DC Needs More Women in Political Office

We have been very successful! The DC Council now has a majority of women! And we have a female mayor. 

But, we have to keep going. Please join us. 


  • published Deirdre Brown in 2022 Women Candidates 2022-03-08 18:05:25 -0500

    Deirdre Brown

    Ward 3 Member of the DC Council Candidate

    https://www.deirdrebrownforward3.com/

    Deirdre Brown is a 3rd generation Washingtonian and has worked in the real estate industry for over 20 years as a Realtor and as a title company owner. As a member of the District of Columbia’s Association of Realtors (DCAR), she served as the Chair of its Public Policy Committee, as a member of DCAR’s  Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Task Force, and is currently serving on DCAR’s Affordable Housing Task Force. In this role, Deirdre has advocated to the Council and testified in hearings on policies that impact housing. As a Realtor, she has helped working families and single mothers navigate home buying. She believes that education is the key to homeownership. As a result, she presents at free home buying workshops once a month. 

    Deirdre has served as ANC Commissioner in 3F04, where she met with seniors, families, and business owners. She gained perspective and insight on the environmental issues affecting Ward 3. As an ANC appointee to Mayor Bowser’s Homicide Elimination Task Force she gained the experience needed to develop solutions to public safety concerns.

    Deirdre received her Juris Doctor from the University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law. Deirdre’s passion for advocacy was developed and shaped by the 727 law clinic hours she worked advocating for residents. She represented tenants in the Landlord and Tenant Court of the Superior Court under the Law Students in Court Program and represented parents in the Family Court of the Superior Court and she delivered an oral argument before the DC Court of Appeals on a family court matter. She also worked on deportation defense cases for detainees before the Board of Immigration Appeal. In law school, she also interned for two Superior Court judges and the Office of  Administrative Hearings Rental Housing Division. 

    She currently lives in the Palisades and has five children, all of whom attended and/or attend public and independent schools in the City. Over the past 23 years, Deirdre has made time to be involved in the school community and the PTA. Having a child who is on the Autism Spectrum, Deirdre understands the difficulty families face while trying to obtain appropriate public education through the IEP process. She believes and knows that we can do better in supporting parents and their kids as they navigate a pivotal time in their child’s life.


  • published Brianne K Nadeau in 2022 Women Candidates 2022-03-08 18:04:40 -0500

    Brianne K Nadeau

    Ward 1 Member of the DC Council Candidate

    https://www.briannefordc.com/

    With a strong focus on community engagement and social justice, Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau has worked alongside residents and advocates to author bold, progressive policies and get results for Ward 1 and the District. 

    Leading the Council in increasing housing investments and legislative action during her tenure, Brianne has been a champion for affordable housing and tenant protections. Her efforts have put more than 1,200 units of new affordable housing in the pipeline in Ward 1, hundreds of which have already been built. 

    Recognizing Ward 1’s complex history with crime, Brianne has taken a comprehensive approach to address both the immediate impact of crime, and the long standing inequities that lead to crime in our neighborhoods - working with agency heads, law enforcement officials, and community members to identify Ward 1’s needs and to leverage government resources to address the issues. 

    As a parent to two young children, Brianne understands the importance of quality early childhood development and a transparent education system for Ward 1 residents raising families. She has championed efforts to fund the Birth-to-Three legislation, first by shifting millions from a tax credit for wealthy companies to pay for facilities, and most recently, by raising taxes on the wealthiest residents to increase the salaries of childcare providers. 

    As Chair of the Human Services committee, Brianne has made historic investments in ending homelessness reformed the District’s Temporary Aid to Needy Families program and significantly expanded disability services.

    Brianne’s constituent services team closed out 2,000 cases during 2021 and and has continued to close hundreds more in 2022. Brianne used her past experience as a congressional staffer to implement the use of a data-driven system in the Ward 1 office to track every constituent call or email to ensure residents receive a response and to help gather data in order to catch any patterns that arise and hold government agencies accountable.

     


  • published Sabel Harris in 2022 Women Candidates 2022-03-08 18:03:58 -0500

    Sabel Harris

    Ward 1 Member of the DC Council Candidate

    https://sabelforward1.com/

    My name is Sabel Harris and I’m the daughter of Vietnamese boat refugees and working-class Virginians. I’m an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, community builder, advocate, and educator. I’ve helped small businesses, worked retail jobs, and built multi-million dollar tech companies from the ground up.

