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  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
February 5, 2024 at 4:00 PM

January: Chairing NVTC, Electric Buses, Metro, Our Form of Government, Housing & Chair Garvey

January: Chairing NVTC, Electric Buses, Metro, Our Form of Government, Housing & Chair Garvey Dear Friends,     This month we moved forward toward electric buses in Arlington, a significant win on climate. We also learned of progress we made on Metro an…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
January 8, 2024 at 9:59 PM

My Priorities for Arlington for 2024

My Priorities for Arlington for 2024 Dear Friends,     Last Tuesday the Arlington County Board convened for our organizational meeting. To read my remarks on my priorities for the year, go here: matt-de-ferranti-2024-new-years-remarks.pdf (arlingtonva.us) T…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
December 29, 2023 at 6:39 PM

Our favorite gift: Evelyn Margot de Ferranti

Our favorite gift: Evelyn Margot de Ferranti Dear Friends,     Brooke and I welcomed Evelyn Margot de Ferranti into the world on December 18th. She is a dream come true: our hearts are full.   In the Holiday Spirit! Our…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
December 18, 2023 at 1:09 AM

House Explosion, Saturday's Meeting, Election Report, Spanberger, and Cragg Hines

House Explosion, Saturday's Meeting, Election Report, Spanberger, and Cragg Hines Dear Friends,     The explosion of the home at 808 N. Buchanan here in Arlington and the news that Monumental Sports is planning to move to Alexandria have been the two major …
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
November 30, 2023 at 2:00 PM

November: Budget Closeout, Plan Langston Final, & Election Report

November: Budget Closeout, Plan Langston Final, & Election Report Dear Friends,     Arlington took a significant step forward at the Board meetings earlier this month by incorporating resident input in passing a plan for the redevelopment of Langston Bo…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
November 7, 2023 at 6:01 PM

One email today: It's Election Day--Please Vote--Polls are Open Until 7

One email today: It's Election Day--Please Vote--Polls are Open Until 7 Dear Friends,     Today is the day to vote. To see where you can vote before 7 pm at your polling place. If you want to know where you vote, Elections – Arlington County VA Voting and E…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
November 6, 2023 at 11:04 PM

Virginia, Roe, and Women's Health Care: Make a Plan to Vote, Arlington

Virginia, Roe, and Women's Health Care: Make a Plan to Vote, Arlington Dear Friends,     Tomorrow, Virginia voters will decide whether choice and reproductive rights should remain the law for the next two years in Arlington and across the Commonwealth. I t…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
November 4, 2023 at 1:01 PM

You can Vote Today Before 5 pm or Tuesday & Volunteer Tomorrow or Tuesday

You can Vote Today Before 5 pm or Tuesday & Volunteer Tomorrow or Tuesday Dear Friends,     Today you can vote between 9 and 5 pm at the Walter Reed Community Center, the Courthouse, or at the Madison Community Center. For addresses and details, go here…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
October 27, 2023 at 6:52 PM

Sash for a Cause: Vote today, tomorrow, or Sunday--Souls to the Polls

Sash for a Cause: Vote today, tomorrow, or Sunday--Souls to the Polls Dear Friends,     Sometimes you have to don a sash for a great cause. I am very excited to become a dad in December.  I also want you to know it is critical that you get out and vote for…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
October 20, 2023 at 4:00 PM

October: Plan Langston Boulevard, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, & Metro

October: Plan Langston Boulevard, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, & Metro Dear Friends,     On Saturday, the County Board voted to advertise a Plan for Langston Boulevard. The final version of the Plan will be considered in November, but we spent mor…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
October 13, 2023 at 3:01 PM

In Our Hands: Join me for Josh Cole on Sunday or Contribute

In Our Hands: Join me for Josh Cole on Sunday or Contribute Dear Friends,     I write today to put in your hands one last chance to contribute a little to help win Virginia for Democrats this year.  Come to a special event with Delegate Rip Sullivan and Fo…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
October 9, 2023 at 4:00 PM

29 days, a Special Invitation, and Competence for Arlington/Virginia

29 days, a Special Invitation, and Competence for Arlington/Virginia Dear Friends,     Over the next 29 days through November 7th, Arlingtonians and Virginians will be deciding whether we have competent leadership for the next four years in Arlington on the…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
October 3, 2023 at 2:00 PM

