Fellow Ward 6 Democrats,
Have you been wanting to show your support of the Democratic ticket with a Biden/Harris yard sign, but can't find one?
The Ward 6 Dems have you covered. We have a LIMITED supply to distribute.
How do you get yours?
Make a contribution of ANY amount to the Ward 6 Dems in support of our Get Out the Vote efforts, email your receipt to our GOTV lead, Matt LaFortune, at [email protected], and he'll deliver one within 48 hours.
President, Ward 6 Democrats
DC Democratic State Committee Virtual Debate Watch Party: Tuesday, September 29
The DC Democratic State Committee is hosting a virtual presidential debate watch party TOMORROW night Tuesday, September 29, starting at 8:00 p.m.
The first few minutes will be devoted to Flip NC Blue for DC, the DC DSC's main non-DC GOTV project. North Carolina is a battleground state which Obama carried in 2008 and lost in 2012, and then Trump carried in 2016. This project is designed to help Biden/Harris carry NC, flip the U.S. Senate seat, and support NC state legislative candidates who support DC statehood.
Help Elect Democrats Outside DC
The Ward 6 Dems have just about wrapped up our postcards to voters operations. Campaigns are ending this phase of voter outreach a little on the early side this year because of USPS delays and because so many people are voting early and/or absentee/by mail this fall. In Virginia alone, volunteers wrote more than 435,000 postcards to voters. Now, we didn't do all of those ourselves, but our efforts contributed to that MASSIVE voter outreach. Great work, people!
The next phase of outreach for the campaigns we're supporting - Rep. Elaine Luria (VA-02), Rep. Abigail Spanberger (VA-07), Theresa Greenfield (Senate challenger in Iowa), and Jaime Harrison (Senate challenger in South Carolina) - will be phone and text banking.
The Luria campaign is training text bankers TODAY, Monday, September 28, and the Harrison campaign will be training virtual volunteers on Wednesday, September 30. Information about both is available on the Ward 6 Dems online calendar.
Help Elect Democrats Inside DC
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.
CM White also needs volunteers to phone bank, share campaign literature with neighbors, or host your own virtual meet & greet. Email Matt LaFortune at [email protected] if you're able to support CM White's campaign in any of those ways.
Voting SAFELY in DC This Fall
Our Ward 6 CM, Charles Allen, has put together a COMPREHENSIVE guide to safe voting this fall. You can review all your options on his website.
WAMU reporter Martin Austermuhle also live tweeted the DC Council's September 10 hearing on voting options for the fall, which you can read here.
Your vote is your voice, so make sure to MAKE A PLAN to vote safely this fall.
ALERT: Census Data Collection Ends THIS Wednesday, September 30
Although activists are still fighting in the courts to extend the US Census deadline, victory is far from assured, and we are nearly out of time to get every DC resident counted in the US Census. The District's response rate is currently 62.2%, 3.5% behind the national rate. We are at serious risk of losing critical federal funding if we don't catch up.
If you haven't completed the Census, you can do so right now online at: https://my2020census.gov/. It only takes about 10 minutes.
If you have already responded, remind your friends and neighbors to do the same by posting the link to any neighborhood listservs or groups you belong to: https://my2020census.gov/.