Last Thursday, Team Glass hosted a successful fundraiser with host and Loudoun NAACP president Phillip Thompson. Prominent progressive members of the community attended the fundraiser, including Leesburg councilmembers Neil Steinburg and Marty Martinez, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton, and members from the Loudoun County Democratic Committee.
During the event, Sylvia gave a short speech to remind attendees why she is passionate about running for the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors.
“We have people who can’t afford housing here, we have teachers who are struggling, teachers who have two jobs, and are trying to make ends meet. We have families that are suffering, having backpacks filled with food taken home from school. We have families living with other families. What I want to do in Broad Run is make sure that we are able to take care of people, such as our first responders, our teachers, our seniors, and be sure that we are able to take care of people that are having trouble. Yes, we live in Loudoun County, and it is the richest county in the country, but we still have people who have needs. I want to be the person to help those [in need],” Glass stated during her speech.
Throughout the night, many attendees continued to state their excitement for Sylvia’s candidacy and the importance of electing local progressive candidates into office on November 5th.
“Even though I do not live in the Broad Run district, I met Sylvia several years ago and I feel that she has those kind of values and policy to do these things that the Democratic Party feels strongly about,” Leesburg Councilman Marty Martinez stated. “I have been a big fan of her and will continue to support her because although she may not represent me, when she becomes a supervisor, she will represent everybody.”
Team Glass interns were also excited for the opportunity to network and meet Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton at the fundraiser.
“The fundraiser was so wonderful! It was great meeting legislators and candidates at the event who are passionate about making Northern Virginia more Democratic, including Congresswoman Wexton. Wexton was so friendly and it was great talking to her about how we can be active in the campaigns and why these local elections are important,” Team Glass intern Siona stated about the event.
Team Glass feels satisfied with the turnout of the fundraiser. Other Loudoun County residents have expressed interest in hosting future meet and greets and fundraisers to help Sylvia garner more support for her campaign. The team is looking forward to connecting with more Loudoun County residents during these events.
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