Friday, October 31, 2014

@DCProper endorsements

Catania endorsed

Candidates in the media, Oct. 31

Video: State Board of Education Candidates Forum

Candidate questionnaires from Urban Life Training

D.C. Democratic State Committee Educational Forum On Initiative No. 71 Nov. 1

From an email:
DC DEMOCRATIC STATE COMMITTEE “PRESENTS” An Educational Forum on “Initiative 71” to Legalize Marijuana -The Pros and Cons-

Join DC Democratic Leaders along with the Pro & Con Advocates of Initiative 71 to hear information regarding the legislation of marijuana initiative which is on the ballot.

What: An Educational Forum on “Initiative 71” to Legalize Marijuana -The Pros and Cons-

When: Saturday, November 1, 2014 , 11am – 1pm

Where: Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center 2000 14th Street NW (2nd floor conference room)

Information: 202-714-3368

A Straw Poll will be conducted at the conclusion of the Forum.

(Special invited guest/elected officials)

Eleanor Holmes Norton

Muriel Bowser

Phil Mendelson

Anita Bonds

Brianne Nadeau

Mary Cheh

Kenyan McDuffie

Charles Allen

Paul Strauss

Franklin Garcia

Attorney General Democratic Candidates

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Initiative 71 endorsed

ANC candidates

Candidates in the media, Oct. 30 (part 2)

Candidates in the media, Oct. 30 (part 1)

Sacco endorses Initiative 71

Weedon endorsed

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Candidates in the media, Oct. 29 (part 7)

Candidates in the media, Oct. 29 (part 6)

Candidates in the media, Oct. 29 (part 5)

Another voter guide

Despite all the promises, what the next DC mayor and DC Council will really face

Ward and Delegate candidates on video

Check out the DCTV series Meet the Candidates of 2014 to see DC Council and House of Representative Delegate candidates talk about what they offer voters.

AG candidates on video

Candidates in the media, Oct. 29 (part 4)

Candidates in the media, Oct. 29 (part 3)

Candidates in the media, Oct. 29 (part 2)

Candidates in the media, Oct. 29 (part 1)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

6B05 and Congressional Endorsements

From an email, the endorsements excerpted here:

[About the ANC6B05 candidates]: I've had an opportunity to work with all three candidates over the course of the past four years, and am unequivocally supporting Steve Hagedorn. Steve has the leadership, experience, pragmatic approach and thoughtfulness that will serve our neighborhood well. In his role as the 6B05 resident member on the Hill East Task Force, he was a thoughtful voice on issues ranging from Reservation 13 to the future use of RFK Stadium. I've worked with him on approaches to traffic calming on his block and have been impressed with his service to Congressional Cemetery. I believe Steve will keep important projects, like the Eastern Market Metro Plaza redesign, moving forward, while working hard to ensure that we manage the impacts of commercial growth on residents from all walks of life. He has my full confidence.

Moving from the hyper local level to the Federal level, I am strongly supporting my friend and our neighbor, Tim Krepp, in his bid to be our next Delegate to the House of Representatives. I've known Tim since he was a gangly Midshipmen in the GWU NROTC unit, and believe he has the right mix of wit, leadership and vision to truly challenge the status quo and redefine what has become an honorary position in the pantheon of our elected positions. You can read more about Tim's view's here.

web: twitter: @pateANC6B05

Candidates for mayor on video (part 2)

Candidates for mayor on video (part 1)

McDuffie endorsed

Racine endorsements

SBOE candidate @LWilsonPhelan on DC Politics Hour now on demand

To hear the program, go to WPFW archives and look for the program as show here:

Schwartz endorsement

Monday, October 27, 2014

ANC Commissioner Debbie Steiner Endorses ANC 5E04 Candidate Adam Duffy

From an email:
Good day Eckington residents!

As we embark on yet another election, it is important for me to express my support for a candidate for ANC 5E04-Adam Duffy.

As many of you know me to be a straight shooter and very committed to my community and their needs; I am, and have also proven my committed to having that same mantra carry over Ward wide.

Many of you know my existence and extensive labor in the community while having worked to be inclusive to all constituents; my work speaks for itself.

Since this is not about me, it's about You making the choice of changing the dynamics of the culture plaguing ANC 5E with your vote. I humbly ask that you give your support to Adam Duffy.

Over the course of 5 months, John Salatti and I have seen Adam's true heart and intent on ending the dysfunctional leadership which currently plagues our ANC 5E.

