DC for Democracy is a leading unaligned progressive group of activists, community leaders and everyday voters in the District of Columbia working for positive change in our local & federal government and statehood for the residents of Washington, DC. We are the Democracy for America (DFA) affiliate in Washington, DC.

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We generally meet on the second Wednesday of the month. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, October 15.

DC for Democracy endorsed Elissa Silverman for election at its September meeting for her track record as a bold progressive voice for progressive budget and tax policies, as well as her significant contributions to ethics reform and campaign finance reform in the city. We applaud her for playing a leading role in the minimum wage and paid sick days campaigns last year and believe Elissa’s years of service both in local journalism and rigorous policy analysis have prepared her to be a uniquely well-rounded council member.

In a crowded field of fifteen eligible candidates for two at-large council seats, Elissa Silverman won endorsement with 71% of the vote Wednesday night. With two-thirds of the vote required for endorsement, no other candidates came close. Eugene Puryear led the rest of the candidates with 46%, while others trailed far behind.

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At DC for Democracy’s 10th anniversary celebration on June 21, 2014, Jim Dean, Chair of Democracy for America (DFA), announced his enthusiastic support for full citizenship rights for the 646,000 people who live in the District of Columbia. Dean called the denial of political rights to the people of DC a “national issue” that concerns Americans all across the nation, and committed DFA to working with DC for Democracy to pass the New Columbia Admission Act. Dean said the bottom line is that “it’s high time we had statehood” for the people of the District of Columbia and committed DFA to engaging in a national campaign to achieve it.

Jim Dean video from DC for Democracy 6/21/14 on Vimeo.

DC for Democracy wrote to Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, Chair of the Committee on Government Operations, to express our concern about the vote to appoint members of the Public Service Commission (PSC) without adequate opportunity for public input. Read the letter here.

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