Go to Gray's town halls
Future mayor Vince Gray is holding a set of town halls in each of DC's eight wards over the next few weeks. I strongly encourage DC residents to try to attend one, especially if you didn't support Gray.
Why? Because this is a great chance to show him the importance of issues that matter to you.
During the campaign, many people worried that Gray would be beholden to certain constituencies that supported him. Maybe those constituencies don't want all the same things you want. Would that force Gray to follow a certain course?
Now is your chance. Gray is listening. He wants to heal divisions between Gray supporters and Fenty supporters and win over the support of skeptical voters. Now is your chance to become one of the people Gray listens to.
But you can only influence future Mayor Gray if you show up. So please show up.
Truxton Circle (Ward 5): Oct. 5, 6:30 pm at Community Academy Public Charter School, 1400 First St. NW
Tenleytown (Ward 3): Oct. 7, 6 pm at St. Columba's Episcopal Church, 4201 Albermarle St. NW (and then go to the GGW happy hour)
Fort Dupont (Ward 7): Oct. 12, 6:30 pm at Sousa Middle School, 3650 Ely Place SE
Foggy Bottom (Ward 2): Oct. 14, 6:30 pm at School Without Walls, 2130 G St. NW
Columbia Heights (Ward 1): Oct. 19, 6:30 pm at Columbia Heights Youth Center, 1480 Girard St. NW
Barry Farm (Ward 8): Oct. 21, 7 pm at Matthews Memorial Baptist Church, 2616 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE
16th Street Heights? (Ward 4): Oct. 26, 6:30 pm at Peoples Congregational Church, 4704 13th St. NW
Hill East (Ward 6): Oct. 27, 6:30 pm at Eastern High School, 1700 East Capitol St. NE
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