District Residents Demand the Vote in their Own Words
DC Vote Hosts Tour of WMATA Bus Featuring 'I Am DC; I Demand the Vote' Ads
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July 27, 2009
Washington, DC - This Wednesday, several of the participants highlighted in DC Vote's latest campaign, I Am DC; I Demand the Vote will lead an on-bus tour of the advertisements currently running on WMATA buses in the District. Featured participants will be available for photos and will discuss their personal stories of why full voting representation and full democracy is important to them.
"We find that people in the states really respond to the stories of everyday Washingtonians," said Ilir Zherka, DC Vote Executive Director. "This campaign tells the stories of people like Julian Bond, NAACP Chairman and Kathryn, a DC Public School teacher. People across the District are also sharing their stories on our Web site. These are powerful testimonials from the people of DC who demand equal representation."
What: Press event with DC residents who are highlighted in the I Am DC; I Demand the Vote campaign. Members of the press are invited to interview the participants and tour one of the buses where the ads are featured.
- When: Wednesday, July 29, 10:00-11:00 AM
- Where: WMATA bus parked adjacent to Freedom Plaza on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, between 13th and 14th Streets, NW (directly across the street from the John A. Wilson Building)
Who: District residents who participated in DC Vote's campaign, including Marie Johns, Managing Member of L&L Consulting and Ted Loza, DC City Council staffer; Ilir Zherka, DC Vote Executive Director
Why: DC Vote's latest campaign shows the faces and tells the stories of the "real" DC - local residents who are civil rights leaders, public school teachers, nurses, artists, writers, small business owners and political staffers. DC Vote plans to share these stories on trips to the states.
The I Am DC; I Demand the Vote campaign is currently running on DC-area buses and will also be featured in online and print publications. For more information about the campaign, visit www.i-am-dc.org.