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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.


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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Ward 6 Dems - Recap of the DCDSC meeting, September events

Fellow Ward 6 Democrats,

First Vice President Dorinda White and I reported on the Ward 6 Democrats' accomplishments at last week’s DC Democratic State Committee meeting. See below for the impressive details.

We have a full slate of activities planned for later this month and into fall. The historic DC Statehood Congressional Hearing is now set for 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, in Rm. 2154 of the Rayburn House Office Building. We hope to see you there, or at one or more of the other events we have planned for you. 

Chuck Burger

President, Ward 6 Democrats

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Postcard Party Recap, Next Event Sept. 3

Fellow Ward 6 Democrats,

Our first postcard writing party of the 2019 Virginia state election season was a BIG success. See below for photos of the event, including the result when second VP Elizabeth Engel was able to present the postcards to Sheila Bynum-Coleman, the candidate for whom we'd prepared them. Our next postcard event will be Tuesday, September 3, details below. Our plan is to host GOTV postcard events every two weeks this fall, leading up to the November 5 Virginia state elections. To join our GOTV team, please email our Outreach Director Andria Thomas at resistrisedc@gmail.com.

Don't forget to mark your calendar for the rescheduled DC Statehood hearing on Thursday, September 19. 

Do you have a tip for us, or a news item you think we should share with the rest of the Ward 6 Democrats? Send it to our newsletter editor, Elizabeth Engel, at ewengel@yahoo.com.

Chuck Burger

President, Ward 6 Democrats

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VA State GOTV Event Tuesday, August 20

Fellow Ward 6 Democrats,

Ward 6 Dems Outreach Director Andria Thomas has been hard at work getting the infrastructure in place for us to support Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts for the Virginia state elections this fall. With our help, Democrats in Virginia are primed to #FlipVABlue this fall. Learn how you can contribute below. 

We also have news from the DC Democratic State Committee this week, plus the NEW date for the Congressional hearing on DC Statehood - it will be Thursday, September 19, so mark your calendar and see below for ways you can support the hearing. You can keep up with the doings of the DC DSC by signing up for their newsletter at https://www.dcdemocraticparty.org/

Do you have a tip for us, or a news item you think we should share with the rest of the Ward 6 Democrats? Send it to our newsletter editor, Elizabeth Engel, at ewengel@yahoo.com.

Chuck Burger

President, Ward 6 Democrats

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