Ward 6 Dem Debate Watch Party on Tuesday!


Save the Date: Ward 6 Matters Panel on Justice in DC - Wednesday, Nov. 13

We're still in the process of finalizing our panelists, but we know that our next Ward 6 Matters panel discussion will be on the topic of Justice in DC, examining issues of transparency, the courts, and public accountability in addressing violent crime in our community. Plan now to join us Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Hal J Gordon Building (124 15th Street NE).


Volunteer Opportunity: Canvass for Wendy Gooditis - Saturday, Oct. 26

The Ward 6 Democrats are continuing our support for candidates in Virginia this year with some door knocking for Wendy Gooditis on Saturday, Oct. 26. Canvassing is a critical way to motivate inconsistent Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters to get to the polls in the final weeks before an election, and Wendy needs your help. 

For more information, visit: https://www.ward6dems.org/canvassing_for_wendy_gooditis_in_virginia.


Volunteer Opportunity: Canvass for Dan Helmer - Sunday, Oct. 20

The Ward 6 Democrats are continuing our support for candidates in Virginia this year with some door knocking for Dan Helmer on Sunday, Oct. 20. Shift times are at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. We'll be working with the Fairfax Young Democrats, so we should have a good crowd. Canvassing is a critical way to motivate inconsistent Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters to get to the polls in the final weeks before an election, and Dan needs your help. 

For more information or to RSVP, visit: https://www.ward6dems.org/canvassing_for_dan_helmer_in_virginia.


#DemDebate4 Watch Party, Tuesday, Oct. 15

Tuesday, Oct. 15 is going to be a busy night. After we finish our final postcards to Virginia voters, we'll be headed to Valor Brewpub (723 8th Street NE) to watch the fourth Democratic debate. The debate starts at 8:00 p.m., and we'll be at the hightop tables in the bar area as usual. You can join us for the postcard party, the debate watch, or, we hope, both.


Volunteer Opportunity: FINAL VA State Elections GOTV/Postcard Party - Tuesday, Oct. 15

Our FINAL postcard writing party will take place Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Solid State Books (600 H Street NE). After we finish up our final postcards - we're nearly out of addresses - we will proceed to Valor Brewpub (723 8th Street NE) to watch that evening's Democratic debate, and you are definitely welcome to join us for the postcards, the debate, or, we hope, both.

You can RSVP for the October 15 postcard event at https://www.ward6dems.org/va_state_elections_gotv_postcard_party_tuesday_oct_15 - it's not required, but it does help us know how many supplies to bring.  

(Councilmember Elissa Silverman, who was supposed to join us at Solid State that night, has had a conflict, and we are in the process of rescheduling her salon conversation with us for later this fall.)


October 1 VA State Elections GOTV/Postcard Party Recap

We had a large group of volunteers at Mr. Henry's Tuesday, Oct. 1, who continued writing Get Out The Vote (GOTV) postcards for Dan Helmer and Sheila Bynum-Coleman.

As a reminder, we are supporting the campaigns of three candidates in the Virginia state elections this fall, as we work to flip both houses of the Virginia state legislature blue.

  • Sheila Bynum-Coleman (HD-66), challenging incumbent Speaker of the House of Delegates Republican Kirk Cox
  • Dan Helmer (HD-40), challenging incumbent House of Delegates majority caucus chairman Republican Tim Hugo
  • Wendy Gooditis (HD-10), Democratic incumbent seeking her first re-election

All three are on the record in support of DC Statehood. They are also united in their support of issues that matter most to Ward 6 Democratic voters: sensible gun safety protections, protecting women's reproductive rights, support for the ERA, and ending extreme partisan gerrymandering.

One of the ways we are supporting these candidates is to write postcards to voters in the relevant Virginia districts. Personalized postcards are a highly effective way to remind inconsistent voters of upcoming elections, spur them to research your candidate, and encourage them to get to the polls and VOTE. 


