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Ward One Democrats
Resolution on D.C. Statehood
Whereas this nation is founded on the belief that all people are endowed with certain inalienable rights and that to secure these rights, governments are instituted, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed;
Whereas the rights of the residents of the District of Columbia are denied when the U.S. Congress imposes its will on local matters and abrogates our voting representation on federal issues in both houses of the U.S. Congress;
Whereas the people of the District of Columbia are the only Americans who still bear all of the responsibilities of citizenship, but who do not enjoy all of the rights of citizenship, including local sovereignty and representation in both houses of Congress, making the District, in effect, a colony under Congressional jurisdiction;
Whereas statehood will ensure that residents of the District of Columbia enjoy full sovereign rights in state and local matters, voting representation in both houses of the U.S. Congress, and an unrestricted vote for President, just like every other citizen of the United States of America, and is a matter of simple justice;
Therefore be it resolved that the Ward One Democratic Committee urges the District of Columbia Democratic State Committee to demand the Democratic National Committee to endorse statehood for the District of Columbia and put D.C. statehood back into the National Democratic Party platform;
Be it further resolved that the Ward One Democratic Committee demands Congress to use its powers under Article IV, Section 3 of the United States Constitution and admit the District of Columbia as the 51st State of the Union.
Approved by the Ward One Democratic Committee on May 21, 2011.
William H. Jordan — 66
China Boak Terrell — 131
Write In — 0
Tania Jackson — 129
Write In — 18
Dianne L. Chambers — 65
Matt Abbruzzese — 121
Write In — 0
Nick Lepham — 63
Lenwood “Lenny” Johnson — 21
Rosa Rivas — 112
Write In — 0
Martin Diego Garcia — 69
Katerina Herodotou — 116
Write In — 0
There were 199 ballots issued and 199 ballots cast including two provisional ballots.
Ward One Democrats 2014 Convention
Reeves Municipal Center, 2000 – 14th Street, NW
May 17, 2014, 10:00 a.m.
Rules of the Day
- Voter check in will begin at 10:00 a.m.
- Voting will begin as soon as a quorum of 25 registered Ward One Democrats including three officers has been established and the Rules of the Day have been adopted.
- Voting will take place between 10:15 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
- The general body meeting will continue as voter check in and voting takes place.
- Voting is open only to Ward One Democrats registered with the DC Board of Elections and Ethics.
- In the event a question arises with the eligibility of a voter, a provisional ballot shall be issued to the voter and the voter’s eligibility to vote in the election will be based on information obtained from the D.C. Board of Elections.
- All candidates on the ballot will have filed their declaration of candidacy with the nominating committee by the deadline of midnight Friday, May 9, 2014.
- Nominations for candidates for Precinct Representatives will be taken from the floor and candidates must be a Ward One Democrats registered to vote in the precinct from which he or she is running based on information obtained from the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics.
- The qualified candidates with the highest number of votes will be declared the winners in the elections for officers and for Precinct Representatives.
William H. Jordan
China Boak Terrell
Tania B. Jackson
Dianne L. Chambers
Lenwood “Lenny” Johnson
Martin Diego Garcia
The early voting scheduled for Wednesday, May 14, for the officers of the Ward One Democrats has been cancelled. However, voting for the officers at the Ward One Democrats Convention beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 17, will take place as scheduled. The Convention will be held at the Reeves Municipal Center at 2000 Fourteenth Street, NW.
Early voting for the officers of the Ward One Democrats will take place on Wednesday, May 14, in the Community Room of the Reeves Municipal Center at 2000 – 14th Street, NW. Check this space on Monday, May 12, for the list of candidates running for Chairman, Vice Chairman, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, and Treasurer.
Ward One Democrats are looking for candidates to run for the offices of Chairman, Vice Chairman, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer to be elected at the Ward One Democrats Convention on Saturday, May 17. If you are a Ward One Democrat on record with the D.C. Board of Elections and want to run for one of the offices, there are three ways to get your name on the ballot:
- By sending your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, and the office you are seeking to email@example.com.
- By sending your information to 2070 Belmont Road NW, #209, Washington, DC 20009 postmarked no later than May 9. If mailed by U.S. Postal Service, you must call 202.365.6641 to confirm receipt no later than May 9.
- By hand delivering your information to 1050 – 17th Street, NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 9.
To qualify as a candidate you must be registered as a Ward One Democrat on record with the D.C. Board of Elections at the time you register to run as a candidate. If you have any questions, feel free to send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date
Ward One Democrats Annual Convention 2014
Saturday, May 17, 10:00 a.m.
Reeves Municipal Center, Rear Lobby
2000 Fourteenth Street, NW
Theme: Finding a Common Ground as Democrats in Ward One
Early Voting: Wednesday, May 14, 7:00 p.m.
Reeves Municipal Center, Community Room
Election of Officers
For more information contact Chairman Bill O’Field at email@example.com.
The Executive Committee of the Ward One Democrats met on Thursday, April 10, to handle regular business matters and to plan the May 17, 2014 Convention. Highlights of the meeting are pasted below:
Highlights of the Ward One Democrats Executive Committee Meeting – April 10, 2014
Members Present: Bill O’Field, Brianne Nadeau, John Zottolli, Lillian Perdomo, Windy Carson-Smith, Lynn French, Tania Jackson, Lenwood Johnson, Stanley Mayes, and Anita Bellamy Shelton.
- In accordance with the Ward One Democrats Bylaws, the Annual Convention will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 beginning at 10:00 a.m. on the first floor (rear lobby) of the Reeves Municipal Center at 2000 – 14th Street, NW
- Election of officers will be conducted by the DC Democratic State Committee’s (DCDSC) Party and Organization Functions Committee (POFC).
- Brianne requested early voting for Sabbath observant Jews and Christian Seventh Day Adventists. Following discussion it was determined that early voting will take place on Wednesday, May 14, with logistics being handled by Tania in coordination with the DCDSC’s POFC.
- The theme of the convention will be Finding a Common Ground as Democrats in Ward One.
- Featured Speaker(s) to be considered: Renee Poussaint and others.
- Greetings from the DCDSC: Councilmember and DCDSC Chairman Anita Bonds
- Brianne introduced an amendment in writing to change the annual convention of the WOD from the third Saturday in May to the third Wednesday in May with the third Thursday to be used as an alternate date in case of some celebration or other conflict at the call of the WOD and at a time and place to be designated by the Committee. Following discussion, Anita S. moved that the amendment be presented for discussion at the May 17, 2014 convention and if accepted to be voted on at a ward-wide meeting 30 days following the convention. The motion was seconded by Windy and was adopted by voice vote with Stanley abstaining.
- It was the consensus of those present that the proposed amendment should be included in the announcement about the convention with a link to the WOD bylaws on the WOD Web site.