Singer, songwriter, and The Voice judge Miley Cyrus will campaign for the Democratic Presidential ticket Saturday.
The Clinton campaign announced Thursday Cyrus will speak at a rally at George Mason University in Fairfax.
She will also knock on doors to “speak to students about the high stakes in this election for millennial voters, laying out Clinton’s vision for an America that is stronger together,” says a statement from Hillary for Virginia.
“Cyrus will urge voters to visit iwillvote.com to ensure that they have all the information they need to vote for Clinton on Election Day,” the Clinton campaign said.
Check back for exact time and other info about the GMU event.
Photo: Miley Cyrus/Credit: NBC.com
The campaign is setting up shop in a former hair salon at 1635 Washington Plaza for the final months leading to election day Nov. 8.
This will be the district headquarters for Hunter Mill, Sully and Dranesville Democrats.
Says Hillary for Virginia:
At the office opening, local leaders, supporters and volunteers will discuss Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine’s new plan to support small businesses, including Virginia’s more than 680,000 small businesses and 1.5 million employees. Donald Trump has made a career of stiffing small businesses and refusing to pay his bills across the country — even putting some on the path to bankruptcy.
The Reston office will serve as a hub for organizing activity to allow supporters to mobilize and help elect Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine and Democrats up and down the ballot on Nov. 8. Organizers and volunteers will host phone banks, organizing meetings, and canvasses from the office as well as from supporters’ homes across the Commonwealth.
There will be an opening reception at the office Tuesday at 7 p.m. RSVP online.
As Reston Now reported last week, the campaign will have an local office for the last months leading up to the Nov. 8 election at 1635 Washington Plaza. That’s currently a former hair salon space on Lake Anne Plaza.
There will be an opening party on Aug. 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Get more details and RVSP on the Hillary Clinton website.
Please join fellow Democrats, special guests and your local organizers to celebrate the North Fairfax’s 2016 Democratic Coordinated Campaign Office Opening in Reston!
Organizers for the Hunter Mill, Dranesville and Sully Districts will be in attendance. The office is in Lake Anne Plaza.
Food, drinks and materials will be provided–just bring yourself and family and friends!
The campaign will open an office at 1635 Washington Plaza, a former hair salon storefront at Lake Anne Plaza.
The office is expected to open soon, with a grand opening party later this month, a campaign spokesman said.
In 2012, Barack Obama’s re-election campaign had an office in Reston in an office building at 1760 Reston Parkway.
Local offices are where campaigns organize volunteers, hold phone banks and do other community-level campaign work.
Voters in Reston traditionally vote heavily Democratic in presidential elections. In 2008, Barack Obama won Reston precincts 66 percent to 33 percent. In 2012, Obama had 65 percent of the votes to Mitt Romney’s 34 percent.
When Hillary Clinton selected Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate Thursday evening, it marked the first time since Woodrow Wilson that a Virginian is on the national ticket.
Virginia may be the mother of presidents — it’s had eight, more than any other state — just not in 100 years or so. And the last vice president from Virginia was John Tyler, who served for 30 days and then was vaulted to president upon the death of William Henry Harrison.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 23, 2016
Kaine, 58, has represented Virginia in the U.S Senate since 2012. Prior to that he served as Virginia governor (2006-10) and Mayor of Richmond. He has a law degree from Harvard and spent a year as a Catholic missionary in Honduras (where he learned to speak fluent Spanish). He is also a former Democratic National Committee Chairman.
Kaine’s early legal career was spent in Richmond, representing clients in fair housing and racial discrimination cases. His attention to civil rights is one factor that makes him “a Reston kind of guy,” says Virginia Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston).
“Tim Kaine is a Reston kind of guy,” said Plum. “He made his mark early on in civil rights litigation. The kind of things our community stands for are the kind of things Tim Kaine stands for.”
Kaine and Clinton spoke together last week at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale.
Kaine has made many appearances in Reston in recent years. He sat next to Reston founder Bob Simon at Simon’s 100th birthday celebration in April of 2014. He praised Simon as a visionary in creating an integrated new town in a divided south.
“In 1964, when Reston opened, discrimination was rampant and legal,” Kaine said that day at Lake Anne Plaza. “It wasn’t until 1968 that the federal Fair Housing Act was passed. It wasn’t until 1971 that the Virginia General Assembly passed the South’s first fair housing law. Bob [Simon] was a real visionary.
