The Loudoun County Preservation and Conservation Coalition announced today their policies for the 2019 Election Campaigns.
The Coalition is a non-partisan, non-profit, informal organization of over 50 Loudoun heritage and environmental organizations representing over 4,000 member residents in Loudoun County. Our Mission Statement is “to provide a strong voice for members in public forums, and a convenient and effective way to share information, issues, and ideas.”
The Coalition meets on the last Tuesday of every month, except July and December, at 4:00 PM in the Purcellville Train Station.
We believe that Coalition meetings represent an efficient and powerful means for candidates to learn of the issues of importance to Loudoun residents. However, we are mindful of our status as a non-partisan group and of the 501©(3) status of most of our member organizations.
At the last meeting the over 45 members present unanimously supported the following policies for participation in the 2019 local and State elections:
- All candidates for any local or state office are invited to attend any of the Coalition’s regular monthly meetings to hear the views of the members on various issues. Any candidate attending a meeting will be introduced by the Chair, but will not be permitted to speak during the meeting, however, after the meeting closes any candidate may introduce themselves to any member and hand out their campaign literature.
- All candidates are invited to access our website (LoudounCoalition.org) to review the detailed studies and information on Loudoun issues contained there.
- The Coalition will prepare a survey seeking responses from the candidates on issues of concern to the Coalition and all responses will be posted on the website for all members to review.
- All individual members of the Coalition may, if they so choose, participate in any candidate’s campaign, and make campaign donations so long as they do so in their private capacity and to not represent support from the Coalition or from their membership organizations.
If any candidate has questions regarding these policies or wishes to attend a specific Coalition meeting please email:
Al Van Huyck
Chair, Loudoun County Preservation and Conservation Coalition