Fellow Ward 6 Democrats,
Spring bulbs aren't the only thing popping up right now. Your Ward 6 Dems officers have been busy finalizing details for our spring events. We're sponsoring or participating in several upcoming opportunities to meet with and talk to key members of our local community: At-Large Councilmember Robert White (D), running for re-election this fall; CM Charles Allen, whose annual city budget town hall meeting is fast approaching, and our local First MPD District Commander, Moran Kane. Get details and links to RSVP below.
Meanwhile, don't forget to sign up to represent Ward 6 at our state convention, taking place in just over a month (yes, we are still looking for delegates), and, just in time for women's history month, enjoy the story of our latest "Woman of Ward 6," journalist and food writer Bonny Wolf.
President, Ward 6 Democrats
URGENT: Call for Delegates to the State Convention
We need you to represent Ward 6 at our state convention, Saturday, April 18 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mount Vernon Place NW).
Delegates from all eight Wards will establish the DC Party platform and caucus to elect 13 National Delegate Candidates who will represent DC at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Milwaukee, July 13-16, 2020. To serve, you must be a registered Democrat living in Ward 6.
On April 18, registration will open at 10:00 a.m., the formal program will start at 11:00 a.m., and we anticipate the caucus meetings will end at 4:00 p.m.
Deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 1.
Apply at https://www.ward6dems.org/delegate.
Questions? Contact Chuck Burger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.258.5316.
URGENT: Call for Delegates for the DNC
Do you want to represent DC as a National Delegate at the DNC in Milwaukee, July 13-16, 2020? Thirteen National Delegate Candidates will be elected at the 2020 DC Democratic Party State Convention on April 18.
In order to run, you must file a Statement of Candidacy with the DC Democratic State Committee by Saturday, March 21, 2020. Final selection will be determined after DC primary election on June 2, 2020.
For more information or to file, visit: https://www.dcdemocraticparty.org/run-for-delegate.
UPDATE: H Street/NoMa Civic Association Meeting - Tuesday, March 10 - CANCELLED
The March HNCA meeting is CANCELLED. Mark your calendar for the one-year celebration of the civic association Tuesday, April 14.
Happy Hour with CM Robert White - Tuesday, March 24
Join your Ward 6 Democrats for a happy hour with At-Large Councilmember Robert White at Mr. Henry's (601 Pennsylvania Avenue SE) on Tuesday, March 24, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
CM White was first elected to the DC City Council in 2016 and is running for re-election to his At-Large seat on the Democratic ticket this year. This is your chance to get to know him better and ask him any questions you have about his service on the Council, his positions and priorities, or his plans for his potential second term.
Details and RSVP at https://www.ward6dems.org/happy_hour_with_councilmember_robert_white.
Ward 6 Budget Town Hall with CM Charles Allen - Wednesday, March 25
Charles Allen, our Ward 6 Councilmember, will be holding his annual Ward 6 Budget Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, March 25, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Maury Elementary School (1250 Constitution Avenue NE). CM Allen will provide an overview of the proposed city budget for the next fiscal year and then open the floor so we can share our concerns and priorities with him and his team.
Details and RSVP at http://www.charlesallenward6.com/ward_6_budget_town_hall_2020.
Salon with Commander Morgan Kane - Wednesday, April 29
Plan now to join the Ward 6 Dems and First MPD District Commander Morgan Kane for a salon-style conversation, Wednesday, April 29, from 7:00 -9:00 p.m. at Solid State Books (630 H Street NE). Commander Kane will highlight the latest news from MPD and the First District, after which we'll have a relaxed and wide-ranging discussion focused on your concerns.
Details and RSVP at https://www.ward6dems.org/salon_with_commander_kane.
Women of Ward 6: Bonny Wolf
March’s Woman of Ward 6 is Bonny Wolf, an accomplished food writer, who lives on Capitol Hill. You may have heard her on NPR’s Weekend Edition or bought a book she’s written. If you’ve lived in the neighborhood for awhile, you probably already know Wolf. She shops regularly at Eastern Market and is passionate about the Capitol Hill community. She’s won two writing awards from the Association of Food Journalists.
The Ward 6 Democrats are recognizing and honoring Ward 6 women who have made significant contributions to better our community for the 2020 anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.
A Minneapolis native, Wolf moved to Baltimore, MD, to study European history at Goucher College and married Michael Levy soon after graduation. They moved to New Jersey, where she landed her first job in a newsroom. “Over the course of six years,” she told the Hill Rag, “I had almost every position at the New Brunswick Home News.” She said she memorized the AP stylebook.
After a stint in Texas where she was the features editor for the Bryan-College Station Eagle and taught journalism at Texas A&M, she and her husband moved to Capitol Hill in 1985. She was an assistant managing editor at Congressional Quarterly and the managing editor for Roll Call.
During the early 1990’s, she started a newsletter, The Food Pages, when she decided she wanted to write about food. “It was an artistic success,” she said, “but was a challenge to sustain financially, as I didn’t take advertising.”
She was the chief speechwriter for two USDA secretaries of agriculture – Mike Espy and Dan Glickman – during the Clinton Administration, where she had an up-close and personal view of food policy issues.
She has worked as a freelance writer since 1997 and was a food commentator on NPR’s Weekend Edition for 17 years, often talking about the Eastern Market neighborhood. She had a column in the Washington Post food section and contributed to other newspapers and magazines.
“Food really is the thing that brings us together,” she said. “It connects us with family and traditions, provides comfort and companionship.”
Wolf published her first book in 2006: Talking with My Mouth Full: Crab Cakes, Bundt Cakes and Other Kitchen Stories, a collection of essays. In the book, Wolf journeys into the heartland of America to discuss the foods that we eat for holidays, family gatherings, comfort, and other occasions. The book includes more than 70 recipes for such classics foods as popovers, Southwestern chili, shepherd’s pie, Irish raisin soda bread, and chicken a la king.
In 2012, she and several other food writers launched American Food Roots, an online magazine that explored American culture, history, and identify through the food that we cook and eat. “The idea was to tell the story about American food,” she said, “offering a window onto the makeup of the country where we come from – our ethnicity, religion, travel, who are grandparents are, maybe our politics.”
Wolf has served on the boards of the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop and the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. She currently serves on the board of the Hill Center and teaches journalism at The Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy.
About the Initiative: The Women of Ward 6 Initiative is a non-partisan recognition of Ward 6’s women. The initiative, in partnership with the National Woman’s Party, the Capitol Hill Restoration Society, and the Hill Rag, will culminate in 2020 in the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.