    Where I am today came from the foundation of the strong, independent women in my life. My Ba Ngoai (maternal grandmother in Vietnamese), aunts, and most, importantly, my mom, Jackie, all paved the way for me to continue carving a path for others.

    My mom raised me and formed the basis of the woman I am. She began college when she was 30 and received her degree from Christopher Newport University in Business Administration. I saw directly from her that cultivating a hard work ethic and helping others could break down the barriers for people like us.

    When I walk around Ward 1, I see my own story in our community here. I see a vibrant community of artists, families playing in our parks, and local businesses running again. But I also see that affordable housing isn’t actually affordable, schools aren’t getting the basics they need, wages aren’t liveable, people are worried for their safety, and we’re not preparing for the climate crisis right in front of us.\

    We need comprehensive healthcare, climate-conscious transportation options, schools where kids can grow instead of worry, community safety for all, jobs that pay more than just the rent, and responsive, active help with day-to-day issues.

    I truly believe that together we can make the bold changes our community deserves. That’s why I’m running for DC Ward 1 Councilmember. Ward 1 needs a voice on the Council from someone who knows what it’s like to feel different, whose family lived not knowing where their next meal was coming, and most importantly, from someone who isn’t afraid to fight for everyone here.


  • published Leniqua Dominique Jenkins in 2022 Women Candidates 2022-03-08 18:02:30 -0500

    Leniqua Dominique Jenkins

    At-Large Member of the DC Council Candidate

    https://www.jenkinsfordc.com/

    My name is Leniqua’dominique Jenkins, and like most women I have a plural identity. I am a super aunt to 8 amazing nieces and nephews, I owned a home health care agency in the District of Columbia for over a decade, I am a successful children’s book author, former elected official, and preschool teacher at a language submersion school. Most importantly, I am a woman who understands the diverse needs of women in the District, and the urgency for those needs to be supported through innovative and forward-thinking legislation. The future legislation I draft and support will speak to the hearts of women at all stages in life. Once elected, I will prioritize the unique challenges women in the District are facing. Specially, I will fight to ensure the following:

    • Expanded access to fertility treatment/and technologies – Research shows that State mandated coverage has increased the use of fertility treatments 3-fold, which leads to better public health outcomes for women and their families. By initiating policies that will expand coverage provided by private insurance companies, Medicaid, and the DC Healthcare Alliance to include diagnosis and treatment for infertility, I will make sure the women of the District have access to the healthcare services they deserve.
    • Deep investments into research that supports womb health – Uterine fibroids (Leiomyomas) are the most common benign pelvic tumors in women and are a major indication for a hysterectomy. These types of fibroids are more common and severe in African American women. Based on the data, fibroids should be considered a public health emergency. I will fight to ensure we have deep investments into diagnosing cases, and treatment that directly impacts women’s quality of life and fertility. 
    • Stronger Investments into postpartum care and grief and loss support – The loss of a child is heartbreaking. When a mother experiences the loss of a child, clinical and emotional support must be easily accessible, and at little to no out of pocket cost to the mother.  I will fight for women to have access to the care they need after pregnancy or miscarriage.

    As women in DC are continuing to evolve and adapt, they are seeing their future on their own terms. I will be a strong advocate for women through legislation and policy creation to help meet the diverse needs and support the goals of all women. 

     


  • published Lisa Gore in 2022 Women Candidates 2022-03-08 18:01:51 -0500

    Lisa Gore

    At-Large Member of the DC Council Candidate

    https://www.gorefordc.com/

    I am Lisa Gore, a DC Public School mom and retired public servant with 28 years of service. I am running for the At-Large seat because I believe our policies must center on justice and prioritize our most vulnerable residents.

    As a former federal Special Agent in Charge overseeing federal housing investigations, I am uniquely situated to address DC’s top issue: Housing. I’ve advised Congressional staff, Senior Executive Staff, and state and local governments on housing policy and systemic issues that impact housing delivery.

