Virtual Salon with CM Robert White - Tuesday, May 19

Join your Ward 6 Democrats for a Zoom virtual salon with At-Large Councilmember Robert White NEXT Tuesday, May 19, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Our Salons provide an intimate setting to discuss issues with our guest. Participation is limited to under 20 invitees so RSVP early.

CM White was first elected to the DC City Council in 2016 and is running for 2020 re-election on the Democratic ticket. Councilmember White serves as Chair of the Committee on Facilities and Procurement, and Board Chair, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. This is your chance to get to know him better and ask him any questions you have about his service on the Council, his priorities, or his positions on your Ward 6 issues.

For additional information on our guest, visit:

Details and RSVP at

Questions? Contact Chuck Burger or 202.258.5316.

Vote for District-Level Delegates to the DNC

It's not too late!

The District of Columbia's Democratic Party invites all registered Democrats to participate in the election of District-Level Delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Committee (DNC) Convention. DC's Delegates will be part of the DNC Convention (now re-scheduled for August) that makes decisions about the Democratic Party's presidential nominee and platform.

To vote in this Democratic Party election, you need to request an electronic ballot no later than THIS Friday, May 15, 2020. Once your registration is confirmed, you will be emailed a ballot.

Voting will remain open until Thursday, May 21, 2020.

NOTE: this is NOT the same as requesting an absentee ballot for the June 2 DC primary or the November 3 general election. You need to do BOTH of these things. 

Remember, your VOTE is your VOICE.

May's Woman of Ward 6 -- Emily Edson Briggs

Women of Ward 6

Emily Edson Briggs (1830-1910)

by Marci Hilt

May’s Woman of Ward 6 is Emily Edson Briggs, who won renown by writing a colorful irreverent newspaper column in the mid to late 1880’s under the pen name Olivia, in which she presented the capital’s political scene as social entertainment.

Briggs was the first, and one of the best known, in a long line of Washington society reporters. She was one of the first women to acquire a national reputation in the field of journalism as a newspaper correspondent in Washington, D.C. Nineteenth century women faced major obstacles in their efforts to break into journalism.

Briggs was given access to the halls of Congress during the mid-1800’s, which allowed her to describe the people and events there, becoming the first society reporter as a social commentator.

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Vote for District-Level Delegates


IMPORTANT: This is a Democratic Party Election and has NO connection or affiliation with the June 2nd Primary Election Voting

The District of Columbia's Democratic Party invites all registered D.C. Democrats to vote in the election of District-Level Delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Committee (DNC) Convention.  Ward 6 is in District 1 with Wards 1,2 & 8 to elect a total of 7 Delegates comprised of 4 men and 3 women.  These Delegates will travel to the DNC Convention (now re-scheduled for August) that will determine our Party's presidential nominee and platform.

The Ward Six Dems support all Ward6 Democra ts for Delegate.  Visit our Ward 6 Delegate Voting Guide  to find background information on many of our Ward 6 Delegate Candidates.   We ask you to vote "Ward 6"       

WARD 6 Delegate Voting Guide




Register for your District-Level Delegate electronic ballot here


Voting opens this Saturday, April 25, and will remain open until Thursday, May 21, 2020.

Remember, your VOTE is your VOICE.

Salon with Commander Morgan Kane - Tuesday, April 29

Join us for an intimate and interactive conversation with MPD First District Commander Morgan Kane to explore public safety issues and activities in our community. This virtual salon will take place on Zoom Tuesday, April 29, starting at 7:00 p.m. To maximize discussion, it will be moderated and limited to 18 Ward 6 residents. Commander Kane will provide participants with an overview talk, followed by taking questions from the group.

Details and RSVP at

Questions? Contact Chuck Burger or 202.258.5316.

*Virtual* Salon with Commander Morgan Kane - Wednesday, April 29

Join us for an online discussion with MPD First District Commander Morgan Kane. Commander Kane has led the First District since August 2016 and is also a Ward 6 resident! The virtual salon will be April 29th at 7pm and space is limited to 20 participants. Please RSVP at the link below. Videoconference information will be sent in advance of the event.

Details and RSVP at


Another good way to use your time while staying at home and physical distancing is to complete your 2020 Census questionnaire. 

Why does the Census matter?

  1. The federal government distributes over $6 billion annually to the District to support vital programs based on census data.
  2. Census data is used to update Ward and ANC boundaries to reflect population growth and movement across the District.
  3. District agencies rely on accurate census data for budgeting, planning, and policy decision-making across the city.
  4. Residents use the census to support community initiatives involving legislation, quality-of-life, and consumer advocacy.
  5. Businesses use census data to decide where to build offices and stores, creating jobs in our community.

It take about 5-10 minutes to complete your 2020 Census questionnaire online. Completing the questionnaire online means that Census enumerators - many of whom are our neighbors, doing temporary work - do not have to visit your house to interview you, which keeps us all safe. Complete your questionnaire today at

Request Your Absentee Ballot Today

What's the best way to ensure you can vote while keeping yourself and your neighbors safe? Vote absentee/by mail!

DC has no excuse absentee/mail voting, which means that anyone registered to vote in the District of Columbia can vote by absentee ballot in any election in which they are eligible to vote.

You can register to get your mailed ballot in a variety of ways. All the details to do so are available at You can register to vote absentee/by mail for only the June 2 primary election, for the June primary and the November general elections this year, or permanently. 

Although you can submit your request up until seven days before the election for which you want a mail ballot (which would be Tuesday, May 26 for the June primary), the DC Board of Elections is going to be processing a LOT of mail ballot requests, so don't wait, and remind your local family and friends to request absentee/mail ballots as well.

Note: The DC Board of Elections will be providing pre-paid postage on your absentee ballot as well as a self-adhesive envelope to seal and return the ballot.

Remember, your VOTE is your VOICE.

Postcards to Voters

Looking for a productive activity to keep yourself and/or your kids busy that can also help create political change?  

As many of you are aware, the Ward Six Dems hosted a number of highly successful parties last fall where we wrote Get Out The Vote (GOTV) postcards to voters in Virginia. 

Those efforts are ongoing across the country, supporting campaigns in upcoming primary elections and encouraging voters in various places to apply to vote by mail.

We're working on creating a simple "train the trainer" model for writing postcards and hosting virtual postcard writing events, but in the meantime, we encourage those who are already familiar with the process - or who feel confident in your ability to figure it out as you go - to visit and get started writing some postcards today. 

State Convention & DNC Delegates

As you may recall from our email in mid-March, the DC Democratic State Party Convention, which was scheduled for Saturday, April 18, has been postponed. One of the key activities of the convention was to have been electing the delegates who will represent DC at the Democratic National Convention this summer. The DNC has now also been postponed, until mid-August. As you can imagine, the situation is very much in flux. 

We will still be voting for delegates, and the DC Democratic State Committee is working on figuring out how we can do that in a way that's efficient, secure, and accessible, and that keeps everyone safe. Several of the officers of the Ward Six Dems are part of those discussions, and as soon as we have more information, we will share it with you.