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 Eleanor H. Norton in 2022 Primary 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 Primary Women Candidates 2022-03-08 17:58:17 -0500

    Angela Narain

    DC House of Representatives Candidate

     


  • published Rev. Wendy Hamilton in 2022 Primary 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.


  • published Find friends 2022-02-12 02:01:23 -0500

  • 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

  • published Membership Survey in Join 2021-12-13 20:36:36 -0500

    Membership Survey

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

    Take the survey

  • published 2021 Campaign School Evaluation in Surveys 2021-11-13 17:11:22 -0500

    Evaluation

    2021 Mazie Green-Holland Women’s Campaign School
    Evaluation/Feedback Form

    Take the survey


  • 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.

     

     

    Read more

  • published Mazie Green Holland Campaign School Donation in Join 2020-12-28 16:12:30 -0500

  • published Watch the Winning Circle in Blog 2020-11-14 17:25:26 -0500

    Watch the Winning Circle

    Come Into the Winning Circle

    with 

    Christina Henderson, At-Large City Council

    Brooke Pinto, Ward 2 City Council

    Janeese Lewis George, Ward 4 City Council

    They won because of YOU, the Women’s Vote.

    Watch it here: 

    https://www.facebook.com/DcWomenInPolitics/videos/874404409966190/?v=874404409966190

    • Get to know the women newly elected to the city council. We asked the hard questions and they answered.
    • In case you missed The Winning Circle, we recorded it for you.
    • Please take an hour to hear from your newly elected officials and learn what their goals and priorities are.
    • We are looking forward to working with all three of them!

    You can help support DC Women in Politics by giving to its “7 for 7” Campaign. 

    _󠄊__$7     󠄊___$27󠄊   󠄊___$57   󠄊___$107      󠄊___Other $____

    You can make your contribution at: https://www.dcwomeninpolitics.org/membership

    (or send a check made out to:
    DC Women in Politics 
    1324 Kenyon Street, NW
    Washington DC 20010)

    DC Women in Politics has diligently worked, along with many others, to elect 7 women to the DC Council.  

     


  • published Other Amount in Join 2020-11-07 14:46:05 -0500

  • published $5 Membership in Join 2020-11-07 14:36:02 -0500

  • published Vote a Women's Ballot in Blog 2020-11-01 17:22:26 -0500

    Vote a Women's Ballot

    VOTE A WOMEN’S BALLOT

    WHEN YOU VOTE, and WHEN YOUR FRIENDS VOTE, THEY WILL WIN

    DC WOMEN IN POLITICS RECOMMENDS VOTING

    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD

    Congressional

    • Eleanor Holmes Norton -- Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives from the District of Columbia
    • Eleanor Ory -- United States Senator

    Member of the Council of the District of Columbia

    • Christina Henderson -- At-Large
    • Brooke Pinto -- Ward 2
    • Janeese Lewis George -- Ward 4

    State Board of Education

    • Dorothy Douglas -- At-Large
    • Sarah Mehrotra -- Ward 2
    • Ebony-Rose Thompson -- Ward 7
    • Carlene D. Reid -- Ward 8

    Here are some ways to win:

    If you have any questions, feel free to contact Anita Shelton at [email protected] or 202-234-9089.

    Please join us as a member of DC Women in Politics here. 


  • Vote Christina Henderson for DC Council At-Large--#1 on the Ballot

    Earlier this Fall, DC Women in Politics endorsed Christina Henderson for DC Council At-Large. Henderson has rich experience working at the DC Council and in government. She is a progressive advocate for women and families and will be an independent thinker. When women vote, Henderson will win by 10 points.

    Are you in? Here are some ways to help:

    Vote for Christina Henderson for DC Council At-Large. She is #1 on the ballot.

    If you have any questions, feel free to contact Anita Shelton at [email protected] or 202-234-9089.

    Please join us as a member of DC Women in Politics here. 