“When we look at Virginia history since World War II, Bob should be one of the five or six individuals [we talk about]. Bob took a state that was facing backward and turned it facing forward.”
Kaine also spoke at Simon’s celebration of life last April.
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va. 11th) called Clinton’s pick of Kaine “a wise choice.”
“The choice for Vice President should not be symbolic,” Connolly said in a statement. “It is about qualifications. It is a position of great responsibility. Secretary Clinton has made a wise choice in selecting my friend, our Senator, Tim Kaine as her running mate.
“Tim has served honorably as Mayor of Richmond, Lieutenant Governor, Governor and Senator for all Virginians,” Connolly said. “He’s a deliberate and thoughtful legislator, a serious and substantive policy wonk, and a bridge builder. If you are looking for moral authenticity in politics look no further than Tim Kaine. I think the world of him.”
Kaine has received some criticism from the more liberal wing of the Democratic party, who are concerned with Kaine’s positions on global trade deals and Wall Street regulation. He has been an advocate of free trade and has defended the North American Free Trade Agreement, which some citizens blame for the loss of manufacturing jobs to Mexico.
Kaine is married to Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton. While governor in 2008, Kaine backed a $22 million proposal in the Virginia General Assembly to make pre-kindergarten education more accessible to at-risk four-year-olds.
Kaine is Catholic, and has said while he is personally against abortion, he supports a woman’s right to choose. He has also said he is against the death penalty.
Kaine is one of 35 senators given an “F” rating by the NRA.
On the Senate Armed Services committee, Kaine has maintained that Congressional approval is necessary for the commitment of U.S. troops, particularly in response to the Civil War in Syria and strikes against ISIS.
“Tim Kaine is the genuine article,” said Plum. “He is right on the issues, sincere in his approach to leadership, and credible. He will be a sharp contrast to the other side of the ticket. I think that will strengthen the ticket.”
Said Virginia’s senior senator Mark Warner:
“I enthusiastically applaud Secretary Clinton’s choice. Without reservation, I can say there is no one of higher integrity and trustworthiness. … “He always finds reasons for hope and optimism in every situation, and he is centered by his faith and his family. Our country, and the Commonwealth of Virginia, will be very well-served by electing Tim Kaine as Vice President.”
Kaine and Clinton will make their first appearance together Saturday in Miami.
Presumptive Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton will likely make her pick for vice president on Friday or Saturday, and a familiar name keeps surfacing among the frontrunners: Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine (D).
Kaine, 58, is said to be among the top two Clinton is considering as the Democratic National Convention gets closer. The DNC is next week in Philadelphia.
The other top contender, according to The Washington Post, is Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
Clinton and Kaine campaigned together last week in Annandale.
Meanwhile, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said on Wednesday Kaine would be someone President Obama would recommend to Clinton as a vice-presidential pick.
Kaine attended Harvard Law School and was a Catholic missionary in Honduras (he is fluent in Spanish) before entering politics. He has served as Mayor of Richmond, Governor of Virginia and was elected to the senate in 2012.
Here is what would happen to Kaine’s Senate seat should he become VP.
Kaine will be in Northern Virginia all day today. In the morning, Kaine will host a roundtable discussion in Arlington with local advocacy groups on immigration reform. In the afternoon, he will host a roundtable discussion at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) in Sterling with leaders of the Northern Virginia interfaith and civil rights communities to discuss the importance of tolerance and religious freedom in light of recent rhetoric surrounding Muslim communities in America.
Would adding Kaine to the ticket influence your vote? Take our poll.
The appearance is from 1:15 to 4:30 p.m. at Ernst Gymnasium at Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale.
Want to attend? Go to Clinton’s website and RSVP to get more details.
The Clinton campaign says the two “will discuss their shared commitment to building an America that is stronger together, while emphasizing that Donald Trump’s divisive agenda would be dangerous for America.”
Kaine, 58, is the junior senator from Virginia (elected in 2012) and was formerly Virginia’s governor. He has been mentioned by several national news sources as a possible vice presidential pick for Clinton.
Clinton should be making her pick for VP anytime between the end of the Republican National Convention July 21 and the start of the Democratic National Convention July 25.