Ward 1 Dems sponsored its first monthly program — a critical policy
Our 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.
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.
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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.
And we can’t wait to meet you. Spend time with like-minded folk and discuss how you can make a difference.