When inquiring about the inequities of the Youth and Senior citizen population in his area, Adam is willing to go to great lengths to proving the quality of life for them. Further, he is willing to extend himself personally to the needs of the Eckington Community as a whole by working to resolve their concerns. New is good!

Eckington, it is time to do things differently and say enough is enough, the city is now in need for a cleansing in leadership in a big way across the city; can we count on you to help? Your vote matters.

So when going to the polls please vote for Adam Duffy for ANC 5E04!

Thanks for reading and you will be proud you did.

Debbie Steiner resident of Edgewood/Brookland

Candidates in the media, Oct. 27 (part 3)

@Eugene4DC interviewed

Candidates in the media, Oct. 27 (part 2)

Candidates in the media, Oct. 27 (part 1)

Another recap of #EduDCision14

From an email:
Last night's Mayoral Candidate Education Forum was a HUGE success! We, along with a host of dedicated community organizations (listed below), sponsored an engaging forum focused on education that was not only well attended but also allowed us to hear from each of the mayoral candidates on their education platform. If you were not able to make it never fear! The education forum from last evening is online for you to watch:

In addition to last nights forum, the mayoral candidates were asked to fill out a education questionnaire. All three mayoral candidates completed the questionnaire and you can read their responses at

We are proud and very honored to have sponsor the event last night (and grateful for our ability to continuously work in coalition) with the following groups:
Ward 7 Education Council
Ward 2 Education Network
Senior High Alliance of Parents Principals and Educators (S.H.A.P.P.E.)
Ward 4 Education Alliance
Ward 8 Council on Education
Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization (CHPSPO)
Empower DC
Education Town Hall
21st Century School Fund
Ward 1 Education Collaborative
Teaching for Change

Also, please check out the Washington Post article about last evening:

If you want to see some of the tweets from last night, which used the hastag #EduDCision14, please check it out at

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Minute-by-minute WUSA mayoral candidate forum

The Internet Archive has the October 17 mayoral candidate forum minute-by-minute.   An interesting way to view the event.

Candidates in the media, Oct. 26

Summary via release of Ward 4 mayoral candidate forum

From an email:

For Immediate Release
Contact: Sara Green ( or 202-829-8802 or 202-997-0617)
Faith Wheeler ( or 202-882-7565 or 202-904-4988)

Takoma Metro Development First Question at Ward 4 Mayoral Forum

Community concerns about a large development proposed for the Takoma Metro Station were the subject of the first question on economic development from a panel of journalists at last night's DC mayoral forum in Ward 4.

NBC Channel 4 Reporter Mark Segraves said he has received many emails about the project and wanted the candidates, Carol Schwartz and David Catania, to state their views.

Carol Schwartz responded that while she was unfamiliar with the project, she would not allow developers to skirt their affordable housing obligations when they request zoning increases. In a later question she talked about preserving DC's character and diversity. "If I wanted to live in Bethesda, I would have moved there," she said.

Councilmember David Catania did not address the Takoma proposal but said that he is concerned about the overconcentration of development in areas where roads cannot sustain it.

The other candidate, Councilmember Muriel Bowser, did not attend the forum. However, she has rejected the community opposition that prompted the Segraves question. As chair of the Metro Board's Committee on Planning, Program Development and Real Estate, she voted for the development earlier this year.

"What Metro is considering is too big and too tall," said Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Sara Green, whose 4B01 district includes the Takoma Metro Station.

"We're asking the Mayor and the City Council to make Metro design a building that looks like the rest of our Takoma Park DC and Maryland Historic Districts, not someplace else," said Commissioner Faith Wheeler, who represents the 4B02 district adjacent to the station.

The proposal before the Metro Board would put a 212-unit apartment building on the station's surface parking lot and buffer park. At about 75 feet tall, the project would be approximately 40 percent taller than the current zoning and master plan allow and would dwarf the surrounding single-family homes and three-story apartment buildings on Eastern Avenue, NW.

The proposal is facing strong opposition from Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B and the City of Takoma Park, Maryland. Additional concerns include choking traffic on the area's narrow and already-congested streets, poor transit design and pedestrian access, the loss of public parking, and the destruction of existing park space.

The forum was sponsored by nine Ward 4 groups, including Advisory Neighborhood Commissions 4B, 4C, 4D and 3G/4G. It was held at Plymouth Congregational Church, 5301 North Capitol St., NE.

