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DC Vote Keeps The Pressure On With Protest On Capitol Hill

 

This event comes to us from Leah Ramsay of DCVote:

DC residents will continue to keep pressure on their congressional allies, particularly Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and challenge their opponents to free DC's local budget from congressional interference. 

Thursday morning after the protest, the House Subcommittee On Oversight and Government Reform will hold an unorthodox hearing on the "fiscal sustainability" of DC's local budget, though it has been balanced for 13 consecutive years. In reference to the hearing DC Council Chairman Kwame Brown said Tuesday night, "there will never be a Control Board as long as I am Chairman of the DC Council."

Wednesday Protest Details:

Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress, Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress,  Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Members of Congress, local athletes, philanthropists and the fashion industry are assembling for DC’s Modus Union Spring 2011 – a unique event supporting prevention and early detection of cancer in women.

Modus Union Spring 2011 features a full runway show by acclaimed fashion designer Marc Bouwer (www.MarcBouwer.com), a 3-D film presentation previewing Bouwer’s Fall 2011 line, and an art installation and silent auction featuring some of the most talented visual artists in DC. The proceeds from this one-of-a-kind gathering will benefit Cancer Schmancer (www.CancerSchmancer.org), an organization founded by actress Fran Drescher to prevent cancer in women through education and early detection.

WHAT:          Modus Union Spring 2011

WHEN:          Wednesday, May 4

Poll: What Issue Was Most Important To You in Today's Election?

Today, April 26, is the Special Election Day for an At-Large seat on the D.C. City Council.  

Choosing who to vote for in today's election will be a difficult decision for many residents, a decision dependent on a wide variety of issues.

Check out the video above to see what issue is most important to one U Street Corridor resident in this election.

What issue was most important to you when deciding who to vote for today? Answer our poll or sound off in our comments section below.

 

DC Muslim Caucus Endorses Orange, Others for April 26 Special Elections

This story comes to us from Talib Karim:

Washington D.C. – Members of the District’s diverse Muslim community announced their endorsements for the April 26th District of Columbia Special Elections.  The Muslim Democratic Caucus’ “One DC Slate” of endorsed candidates consists of Vincent Orange, bidding to become the next At-Large DC Councilmember, D. Kamili Anderson for the Ward 4 State Board of Education post, and Anthony Muhammad seeking to succeed the late William Lockridge as Ward 8 District School Board Member.

 

Spend It Like It’s Your Own

Spend It Like It’s Your Own

You may have heard that tempers are flaring over the planned metro station at Dulles. According to news reports, the board at Dulles International Airport stands behind its decision to build an underground station because it would be more 1) convenient for travelers, and 2) attractive than an above ground station.

So, it behooves us to ask about the degree of perceived inconvenience. How would using an above ground metro station compare with:

Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown Names New Acting General Counsel

This story comes to us from Karen Sibert:

WASHINGTON, DC – Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown has announced David Zvenyach’s appointment as acting general counsel. Upon confirmation by the full Council, he will be named general counsel for the body.

Zvenyach has been serving as chief of staff in Councilmember Mary Cheh’s office since August 2008. He is a graduate of The George Washington University Law Center and the University of Wisconsin, where he received a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Following law school, Zvenyach clerked for Chief Judge of the US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Yvette Kane. His work experience also includes the Office of the Inspector General at the National Science Foundation and the law firm of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP in Washington, DC.  He is a member of the District of Columbia and New York Bars.

D.C. Residents React To Mayor Gray's Arrest

There has been tons of reaction, both locally and nationally, to last night's arrest of D.C. Mayor Vince Gray.  

But one voice has been somewhat overlooked in all of this: The voice of the D.C. people...your voice.

We hit Dupont Circle to see how a few D.C. residents felt about the Mayor's arrest.  Overall, the comments we heard were pretty supportive.  Check out the video above to see what these locals had to say.

How do you feel about the Mayor's arrest?  Do you think it was a smart move or a poor decision?

Sound off in the comments section below!