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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.