Keep Up to Date with Ward 6 Dems!

The best way to get involved with the Ward 6 Democrats of Washington, DC is by reading the latest in our newsletter. You can sign up here or check out what we're doing to support statehood, get out the vote for Democratic candidates, and improve the quality of life for District of Columbia residents by reading the posts below.


Be a Delegate

Fellow Ward 6 Democrats,

Are you willing to represent us?

We need approximately 80 total registered Democrats from Ward 6 to represent us at the DC Democratic State Convention on April 18. We also need about seven or eight registered Democrats from Ward 6 who are willing to run to represent DC in Milwaukee at the Democratic National Convention this summer. Details and deadlines below.

If you're interested but unsure what's involved or whether you can make the commitment required, please do not hesitate to contact me - chuckburger.ward6dems@gmail.com or 202.258.5316.

Also of note: Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to remove the 1982 deadline for states to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, which is particularly meaningful now that Virginia has voted to ratify the ERA, becoming the critical 38th state required for passage. Learn more via the Washington Post.

Chuck Burger

President, Ward 6 Democrats

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Statehood Vote in the House

Fellow Ward 6 Democrats,

Thanks to everyone who turned out Friday night to watch the Democratic debate with us and the state committee at Busboys & Poets. Check out photos from the event below.

There are two more big opportunities coming up to #ShowUp4DC and for DC Democrats: the Washington DC Admission Act House markup and VOTE, which takes place Tuesday, February 11, and the upcoming state convention, Saturday, April 18. We need at least 80 delegates from Ward 6. The only requirement is that you be a registered Democrat living in Ward 6 who's willing to serve. Details below.

Chuck Burger

President, Ward 6 Democrats

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Be a DNC Delegate

Fellow Ward 6 Democrats,

We're excited to share that the DC Democratic State Committee has announced their process for selecting delegates to represent us at this year's DNC. Are you interested? Find out how to run below. 

Also mark your calendars for Friday, Feb. 7, and plan to join us, our Councilmember Charles Allen, and the DC DSC for a co-hosted debate watch party, details below.

Chuck Burger

President, Ward 6 Democrats

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295 Days to Go


Fellow Ward 6 Democrats,

Happy 2020! 

This is going to be a big year for the local and national Democratic party. 

On the national level, we'll be choosing the candidate who will represent the party and run against Donald Trump. There are four more scheduled Democratic debates (tomorrow night, Tuesday, Jan. 14, then three more in February - the 7th, the 19th and the 25th). 

We have a US House majority to defend and an opportunity to flip the US Senate blue.

In DC, Wards 2, 4, 7, and 8 will be voting for their city council member, and two at-large seats will also be up, currently held by Democrat Robert White and retiring Independent David Grosso. We'll also be voting for our House Delegate, our shadow Representative, and one of our shadow Senators. 

The DC Democratic State Committee will be hosting our state convention on Saturday, April 18. Planning is already underway, and we'll be looking for delegates to attend representing Ward 6. 

In short, there will be many opportunities to get involved on the local and national levels, and we'll do our best to keep you informed about all of them in the weeks and months to come.

Chuck Burger

President, Ward 6 Democrats

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Happy Holidays!

Fellow Ward 6 Democrats,

We're pleased so many of you were able to join us on Tuesday, December 3 for our annual holiday party. 

This week's newsletter is fairly brief, sharing some photos from the party and thanking our generous sponsors who made it possible.

This is the final edition of the year. We'll be back in 2020 with more Women of Ward 6, more news of the Ward, more DC Statehood updates, and especially more volunteer opportunities as we gear up for the 2020 elections, both in DC and nationally.

Chuck Burger

President, Ward 6 Democrats

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Virginia State Election Results and Upcoming Events

Fellow Ward 6 Democrats,

Last night was a big night in Virginia, with Democrats taking both houses of the state legislature for the first time in more than 20 years. Elections have consequences, and this one's will include things like FINALLY getting some sensible gun safety protections right across the river, protecting women's reproductive rights, getting the 38th state to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, and Democratic control of the redistricting process after the 2020 census. Congratulations and a huge thank you to the many Ward 6 Dems who helped make this happen by donating, writing postcards, text banking, phone banking, and canvassing. 

Don't forget that we have two great events for you next week: a salon conversation with Council member Elissa Silverman on Tuesday, Nov. 12, and our next Ward 6 Matters panel, looking at issues of justice and equity in DC, on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Details and RSVP links below. 

Chuck Burger

President, Ward 6 Democrats

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Upcoming Events and Virginia State Elections

Fellow Ward 6 Democrats,

We know this edition of our bi-monthly newsletter is a little late, but we've been working hard to nail down the details of some exciting upcoming events that are now set, so we can share them with you. 

Also, we're rolling into the last weekend before the Virginia state elections. The hundreds of postcards we wrote are arriving RIGHT NOW in the mailboxes of Virginia voters, but there's still time to canvass and phone and text bank, so if you have a few free hours this weekend or next Monday, Nov. 4 or Tuesday, Nov. 5 (aka ELECTION DAY), please consider volunteering to help #FlipVABlue.

Chuck Burger

President, Ward 6 Democrats

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Final Push to the VA State Elections

Fellow Ward 6 Democrats,

The 2017 Big Blue Wave in Virginia was the precursor to the 2018 Big Blue Wave that delivered the House of Representatives to the Democrats, and we've seen the fruits of that ranging from last month's historic hearing on DC Statehood to holding Trump accountable for his many violations of our democratic norms and, possibly, our laws, as the impeachment inquiry will determine. 

The next several weeks are a critical time for the upcoming Virginia state elections. Ward 6 Democrats, Democrats across DC, Democrats in Virginia, and Democrats outside our region have been working assiduously to flip both houses of the Virginia state legislature blue this fall.

Can success at the state level in Virginia in 2019 set Democrats nationwide up for success in 2020? We think so, but we need your help to make that a reality. 

Chuck Burger

President, Ward 6 Democrats

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Ward 6 Dems - Recap of the HISTORIC hearing on DC Statehood

Fellow Ward 6 Democrats,

We're pleased to share that the September 19 hearing on DC Statehood was a smashing success. There's a fuller report below, but thank you to all the Ward 6 statehood supporters who turned out.

We have a number of upcoming volunteer opportunities related to the fast-approaching Virginia state elections. You still have a few chances to help #FlipVABlue this fall.

This edition of our newsletter also includes the resumption of our Women of Ward 6 stories, with a tribute to Coralie Farlee.

Chuck Burger

President, Ward 6 Democrats

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