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With the general election largely in the rearview mirror, what next for us? What do the results mean for our ward, locally and nationally? We'll discuss the political implications with WAMU/DCist Reporter/Editor Martin Austermuhle.
Plus, the DC region has plenty of in-demand jobs that go unfilled. If you want to enhance your job skills or know someone who is, you'll want to hear from UDC's Workforce Development & Lifelong Learning Dean, Dr. Mashonda Smith.
Then, it's time to start thinking about the District's 2024 budget and Ward 8's budget priorities. We'll be joined by Deputy Director of the Committee on Government Operations and Facilities, Sean Cuddihy, who will share key details about the council's budget process.
All this and more at our November 19th meeting.
Call to Order
Discussion on ElectionDiscussion on Workforce Development Opportunities
Discussion on 2024 Budget Priorities
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Where to Vote in Ward 8
ICYMI: Ward 8 Dems Election Rally
As early voting begins in District, re-watch and re-live our Ward 8 Get out the Vote election rally with At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds, Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, Attorney General Nominee Brian Schwalb candidates for Ward 8 ANC Commissioners and many others. Ward 8 Democrats President Troy Donte' Prestwood hosts.
Scenes from Ward 8 GOTV Happy Hour and Fundraiser
If you missed our End of the Summer happy hour and fundraiser at the Residence Inn in Navy Yard, you missed out on a great event. Voters across the ward came together for an incredible celebration of Democratic values and community.
We were joined by several candidates on the November 8 ballot, including Councilmember Anita Bonds, our first choice for one of the two at-large council seats up for grabs this year. The leadership of the DC Democratic Party, Chairman Charles Wilson and Vice Chair Linda Gray, joined us as well as we discussed our get-out-the-vote campaigns this fall. It's not too late to be part of our efforts to serve Ward 8 voters.
Consider donating $5, $10, $20, $50, or more to the Ward 8 Democrats. All sustaining donations of $50 or more will receive a free Ward 8 Democrats T-shirt. Your support starts by CLICKING HERE!
Ward 8 Democrats Testify before DC Council Committee on Housing & Executive Administration
Ward 8 Democrats' Chair of Issues and Legislative Affairs Michael Grier testified in general support of Legislation: B24-0239, the “Homeowner Association Strengthening Support Act of 2021” B24-240, and the “Condominium Association Strengthening Support Amendment Act of 2021” We believe these two bills can help strengthen condo associations in Ward 8 and across the District.
September 2022 Meeting: State of Ward 8 Education
During our September 2022 meeting, we held our annual State of Ward 8 Education discussion. Ward 8 State Board of Education Representative Dr. Carlene Reid and At-Large State Board of Education Representative Dr. Jacque Patterson joined us for this important conversation about education in our ward.
July 2022 Meeting: Ward 8 Transportation Priorities
In our July 2022 meeting, we recapped the June 21 primary election results with President Troy Donté Prestwood and Membership and Voter Outreach Chair Markus Batchelor. Then, we discussed Ward 8’s transportation priorities and how we can improve the way we get around the ward and District.
Statement on the June 21 Primary Election
Ward 8 Democrats President Troy Donte' Prestwood issued the following statement on the results of the June 21 Primary Election:
"On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Ward 8 Democrats, I want to once again congratulate Muriel Bowser on winning the DC Democratic primary for mayor. Bowser won the plurality of votes in our Ward and in six others. If you recall, she also tied for first place in our May 21 straw poll. She moves on to the November 8 General Election, where she is teed up to win a historic third term as mayor.
"There was a noticeable uptick in the number of Ward 8 voters, thanks partly to mail-in ballots, a voting method first advocated by the Ward 8 Democrats more than 20 years ago. So far, data shows we doubled the turnout from the 2018 primary, and some votes are still being counted. You can see all of the latest primary election results here. We want to thank the DC Board of Elections staff and Vote Center volunteers who helped ensure a smooth election.
Read full statement here!
Tuesday, June 21 is Primary
Vote Centers will be open Tuesday, June 21 from 7 am to 8 pm. On the ballot is Mayor, Attorney General, At-Large Council, Council Chair, Delegate to Congress, and Shadow U.S. Representative.
If you didn’t receive a ballot in the mail or need to register to vote, you can still vote in person on Tuesday by visiting a vote center.
For those with mail-in ballots, you can take them to any Vote Center or one of 55 ballot drop box locations throughout the District; we advise using drop boxes instead of mailboxes.
For more information, check out our hashtag #ward8votes across all social or visit our special website at www.ward8dems.com/ward8votes
Below is a list of all Ward 8 election day Vote Centers and drop box locations, however, you can vote at any Vote Center or use any drop box in the District.
Find the closest Vote Center or drop box in the District by clicking here!
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