Selected Organizations & Websites
ARC describes itself as a non-partisan watchdog that will challenge “both Republicans and Democrats who do not maintain the commitment to the [Prince William County] Rural Crescent.”
Bi-County Parkway / Tri-County Parkway
Citizens group dedicated to defeating proposals to build a north-south parkway from I-66 to Dulles through western Rural Crescent, which would open up the historic area to suburban residential sprawl, worsen traffic congestion, etc.
“MIDCO is a citizens group whose goal is to assist residents in assessing and affecting issues that impact our community. We strive to provide transparency on all issues so the community can make decisions based on the facts. We have worked on various issues since 2005 from land use to historical record to community services. We are independent, non-profit and unaffiliated with any political party or political organization. We always welcome and encourage public participation and urge mid-county residents to join us. Our area of influence includes the Coles and western Occoquan magisterial districts and is roughly defined by, but not limited to, the area between Hoadly Road and Liberia Avenue and between Route 234 and the Occoquan reservoir.”
News (Local / Prince William County):
Bristow Beat (local online-only news site)
Bull Run Observer (P.O. Box 1146 / Manassas, VA 20108 /
Publisher: Randi Reid / Phone: 703-369-5253, Fax: 703-369-5020)
Local Online News from Bull Run Observer: BullRunNow.com
Newspapers (Regional / Washington, DC area):
Prince William County-focused blog:
According to the website, “the Sheriff is … a composite of several like-minded citizens who want to restore the trust of the people in County government.”
The Prince William Committee of 100 “provides a non-partisan, educational forum to study essential interests, problems, and goals of the people of Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park.”
PWCA is “a nonprofit organization committed to ensuring that Prince William’s environment is protected for the good of all its citizens.”
The local affiliate of the National Taxpayers Union (NTU). NTU describes its mission as follows: “Since it was founded over 40 years ago, the National Taxpayers Union’s Number One job has been helping to protect every single American’s right to keep what they’ve earned. Our guiding principle has always been: ‘This is your money and the government should return it to you.’ We are a nonprofit, non-partisan citizen group whose members work every day for lower taxes and smaller government at all levels.”
County Political Parties
VPAP is “a non-profit, non-partisan organization that demonstrates how computer technology can improve public understanding of the role of money in state politics… The Virginia General Assembly has enacted significant reforms that encourage — and in some cases require — candidates and political committees to disclose electronically. VPAP plays a supporting role in the State Board of Elections’ ongoing efforts to computerize campaign finance records.”
Virginia State Board of Elections
Information from the state of Virginia on: voter registration and identification; absentee voting; how and where to vote; what’s on the ballot; and election results.
VSSPWC is “a registered Virginia political action committee (PAC)” and a “non-partisan volunteer citizens’ organization dedicated to electing candidates for public office who are committed to stopping overdevelopment in Prince William County. VSSPWC recognizes the negative impacts of sprawl on schools, taxes, traffic, open space, and the environment and helps voters identify the best, most dedicated and trustworthy anti-sprawl candidates, regardless of political party, and helps them get elected to office” by interviewing candidates for local public office and then endorsing those who support anti-sprawl policies.