The Washington, DC region is great >> and it can be greater.


3rd birthday party tonight, chat with Sekou Biddle and at-large candidate forum tomorrow

Come on down to RFD tonight for our third birthday party! We'll be there from 6:30-9:30. The entrance is on 8th Street, NW between H and I, near Gallery Place Metro, lots of buses, and a Capital Bikeshare station.

Sekou Biddle. Image from the DC Council.

Tomorrow we will be beginning a series of live chats with candidates for the DC Council at-large seat. Our first guest is Sekou Biddle, appointed interim Councilmember earlier this month. He'll be joining us at 1 pm tomorrow. Feel free to post questions for Councilmember Biddle in the comments.

Finally, you can hear from candidates live tomorrow night at the forum hosted by DC for Democracy, Greater Greater Washington, and the DC Environmental Network. Patrick Mara will unfortunately not be able to attend, since he has his State Board of Education meeting that night and understandably doesn't want to shirk that elected responsibility, but Sekou Biddle, Bryan Weaver, Jacque Patterson, Stanley Mayes and others will be there.

The forum is in Room 1107 of 441 4th Street, NW (One Judiciary Square). Turn right after security and go up to the 11th floor. Doors open at 6 and the Q&A will start at 6:30.

Hope to see you tonight at RFD, tomorrow at the forum, and online in between!

David Alpert is the founder of Greater Greater Washington and its board president. He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He now lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle. 


Add a comment »

David: Can you post the start time of tomorrow's candidate forum?

by Mark Jordan on Jan 25, 2011 1:50 pm • linkreport

Done, thanks for pointing it out. (Doors at 6, Q&A at 6:30.)

by David Alpert on Jan 25, 2011 1:52 pm • linkreport

I think I can make it, will you be giving handouts on how to avoid spending your day online answering trolls? My only reward was getting the picture of Union Station on the home page under "Most Active Links"

Hey we take what consolation we can get.

by Mike D on Jan 25, 2011 2:21 pm • linkreport

I want to thank Great Great Washington and other sponsoring groups for hosting the first forum of the Special Election. Up until this point, candidates have not been required to state what their experience has been in the city and what makes them the most qualified candidate. I am looking forward to tomorrow and having a serious dialog on the issues that define a true Progressive Public Servant.

Jacque D. Patterson
Candidate for City Council (At-Large)

by Jacque Patterson on Jan 25, 2011 3:20 pm • linkreport

David and GGW Team: Congrats on 3 years of GGW! I continue to enjoy and learn so much from the discussions. Thank you.

by Penny Everline on Jan 25, 2011 10:51 pm • linkreport

Add a Comment

Name: (will be displayed on the comments page)

Email: (must be your real address, but will be kept private)

URL: (optional, will be displayed)

You can use some HTML, like <blockquote>quoting another comment</blockquote>, <i>italics</i>, and <a href="http://url_here">hyperlinks</a>. More here.

Your comment:

By submitting a comment, you agree to abide by our comment policy.
Notify me of followup comments via email. (You can also subscribe without commenting.)
Save my name and email address on this computer so I don't have to enter it next time, and so I don't have to answer the anti-spam map challenge question in the future.


Support Us