Langston Boulevard Plan, Hunger, Housing, Our Economy & Environment

Langston Boulevard Plan, Hunger, Housing, Our Economy & Environment Dear Friends,     September has been a busy month: the Board held a work session on planning for Langston Boulevard's future, opened our housing choice voucher program to those interest…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
September 18, 2023 at 1:44 PM

50 Years Young: Will you help me celebrate?

50 Years Young: Will you help me celebrate? Dear Friends,     Today I turn 50 years old. Will you help me celebrate by helping deliver a Democratic House of Delegates and Senate here in Virginia? For everything we believe in as Democrats, I ask you to contr…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
September 13, 2023 at 9:59 PM

Arlington's Jail and the Virginia Senate

Arlington's Jail and the Virginia Senate Dear Friends,     I promised to update you last week on the important County issues that I have been working on. On August 27th, Abonesh Woldegeorges died in the Arlington County jail. She was 73 years old and the Me…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
September 6, 2023 at 9:00 PM

Personal Update: We're expecting!

Personal Update: We're expecting! Dear Friends,     On Monday, I will be back in touch on the ongoing and important work serving you and our community. There is much to do and I take the issues at hand seriously, as always.  Today, I want to share with you…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
August 11, 2023 at 1:43 PM

Virginia and Arlington in 2024: Choice, Climate, Gun Safety, and Metro

Virginia and Arlington in 2024: Choice, Climate, Gun Safety, and Metro Dear Friends,     Virginia's elections in just 88 days will have a big impact on Arlington's future. Will choice and women's reproductive rights be protected? Will our climate change ef…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
August 1, 2023 at 7:00 PM

July: Our Economy, Tannia Talento, & Rank Choice Voting

July: Our Economy, Tannia Talento, & Rank Choice Voting Dear Friends,     Responding to the storm has dominated the last three days--all residents should have power as I write this, but we are still working on recovery. If you have storm concerns or nee…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
July 14, 2023 at 9:34 PM

Recapping June: Election Results & Board Meetings

Recapping June: Election Results & Board Meetings Dear Friends,     I write today to offer thoughts, to be accountable to you regarding the June primary elections, and to summarize the June Board meetings. I am sorry for the slight delay in writing as w…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
June 20, 2023 at 1:45 PM

Your Vote is Your Voice: Use it Today before 7 pm

Your Vote is Your Voice: Use it Today before 7 pm Dear Friends,     Today is election day. To find your polling place and vote before 7 pm, go here: https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation Please vote today before 7 pm. For …
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
June 16, 2023 at 12:22 PM

Zonie Says... Make a Plan to Vote Please 😛

Zonie Says... Make a Plan to Vote Please 😛 Dear Friends,     Zonie, pictured below, cannot vote. She asked me if you would make a plan to vote, please. You can vote today between 8 and 5 at the Courthouse. You can vote tomorrow, Saturday, between 9 am and …
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
June 8, 2023 at 8:59 PM

Vote Near YOU: Options Saturday & Next Week

Vote Near YOU: Options Saturday & Next Week Dear Friends,     There are 12 days left to vote in the Democratic Primary that will have a big impact on Arlington's future. For your convenience, you can vote this Saturday between 9 am and 5 pm near you at …
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
June 2, 2023 at 2:00 PM

Youth Safety, Metro Closure & Early Voting's Started!

Youth Safety, Metro Closure & Early Voting's Started! Dear Friends,     I wrote you 101 days ago on February 21 after the death of Arlington Public School student Sergio Flores regarding the work our community must do to keep our young people safe on su…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
May 22, 2023 at 9:59 PM

Arlington's Next Chapter: Maureen Coffey and JD Spain

Arlington's Next Chapter: Maureen Coffey and JD Spain Dear Friends,     Next week I will update you on critical steps we are taking to respond to the mental health and substance abuse challenges we face. Today I want to share with you thoughts about Arlingt…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
May 17, 2023 at 4:00 PM

May Board Meetings & Sheriff's Race: Jose Quiroz

May Board Meetings & Sheriff's Race: Jose Quiroz Dear Friends,     May was a relatively quiet month in terms of the County Board Meetings, so I will summarize them briefly for you before turning to a very important choice Arlington voters will have over…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
May 12, 2023 at 8:14 PM