    As a mom of a teenage son, I know we must nurture and provide our children with opportunities to develop and thrive. I will work on policies that improve school environmental conditions, modernize our vocational education programs, and support our children’s social, emotional, and mental health needs. I’ll provide strong oversight of affordable housing, specifically public housing where most residents are women and children, and work to stabilize rents and strengthen homeownership opportunities. I will champion economic justice, including supporting Initiative 82, the DC Tip Credit Elimination Act of 2021, and I will fight for environmentally clean communities so our children can play and grow free of environmentally hazardous conditions.

    The pandemic has shown us how important women are to our economy, workforce, and families. As a Councilmember, I want to support women and their families by enacting transformative legislation and empowering women to disrupt the systems that create economic, social, health, and political barriers in the first place.

    I live in Ward 4 with my husband and son. I’m a graduate of the University of Virginia, and I’m currently pursuing my Master’s in Business from the University of Illinois, Gies School of Business. I’m a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and I’ve volunteered serving women and families facing domestic violence.

     


  • published Sharece Crawford in 2022 Women Candidates 2022-03-08 18:01:09 -0500

    Sharece Crawford

    At-Large Member of the DC Council Candidate

    https://crawfordatlarge.com/

    I am a proud third generation Washingtonian. The granddaughter of an orphan; daughter of a home health aide and a disability care provider. As a graduate of Ballou Senior High School and Shaw University I bring a wealth of personal conviction, with a proven commitment to public service. As a current elected democratic leader I am proud to serve as your next At Large Councilmember.

    I’ve transformed from being an at-risk youth — who overcame the adverse impact that a zip code has on the quality of education, housing, and safety on residents — to a small business owner and respected thought leader. My life’s work is informed by my lived experiences. I’ve survived public shootings and called cease fires. While serving as a founding member of the Peaceoholics. I learned and taught the formula for violence and trauma prevention.

    As a former program analyst at the Small Business Administration, I evaluated policy effectiveness for entrepreneurs to achieve economic stability. While serving as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, I launched the first-ever Resolution Roundtable, where residents galvanized their political power to address issues in our neighborhoods. From serving organizations through my firm, District Influencers (DI), a consultancy specializing in strategic communications for political education and policy changes.

    These experiences allowed me to engage with hundreds of business owners, thousands of residents, and support dozens of nonprofits, to determine priorities to address public safety, youth services needs, homelessness and housing crisis, entrepreneurship to garner economic stability, and increase government participation through political engagement.

    As your At Large Councilmember; I will implement my transformative action plan for improving the quality of life for women and families in the District by establishing laws and oversight that ensure economic empowerment, housing equity, overseeing smart policing, and creating access to vocational education and human capital recovery for all.


  • published Anita Bonds in 2022 Women Candidates 2022-03-08 18:00:34 -0500

    Anita Bonds

    At-Large Member of the DC Council Candidate

    https://www.anitabonds2022.com/

    Anita Bonds is an At-Large member of the Council of the District of Columbia and is currently the Chairwoman of the Committee on Housing of Neighborhood Revitalization. 

    Working to ensure that every District resident has a safe, sanitary, and affordable place to call home,

    Councilmember Bonds pushes policies that will expand tenants’ rights, increase opportunities for homeownership, preserve and increase the Districts affordable housing stock, and put an end the displacement of longtime Washingtonians. In addition to creating and preserving affordable housing, Councilmember Bonds has been vocal about the need to improve the District’s public-school system, expand violence prevention initiatives, and promote the idea of “good government.” Councilmember Bonds is also deeply concerned about shielding senior citizens from physical and financial abuse and neglect and ensuring that they have the resources needed to age in place.

    Taking a strategic and results-oriented approach, Councilmember Bonds conducts rigorous oversights of the committees under her purview and has helped to direct hundreds of millions of dollars in funding to critical public programs and services that benefit residents of all socio-economic backgrounds.

    In all, she has authored, co-authored, and helped pass into law more than 150 pieces of legislation that helps to make the District a safer, more equitable, and more vibrant place to live and do business.

    Some of her most recent legislation to pass into law includes the Eviction Records Sealing Act, which provides landmark due process protections for tenants in the District.

