Today at 1:00 PM, DC Vote, along with democracy activists from across the District, will assemble at the Office of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Several leaders of the group and activists will address the press.
We will hold a press conference to demand that the Senate strike language in the FY2015 spending bill that seeks to overturn the will of DC voters, who overwhelmingly approved Initiative 71 in November.
Some members plan to use ongoing negotiations over the 2015 spending bill to block the will of DC residents. They want to overturn the initiative that two-thirds of District voters supported just two weeks ago!
One member even quipped that if people in DC want autonomy or a vote in Congress, they should move to a state. We need your help to let Congress know that democracy matters, and we will not still while they trample on our local rights.
Come join civic leaders from around the District to discuss ways to continue the momentum in the coming year. All are encouraged to attend. RSVP on the FB event page for the DC Statehood Coalition
It's time to participate in our local democracy by casting your vote on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Or you can vote early. Click here for more information.
Each year DC Vote recognizes individuals, companies and organizations for their dedication to fulfilling the promise of democracy. These honorees represent the very best of American excellence and, with courage, exercise their liberties to speak out about the injustice of disenfranchisement. Through their actions and words, they defend our freedoms and promote our ideals. These Champions of Democracy understand that being disenfranchised affects all aspects of civic and community life.
Columbia Heights Day is a community festival with live music, food, vendors, guest speakers, children's activities and more. Columbia Heights is a rapidly developing neighborhood of Washington, DC located east of the National Zoo. The festival will celebrate the talents of DC residents and include fun contests and demonstrations such as photography contests, funkiest looking vegetable, cupcake eating contests and more.
Fiesta DC Latino Festival has been held each year in Washington DC for forty-three years.
It is an annual celebration of Latino culture that features a Parade of Nations that displays and preserves the Native Latino cultural dance troupes as well as contemporary local groups from civic organizations, schools, and performers. The Parade of nations will take place on Constitution Avenue
The H Street Festival is an annual street festival designed to showcase the unique qualities of this vibrant Washington, DC community. The event is a part of the revitalization strategy to bring attention to the developing arts and entertainment district spanning 10 blocks of H Street NE.
We will need volunteers to conduct voter registration, ask attendees to sign our national petition and educate attendees about DC’s lack of representation in Congress. We will provide a brief training once you arrive to make sure you are prepared to assist in these activities.