April 1: D.C. Fair Elections Campaign Kickoff

March 30, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY

April 1: D.C. Fair Elections Campaign Kickoff

WHAT: The D.C. Fair Elections coalition is hosting a campaign kickoff event. Councilmember David Grosso – who introduced the D.C. Fair Elections legislation on March 21 – will be a guest speaker. District residents will celebrate the introductory milestone, listen to community leaders and councilmembers, and plan action steps for the coming months to pass D.C. Fair Elections in the District.

The D.C. Fair Elections bill – which was introduced with overwhelming councilmember support – is a small donor public financing bill to make funding available to candidates who seek small donations and reject large contributions from Big Business.

Learn more about the legislation and coalition of more than 70 ANCs, community groups, political clubs and advocacy organizations that support of the campaign.

WHEN: Saturday, April 1
10:30-11:30 a.m. – Remarks
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Grassroots breakout sessions

WHERE: Metropolitan AME Church, 1518 M St. NW, Washington, D.C.

WHO: D.C. Councilmember David Grosso, speaker
Aquene Freechild, co-director, Public Citizen’s Democracy Is For People Campaign
Raquel Jackson-Stone, democracy fellow, U.S. PIRG
Rebekah Whilden, chapter organizer, D.C. Sierra Club
Kesh Ladduwahetty, member, DC 4 Democracy

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