Vote tomorrow--Last Day for School Board Caucus

Vote tomorrow--Last Day for School Board Caucus Dear Friends,     Tomorrow is the last day to vote in the School Board Caucus--the last day to make a big difference in determining who will do this super important job.   Why? Because our schools impact our …
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
May 5, 2023 at 9:00 PM

Our Schools: Vote Sunday! or by May 13

Our Schools: Vote Sunday! or by May 13 Dear Friends,     Arlington's public schools are at the heart of our community--they are a big part of why many of us came and stay here and why many families and businesses are attracted to Arlington. Who serves on ou…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
April 30, 2023 at 7:59 PM

The 2024 Arlington County Budget

The 2024 Arlington County Budget Dear Friends,     The April County Board meetings focused on adoption of our budget--the priorities we agree to invest in as a community. Housing, our schools, climate, economic development, and employee compensation, includ…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
April 5, 2023 at 12:00 AM

Special Event April 15th for Parisa Dehghani-Tafti with Congresswoman Jennifer McClellan

Special Event April 15th for Parisa Dehghani-Tafti with Congresswoman Jennifer McClellan Dear Friends,     I will update you over the coming weeks on the work I am doing on the Budget and the other issues before the Arlington County Board. Today I want to s…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
March 28, 2023 at 2:59 PM

Missing Middle/Expanded Housing Options

Missing Middle/Expanded Housing Options The Arlington County Board approved changes to our zoning ordinance that will allow expanded housing options. Dear Friends,     Last Wednesday the Arlington County Board approved changes to our zoning ordinance that …
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
March 14, 2023 at 4:00 PM

Our Economy Now: Amazon, the Budget, and Inclusive Growth

Our Economy Now: Amazon, the Budget, and Inclusive Growth Dear Friends,     Since I wrote you three weeks ago, I have continued to work on safety for Arlington's residents under age 21. Arlington Public School leadership has also engaged in information and …
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
February 21, 2023 at 8:59 PM

Arlington's Youth: Safety, Mental Health & Substance Abuse

Arlington's Youth: Safety, Mental Health & Substance Abuse Dear Friends,     Since I last wrote, several events impacting safety for Arlington's youth while in school and out have led to community-wide concern. 14 year-old, Sergio Flores, died of an app…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
February 2, 2023 at 3:05 PM

January: Missing Middle, Mental Health, New Housing, and Our First Climate Officer

January: Missing Middle, Mental Health, New Housing, and Our First Climate Officer Dear Friends,     January has been focused on missing middle, mental health, and economic development. I also joined Arlington's MLK Day of Service, participated in our annua…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
January 12, 2023 at 4:00 PM

My Remarks on 2023, 100% Renewable Progress, Fittest City, and Hunger Job

My Remarks on 2023, 100% Renewable Progress, Fittest City, and Hunger Job Dear Friends,     Last week, I shared my priorities for 2023 at the County Board's organizational meeting. Just in case you missed them, below is a video with my thoughts on missing m…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
January 3, 2023 at 4:00 PM

Reflections on 2022, First Meeting of 2023, & Preview of Missing Middle Debate

Reflections on 2022, First Meeting of 2023, & Preview of Missing Middle Debate Dear Friends,     As we start 2023, housing remains central to the work we will do over the coming month and the work I have been focused on since I last wrote you. I'll summ…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
December 20, 2022 at 5:21 PM

This afternoon at 430: in person or online--Swearing In

This afternoon at 430: in person or online--Swearing In Dear Friends,In just a few hours, at 4:30 this afternoon, I will be sworn in for my second term on the Arlington County Board. To join me in person, come to 2100 Clarendon Boulevard, 3rd Floor. To join online: https://www.arlingtonva.…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
December 13, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Swearing in next Tuesday & the Fight for Reproductive Rights over the Next Year: Thursday w/Rep. Beyer

Swearing in next Tuesday & the Fight for Reproductive Rights over the Next Year: Thursday w/Rep. Beyer Dear Friends, Two special invitations for you this morning. First, next Tuesday at 430 p.m. at 2100 Clarendon Boulevard on the 3rd floor I will be sw…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
December 6, 2022 at 12:59 AM

Rank Choice Voting, Collective Bargaining, and an Invitation to Join the Fight for Women's Reproductive Rights

