Fellow Ward 6 Democrats,
Happy Black History Month! We've done a little work on Black history in Ward 6 ourselves recently through our Women of Ward 6 initiative. You can read - or re-read - about notable Black women who have lived and worked in Ward 6, like Roberta Flack, Veola M. Jackson, Nadine P. Winter, and, of course, Eleanor Holmes Norton, on our website.
On Tuesday, January 19, we had a VERY engaging conversation with Maurice Cook, Executive Director of Serve Your City/the Ward 6 Mutual Aid Network. Did you miss it? You can still get involved by giving to the W6MA, purchasing items for our unhoused neighbors from their Amazon wish list, or signing up to be a virtual tutor.
DC's statehood organizations are engaged in a major group effort to blanket DC with signs showing our support for our rights to equal representation. Check out #StatehoodSigns on your favorite social media platforms and find out how to request yours below.
We hope you're able to get out and enjoy this snowy Monday in our beautiful ward, but remember to #WearYourMask when you do.
President, Ward 6 Democrats
DC Statehood: Show Your Support
Show your support for DC Statehood with a yard / window sign! Here's how to get involved:
- Want a single sign? Request it here.
- Willing to take ten (or more!) signs to distribute to friends and neighbors? Sign up here and we will contact you.
Don't forget to take a picture of your sign and share it on social media, tagging #DCStatehood. Thanks to Neighbors United for DC Statehood, DC Vote, and 51 for 51 for leading and funding this effort.
Want to be even more involved with the movement for DC Statehood? Check out our website for more ideas and options, and/or plan to join the next DC Democratic State Committee Statehood Committee meeting, Wednesday, February 10.
YDW6: Demanding Representation - A Salon on DC Statehood, Thursday February 25
With the eyes of the nation on DC this past January, the calls for statehood for the District of Columbia are louder than ever. As Young Democrats move into the District - especially here in Ward 6 - many are eager to support the cause. But how can residents - especially new residents with friends and family predominantly outside DC - join the fight for statehood responsibly and effectively?
Join the Young Dems of Ward 6 as we host Bo Shuff, Executive Director of DC Vote, the leading statehood advocacy organization, for an intimate salon-style conversation. We'll cover everything you need to know about the history of the fight for statehood, the current environment, and how you can help DC achieve its long-sought recognition as the 51st state.
Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom, link provided on registration
To keep conversations intimate and casual, RSVPs are typically capped around 25 attendees, so don't wait to RSVP (although we will also keep a waitlist should seats open up).