The Great Ward 8!
The Ward 8 Democrats is now accepting applications from Ward 8 residents to become one of 80 delegates (plus 5 alternates) to the DC Democratic Party State Convention on Saturday, April 18, 2020.
As a member of the Ward 8 delegation, you will be responsible for shaping the DC Democratic Party's platform and joining in caucus for the selection of the District's delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
If you are interested in becoming a Ward 8 delegate to the DC Democratic Party State Convention, please complete the application by CLICKING HERE!
Please note: You MUST be a Ward 8 registered Democrat in order to become a delegate.
Cost: $20-$30 Donation (to be collected later)
Deadline: March 15, 2020
Ward 8 Democrats hold community meeting on the District's 2021 budget
On January 18, the Ward 8 Democrats held the very first community meeting on the District's 2021 budget planning process with an eye toward identifying key funding priorities for the ward.
Ward 8 Councilmember Trayon White, DC Fiscal Policy Institute Executive Director Ed Lazere, and Bright Beginnings Executive Director Dr. Marla Dean were part of an expert panel that closely examined the District's budget and how well it matches up with the needs in the community.
Residents and panelists engaged each other on how best to fund programs for the homeless and for families, with a particular focus on youth. They also discussed additional resources needed for housing, education, and public safety. Councilmember White, Lazere and Dean each pointed out budget wins in fiscal year 2020 but urged residents to get engaged and speak up for what they want to see in 2021. The District's fiscal year starts in October.
The Ward 8 Democrats will soon issue a "Ward 8 Budget Priorities" resolution to the mayor and council as well as talking points for residents to advocate for themselves and their neighbors at upcoming budget forums and council hearings.
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