Delegate Mark Keam - Virginia's 35th House District

My Campaign Events in July

Dear Friend,

Happy birthday, America! I hope you will enjoy this special week of celebrating our freedoms with family, friends, food, fireworks and flags on the Fourth of July! (okay, that alliteration was definitely intentional…)

Each Independence Day for the past few years, my family and I have followed a tradition. In the morning, we join dozens of friends to march in the great City of Fairfax Parade.

In the afternoons and evenings on the Fourth, we spend time in our Town of Vienna, enjoying the annual July 4th Festival, Fireworks and Entertainment.

All of these activities are great for the entire family, so come join us if you can.

These public events are also great opportunities for me to see constituents who have entrusted me with the awesome responsibility of representing them in our state government.

As I speak with voters at these community events or at their doors, they consistently tell me about their priorities. Constituents in Oakton, Vienna, Dunn Loring and Tysons want their state government to fix their roads, pay for good teachers, and provide healthcare for vulnerable Virginians.

They also tell me that they are tired of partisan gridlock and heated rhetoric over divisive social wedge issues. They don't want the government meddling with the voting process, or restricting the rights of LGBTs and immigrants living in Virginia, or adding more unnecessary burdens for women to access healthcare.

I agree. It seems that some members of the majority party in Richmond — just like the leaders of Texas and Ohio legislatures — seem to be obsessed with these social wedge issues.

If partisans with the same ideological bend who've run Virginia for the past four years are elected in November, I'm afraid that we will see the same divisive agenda repeated again and again for the next four years.

To change the agenda in Richmond, we need to change the personnel.

That's why I'm working hard to elect the mainstream ticket of Terry McAuliffe, Ralph Northam and Mark Herring, and to also pick up some Democratic seats in the House of Delegates.

I believe a more balanced state government will produce more mainstream results for Virginians. But to turn out voters in a non-presidential election year, we will need a lot of financial resources.

Campaigns are costly. But with so much at stake in our state government, it is worth the fight. That is why I ask for your generous financial support.

I would love to see you at one or more of these upcoming events in July to support my reelection campaign: color>

Dinner with Congresswoman Grace Mengsize>
Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.color>
Chinatown Garden Restaurant
618 H St., NW, Washington, DC 20001

(Grace Meng is appearing at this event only as a special guest. Grace Meng is not asking for funds or donations. Due to the involvement of a federal official, contributions to Keam for Delegate at this event are limited to $2,600 per individual and $5,000 per federal PACs. Corporate contributions are not accepted at this event.)size>

Sunday Afternoon with U.S. Senator Mark Warnersize>color>
Sunday, July 21, 2013, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.color>
Oakton, VA
(address provided upon RSVP)

(Mark Warner is appearing at this event only as a special guest. Mark Warner is not asking for funds or donations.)size>

Reception with U.S. Senate Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbinsize>color>
Monday, July 29, 2013, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.color>
Washington, DCcolor>
(address provided upon RSVP)color>

(Dick Durbin is appearing at this event only as a special guest. Dick Durbin is not asking for funds or donations.)size>

For the July 10 event, you can respond online by clicking this link.

For the other two events, please RSVP by contacting my campaign manager Julia at 703-350-7377 or

Next week, we will send out more details about the July 21 and July 29 events. In the meantime, please save the dates! color>

Thanks, Mark size>

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