    Outside of the Council, Councilmember Bonds seeks opportunities to further her commitment to service and to improve the lives of others. She is a member of the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Task Force on State and Local Taxation (NCSL SALT), the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG), and a board member of the national Democratic Municipal Officials (DMO), and served as the Chair of the DC Democratic State Committee from 2010-2018.  She has also worked on numerous campaigns to elect like-minded, high-profile Democratic candidates at the national, state, and municipal levels, and has served as a cabinet member in the administrations of Mayors Anthony Williams, Sharon Pratt, and Marion Barry.

    Councilmember Bonds attended the University of California Berkeley -- where she was involved in the Free Speech Movement -- is a mother of three, grandmother, and proud Washingtonian.


  • published Erin Palmer in 2022 Women Candidates 2022-03-08 17:59:49 -0500

    Erin Palmer

    Chairman of the DC City Council Candidate

    https://erinfordc.com/

    I am a mom, an ethics lawyer, and a public servant. I came to DC almost 20 years ago to attend American University’s law school and graduate school. After graduating, I worked as a judicial clerk at the DC Court of Appeals, where I met my husband. We have three school-aged kids.

    From the start of my professional career, I have worked to make government accountable to families. I worked at a global law firm, winning asylum for a parent fleeing state violence due to their political beliefs, representing a child with disabilities at a local school to ensure they received educational supports, and filing briefs with the Supreme Court on the science regarding youth brain development to end life without parole sentences for children.

    For the last seven years, I was an ethics lawyer for the federal judiciary specializing in workplace accountability, an issue that specifically impacts women. As a survivor of sexual assault and harassment, these structural challenges were not just matters of revising rules but a moral call to redefine safety in our workplaces. My expertise as an ethics and accountability lawyer is the basis for my DC Council Accountability Plan – a comprehensive, evidence-based plan to build a more effective, modern, and ethical DC Council.

    Since 2018, I have served as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner. I worked to pass DC’s paid family leave law and fair elections program, led efforts to improve and expand local voting access, and demanded action to remove unethical government actors. I’ve tackled everything from education to transportation with an eye not just toward fixing the immediate problems but identifying systemic challenges and proposing solutions to improve government across DC.

    I’m a relentless leader who centers the voices of women and families. You can learn more about me here.


  • published Linda L. Gray in 2022 Women Candidates 2022-03-08 17:59:10 -0500

    Linda L. Gray

    United States Representative Candidate

     

     


  • published Eleanor H. Norton in 2022 Women Candidates 2022-03-08 17:58:42 -0500

    Eleanor H. Norton

    DC House of Representatives Candidate

    https://www.eleanorfordc.com/

    My history and fight for improving the lives of women was well known even before my election to Congress. I became chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in 1977, at a time when sexual harassment was not a violation of workplace anti-discrimination laws. As Chair, I worked to hold hearings and issued the first guidelines finding sexual harassment a violation of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, later upheld by the Supreme Court. I am continuing this fight in Congress through my bill to create a national commission to find ways to combat sexual harassment nationwide in workplaces. Establishing a national commission on sexual harassment and similar inappropriate behavior would signal to the country that Congress understands we are confronted with a problem of major proportions for women and men who work every day, as well as their employers.

    During my tenure in Congress, I have introduced two bills to help close the wage gap. The Fair Pay Act (H.R. 2243) would require that if men and women are doing comparable work, they must be paid comparable wages. The Pay Equity for All Act of 2021 (H.R. 2242) would prohibit employers from asking job applicants for their salary history before making a job or salary offer. The Pay Equity for All Act is included in the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 7), which the House passed last year. Particularly considering the 15.3 million children living in single mother households, I will continue my fight for equal pay for equal work.

     


  • published Angela Narain in 2022 Women Candidates 2022-03-08 17:58:17 -0500

    Angela Narain

    DC House of Representatives Candidate

     


  • published Rev. Wendy Hamilton in 2022 Women Candidates 2022-03-08 17:32:28 -0500

    Rev. Wendy Hamilton

    DC House of Representatives Candidate

    https://www.revwendyforcongress.com/ 

    My name is Rev. Wendy Hamilton. I’m an Ordained minister, social justice advocate and mother of one daughter and new grandmother of a grandson.

