14 Oct 2010

Upcoming Candidate Forums and Meet & Greets

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Election day is only a few short weeks away and in the next two weeks there will be plenty of opportunities to meet your candidates — from school board to city council to ANC commissioners.  Below are events organized by the Ward 6 Democrats, Eastern Market Metro Community Association, Capitol Hill Public Schools Parents Organization, and The Hill is Home.

Please come out to meet your candidates (and us!) and learn more about what they will bring to the neighborhood if elected.

October 19: Special Forum with Kwame Brown, the next Chair of the Council

In January, Councilmember Kwame Brown will take over the helm of the Council of the District of Columbia. Join our next Chairman, along with several of his At-Large Council colleagues and Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells, for a conversation about the future of the Council. How will the Council keep education reform a priority? What are Mr. Brown’s plans for working with Mayor-to-be Gray? What does he see as Council’s role in the continued growth of H Street NE, the Capitol Riverfront and Southwest Waterfront?  Co-hosted by Ward 6 Democrats, The Hill is Home, Hill Rag, H Street Great Street, the Eastern Market Metro Community Association, and the North Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association.

When: Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Where: Southeast Branch Public Library, 403 7th Street, SE
Additional details: Meeting room is downstairs; Eastern Market Metro Station is across the street.

October 20EMMCA ANC6B Meet and Greet

Our neighborhood hasn’t had an opportunity like this in all the years that we’ve lived here — that would be about 20 years! There are more candidates in ANC6B than in any other area of the city. Who knows why, but you can find out on Wednesday, October 20 from 6 to 8 PM by meeting the candidates and asking them why they think they should represent you.

Sometimes people discount the importance of ANCs, but in an area like ours that is ripe for development, the ANC is the critical player, meant to represent the interests of residents. Help shape the community you call “home”. Come to the ANC6B Candidates Meet and Greet sponsored by EMMCA — Eastern Market Metro Community Association.

When: Wednesday, October 20, 6 – 8 pm
Where: North Hall of Eastern Market (7th Street & NC Avenue).
Who: All Candidates are invited
Why: Because you care!

October 25: Ward 6 School Board Candidates Forum

On November 2nd, Ward 6 will elect a new representative to the school board. Hear from the two candidates — Melissa Rohan & Monica Warren-Jones — about their plans and vision for public schools in Ward 6. Find out where the candidates stand on improving our middle schools, driving academic performance, and continuing growth beyond our elementary school gains. Co-hosted by the Ward 6 Democrats, The Hill is Home, the Capitol Hill Public Schools Parents Organization, Hill Rag, H Street Great Street, Eastern Market Metro Community Association, North Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association, and the Friends of Choice in Urban Schools (FOCUS).

When: Monday, October 25, 2010, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Where: Maury Elementary School, 1250 Constitution Ave, NE
Additional details: Parking available on-site (lot is accessed from 12th Place NE); we are also in the process of arranging child care on-site.

October 27: Town Hall with Vincent Grey

With so many important issues facing our city, it’s critical that we come together to share our ideas. Throughout October, Democratic Mayoral Candidate Vince Gray is hosting meetings in each ward of the District of Columbia to engage citizens in a discussion about the issues that matter most to them. Please bring your ideas, your questions, and your enthusiasm for improving your community and our city. For more information, call 202-682-4729.

When: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 6:30 pm
Where: Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street, NE, Washington DC

November 1: This Hill is Home ANC Candidate Meet and Greet

We have secured the Top of the Hill to host a casual meet and greet with the ANC candidates running for election on Capitol Hill and the surrounding areas that we cover on The Hill is Home.  Please stop by to meet your candidates and neighbors before the big election day.

When: Monday, November 1, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Where: Top of the Hill, 319 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, upstairs from the Pour House


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5 responses to “Upcoming Candidate Forums and Meet & Greets”

  1. Frank Zampatori says:

    Maybe the brains organizing the October 19th forum with Kwame Brown and other council members will include the stalled economic development at Reservation 13 also known as the Hilleast waterfront as one of the topics for discussion. One would have thought that with all these community organizations sponsoring the event, this would have been a topic.

  2. Trulee Pist says:

    + 1 Zampatori!!! You are right. Time to hold politicians accountable for the Hill East “development” mess.

    Come out to Eastern Market North Hall next Wednesday, October 20 at the ANC candidate meet and greet and find the candidates who *(unlike our current ANC-6B)* are ready to do something about getting Hill East back on track.

    Then VOTE FOR A NEW ANC-6B on Nov. 2.

  3. Kirsten says:

    And … you can Meet & Greet me and talk about neighborhood concerns–large & small–at the following events:

    Open Houses
    423 12th St SE
    Sunday Oct 17, 3-5pm
    Thursday Oct 21, 6-8 pm

    You can also find me on Tuesdays, October 19 & 26, at 11am at Peregrine Espresso, 7th & Pennsylvania Ave SE

    Kirsten Oldenburg
    Commissioner ANC6B04

  4. Frank Zampatori says:

    I just completed reading the statements of ANC candidates in ANC 6B published by the Hill is Home. Candidates responded from each ANC6B SMDs except for any of the three candidates running to represent us in ANC 6B10 which includes Reservation 13, DC General and abuts the DC Jail. What a sad commentary on our three candidates including an eight year incumbent who is eeking re-election.

    Another little insight why there is such a mess at Reservation 13.

  5. Tim Krepp says:


    As a 6B10 resident, I agree with you, but I should point out that technically the Jail, DC General, and Reservation 13 fall into 6B11, which has no voting residents and therefore no commissioner.

    That doesn’t give any of the three candidates for 6B10 a bye though.

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