Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 1:00am

On Tuesday, October 24, 2006 from 6:30 - 9:00 PM, DC Vote held its Sixth Annual Champions of Democracy Awards Reception at the Madison Hotel.

Each year, DC Vote recognizes Champions of Democracy for their dedication to fulfilling the promise of democracy for residents of Washington, DC. These men and women represent the very best of American excellence.

Champions of Democracy exercise their liberties to speak out about the injustice of living under a system where the governed do not have a vote in the election of those who govern. They understand that being disenfranchised affects all aspects of civic and community life.

DC Vote's 2006 Champions of Democracy are:

  • The Honorable Jack Kemp, Former Congressman & Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
  • Carol Thompson Cole, Managing Partner, Venture Philanthropy Partners
  • Charles A. Miller, Partner, Covington & Burling

DC Vote's 2006 Champions of Democracy Sponsors & Donors

Host
  • Mario Morino
  • Jane & Daniel Solomon
  • David Steinberg
Patron
  • Akridge
  • Diane & Norman Bernstein
  • Covington & Burling LLP
  • Richard & Lois England
  • Jenner & Block LLP
  • Lorie S. Masters & Jack Rose
  • Lloyd Leonard & Elizabeth Wiener
  • Lovell & Jack Olender
  • Royal Kennedy Rodgers & Johnathan Rodgers
  • Bruce Spiva & Anna Gelpern
  • Spiva & Hartnett LLP
  • Joe Sternlieb & Linda Singer
  • The Summit Fund of Washington
  • United Food & Commercial Workers Union Local 400
Benefactor
  • Elizabeth A. Allen
  • Cathy Hughes, Founder/Chairperson, Radio One, Inc.
  • Foster & Associates
  • Eric Koenig & Amy Schwartz
  • The Meltzer Group
  • Pepco
  • Joshua Pokempner
  • The Private Bank at Bank of America
  • Radio One, Inc.
Supporter
  • Marque Chambliss & Sheryll Cashin
  • Flowers on Fourteenth
  • Gannett
  • John Klenert
  • Levendis Law Group, PLLC
  • Samuel & Shelvie McCoy
  • Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO
  • Charles A. & Jeanette Miller
  • Ruthanne & Robert Miller
  • National League of Cities
  • Stefan C. & Gissel Nicholas
  • Larry Ottinger & Cinthia Schuman
  • PNC Bank
  • People For the American Way (PFAW)
  • Sarah L. Pokempner & Jerry Levine
  • Cynthia Robbins
  • David Rubenstein
  • Kathy & Al Schmidt
  • Jeff Schwartz
  • Nigel Shulterbrandt-Gragg
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Thomas & Marisel Wilbur
  • Laurel Wingate & Brian Cox
  • Barry Zigas & Jodie Levin-Epstein
Friend
  • Thomas Blanton & Marsha Lillie-Blanton
  • Jeff Blum
  • Caroline Brown & Rob Malley
  • Bernei & Amelie Burgunder
  • The Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project & Program on Law & Government
  • Eldon H. Crowell
  • DC Chamber of Commerce
  • Fred Scherlinder Dobb & Minna Scherlinder Morse
  • The Honorable Adrian Fenty
  • Debra Fried Levin & Josh Levin
  • Foundry United Methodist Church - Democracy Project
  • Elizabeth & Richard Gill
  • Ed Hatcher, The Hatcher Group, Inc.
  • Ann Hoffman
  • Aviva Kempner
  • Gail Laster & Donald Verrilli
  • Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
  • Margot & Ed Levin
  • National Urban League Policy Institute
  • Elizabeth C. Parkinson-Wyner & Joshua Wyner
  • Jamie Raskin, Professor, American University
  • Alan Schwartz & Debra Yogodzinski
  • Margaret A. Siegel & Jeffrey Katz
  • Rebecca & Gary Stevens
  • Kathy Swayze, Impact Communications
  • J. Chapman Todd & Willa Day Morris
  • UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
  • Michael D. Ward, Walker & Company, LLP
  • Barbara Yeomans
DC Vote's Fourth Annual 'Let Washington Be Heard' Silent Auction

Many thanks go to the individuals and businesses who have supported DC Vote's Silent Auction.

  • Acappella Restaurant, New York
  • Akridge
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Arucola Osteria
  • Avalon Theatre
  • The Honorable Marion Barry
  • Blues Alley
  • Robert Bobb
  • The Bombay Club
  • Michael Brown
  • The Honorable Kwame Brown
  • Capitol Hill Bikes
  • Capitol Steps
  • The Honorable David Catania
  • Catch Can
  • Mary Cheh
  • Chevy Chase Gallery
  • The Honorable Linda Cropp
  • Dance Place
  • Dandy Restaurant Cruise Ships
  • DC Dance Collective
  • Demian
  • The Honorable Jack Evans
  • The Honorable Adrian Fenty
  • Folgers Theatre
  • Ford Theatre
  • Frame of Mine
  • Freed Photography & Videography
  • Friends of The National Zoo
  • Full of Beans
  • Gold's Gym
  • The Honorable Jim Graham
  • The Honorable Vincent Gray
  • Dr. Dorothy Height
  • Improv
  • In the Series
  • Jimmy's on K Street Restaurant
  • Johnson's Florist & Garden
  • Aviva Kempner
  • Kimpton Hotels
  • La Tomate Restaurant
  • Barbara Lang
  • Addy Bassin's MacArthur Beverages, Inc.
  • Madam's Organ Restaurant and Blues Bar
  • Mama Ayesha's Restaurant
  • Mar de Plata Restaurant
  • Marrakesh Restaurant
  • Marty's Restaurant
  • Lorie S. Masters
  • McCormick & Schmick's Restaurant
  • Samuel & Shelvie McCoy
  • Melody Record Shop, Inc.
  • Memorabilia Magic
  • The Honorable Phil Mendelson
  • Mint Fitness
  • Nana
  • Nora Restaurant
  • Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton
  • Odyssey Cruises
  • Catherine Oleksiw
  • The Honorable Vincent Orange Sr.
  • Mike Panetta
  • Parthenon Restaurant
  • The Honorable Kathy Patterson
  • Periwinkle
  • Phillips Flagship Restaurant
  • Kathryn Ray
  • Red Door Spa
  • Results, The Gym
  • Rosemary's Thyme Bistro
  • Salon X Y Z
  • Al Schmidt
  • The Honorable Carol Schwartz
  • Shakespeare Theatre
  • Shakespeare Theatre Company
  • Signature Theatre
  • Daniel & Jane Solomon
  • David Solomon
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Studio Theatre
  • Tabard Inn
  • Teatro Goldoni
  • Theater J
  • Theatre Alliance
  • Harry Thomas Jr.
  • Warehouse Theatre
  • Tommy Wells
  • Mayor Anthony Williams
  • Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
  • Zola

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