     


  • DCWIP Announces Endorsements for DC State Board of Education and Congressional Candidates

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Contact: Anita Shelton, 202-234-9089
    [email protected] 

    DC Women in Politics Announces Endorsements for DC State Board of Education and Congressional Candidates

    WASHINGTON, DC, October 5, 2020 — DC Women in Politics (DCWIP) announces its endorsements following its virtual town hall which included a panel discussion featuring the women candidates running for the DC State Board of Education (SBOE) and other Congressional races.

    “In 30 days, DC voters will elect an array of female candidates. We affirm that women best represent women and children's budget and legislative needs on the DC City Council and in Congress. The women’s wave will flip two male seats in Wards 2 and 4, and help elect a total of seven progressive women for a historical majority female council. Let’s vote up and down the ticket from the first female Vice President, Kamala Harris, to Christine Henderson, At-Large Councilmember. Also, elect four State Board of Education Members and more women to Congressional Seats,” says Anita Shelton, President of DCWIP.

    The virtual event attracted more than 600 viewers on Facebook.  The candidates spoke about various issues impacting District residents, and especially women, children and families who have been hardest hit by COVID-19. Following the town hall, a Preference Poll gave attendees the opportunity to cast their vote for their choice of the best qualified candidates. Seven female candidates are running for SBOE seats and three for other Congressional seats. Below are the candidates selected and their accompanying statement presented for the town hall.

    DC State Board of Education Candidates

    Congressional Candidates

    • Delegate, U.S. House of Representatives: Eleanor Holmes Norton

    Statement: https://www.dcwomeninpolitics.org/eleanor_holmes_norton

     

    DC Women in Politics is organizing to elect the seventh woman to the Council of the District of Columbia, establishing a female majority for the first time.

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    ABOUT DC WOMEN IN POLITICS

    DC Women in Politics is a diverse nonpartisan, nonprofit women’s leadership organization. Our mission is to increase the number of women elected to public office and to monitor their legislative and advocacy actions on issues that impact women and families. For more information about DC Women in Politics visit www.dcwomeninpolitics.org on Twitter @dcwomen_politcs and DCWomenInPolitics on Facebook.

     


  • DC Women in Politics Endorses Christina Henderson for At-Large Member of the Council of the District of Columbia

    DC Women in Politics Touts Historic Election As Council Poised to Elect Female Majority, and Endorses Christina Henderson for At-Large Member of the Council of the District of Columbia

    WASHINGTON, DC — DC Women in Politics (DCWIP) announces that it has endorsed Christina Henderson for At-Large member of the Council of the District of Columbia.

    Of the eight women competing in a crowded field of 24 candidates, Christina received the resounding approval of 68% of the votes cast in the DCWIP Preference Poll following the Virtual Town Hall viewed by 1,600 people on Facebook.

    Christina’s stance on escalating childcare costs; delivery of healthcare especially during the COVID-19 pandemic; and affordable housing to help families who’ve been in DC for generations stay in DC, led DCWIP members to believe she is the best candidate for At-Large member of the Council of the District of Columbia.

    DC Women in Politics is organizing to elect the seventh woman to the Council of the District of Columbia, establishing a female majority for the first time. “A historic election of a seventh woman to the Council of the District of Columbia would bring increased sensitivity to citizen needs, compromise across party lines, and produce a maintainable future,” Shelton said.

    During the first DCWIP Virtual Town Hall on Sept. 10th, the candidates spoke about various issues impacting District residents, and especially women, children and families who have been hardest hit by COVID-19. The candidates that participated are: Claudia Barragan, Christina Henderson, Jeanne’ Lewis, Monica Palacio, Marya Pickering, and Ann Wilcox.

    Following the town hall, a Preference Poll gave attendees the opportunity to cast their vote for their choice of the best qualified candidate. The winner of the Preference Poll is Christina Henderson.

     

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    ABOUT DC WOMEN IN POLITICS

    DC Women in Politics is a diverse nonpartisan, nonprofit women’s leadership organization. Our mission is to increase the number of women elected to public office and to monitor their legislative and advocacy actions on issues that impact women and families. For more information about DC Women in Politics visit www.dcwomeninpolitics.org on Twitter @dcwomen_politcs and DCWomenInPolitics on Facebook


  • published TownHall 2020 2 Web Page in Calendar 2020-09-15 16:12:57 -0400