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January 13, 2009

Inaugural Events


I’m compiling a list of affordable (at least relative to some others) events surrounding the inauguration. Let me know of any others that sound interesting.

Wednesday, January 14

Thursday, January 15

Friday, January 16

Saturday, January 17

Sunday, January 18

Monday, January 19

Tuesday, January 20

Thursday, January 22

April 9, 2008

Meet Russ Feingold Tonight at the Netroots Nation Fundraiser


Tonight (Wednesday, April 9) there’s a fundraiser for Netroots Nation (the event formerly known as Yearly Kos): 6:30-9pm at Mott House (corner of Maryland Ave NE and Constitution Ave, Union Station or Capitol South Metro). Donations start at $35, and special guests include

(Note the presence of our own Natasha as a headliner — she’s everywhere nowadays!)

In addition, I’ll be there, along with local activists like Howard Park and teacherken. For more information and to RSVP, see http://netrootsnation.org/DC_April_9_2008.

February 2, 2008

Blue Catapult Super Duper Tuesday Watch Party


DCDL regular Ian is having a party on Super Duper Tuesday to raise funds for his Blue Catapult PAC, which is doing its part to put more Democrats in Congress:

In the DC area? Help us celebrate our first fundraiser of 2008.

You are invited…
Super Duper Tuesday

Tuesday February 5 2008
7:30 - 11:00 pm

Watch the returns from 20 primaries across the country on two fantastic large screen flat TVs.

Meet & greet DC Democrats.

Free finger food; full cash bar.

$20 contribution if under 30 / $30 otherwise

17th street cafe
1513 17th St., NW
Washington, DC 20036
(Dupont Circle Metro)

Should be a good time. If you go, please try to avoid getting into shouting matches or fist fights with supporters of the other candidate.

January 26, 2008

Rally With Obama in DC Monday


Looks like the Obama campaign is thinking our February 12 regional primary in DC, Maryland, and Virginia may be important:

Please join Barack Obama at a ‘Stand for Change’ Rally in Washington, DC, where he’ll talk about his vision for bringing America together and bringing about the kind of change we can believe in.

Stand for Change Rally with Barack Obama

American University
Bender Arena
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016

Monday, January 28
Doors open: 10:30 a.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required but an RSVP is strongly encouraged, so sign up now:


For security reasons, bags are not allowed inside the event. Please limit personal items. No signs or banners are permitted.


January 10, 2008

“Shut Down Guantánamo” Demonstration Friday


Shut Down GuantánamoFriday, January 11, is the sixth anniversary of the transfer of the first prisoners to the Guantánamo Bay detention camp, and the ACLU, Amnesty International, Witness Against Torture, and many other groups are organizing a protest on the Mall.

George Bush’s embrace of torture, secret prisons, and denial of habeas corpus and other legal procedures to prisoners is one of the worst stains he’s going to be leaving on the country, and one of the legacies that will be hardest to clean up. If you’re able to take the time during the day, go participate. I plan to. If not, you can at least wear orange — if you can find any (not sure what I’ll do about that, but maybe they’ll have orange armbands to give out).

10:00 am - Gather at the National Mall for Orientation to Prisoner March (National Mall @ 12th street NW btwn Madison Dr NW & Jefferson Drive SW - near the Smithsonian Metro Stop)

11: 00 am - Permitted demonstration on the National Mall co-sponsored by Amnesty International and National Religious Campaign Against Torture

Noon - Guantanamo Prisoner Procession from the National Mall to the Supreme Court (2 plus miles)

1:30 pm - Funeral Ceremony at the Supreme Court remembering the four men who died in custody at Guantanamo and mourning the death of Habeas Corpus

December 4, 2007

DC Democrats Holiday Party and Presidential Straw Poll


Support your local Democratic Party and vote for your preferred presidential candidate:


7:00 to 11:00 pm

613 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
(one block from the Eastern Market Metro station)

Karaoke, Buffet, Cash Bar

Admission: contribution of $10 and book for youth up to the age of 12.
Make checks payable to the DCDSC.

At 8 p.m. there will be brief presentations from representatives of the presidential campaigns.

