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Mayor Gray Announces Six New Appointees To His Administration

This story comes to us from Linda Wharton Boyd:


Friday, February 4th, Mayor Vincent C. Gray announced six new appointees to his administration to move the city forward in the areas of public health and human services, rehabilitation of ex-offenders, youth, African affairs and financial services and insurance regulations.


Video Reaction: D.C. Residents Protest Lack of Representation

Today Congress' new era begins.  Yesterdau, the DC Vote organization, D.C. citizens, and Mayor Vincent Gray congregated at the Rayburn House Office Building to protest the city’s lack of representation and to support Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and her hope to remain on the Committee of the Whole.

“There are, I understand, 183 democratic countries in the world,” Joanna London, one of many frustrated D.C. residents at the event, said.  “Not a single one of them, except for the United States, which likes to promote democracy around the world, not a single one of these other countries deprives the people in their capitals of voting in their national legislature. I mean do you think that the people in Kabul, Afghanistan or Baghdad, Iraq do not have representation in the national legislatures? They do, but we don’t.”

London wasn’t the only one with strong words about D.C.’s lack of representation.

DC Transition: 2011 Mayor Inauguration

DC Transition:  2011 Mayor Inauguration

January 2nd, 2011 marked a much anticipated change in the District of Columbia.  For the first time ever, a Council Chair became Mayor of D.C.

YMCA DC Youth & Government Youth Summit = BIG Success

YMCA DC Youth & Government  Youth Summit = BIG Success

The Old City Council Chambers at One Judiciary Square was overtaken by teens on Friday, 12/3/10 - in the best way possible.  The YMCA DC Youth and Government Summit gives students an opportunity to interact with community leaders, discuss issues plaguing the city, and learn about having a career in public service. Over 200 high school students from all four quadrants of DC actively developed, debated and discussed ideas that will make our city a better place to live and work. 

Leader of Fenty Write-In Campaign Talks DC Election 2010

We caught up with John Hlinko, the leader of the Write-In Fenty for Mayor campaign, outside of a polling location in Georgetown on Election Day 2010. 

Fenty Write-In Campaign Picking Up Steam Through Grassroots Effort

Supporters of D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty aren’t ready to give up his spot in office just yet.  After losing the Democratic nomination to City Council Chairman Vincent Gray in September, a grassroots movement has been launched to re-elect Fenty via write-in vote. 

John Hlinko, an independent consultant who helps leftist organizations gain awareness and who worked on the Wesley Clark for President Campaign in 2004, spearheaded the effort when he created the Run, Fenty, Run Facebook page shortly after the incumbent lost the Democratic primary. 

By the end of the first day, Hlinko says the page had over 1,000 fans.

“On one hand it’s Facebook, so it’s not the same as a full-on campaign,” Hlinko said.  “But it allows people to show their support.”

Anacostia Poll of the Week: The Future of Anacostia Public Schools

With Mayor Adrian Fenty on his way out of office, what does the future hold under new leadership for Anacostia public schools?