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. You can also follow us on Facebook and on Twitter.
Last night 13 volunteers gathered in the upstairs room at Mr. Henry's and wrote a stack of postcards to voters in Virginia supporting the candidacy of Sheila Bynum-Coleman that was more than two inches high - we're estimating at least 150 postcards - in just over an hour. We would've done more, but we ran out (we won't make that mistake again).We just scheduled our NEXT postcard party, and we'd love to see you there:
H.R. 51, the DC Statehood Bill, will have a hearing in the House Committee on Oversight and Reform on September 19, 2019. It's time to make history. We need everyone who supports DC Statehood to plan to be there.
The best way to keep up-to-date on details is to visit ShowUp4DC and sign up for updates.
Statehood movement organizers are looking for volunteers for the day of, and also for a series of actions and events leading up to the actual hearing. Barbara Helmick, from DC Vote, is coordinating those efforts, so to find out what the options are and sign up, email her at email@example.com.
The Ward 6 Democrats are fired up and ready to help flip both houses of the Virginia state legislature blue this fall.
Having realized that focused attention will be more effective than trying to campaign for all of the more than 100 Democratic candidates on the Virginia state ballot this fall, Ward 6 Dems Outreach Director Andria Thomas has also selected three outstanding candidates we're going to focus on:
- Dan Helmer, challenging incumbent Republican House Caucus chair Tim Hugo in HD-40 (Fairfax)
- Sheila Bynum-Coleman, challenging incumbent Republican Speaker of the House of Delegates Kirk Cox in HD-66 (Richmond)
- Wendy Gooditis, Democratic incumbent in HD-10 (Loudon), in a competitive race to secure her first re-election
All three are facing challenging but winnable races.
Come join us Tuesday, August 20, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the upstairs room at Mr. Henry's (601 Pennsylvania Avenue SE) to learn more about these great candidates, write some postcards to Virginia state voters, find out how you can contribute to an even bigger Virginia state blue wave than we experienced in 2017 this fall, and enjoy extended happy hour specials with your fellow Ward 6 Dems.
July 30-31: for the second round of Democratic #POTUS candidate debates, your Ward 6 Dems will be putting on a solo event one night and a joint event with the DC Democratic Party for the other. Check out our calendar for more details and to RSVP!
Thank you to everyone who turned out for our biennial convention on Saturday, June 22.
Our revised bylaws passed on a voice vote. Our 2019-2021 officers are listed below:
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