For more information, please go to:

Friday, October 24, 2014

Reminder: AG candidate showdown, Oct. 27

DC For Reasonable Development invites you to meet the AG Candidates this Sunday, October 26, between 3:00pm to 4:30pm.

AG Candidates: Karl Racine (confirmed), Lateefah Williams (confirmed), Lorie Masters (confirmed), Paul Zuckerberg (interested; tentative), Edward "Smitty" Smith (interested; tentative).

The Sunday AG Showcase will be your chance to meet the candidates directly from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Then we will have a brief panel at 4:00 to last no more than one half hour.

Community Conversation on D.C. Marijuana Laws and Ballot Initiative 71

Oct 27, 2014 6:30 pm
Shiloh Baptist Church, 9th and P Streets NW, Washington, D.C.

Social Justice and Community Outreach Ministry of Shiloh Baptist Church and The Washington Informer invite you to a community conversation about Initiative 71.

Join local and national leaders, community advocates and clergy to discuss the impact of D.C. marijuana laws in our community and what you can do to change them.

Moderated by Dr. Julianne Malveaux, nationally acclaimed author and economist.

JUFJ Campaign Fund voter guide

Candidates in the media, Oct. 24 (part 3)

Candidates in the media, Oct. 24 (part 2)

Candidates in the media, Oct. 24 (part 1)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

#EduDCision14 Storified

Candidates in the media, Oct. 23 (part 2)

Candidates on education on video

DC Preservation League voter guide (updated 10/24)

The DC Preservation League has published a voter guide (PDF) with answers by mayoral candidates Bowser, Catania, and Schwartz.

UPDATED: 10/24/14 to provide correct link to guide.

Candidates in the media, Oct. 23 (part 1)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sugar Bear of EU endorses Muriel Bowser

Candidates in the media, Oct. 22 (part 5)

Candidates in the media, Oct. 22 (part 4)

Candidates in the media, Oct. 22 (part 3)

October 22 #EduDCision14 forum to be live streamed

AG candidate forum Oct. 27

From the Council for Court Excellence:
Monday, October 27, at 6:00 p.m. at the Metropolitan AME Church at 1518 M Street NW.

Primary sponsor of this forum is the Washington Bar Association. Both the forum and parking are free (park at PMI Garage on M St. between 16th and 17th, bring tickets to church for validation). We hope you will be able to attend one of these great opportunities to hear from the candidates as to why they should get your vote to be DC's first elected Attorney General.

Ward 1 board of ed candidate event Oct. 27

Meet the Board of Education Candidates on Oct. 27:
Meet and learn about the five candidates running to represent Ward One on the DC State Board of Education. The LeDroit Park Civic Association and Pleasant Plains Civic Association are hosting a candidates forum on Monday, October 27 at 7pm. All voters are encouraged to attend and learn about the candidates.

Deets are on the website (link above).

Candidates in the media, Oct. 22 (part 2)

Candidates in the media, Oct. 22 (part 1)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

AG panel and more Oct. 23

From an email:
October 26, 2014, 3:00 pm – 4:30pm

Public gathering to examining displacement and the District's development issues through a legal lens.
All candidates for Attorney General invited, and so are you.
At the King Memorial Library, Room A-5

DC for Reasonable Development invites you to gather with the AG candidates this coming Sunday at our central public library both for an informal discussion and a brief candidate panel. This will be your time to get to know each candidate better so you can move to a voting preference for DC's very first elected Attorney General.

Poor planning is a critical issue facing the whole City, one which an elected AG can meaningfully grapple with, including one of the most pressing examples of poor planning: The Office of Planning's Zoning Regulations Rewrite (ZRR).

Bring your friends and neighbors along with your questions, ideas, and concerns to share with AG candidates, as well with many other residents from all Eight Wards.

You deserve a forum to express your experience with bad planning in the District. We will discuss ways we can push forward solutions and challenge City planning officials and agencies to be much better.

October 26, 2014, 3:00 pm – 4:30pm
All candidates for Attorney General invited, and so are you!
At the King Memorial Library, Room A-5

Please RSVP: Chris O., 202-810-2768,

Candidates in the media, Oct. 21 (part 2)

Candidates in the media, Oct. 21 (part 1)

Marijuana legalization on Kojo Nnamdi Show

Monday, October 20, 2014

Candidates in the media, Oct. 20 (part 3)

October 19 council chairman forum Storified

Breakfast with the candidates Oct. 23

The Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association is sponsoring a breakfast with candidates (mayor, at-large council, attorney general) Thursday, October 23 at 8:15 am.   Details about the event are here.