    I proudly received my Bachelor’s Degree from Howard University (B.S. Human Development, in 1991) and my Master's Degree from Howard University School of Divinity (M.A. Religious Studies, 2006.) I worked on Capitol Hill, in DC Public Schools, at the NAACP Headquarters in Baltimore and recently pastored Open Door Metropolitan Community Church in Germantown, MD.

    I believe PubIic Service is a form of ministry and I am running for D.C. Delegate to Congress because We, the residents of the District of Columbia deserve the opportunity to live and prosper as the 51st State of America. As our Representative I would continue the valiant fight for DC Statehood while also exploring other pertinent issues that could tangibly help DC residents right now such as Universal Basic Income, Universal Healthcare, Education Reform, Criminal Justice Reform and the protection of Women’s Rights across the board. As a proud Ward 8 resident, I would use my voice to advocate for policies that would reflect the best interests of residents across all 8 wards of our beautiful city.

    I’d meet regularly with City (Mayor) and Council leaders to ensure we were all on the same page and speaking with one voice as it pertains to what’s best for DC. I’d champion issues like equal pay, reproductive rights, UBI for Caregivers and Seniors, restoration of the childcare tax credit, the lowering prescription drug costs, and deeply affordable housing options for all.

    I have listened to countless stories of regular everyday people just trying to get by from one day to the next and feeling as though their voices and struggles have not been heard or appreciated by the powers that be. I am committed to changing that.

     


  • published DCWIP Total Family 100% Vaxxed Campaign in Blog 2022-03-06 18:18:36 -0500

    Covid 19, Total Family 100% Vaxxed Campaign

    Hopefully you and your family are 100% Vaxxed! We appreciate your commitment to help keep our neighborhoods safe and healthy. Share the news by posting a hand-crafted “100% Vaxxed” sign on your window or door.

    Share that you’ve made a difference! Thanks to you, we can help stop the spread of COVID-19 and the Omicron variant. Let our city officials know that we can work together and help keep our communities safe and healthy.

    Share your results with Mayor Bowser by email at [email protected]. Also, share with DC Women in Politics (DCWIP) by email at [email protected], Bonnie Burnett, DCWIP Executive Committee.

    Can you help us achieve 100% Vaxxed throughout the city? Continue to invite your friends, family and neighbors to help stop the spread of COVID-19. We can do this and then celebrate…together again!

    It’s not too late to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and the Omicron variant!

    Thank you for your support and participation.

    Anita Bellamy Shelton
    DCWIP President 

    DCWIP Family 100% Vaxxed Campaign 

    “If it is to be, it’s up to me.” – Calvin Rolark

    Women will come together to galvanize their strength and power to curb the spread of the contagious COVID-19 Omicron variant.

    Women taking charge of their families’ health will engage in activities designed to get all members of their families, including those over 5 years old, vaccinated and a booster shot in the appropriate time afterwards.

    Steps for 100% family vaccination:

    1. Get information about COVID-19 from https://coronavirus.dc.gov/. And, pass a Vaccination 101 Knowledge Test that includes the types of vaccinations, the locations of resources, and general knowledge of the vaccination-rotation process.
    2. Plan and execute a detailed plan for each member of their family. Plans include, scheduling appointments, ensuring appointments are kept, and observing for side effects.
    3. Aid in answering questions to vexing problems related to scheduling vaccination appointments and receiving COVID test results. If necessary, call your Councilmember at 202-724-8000 or the District’s 311 answering service.
    4. After succeeding, place a hand-crafted sign saying, “100% Vaxxed” in your window or on your door.
    5. Proclaim your victory in curbing the spread of the virus, send your Family 100% Vaxxed results to Mayor Bowser by email at [email protected].  Also, share with DC Women in Politics by email at [email protected], Bonnie Burnett, DCWIP Executive Committee.
    6. Celebrate your family’s achievement in a special way. Perhaps a special meal, or a fun activity to include children.
    7. Spread the word with friends and others, particularly, your extended family. If you don’t have one, adopt one by contacting your PTA or Advisory Neighborhood Council (ANC).
    8. Give reverence to your Creator or higher power for wisdom, resilience, and family protection.

    Click Here to Download Flyer

    EXPECTED OUTCOME:  By April of 2022, some 1,000 family members will be 100% vaccinated and children over the age of 5 will attend school.

