On January 19th, DC Democrats will vote for delegates to the Democratic National Convention

On that day, DC Democrats will vote at our Pre-primary Caucus for 13 of our 44 delegates to the 2008 Democratic National Convention. These delegates are pledged to support presidential candidates of their choice. Imagine many, many more DC Democrats voting for the delegates of progressive candidates than for the candidates who represent the status quo. That’s an important signal that the nation’s capital favors progressive leadership.

DC’s Pre-primary Caucus
Saturday, January 19th 10AM - 2PM
McKinley High School, 151 T Street, NE

T Street & Summit Place; near Rhode Island metro, Red Line (rides available)
Click here for a map
Questions? Please email us at dcfordemocracy@gmail.com.

Open to all Democrats registered in DC as of 12/19/07. And unlike the Iowa caucuses, you can just register, vote, and leave!

We will get out the vote for the DC primary. But by voting at DC’s Pre-primary Caucus on January 19th, we can make DC’s voice heard BEFORE Super Tuesday!

Come support
Barack Gets DC the Vote

a unity slate of Obama delegates led by
DC Obama Campaign Chair Mayor Adrian Fenty

and representing
DC for Obama, DC for Democracy, Women for Obama,
and Young Lawyers for Obama



DISTRICT 1 SLATE MEMBERS (WARDS 1, 2, 3, 4)

Jerry Clark
Maria Coralles
Jim Hudson
Kierra Johnson
Kesh Ladduwahetty
Darryl Wiggins

DISTRICT 2 SLATE MEMBERS (WARDS 5, 6, 7,8)
Pauline Chapman
Tene Dolphin
Julia Hudson
Cynthia Kain
Eugene Dewitt Kinlow
Howard Park
Jordan Usdan

Biographical Information on the slate members

Pauline Chapman
Participated in the March on Washington and the Poor People’s March. Active member of Ward 8 Democrats, Anacostia Coordinating Council, and campaigns of Willie Hardy, Nadine Winter, Marion Barry, William Lightfoot and Adrian Fenty. Served 22 years as the only African-American recording secretary of a large labor union.

Jerry Clark
Co-Chair of the Board of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force for four terms, and current board member. Co-Chair of DC for Democracy’s Presidential Primary Committee, which is working to elect Barack in NV and DC. Served on Gay and Lesbian Steering Committee for Gore/Lieberman in 2000. Member of Gertrude Stein Democratic Club & Stonewall Democrats.

Maria Coralles
A second generation minority business owner and home contractor, Maria served on the Fenty for Mayor Finance Committee, was active in Muriel Bowser’s campaign for the DC City Council, and is a member of the Obama for America finance committee in DC.

Tene Dolphin
Currently Mayor Fenty’s chief of staff. Served as operations manager of Fenty for Mayor campaign, and as director of special projects for the DNC in 2004. Involved with Habitat for Humanity, United Negro College Fund, and the National Council of Negro Women.

James Hudson
Served as Vice Chair of the National Capital Revitalization Corporation. Served as Legislative Counsel for several major cities, and as Liaison with Congress, HUD, DOL and DOT. Research Fellow, Urban Institute. Chair, Fenty for Mayor Finance Committee; Chair, Obama for America Finance Committee in DC.

Julia Hudson
VP of Chase Communications. Former chief of staff for Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, liaison to DNC, Democratic National Campaign Committee, and Congressional Black Caucus. Worked on campaigns of former Detroit Mayor Coleman Young, former Mayor Maynard Jackson of Atlanta and Clinton/Gore, Gore/Lieberman presidential campaigns.

Kierra Johnson
Executive Director of Choice USA, a national pro-choice organization engaging youth under thirty in community, state and federal political battles to advance a sexual health and reproductive justice agenda. Canvassed in NH as a part of the YouthVote 2000 coalition. Campaigned for Barack in Iowa. Representing Woman for Obama.

Cynthia Kain
Worked in the labor movement for the past 15 years helping working families fight for a better future. Currently working for SEIU, she is a former officer of both Ward 6 and Ward 8 Democrats, and member of the boards of public access television and DCTV.

Eugene Dewitt Kinlow
A native Washingtonian, and an elected member of the DC Democratic State Committee, and a member of DC for Democracy. Channels his activism by being heavily involved in the fight for DC Voting rights.

Kesh Ladduwahetty
Chair of DC for Democracy. Led DC4D’s campaign for DC’s Living Wage law. Organized DC4D’s canvassing operation for Judy Feder in VA’s 10th district in 2006. Served on “Taxation without Representation” panel at the 2007 YearlyKos convention. Leading DC4D’s primary campaign to elect Barack in NV and DC.

Howard Park
Worked on seven Democratic presidential campaigns and numerous local races since 1976. Precinct captain for the Fenty Campaign in Ward 6. Involved with DC for Obama since late 2006; led several trips to NH for Obama campaign. Member of DC for Democracy, Ward Six Democrats, advisor to the Netroots Nation (formerly Yearly Kos).

Jordan Usdan
Served on the DC Democratic Lawyers Committee, and as President of the Law Democrats at Georgetown Law School. Presently the National Chapter Coordinator for Young Lawyers for Obama, an organization with over 2000 members in 50 cities. Campaigned for Obama in Iowa.

Darryl Wiggins
Founded P.O.W.E.R. in 1987 to provide enhanced services for DC Public School children. Served as Vice-Chair of the DC Statehood Party, Vice Chair of the E-Fenty transition team, and Chair of Muriel Bowser’s DC Council campaign. Member, Obama for America Finance Committee in DC.