A. Scott Bolden

Philip Pannell


The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton
The Honorable Marion Barry
The Honorable Sharon Pratt
The Honorable Arrington Dixon
The Honorable Jack Evans
The Honorable Philip Mendelson
The Honorable Kwame Brown
The Honorable Harry Thomas
The Honorable Tommie Wells
The Honorable Yvette Alexander
The Honorable Sandy Allen
The Honorable Paul Strauss
The Honorable Michael D. Brown
The Honorable Robert Bobb
James Bubar
Marilyn Tyler Brown
Anita Bonds
Ward 2 Democratic Committee
Ward 3 Democratic Committee
Ward 4 Democrats
Ward 5 Democrats
Ward 6 Democrats
Wards 7 Democrats
Ward Eight Democrats
Gertrude Stein Democratic Club
DC Federation of Democratic Women
DC for Obama
Shelley Tomkins
Washington Teachers’ Union
The Fellas (Eugene, Juan, Kemry)
Fred Allen
Jan Eichhorn
Phinis Jones
Keshini Ladduwahetty
Linda Lingle
Jeffrey Norman
Jeffrey Richardson
Juan Thompson
Dan Wedderburn
Paige Wedderburn

October 19, 2007

Free Beer and Environmentalism


Our friends at the Sierra Club’s DC chapter are having one of their “Sierra Club and Beer” nights on Tuesday, October 23, from 7 to 9pm at Temperance Hall (3634 Georgia Avenue NW, Georgia Avenue–Petworth Metro):

Enjoy free beer. Meet new people. Protect the planet.

Join us for free beer and become part of Sierra Club’s mission to explore, enjoy, and protect the planet. Meet other folks who care about local and national conservation issues, win prizes, and find out how you can help make DC a leader in the fight against global warming.

September 13, 2007

Two Democratic Events on the Hill Wednesday Night


Jim McBride of Arlington Young Democrats sent along this announcement:

AYD’s “Democrats Collide on Capitol Hill” Networking Night & Young Voter PAC’s Celebrity Bartender Fundraiser
(two young dem events on the hill in one night!)

#1 “Democrats Collide on Capitol Hill” Networking Night
6:00-9:30pm Wednesday, September 19th
Capitol Lounge, 229 Pennsylvania Ave, SE, Washington, DC (Capitol South Metro)

Sponsored by the Arlington Young Democrats’ Capitol Area Progressive Ambassadors (CAPA), join young dems (and the young-at-heart) from VA, DC and MD for another happy hour to get local progressives to socialize, network and build relationships for helping us win back Virginia’s General Assembly in 2007 and America’s White House in 2008.

The purpose of CAPA, which launched in July 2007, is to develop new alliances as well as foster stronger relationships among like-minded organizations in the D.C. metro area to unite us together to further a progressive agenda. If you would like us to add your organization as a co-host and CAPA Member, please let us know.

Please invite your friends!

Contact: Sarah Godlewski, 715-379-2511, publicity{at}arlingtonyoungdems.org

RSVP Today!

#2 Celebrity Bartender Fundraiser
6:00pm - 8:00pm Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Top of the Hill Bar, 319 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, Washington, DC

Before you hit the networking night, come get a drink from one of our previously endorsed candidates and other Democratic leaders who support the youth vote. Buy your ticket today (young dems $50) at www.youngvoterpac.org.

Confirmed bartenders include:

  • Rep. Harry Mitchell, Everyone’s Favorite Teacher
  • Rep. George Miller, the College Affordability Crusader
  • Scott Kleeb, the Hot Rancher
  • Celinda Lake, the Goddess Pollster
  • John Aravosis, America’s Blogger
  • Anthony Daniels, the Chair of Future Educators

After the fundraiser we will head to the after-party at Capitol Lounge for the “Democrats Collide” event.

RSVP: jane{at}youngvoterpac.org

Update (17 Sep): The headline was wrong. The events are on Wednesday, September 19.

July 5, 2007

See Sicko with DC for Democracy This Friday


Here’s the latest from our friends at DC for Democracy:

Finish out the holiday week by joining other DCFD members at the movies! Bring a friend or two!

Michael Moore’s new documentary, Sicko, opened at theaters across the nation last week to amazing reviews. Sicko explores our crumbling health care system and the role of the insurance and pharmaceutical industries.

Come out to see the flim with us this Friday, July 6th for the 7:30pm showing at the Landmark E Street Cinema at 555 11th Street NW. We’ll meet at 7pm sharp to get tickets and seats.

RSVP Today!

SPECIAL OFFER!* Bring along a potential new member and we’ll pay for his or her ticket. If you plan to bring someone, please contact Lynda at lynda.laughlin{at}gmail.com.

*This offer is only available to new members.

See you at the movies!

DCFD Secretary

June 12, 2007

New Organizing Institute Party Tonight


Sorry for the late notice, but the New Organizing Institute is having a fundraising party tonight, Tuesday, June 12, 5:30–9pm, at MCCXXIII, 1223 Connecticut Ave NW (suggested donation $12, RSVP [not required]):



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