Ward 6 Democrats of Washington, DC
Welcome to the Ward 6 Democrats website. Our mission is to:
Foster and encourage political activity among Ward 6 residents;
Work to constructively improve the quality of life of the District of Columbia residents and improve the communities in which they live;
Contribute to the growth and influence of the Democratic Party, to develop leadership, to increase Party responsibility.
We're always looking for volunteers, and the best way to keep up with our activities is to subscribe to our newsletter. You can do either - or both - via the Join Us button above.
Are you ready to take the plunge and help advocate for DC Statehood in 2019?
Wednesday, Feb. 27 (note the revised date) is the statehood movement’s annual lobbying day on Capitol Hill. There are morning and afternoon shifts available, and training and meals are provided.
Never lobbied before? Don’t worry – experienced leaders of the statehood movement will be with you to guide the way. Experienced citizen lobbyist? That’s great, too. Either way, the movement needs you. Sign up to participate at https://www.facebook.com/events/1937302779700951/.
The Ward 6 Democrats urgently need five or six – or more – volunteers to form a Steering Committee to flesh out our Women of Ward 6/Suffrage Centennial Project. 2020 is the centennial of the passage of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote. We are working with the National Woman's Party (https://www.nationalwomansparty.org/) on the centennial celebration.
Indivisible Waterfront, a group of Democratic activists that works closely with Swing Left, gathered on Saturday, Feb. 2 to launch its progressive agenda for 2019 and beyond.
Opening the meeting, Chair Barbara (Bobbie) Friedman recapped the group's efforts in 2018. The group adopted four Virginia districts and help to flip three: Elaine Luria (VA-2), Abigail Spanberger (VA-7), and Jennifer Wexton (VA-10). They also supported Leslie Cockburn (VA-5) whose race was unsuccessful. Indivisible Waterfront also canvassed for Conor Lamb (PA-17) and hosted get out the vote postcard writing events and fundraisers.
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Skip the Starbucks and send some love to your local Ward 6 Dems!
DC Statehood activists are planning a major advocacy push at the DNC Winter Meeting, which takes place later this week at the Marriott Marquis (901 Massachusetts Avenue NW), and urgently need volunteers to help.
The specific schedule is changing rapidly, but here is what’s planned as of publication of this edition of the Ward 6 Dems newsletter:
Thursday, Feb. 14:
- 1:30-3:00 p.m.: Resolutions Committee. We will be introducing a DC Statehood resolution and could use Statehood supporters in the audience.
- 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Statehood Happy Hour. In Marriott Marquis Lobby Bar, following the Women's Caucus meeting. We’ll provide Statehood t-shirts and swag to celebrate.
Friday, Feb. 15:
- 6:00-8:00 p.m.: DNC Welcome Reception. We will have a Statehood table for which we’ll need volunteers, who will be there to answer questions and talk with attendees about why Statehood matters.
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Saturday, Feb. 16:
- 10:00-11:30 a.m.: Regional Caucus meetings. Volunteers will be collaborating with the Statehood Coalition to target uncommitted Democrats and showcase state delegation members who have already signed on to support making DC the 51ststate. This effort was very successful last year.
- 12:00-3:00 p.m.: DNC Plenary / General Session. We have *50 seats* reserved for DC Statehood advocates, so we need volunteers to show up and fill them.
- Thursday, Feb. 14: