February 2007


On February 15, DCFD is sponsoring a team — possibly two — to lobby Congress in support of legislation providing full House voting rights to our long-denied Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton. Together with Jim Dean, chair of Democracy for America, we have written a letter to Speaker Pelosi urging her to expedite passage. For anyone who is committed to expanded voting rights and congressional representation for the District of Columbia, this is your opportunity to take direct action!

WHEN: Thursday, February 15 from 8:30 AM to Noon
8:30 - 9:00 AM - Continental breakfast
9:00 - 9:30 AM - Elected DC officials greet participants
9:30 AM - Noon - Visits with members of Congress and staff

WHERE: Cannon House Office Buildng
Cannon Caucus Room (Room 345)
Independence Avenue and New Jersey Avenue, SE

Click here to RSVP
(Metro: Capitol South on the Orange or Blue lines)

Congratulations to our newly elected officers for 2007:

  • Chair: Keshini Ladduwahetty
  • Treasurer: Karen Rose
  • Assistant Treasurer: Michelle Vanderhoff
  • Secretary: Lynda Laughlin
  • Ombudsman: Jesse Lovell

And thanks to outgoing chair John Nowicki and treasurer Susan Laws for all they’ve done in the past year.