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Back from Yearly Kos

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

I just got back into town after being at YearlyKos the latter half of last week. We (Danny Rose from DC Vote, Martin Austermuhle from DCist, and Keshini Luddewhetty from DC for Democracy, and myself) had a great session on DC Voting Rights and Martin even live blogged it in case you couldn’t make it.

I talked to anyone and everyone who would listen about the need to pass the DC Voting Rights Act so that we could end our colonial status in our our own country. I even told Howard Dean that, although I liked his 50-state strategy..I was more interested in a 51 state strategy. He laughed and said he’s been working to get the DC Voting Rights Act passed. I said it’s a good first step :)

Did you know that the Olympics start in one year?? Do you know what we are going to do if this bill doesn’t pass? That’s right…fire up the ‘ole DC Olympic Team. What should be our summer sport?

Don’t Forget to Vote Tomorrow

Monday, November 6th, 2006

With all the hoopla during the September primary, it’s easy to forget about the general election. I have two candidates running against me tomorrow, and I don’t take it for granted that I’ll win just because I’m on the ballot as a Democrat.

Please make the time to vote tomorrow in the District. We may not have the nail-biter races that Maryland and Virginia have, but if we are asking for a vote on the Hill, we should show that we take our democratic process seriously with a high turn out.

You can find out where to vote in the District, by clicking below:

DC Vote on Fox News

Friday, November 3rd, 2006
DC Vote on Fox

The fight for a vote for DC was taken to the national news today. Early this morning DC Vote’s Ilir Zherka and Stefan Nicholas spoke about the future of the DC Voting Rights Act on nationally televised Fox & Friends.You can watch it by clicking here

Thanks To Everyone

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

I won the election yesterday with 47% of the vote. Here are the results on the web site:

Jim Bubar called me late last night and conceded the race with a very nice phone call. He’s a good guy, and I’m sure we’ll work together in the future on this issue.

There are so many people to thank – everyone who helped get signatures, hand out flyers, emailed their friends, endorsed me, told their friends to vote for me, or just offered support – I couldn’t have done this without you. THANK YOU!

(I’d also like to thank the Fenty volunteers at the Sheridan school yesterday who gave me a sandwich and some chips. I had not eaten in almost 12 hours and was ready to drop. It was the best sandwich I ever had!)

I still have to win in November and I look forward to starting this job when/if I win in the General Election.

Examiner Published My Letter

Monday, September 11th, 2006

Update: The Washington Examiner published my letter today, so they don’t suck as much as I thought they did last week. To sum up, they had written in their overall election endorsement article last week:

“Shadow” U.S. senator and U.S. representative: Nobody. Wonder why the rest of the country still doesn’t take D.C.’s legitimate claim to voting rights in Congress seriously? These fake jobs sure don’t help.

Which got me fired up so I sent them a letter, which they published here:
And just to be clear, the reporter I referred to was the one who interviewed Keith Ware and I back in July in the Examiner’s offices, not Jennifer Jett whom I spoke to about her article “Shadow congressmen work for D.C. voting rights” which was in the Examiner on August 30th.

That’s the end of that…

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