    Chip in $5
    Chip in $25
    Chip in $50
    Chip in $100
    Pay by Check (print application and mail check)

     

    DC Women in Politics (DCWIP) is a diverse, non-profit and non-partisan organization, established in December 2012 to elect women to public office. It also serves as a forum to focus on women’s equity and family issues.


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  • published Covid 19, Family 100% Vaxxed Campaign in Blog 2022-01-05 23:34:57 -0500

    DC #1 Covid 19 Hotspot in the Nation

    DC Women in Politics (DCWIP) challenges you to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating Omicron variant. Nine thousand persons contracted the virus within a three-day period in December 2021 in the District of Columbia. Experts predict 1 out of every 50 persons will test positive.

    We understand you already have a jam-packed schedule. However, the magnitude of the COVID-19 virus necessitates that you become involved in the “Family 100% Vaxxed Campaign.”

     

    Family 100% Vaxxed Campaign 

    “If it is to be, it’s up to me.” – Calvin Rolark

    Women will come together to galvanize their strength and power to curb the spread of the contagious COVID-19 Omicron variant.

    Women taking charge of their families’ health will engage in activities designed to get all members of their families, including those over 5 years old, vaccinated and a booster shot in the appropriate time afterwards

    Steps for 100% family vaccination:

    1. Get information about COVID-19 from https://coronavirus.dc.gov/. And, pass a Vaccination 101 Knowledge Test that includes the types of vaccinations, the locations of resources, and general knowledge of the vaccination-rotation process.
    2. Plan and execute a detailed plan for each member of their family. Plans include, scheduling appointments, ensuring appointments are kept, and observing for side effects.
    3. Aid in answering questions to vexing problems related to scheduling vaccination appointments and receiving COVID test results. If necessary, call your Councilmember at 202-724-8000 or the District’s 311 answering service.
    4. After succeeding, place a hand-crafted sign saying, “100% Vaxxed” in your window or on your door.
    5. Proclaim your victory in curbing the spread of the virus, register your 100% Family Vaccination results to Mayor Bowser by email at [email protected].  Also share with DC Women in Politics by email at [email protected], Bonnie Burnett, DCWIP Executive Committee.
    6. Celebrate your family’s achievement in a special way. Perhaps a special meal, or a fun activity to include children.
    7. Spread the word with friends and others, particularly, your extended family. If you don’t have one, adopt one by contacting your PTA or Advisory Neighborhood Council (ANC).
    8. Give reverence to your Creator or higher power for wisdom, resilience, and family protection.

    Click Here to Download Flyer

    EXPECTED OUTCOME:  By April of 2022, some 1,000 family members will be 100% vaccinated and children over the age of 5 will attend school.

    Chip in $5
    Chip in $25
    Chip in $50
    Chip in $100
    Pay by Check (print application and mail check)

     

    DC Women in Politics (DCWIP) is a diverse, non-profit and non-partisan organization, established in December 2012 to elect progressive women to public office. It also serves as a forum to focus on women’s equality and family issues.


  • published Covid 19 Vaccination 101 Knowledge Test in Surveys 2022-01-05 20:42:58 -0500

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    Membership Survey

    Please take a couple of minutes to let us know what you are interested in working on as a member of DCWIP.

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  • published Rank Choice Voting Position in Blog 2021-03-18 18:16:24 -0400

    DCWIP Rank Choice Voting (RCV) Position

    DCWIP has reviewed the current proposed DC Legislation for Ranked Choice Voting (RCV).  RCV in multi-winner districts is also known as the "single transferable vote". In this process, the ballot shall allow voters to rank candidates for each office in order of preference equal to the total number of candidates for each office; provided that if the voting system, vote tabulation or similar related equipment used by the District cannot feasibly accommodate choices equal to the number of candidates running for office, then the Board of Elections may limit the number of choices a voter may rank to no fewer than three (3).

    DCWIP has concluded that the organization will not support the legislation for DC.

    View the entire position-paper here.

    Based on both the analytical data and empirical assessments reviewed and vetted by the Executive Committee of DC Women in Politics, we have determined that Rank Choice Voting (RCV) is not a legislative proposal that we can or would recommend or support for the District of Columbia. 

    Please click here to register your vote in support of not adopting Ranked Choice Voting in DC.

     

     

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