The Ward 6 Democrats of Washington, DC
- Foster and encourage political activity, education and awareness in our outreach to Ward 6 residents;
- Constructively work to improve the quality of life of the D.C. residents and 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 W6D NEWSLETTER. You can do either - or both - via the Join Us button above.
- Get out of your House to Support At Large Councilmember Robert White and the Biden-Harris Team!
- We have identified 70 sign locations for Councilmember Robert White street sign placement and to deliver Biden-Harris/White Yard Signs to residents.
- Work on your schedule from September 18-September 30
- COVID friendly, rewarding and fun as this job is perfect for one or two
- Yard sign supplies and site locations provided.
- Contact Matt LaFortune - 574-807-2576 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next monthly Get Out the Vote virtual meeting will be TOMORROW, Tuesday, September 15, starting at 7:00 p.m. We'll be talking about the fourth campaign we're supporting this fall, that of Jaime Harrison, who is challenging Trump's golf buddy Lindsey Graham for Senate in South Carolina. We'll also have a special guest joining the call. Details and RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/dcdemsward6/event/310365/.
Meanwhile, our postcard writing efforts are ongoing. We have more addresses for Theresa Greenfield (challenging Joni Ernst for Senate in Iowa), and we are still writing postcards for Rep. Abigail Spanberger (VA-07) as well. You may have seen the article in the Washington Post (online Friday, in print Sunday) about the Spanberger race. She is facing a very tough battle, which means our efforts to help her could very well be what makes the difference.
Need addresses? Email Matt LaFortune at email@example.com.
- List of links to postcard sources
- Postcards designed by the niece of one of our dedicated GOTV volunteers (thanks for the sharing the link, Amelia!)
- Network NoVA's Virginia-specific postcards
Need a little help keeping your postcard writing energy up? Network NoVA, a local Virginia grass roots activist organization, is hosting weekly postcard power lunches, Fridays at noon. They feature music, messaging ideas, weekly special guests, and prizes. Register to join them here.
We need your help to turn out votes in the District as well. Council member Robert White, the only Democratic At-Large candidate this year, has reached out to the Ward 6 Dems for support.
- One way you can help is to Save The Date for a virtual meeting & greet with CM White on Saturday, October 10, starting at 1:00 p.m.
- You can request your Re-elect Robert White yard sign here.
- Sign up to phone bank for CM White here.
- CM White also needs volunteers to host more meet & greet events. Email Matt LaFortune at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're in hosting.
The Board of Elections has created an online tool to help you find out where you can vote this fall. You plug in your address, and it will show you all the nearby ballot drop boxes, early voting locations, and November 3 polling places. Discover your options here.
If you haven't already checked your voter registration status, PLEASE DO IT NOW. It only takes a few seconds to do: https://www.dcboe.org/Voters/Register-To-Vote/Check-Voter-Registration-Status.
The reason this is so critical is that Board of Elections is going to automatically mail absentee ballots to EVERY registered DC voter in just a few weeks. Make a plan to vote safely this fall.
Still have questions about voting? AARP DC and the DC Board of Elections are hosting two virtual town halls, Thursday, September 17 and Thursday, September 24, where you can get all your questions answered. Information and registration here.
While we will all be getting mail ballots, DC is going to have polling places for in-person voting open for both early voting (starting October 27) and on election day. While they're doing well, the Board of Elections is still recruiting poll workers. (You may have seen the article in the Washington Post on Friday about this.) Many of our most dedicated and experienced poll workers are our senior neighbors, and it's not safe for them to work the polls during the pandemic.
If you're in a lower-risk demographic category, please consider signing up to help. It's a PAYING position. You'll do four hours of training, and then you'll be assigned up to five shifts during the in-person voting period. Complete information and application are available at: https://www.dcboe.org/Poll-Workers/Apply-to-be-an-Election-Day-Worker.
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