Volunteer Opportunity: Barracks Row Fall Festival, Saturday, Sept. 28

The Ward 6 Dems are going to have a table at this VERY popular and well-attended Capitol Hill community event on Saturday, Sept. 28, and we're going to need a large group of volunteers (probably 12-15 total) to take maximum advantage. 

We have three two-hour volunteer slots, and we're looking to recruit 3-4 volunteers for each one. 

  • 9:30 - 11:30 am - set up team (festival opens at 11 am)
  • 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • 1:30 - 3:30 pm
  • 3:30 - 5:30 pm - clean up team (festival ends at 5 pm)

Mid-day teams responsibilities:

  • Two volunteers will stay in our booth
  • One will serve as our ambassador to the other organizations participating

Booth teams

  • Sign people up for our newsletter (we will have paper and electronic methods available)
  • Share information about the Ward 6 Dems (we will provide talking points)
  • Register people to vote
  • Build and strengthen the bonds of our community
  • Take photos and share on social media

Ambassadors

  • Visit other booths 
  • Promote partnership opportunities
  • Gather contact information from the other organizations for our database and future opportunities 
  • Take photos and share on social media

Clean up team responsibilities:

  • Continue to engage with booth visitors through the end of the festival at 5 pm 
  • Take photos and share on social media 
  • Take down tent
  • Box up materials
  • Deliver materials back to Coldwell Banker (605 Pennsylvania Avenue SE)

Can you help? First VP Dorinda White is our point of contact, and you can text her at 202.495.1054 or email her at dorindaw@gmail.com


Volunteer Opportunity: VA State Elections GOTV/Postcard Party - Tuesday, Oct. 1, plus canvassing oppportunity

Our next postcard writing party will take place Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. This time, we'll be back at Mr. Henry's (601 Pennsylvania Avenue SE). We still have addresses to finish up for both Dan Helmer and Sheila Bynum-Coleman. If we complete those, we'll move on to addresses for Wendy Gooditis.

You can RSVP for the October 1 event at https://www.ward6dems.org/va_state_elections_gotv_postcard_party_tuesday_oct_1 - it's not required, but it does help us know how many supplies to bring. 

Can't make it on the 1st? We will have one FINAL postcard writing party on Tuesday, Oct. 15. That is also the night of the next Democratic debate, and we've been working on setting up a salon conversation with At-Large Council Member (and Ward 6 resident) Elissa Silverman for the 15th, so stay tuned for details. 

BONUS: Canvassing Opportunity with the Arlington Dems, Saturday, Sept. 28

Want to do more to support Dan? The Arlington Democrats are organizing a canvassing trip in his Fairfax district this Saturday, Sept. 28. For more information or to RSVP to participate, visit: https://www.ward6dems.org/canvassing_for_dan_helmer


September 17 VA State Elections GOTV/Postcard Party Recap

A small but mighty group turned out to Red Bear Brewing Company in NoMa Tuesday, Sept. 17 to continue writing Get Out The Vote (GOTV) postcards for Dan Helmer and Sheila Bynum-Coleman.

As a reminder, we are supporting the campaigns of three candidates in the Virginia state elections this fall, as we work to flip both houses of the Virginia state legislature blue.

  • Sheila Bynum-Coleman (HD-66), challenging incumbent Speaker of the House of Delegates Republican Kirk Cox
  • Dan Helmer (HD-40), challenging incumbent House of Delegates majority caucus chairman Republican Tim Hugo
  • Wendy Gooditis (HD-10), Democratic incumbent seeking her first re-election

All three are on the record in support of DC Statehood. They are also united in their support of issues that matter most to Ward 6 Democratic voters: sensible gun safety protections, protecting women's reproductive rights, support for the ERA, and ending extreme partisan gerrymandering.

One of the ways we are supporting these candidates is to write postcards to voters in the relevant Virginia districts reminding them to get to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 5, and encouraging them to support Bynum-Coleman, Helmer, or Gooditis (as appropriate).