The H Street/NoMa Civic Association (HNCA) January meeting is cancelled. The next meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 11, 7:00-8:00 p.m., at 2 M Street NE in the Club Room. The concierge in the lobby will direct you when you enter the building.
The Ward 6 Democrats will be partnering with the DC DSC to host a debate watch party for the 8th Democratic debate Friday, Feb. 7 at Busboys & Poets (450 K Street NW). Details to follow.
Indivisible Waterfront has won some tremendous victories in the past two years. In 2018, IW's time, energy, and money contributed significantly to flipping three seats in the US House of Representatives, won by Abigail Spanberger, Elaine Luria, and Jenifer Wexton. In 2019, IW's focus on three Virginia House of Delegates races helped defeat one Republican and re-elect two Democratic incumbents who had flipped their districts in 2017.
The next meeting of the DC Democratic State Committee's Statehood subcommittee will take place Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at 1776 K Street NW, in the 7th floor conference room. The focus of the meeting will be planning our 2020 statehood efforts. All statehood allies are invited to attend.
January’s Woman of Ward 6 is Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, a prominent multi-millionaire American socialite and a major figure in the American women’s suffrage movement. She was one of the founders of the National Woman’s Party (NWP) and helped gain support for the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. The Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument in Ward 6 is named for Belmont and Alice Paul, another key figure in the fight for women’s voting rights.
Ward 6 Democrats share the holiday spirit - and spirits.
It has been an eventful fall for advocates of democratic representation in the District. In September, Congress held the first hearing on statehood in 25 years. Last month, the DC Appleseed Center for Law and Justice argued in favor of voting representation before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
You can learn more about the DC voting rights lawsuit here as well as an amicus brief in favor of the plaintiffs.
The DC Democratic Party has posted the 2020 Delegate Selection Plan as well as a list of frequently asked questions and a statement of candidacy form on their website: https://www.dcdemocraticparty.org/run-for-delegate
Check out those resources if you are interested in representing Ward 6 as the party officially selects its nominee and approves a platform for the next four years. Contact Claudette David at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
One our most prominent Ward 6 Dems Tommy Wells (Past Councilmember and current Director of the DD Dept of Energy and Environment) is calling on Ward 6 Dems for help.