into Phase 2 of vaccine eligibility and distribution; to invite you to tomorrow's County Board meeting at 3 pm when we wi…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
April 13, 2021 at 7:31 PM

The J & J Vaccine; Work Session Tonight at 6 pm

The J & J Vaccine; Work Session Tonight at 6 pm Dear Friend, By now you know that the Center for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration have recommended a pause in use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to investigate whether it may caus…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
April 9, 2021 at 5:17 PM

Vaccines, Budget, Takis Karantonis, and Mary Kadera

Vaccines, Budget, Takis Karantonis, and Mary Kadera Dear Friend, I am working on vaccine distribution and the budget today, since the budget will be finalized over the coming 11 days. I also write with an update on the work we must do to advance the ideals …
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
April 2, 2021 at 3:16 PM

April 18th--What does this mean for Arlington?

April 18th--What does this mean for Arlington? Dear Friend, Yesterday, Governor Northam announced that as of April 18, Virginia will move to Phase 2 of vaccinations, which means that all Virginians 16 years and older will be eligible for the COVID vaccine. W…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
March 29, 2021 at 4:54 PM

Vaccine Distribution and March Board Meetings

Vaccine Distribution and March Board Meetings Dear Friend, Arlington County made significant progress on vaccine distribution in March, held 6 budget work sessions, and acted on critical stormwater infrastructure and economic development projects. Our commu…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
February 16, 2021 at 1:47 PM

Vaccine Math, Equity, and Work Session Today at 3 pm

Vaccine Math, Equity, and Work Session Today at 3 pm Dear Friend, I write to you this morning to update you that Arlington residents 65 to 74 will be eligible for appointments over the coming weeks, tell you about the state system we joined this morning at …
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
February 8, 2021 at 5:35 PM

Work Session on Vaccines, January Meetings, Kojo, and More

Work Session on Vaccines, January Meetings, Kojo, and More Dear Friend, Vaccine distribution continues to evolve quickly, so I want to share a few different ways to understand Arlington County's work on this critical, life-saving priority. The Board has met…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
February 2, 2021 at 1:46 PM

Vaccine Supply Update and Work Session Today at 3 pm

Vaccine Supply Update and Work Session Today at 3 pm Dear Friend, Vaccine distribution continues to be County staff, Board, and my focus. I want to share with you a video, update you on how we are working on this, and ask you to join me for a work session t…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
January 25, 2021 at 10:46 PM

Vaccine Distribution, Cancellations, & Rescheduling

Vaccine Distribution, Cancellations, & Rescheduling Dear Friend, Last Thursday and Friday, Virginia Hospital Center (VHC) announced cancellations of appointments for doses of vaccines: I'm focused on vaccine distribution and responding to VHC's announce…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
January 19, 2021 at 5:17 PM

Vaccine--how to register and Information, Inauguration Safety, and MLK Day

Vaccine--how to register and Information, Inauguration Safety, and MLK Day Dear Friend, I want to update you on vaccine distribution and our public safety professionals work to keep Arlington safe through the inauguration this coming Wednesday.  Yesterday …
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
January 8, 2021 at 10:10 PM

Vaccines, The Curfew, and My Chair's Speech

Vaccines, The Curfew, and My Chair's Speech Dear Friend, On Monday evening, I was elected Chair of the Arlington County Board by my colleagues. It is an honor that I do not take lightly. The greatest responsibility we have as a Board and I have as Chair is …
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
January 4, 2021 at 10:07 PM

Join Me for the Board Meeting Tonight at 6!

Join Me for the Board Meeting Tonight at 6! Dear Friend, In just over an hour, the Arlington County Board will convene for our first meeting of 2021. I want you to be there--because you have been part of my service from the start and because, you never know…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
January 2, 2021 at 4:40 PM

Georgia, Arlington, and the Next Four Days

Georgia, Arlington, and the Next Four Days Dear Friend, Happy New Year to each of you. I hope you are taking care of yourself and your loved ones. Brooke and I have been staying home to stay safe and I am working on my remarks for the Board's convening meet…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
December 29, 2020 at 12:31 AM

December: Vaccines, Green Buildings, Parking, Logo, & More

December: Vaccines, Green Buildings, Parking, Logo, & More Dear Friend, As 2020 comes to an end, I want to share with you the work we have been doing to say, "Take that 2020," and to prepare for the months and year ahead. My sister r…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
December 22, 2020 at 7:27 PM

COVID, Budget Guidance, David Brooks & More!

COVID, Budget Guidance, David Brooks & More! Dear Friend, As we approach the end of the year, I'll be sharing two email updates on the County Board's work--this one and one more before January 1st. This email covers what you need to know from our work i…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
November 24, 2020 at 8:59 PM

Race & Equity, Budget, October, and the 2020 Election

Race & Equity, Budget, October, and the 2020 Election Dear Friend, Earlier this year, an Arlington resident with an outsized impression of my ability to impact national politics emailed to say, "The most important thing you can do for Arlington is to ma…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
November 3, 2020 at 4:07 PM

Vote now and volunteer today to be the margin of victory!

Vote now and volunteer today to be the margin of victory! Dear Friend,  Today is a day we will remember for the rest of our lives. Please vote--polls close at 7 and you must, must be sure to vote. Nothing is inevitable, as we learned last time, so vote ASAP…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
November 1, 2020 at 4:21 PM

2 Days: Call Voters of Color today in swing states in the South to help Reclaim the Vote

2 Days: Call Voters of Color today in swing states in the South to help Reclaim the Vote Dear Friend,  2 days until the 2020 election. 2 days until this choice for all we believe in. Perhaps most of all, 2 days until we can elect a President who is decent a…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
October 31, 2020 at 3:25 PM

3 Days & Trump 4 years ago

3 Days & Trump 4 years ago Dear Friend,  I owe you a report on the October Board meetings. I will get it to you, but first we have 3 days left until the 2020 election. This is when undecided voters broke for Trump in 2016, so we need to work right now. …
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
October 26, 2020 at 6:05 PM

our marriage

our marriage Dear Friend, On Saturday afternoon, Brooke and I were married here in Arlington at Fort C.F. Smith Park. We are elated and overwhelmed by the love and well-wishes we have received from so many of you.  The …
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
October 8, 2020 at 1:32 PM

What role will we each play over the next 26 days?

What role will we each play over the next 26 days? Dear Friend This morning, I woke with my heart beating, stewing about the lies Mike Pence tried to share with the American people in last night's debate. Somehow Trump's performance was something I anticipa…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
October 1, 2020 at 8:56 PM

I've moved! & September Board Meetings

I've moved! & September Board Meetings Dear Friends,  Brooke and I moved over the last month, which explains my slight delay in writing you. I have been continuing to work hard on the priorities we share.  For the last 7 years, th…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
September 19, 2020 at 3:51 PM

Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her last wish

Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her last wish Dear Friend We lost a giant yesterday. One we will all miss, but that women, including those I care most about, will miss in a different way than I will ever know. So, for those hurting today, please know my heart is br…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
August 17, 2020 at 5:15 PM

July Board Meetings and County Board Action, July/August

July Board Meetings and County Board Action, July/August Friends,  I hope this email finds each of you well. To those who wrote regarding Brooke and my engagement: thank you for your very kind notes. I will treasure them as we bring our lives together an…
Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
July 30, 2020 at 6:43 PM

Got Engaged! Personal, not political 😃

Got Engaged! Personal, not political 😃 Dear Friend On Monday afternoon, I asked Brooke Tansill to marry me. She said yes, and I will be forever grateful.  I am writing to you this morning because many of you received my first email in January 2018 when…