Money and Politics: Proposals for DC Election Reform

Election Panel

A great and informative night! Thank you to our esteemed panel (from left):

Dan Smith (US PIRG Democracy Campaign Director)

Mary Cheh (Ward 3 Council Member)

Walter Smith (Executive Director, DC Appleseed)

Karl Racine (DC Attorney General)

Kesh Ladduwahetty (Chair, DC4Democracy).


Thursday, June 9

Election of 2016-17 Board

6:30 to 7:00 pm

Money and Politics:

Proposals for DC Election Reform

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Council Member Mary Cheh

DC Attorney General Karl Racine

Dan Smith, Democracy Campaign Director, U.S. PIRG

Kesh Ladduwahetty, Chair, DC4Democracy

Walter Smith, Executive Director, DC Appleseed, Moderator

District 2 Community Room

3320 Idaho Ave.

Refreshments will be served

In this primary season, it is especially timely to step back and look at how the process can be corrupted by money.

Please let your friends and neighbors know about this meeting and urge them to come.

We are also pleased to have so many of our board members returning and look forward to welcoming  Elizabeth Ferenczi to the Board.  Here is the slate.

President — Ruth Caplan

1st Vice President — Jennifer Ward

2nd Vice President — Susie Taylor

Treasurer — Richard Nash

Corresponding Secretary — Ann Hamilton

Recording Secretary — Margaret Lenzner

At Large — Phil Eagleburger, Elizabeth Ferenczi, John Korbell, Karen Lightfoot,

Mark Rosenman

CPCA Forum on “Money and Politics: Proposals for DC Election Reform”

Thursday, June 9, 7- 9 PM.

The Cleveland Park Citizens Association will host a forum on “Money and Politics: Proposals for DC Election Reform” at the District 2 Community Room, 3320 Idaho Ave.  This timely issue will be discussed by Ward 3 Council Member Mary Cheh, DC Attorney General Karl Racine, Dan Smith US PIRG Democracy Campaign Director, and DC4Democracy Chair Kesh Ladduwahetty.  The forum includes discussion of current legislation before the City Council and will be moderated by Walter White, Executive Director of DC Appleseed.  All are welcome.

CPCA Community Meeting – Save the Date!

The Cleveland Park Citizens Association is sponsoring a community meeting, “Toward Quieter, Cleaner Neighborhoods,” on Tuesday, April 19 from 7-9 PM in the District 2 Community Room,  3320 Idaho Ave.  Speakers will feature Council Member Mary Cheh, who has introduced a bill to ban the sale and use of gas-powered leaf blowers by January 2022; Jamie Banks, Executive Director of the national organization Quiet Communities; James Fallows, writer for The Atlantic and former presidential speech writer; and Morgan Stallard, who runs Four Feet to the Yard, a local lawn care company.