May 2016 Newsletter

May 6, 2016


June 8 – 12, 2016
We’re gearing up for the 45th Annual Convention of the National Federation of Democratic Women in Charleston, South Carolina on June 8-12, 2016!!  The DC Federation has always made its presence known at the National Convention.  We have always served provided outstanding leadership through participation in national offices, committees, and initiatives.  This year should not be different.  Join us in Charleston, so that we can make our presence known during this pivotal Presidential Election Year.  We need your expertise, your knowledge, and your energy to make a difference at the national level. We need YOU!!   
Please review your copy of the NFDW’s ( on-line newsletter for a list of activities, events and fees.  The deadline of full convention registration is May 9, 2016.  The full registration packet is $225.00.  Reservations at the Historic Marion Hotel are $179 per night for rooms with two full beds.  There’s also a list of intriguing tours of historic Charleston on Wednesday, June 8 and Thursday, June 9, 2016.  Please email me with your intentions to go to the Convention.  The DC Federation is going to make a powerful impact, but only if we have you.  See YOU in Charleston!
Important Deadlines to Remember:
1.         May 9 – Deadline for Submission of Resolutions to NFDW
2.         May 9 – Deadline for Submission of Registration to NFDW
3          May 23 – Late Registration date.  No refunds after May 23, 2016
*****Democratically Yours,
*****Hazel Thomas, DCFDW President
As women, we must stand up for ourselves. We must stand up for each other. We must stand up for justice.    — Michelle Obama
Our next quarterly meeting of the DC Federation will be at 6:45 p.m. in Room 104 of the Wilson Building on Monday, May 16, 2016.  All members are urged to attend as we:
·         Review the excellent execution and participation in the “Legislative Empowerment Summit: Navigating to Affordable Housing” and the “Women in Blue Lobby Day”; 
·         Discuss our upcoming role in the National Federation of Democratic Women’s Conference;
·         Chart our participation in the Democratic State Committee organization of the Presidential Pre-Primary Caucus on May 21 and the June 14th Presidential Primary;
·         Strategize on all participation both individually and collectively in the national Presidential Campaign and GOTV efforts.

7          Council Member Vincent Orange’s Mother’s Day Lunch, RSVP – email:
7          DCDSC City-Wide Voter Registration/GOTV Day
7          Ward 5’s Get Out the Vote Motorcade; and Meet ‘n Greet at Public Trust, 12th St. NE, 4-6 PM
9          Deadline for NFDW Convention Registration and submission of Resolutions to the NFDW
9          Ward 5 Democrats Candidates’ Forum, UDC Community College, 5171 South Dakota Ave. NE
11        DCFDW Executive Committee Conference Call Meeting 7 p.m.
14        Ward 7 Democrats Candidates Forum, 9:30 am, Location: TBD
14        Ward 8 Council Candidates Forum, 2pm – 2pm, Anacostia High School – 1601 16th St SE
16        DCFDW Quarterly Meeting, Room 104 Wilson Building, 6:45 pm
17        Ward 4 Democrats’ At-Large Council Candidates Forum, Ethical Society 7750-16th St, NW
21        DCDSC Pre-Primary Caucus – Washington Convention Center 10 am to 2 pm

1          DC Democratic Women Club’s Reception: A Political Dialogue with Former Mayor Sharon Pratt, Ethical Society, $45.00.
8-12     NFDW Convention at the Historic Frances Marion Hotel in Charleston, SC
12        NFDW Executive Board Meeting following Convention Farewell Breakfast
14        Presidential Primary, 7 am to 7pm
21        DCDSC State Convention – Election of At-Large Delegates
July 25-28
Democratic National (DNC) Convention, Philadelphia, PA