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June 23, 2005

BBQ for Democracy


DC for Democracy is a grassroots group that grew out of DC for Dean. Nowadays the group works to get progressive candidates elected and progressive policies enacted at all levels of government. Last September, DC for Democracy folks were among the slate of candidates calling themselves “Running Against Bush” who unseated almost all the incumbents on the local Democratic State Committee. Members also volunteered in battleground states during the presidential campaign.

This year the group has worked to elect Howard Dean as DNC chair, preserve Social Security, and improve DC public schools. They’re also turning their attention to the 2005 Virginia elections, supporting progressive candidates for the House of Delegates.

This Sunday, June 26, DC for Democracy is having its 2nd annual Founders BBQ Picnic in Rock Creek Park from 1 to 5. If the group sounds like something you’d like to get involved in, the BBQ is an excellent opportunity to meet people and find out more. There’ll be food, live entertainment, and games. So RSVP today!

(And if you’re available this Saturday to help a different group in Virginia, don’t forget NEXT’s kickoff canvass in Vienna.)


  1. Thanks for the post! It’s shaping up to be a very exciting event on Sunday. We’ve got a great BBQ and some great people on tap to attend.

    Come celebrate our great successes of last year, and gear up for action this year. Also, check out “why” it’s in the District’s best interest to elect progressives in Northern Virginia and the region.

    Charles10:22 am

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