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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.


Ward 6 Dems: News and Updates

Fellow Ward 6 Democrats,

This is a tough time, with many of us adjusting to new routines while also worrying about the health and safety of ourselves, our friends and family, and our community. Because of that, we'll be publishing much less frequently than usual - probably no more than once a month - but we did want to alert you to some community resources and some upcoming political events to keep in mind.

If you don't normally subscribe to our Councilmember Charles Allen's newsletter, you might want to. He's providing weekly, comprehensive updates about the city's response to the coronavirus pandemic and the resources that are available for you and your family. Details are at http://www.charlesallenward6.com

Do your kids - or someone you know - need meals? DCPS has multiple sites in each ward, including six sites in Ward Six, where they are providing free meals to ANYONE under the age of 18. View the full list of sites

One of the great things about our community is that it *is* a community, which means many of us are looking for ways to support local small business through this difficult economic time. The Hill Rag is maintaining an updated list of which of our local restaurants remain open for carry out and/or delivery. 

All Ward Six Dems in-person events have been canceled, of course, but we are working on lining up a series of salon conversations, which lend themselves well to a virtual environment, for the coming months. We're investigating a number of topics, but if there are particular topics you'd like to discuss or speakers you'd like to hear from, let me know at chuckburger.ward6dems@gmail.com, and we'll see what we can do. 

Stay safe, stay well, stay at home, and remember to wash your hands.

Chuck Burger

President, Ward 6 Democrats

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April 18 DC Democratic State Convention POSTPONED

Dear Matt,

Because of the current coronovirus pandemic, the DC Democratic State Committee has postponed the April 18th Democratic Party State Convention until this fall.

First, thank you to everyone who applied to be a State Convention delegate. 

Second, while the details of the postponed Convention are very much up in the air right now, this summer, we will still need to elect the DC Delegates to the Democratic National Convention. Details of how we're going to do that are also still being worked out. A number of active Ward 6 Democrats are running to represent the District at the DNC. They will need your support and vote.

Third, you still have time submit your Statement of Candidacy to be a National Delegate. The deadline is THIS SATURDAY, March 21. For more details or to submit your Statement of Candidacy, visit https://www.dcdemocraticparty.org/run-for-delegate

Did you already submit your Statement of Candidacy for a candidate who is no longer running? You can switch your support to a still-viable candidate by submitting a NEW Statement of Candidacy, also by THIS SATURDAY, March 21, at https://www.dcdemocraticparty.org/run-for-delegate

We will follow up with updates on how we'll vote for DNC National Delegates as they become available, as well as keeping you informed of the reimagined State Convention, campaign events, GOTV opportunities, and Party activities in the District, Virginia, and Maryland.

Additionally, our happy hour with At-Large Councilmemebr Robert White, which was to have taken place Tuesday, March 24, at Mr. Henry's, is cancelled.

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me at cabjr3@gmail.com or 202.258.5316.

Chuck Burger

President, Ward 6 Democrats

 


Spring Events

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. 

Chuck Burger

President, Ward 6 Democrats

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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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