Rank Choice Voting, Collective Bargaining, and an Invitation to Join the Fight for Women's Reproductive Rights Dear Friends,     The November Arlington County Board meetings focused on rank choice voting, the County's budget for the coming year, and collect…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
November 25, 2022 at 7:59 PM

Thankful for you & Save the Date--Dec. 20th

Thankful for you & Save the Date--Dec. 20th Dear Friends,     Yesterday, as our family sat down for Thanksgiving dinner, I reflected on how grateful I am for you--the supporters and volunteers who make my service possible. From the bottom of my heart, t…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
November 9, 2022 at 3:38 PM

Yes, we did: thank you & 60%

Yes, we did: thank you & 60% Dear Friends,     Last night we won re-election with 60% of the vote. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you did to make our victory possible. With supporters taking a picture last night at the…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
November 8, 2022 at 10:59 PM

Only 1 hour left to vote!

Only 1 hour left to vote! Dear Fellow Arlingtonian,     You have 1 hour left to vote in this election!  Polls close at 7PM. If you are in line, stay in line! Click Here to Find Your Polling Place To read my tho…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
November 8, 2022 at 8:59 PM

You have 3 hours left to vote!

You have 3 hours left to vote! Dear Fellow Arlingtonian,     You have 3 hours left to vote in this election!  Polls close at 7PM. If you are in line, stay in line! Click Here to Find Your Polling Place To read …
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
November 8, 2022 at 6:29 PM

The Polls are Open--Vote

The Polls are Open--Vote Dear Fellow Arlingtonian,     The polls are open. There are still a little less than 7 hours to vote in this election!  Click Here to Find Your Polling Place To read my thoughts on why y…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
November 8, 2022 at 10:59 AM

The Polls are Open--Vote

The Polls are Open--Vote Dear Fellow Arlingtonian,     The polls are open. They opened at 6 and will be open until 7 pm. To learn where your polling place is, go here: Click Here to Find Your Polling Place To read my thoughts…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
November 7, 2022 at 9:50 PM

Tomorrow's Election, Senator Tim Kaine's Support, and Why You Should Vote for Me

Tomorrow's Election, Senator Tim Kaine's Support, and Why You Should Vote for Me Dear Fellow Arlingtonian,     Tomorrow is Election Day. The polls will be open from 6 am to 7 pm. Please make a plan to vote. To learn where your polling place is, go here: …
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
November 3, 2022 at 8:48 PM

5 days: Voting, Volunteering, and $2,126 to Win

5 days: Voting, Volunteering, and $2,126 to Win Dear Fellow Arlingtonian,     I write to share with you times and locations to vote early, volunteer opportunities, and to ask for your help in raising the $2,126 we need to finish this campaign. This will be …
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
October 28, 2022 at 1:32 PM

10 days: Firefighters!, In Your Hands, & Vote this Weekend

10 days: Firefighters!, In Your Hands, & Vote this Weekend Dear Fellow Arlingtonian,     When I ran for office four years ago, I often emailed you sharing my belief that my ability to make a different was rooted in our collective strength--your votes, v…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
October 21, 2022 at 1:56 PM

17 days, Additional Voting Locations Next Week, and Endorsements

17 days, Additional Voting Locations Next Week, and Endorsements Dear Fellow Arlingtonian,     There are 17 days left until this defining election for our country and for Arlington. Last Friday Brooke and I cast our votes. (We'll be a little busy on electio…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
October 13, 2022 at 4:00 PM

Don Beyer this Saturday; Vote Early; and Endorsements

Don Beyer this Saturday; Vote Early; and Endorsements Dear Fellow Arlingtonian,     There are just 25 days left before November 8th. As we used to say when I was an organizer in Iowa: it is go time. Congressman Don Beyer is joining Bethany Sutton and me for…
  Matt de Ferranti · [email protected]
October 2, 2022 at 10:29 PM

Climate Event Tomorrow, Missing Middle, Endorsements, & Early Voting

Climate Event Tomorrow, Missing Middle, Endorsements, & Early Voting Dear Fellow Arlingtonian,     Tomorrow night, my friends Jay Fisette and Bob Rosen will host Bethany Sutton and me for a conversation about climate change and Arlington. I'd be honored…