February 2019

Fellow Ward 6 Democrats,

This edition of our newsletter is all about volunteer opportunities.

You can attend the upcoming DNC winter meeting, help your fellow Ward 6 Dems get in shape and prepare for the Race to Ratification 5K that will kick of the National Woman’s Party celebration of the centennial of women’s suffrage, take a two question survey to let us know what topics you’re interested in, or lobby for DC Statehoood.

There are LOTS of opportunities to get involved in February. All you have to do is pick the one that best suits your time, talents, and interests.  

Chuck Burger

President, Ward 6 Democrats

DNC Winter Meeting: Feb. 14-16

The Democratic National Committee will be holding their winter 2019 meeting here in DC at the Marriott Marquis (901 Massachusetts Avenue NW) Thursday, Feb. 14 – Saturday, Feb. 16.

The Ward 6 Dems have posted a PDF of the tentative schedule of public events on our website, under the Events Calendar, at https://www.ward6dems.org/calendar.

Daily Registration:

  • Thursday, Feb. 14, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 15, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 16, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Thursday will be mostly devoted to council and caucus meetings. Many of the committees meet on Friday, and there’s a general session from 1 – 4 p.m. and then a welcome reception from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday kicks off with a Black History Month breakfast, followed by the regional caucuses in the morning, and another general session from 12 – 3 p.m.

The DC Democratic State Committee website indicates that they’ll be offering online registration soon at https://dcdemocraticparty.org.

Baby, Were You Born to Run?

We’re still looking for a volunteer to coordinate ONE weekly training run for the Ward 6 Dems team for the upcoming Race to Ratification 5K, Sunday, June 9. The race is the official National Woman’s Party (in partnership with Congressional Cemetery) kick off of a year’s worth of events celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage. If you’re willing to coordinate ONE training run a week, email Elizabeth Engel at ewengel@yahoo.com

New This Year: Ward 6 Salons (and we need your help)

In 2019, the Ward 6 Dems will begin hosting a series of informal, topical conversations in a “salon” format – 15-20 attendees, hosted in volunteers’ houses, on a particular topic or issue, potentially with one or more invited special guests.

Please take our two question poll at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WYZYZS5 to let us know what topics you’re interested in and which guest participants you’d like us to invite.

DC Statehood Annual Lobbying Day – NEW DATE (Feb. 27)

Are you ready to take the plunge and help advocate for DC Statehood in 2019?

Wednesday, Feb. 27 (note the new 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 do not charge a membership fee, and we’re entirely volunteer run, but efforts like producing this newsletter, hosting our website, writing postcards to voters in Virginia, providing noshes at our happy hours, and advertising the Ward 6 Matters panels require funds. Monthly donations – even small ones of $5 or $10 a month – are the most helpful for us, because we can then plan expenditures knowing how much money we have coming in. Please donate today to help us achieve our mission of encouraging political activity among Democrats in Ward 6, improving the quality of life in our community, and building the party.

Paid for by Ward 6 Democrats, P.O. Box 15634, Washington, DC 20003, Marci Hilt, Treasurer. A copy of our financial report is on file with the Office of Campaign Finance. Contributions are not tax deductible for federal or District of Columbia income tax purposes.

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