Candidates in the media, Oct. 20 (part 2)

Candidates in the media, Oct. 20 (part 1)

EotR ANC candidate guides

East of the River has published guides for Ward 7 ANC candidates and Ward 8 ANC candidates.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Ward 1 board of ed candidates interviewed

Candidates in the media, Oct. 19 (part 2)

ANC 3B candidate introductions Oct. 23

ANC 3B's Thursday, October 23, 7:00 pm will feature ANC candidates.   According to the email,
ANC members for 2015-2016 will be elected on November 4th, 2014. Candidates who will appear on the ballot have been invited to introduce themselves to the community.

The meeting takes place at Stoddert Elementary and Glover Park Community Center (4001 Calvert St NW).

WUSA candidate forum on-demand

The recent WUSA candidate forum with Muriel Bowser, David Catania, and Carol Schwartz are online:

Candidates in the media, Oct. 19 (part 1)

Ward 1 event features school board and AG candidates

The Ward One Dems' Ward 1 Town Hall with School Board and Attorney General Candidates takes place Wednesday, October 22, 7:00 - 9:15 pm at Reeves Center (2000 14th St NW).

The Hill is Home ANC candidate info

The Hill is Home has a page dedicated to Ward 6 ANC candidates.   You will find links to candidate websites, where candidates are on social media, and candidate statements, all where available.

ANC 6B candidates

Check out the ANC 6B 2014 Voter Guide to learn more about the candidates.

From the Northwest Current

The October 15 edition (PDF) of Northwest Current has several #DCision14-related articles:
  • At-large hopefuls square off at D.C. Bar election forum
  • Candidate Jones pitches tech and health hub
  • Will you bother to vote … ?
  • For at-large D.C. Council
  • Several letters to the editor talking candidates

The October 8 edition (PDF) of Northwest Current has several #DCision14-related articles:

  • At-large hopeful Snowden backs chancellor's reforms
  • D.C. statehood election forum draws incumbents, challengers
  • Bowser hails Obama mayoral endorsement
  • For Ward 3 school board
  • For delegate to Congress

Campaign donations in Tweets (October 10 reports)

KCA report on their candidate forum

KCA Forum

Saturday, October 18, 2014

ANC candidates

Candidates in the media, Oct. 18 (part 3)

Candidates in the media, Oct. 18 (part 2)

At-Large council candidate forum Oct. 27

From an email:
At-Large City Council Candidates Debate on


6:30pm - Meet & Greet
7:00pm - Debate

Union Temple Baptist Church
1225 W St, SE
Anacostia Metro Station

Over 50,000 Black and Brown residents have been displaced from our city since 2000.

What will the At-Large Candidates do to uplift and support DC's communities of color? All 15 At-Large Candidates have been invited. Find out where they stand on:
- Saving public housing
- Supporting & growing Black/Brown businesses
- Assisting returning citizens
- Uplifting Black/Brown schools & students
- Challenging institutionalized racism
- Ending homelessness…. And more

Moderated by Rev. Willie Wilson
live streamed on
RSVP/More info to Empower DC (202) 234-9119 or online at

Sponsored by Empower DC, Union Temple Baptist Church, We Act Radio, People for Fairness Coalition and Shelter, Housing & Respectful Change (SHARC)

Candidates in the news, Oct. 18 (part 1)

Friday, October 17, 2014

At-large candidate forum Oct. 20

From an email:
On Monday, October 20, in lieu of its regular monthly meeting, the Capitol View Civic Association is,partnering with Penn Branch and Central Northeast Civic Associations, in sponsoring a Candidates' Forum for At-large candidates for the DC Council. The forum is being held at Hughes Memorial United Methodist Church, 53rd& Ames streets NE, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Moderated by Sam Ford (ABC Channel 7).

Confirmed candidates are:

Michael D. Brown -

Rev. Graylan Hagler -

Brian Hart - Vote for Brian Hart DC Council At-Large : Making DC Politics Work for You

Eric Jones -

Khalid Pitts - Khalid for Council

Eugene Puryear -,

Kishan Putta, -

Elissa Silverman, -

Courtney Snowden -

Robert White -

Tweet of the day

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Another endorsement

Ward 6 ed candidates forum

Silverman gets another endorsement

Faith campaigning

Candidates in the media Oct. 16 (part 4)

Mayoral candidates on weed (as a public policy issue)

Candidates in the media Oct. 16 (part 3)

Candidates in the media Oct. 16 (part 2)