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    We get involved – and we get others involved – because our city and nation are stronger when everyone has a voice.


    Renewing Democracy in Ward 1

    Voting chartOur city and our ward have experienced striking demographic changes in the past 20 years.  However, I was stunned to learn that as our city changes, those of us who call DC home are quickly checking out of the most basic expression of civic engagement — that is, the responsibility to vote.

    Join us now to help reverse this disturbing trend.

    This crisis in voter participation extends well beyond the excuses of a bland election year.  In 1994, the District’s voter turnout for a mayoral election stood at nearly 52%.  That turnout rate has plummeted in every mayoral election since then.  In 2010, only 30% of  registered voters showed up at the polls.  This drop of 22 percentage points reveals that a safer city, better schools, and economic vibrancy are not enough to get new residents — arguably more affluent residents — to invest in the District’s future with their votes.  Help us renew Democracy in the District of Columbia.

    Let us know you’ll vote.


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    Policy talk leads to action list!

    Ward 1 Dems sponsored its first monthly program — a critical policy

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    Candidates show @ The Coupe!

    About 60 voting democrats gathered at The Coupe to meet folks, grab a drink,

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    Ward 1 Dems gets voters out!

    Thanks to all who attended the Adams Morgan Happy Hour! We were more than 40

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    16,000 Voters by 2016!

    To renew democracy in Ward 1, we’re determined to engage 16,000 Ward 1 voters by Fall 2016.  You can help us get it done.

    Sign up today for free.


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    And we can’t wait to meet you. Spend time with like-minded folk and discuss how you can make a difference.

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    Vote for our Democratic team!

    For November 4, we’ve got phenomenal nominees. We love them. We believe you’ll love them.

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    Tania JacksonActing Chair
    Tania is a community development consultant, who specializes in affordable housing and community-based economic development. She is currently serving as Chief of Staff over the Office of Ward 1 D.C. Councilmember, Brianne Nadeau.
    Matt AbbruzzeseRecording Secretary
    Matt is a federal financial management analyst by day and a community activist, leading the U Street Corridor through volunteer public safety and economic development work with Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1B and co-founder & president of Geno Baroni Tenant Advocacy. Former Board Member of the Meridian Hill Neighborhood Association.
    Rosa RivasCorresponding Secretary
    Rosa has committed the past 20 years to strengthening community, as both President of the Adelante Mount Pleasant Cooperative, Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner in Mount Pleasant, and as an active member of the D.C. Latino Caucus.