Book: Voces Sin Fronteras: Our Stories, Our Truth

As the debate over immigration and enforcement continues to impact communities across the District, it is more important than ever to listen to the stories of our neighbors whose personal experiences with and perspectives on immigration are often ignored or overlooked. Last May, the Latin American Youth Center’s (LAYC) Latino Youth Leadership Council launched a collection of graphic memoirs titled Voces Sin Fronteras: Our Stories, Our Truth. The book presents the experiences of 16 immigrant youth in their own words, told side-by-side in both Spanish and in English. Visit the LAYC Blog at layc-dc.org/blog to learn more about the creation of the graphic memoir in a post written by Juan Pacheco, LAYC’s Community Peace Mobilizer. You can purchase your own copy by visiting shoutmousepress.org/cart1/layc. Proceeds of sales will help sustain LAYC programming and activities that support immigrant youth in our community.
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2018 DC Primary Elections: Early Voting & Election Day!


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Primary Election Dates

June 4-7, 2018, 8:30am-7:00pm
Early Voting Begins at Judiciary Square ONLY
One Judiciary Square (441 4th St NW)

June 8-15, 2018, 8:30am-7:00pm
Find your Early Voting Centers: https://dcboe.org/Voters/Where-to-Vote/Vote-Early-(Find-a-Center)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 7am-6pm
Primary Elections
Find your polling place here: www.vote4dc.com/SearchElection/SearchByAddress

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Eligible voters in the June 19, 2018 Primary Election:
DC has closed primary elections. This means that only voters who are registered may vote for a candidate within the same party. In overwhelmingly Democratic DC, the candidate that wins the Democratic primary is likely to win in the general election.

Eligible voters NOT registered in the District of Columbia can register and declare their party affiliation during Early Voting or on Election Day. All eligible voters may cast ballots in support of or against Initiative Measure Number 77, regardless of party affiliation status.

Initiative Measure Number 77 – District of Columbia Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 2017:
If enacted, this initiative will gradually increase the minimum wage in the District of Columbia to $15 hourly by 2020; gradually increase the minimum wage for tipped employees so that they receive the same minimum wage directly from their employer as other employees by 2026; Beginning in 2021, require minimum wage to increase yearly in proportion to increases in the consumer price index. The minimum wage increases under the initiative will not apply to DC government employees or employees of DC government contractors.

List of Candidates in the June 19, 2018 Primary Election (in ballot order)

You can only vote for a candidate within your declared party! The best way to learn about a candidate is to ask them questions. We recommend attending a candidate forum so you can learn where they stand on issues that are important to you. Check the LocallyDC Community Calendar for events! 

(D) = Democrat
(R) = Republican
(G) = Green
(L) = Libertarian
* = Incumbent

Delegate to the United States House of Representatives
Kim R. Ford (D)
Eleanor Holmes Norton (D)*
Natale “Lino” Stracuzzi (G)
Bruce Majors (L)

Mayor of the District of Columbia
James Butler (D)
Ernest E. Johnson (D)
Muriel Bowser (D)*
Ann C. Wilcox (G)
Martin Moulton (L)

Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia
Ed Lazere (D)
Phil Mendelson (D)*

At-large Member of the Council of the District of Columbia
Jeremiah Lowery (D)
Anita Bonds (D)*
Marcus Goodwin (D)
David Schwartzman (G)
Denise Hicks (L)

Ward 1 Member of the Council of the District of Columbia
Sheika Reid (D)
Brianne Nadeau (D)*
Lori Parker (D)
Kent Boese (D)

Ward 3 Member of the Council of the District of Columbia
Mary Cheh (D)*

Ward 5 Member of the Council of the District of Columbia
Kenyan McDuffie (D)*
Bradley Thomas (D)
LaMonica Jeffrey (D)
Gayle Hall Carley (D)
Nestor Djonkam (D)
Joyce (Chestnut) Robinson-Paul (G)

Ward 6 Member of the Council of the District of Columbia
Lisa Hunter (D)
Charles Allen (D)*
Michael Bekesha (R)

Attorney General of the District of Columbia
Karl Racine (D)*

United States Senator
Andria Thomas (D)
Michael D. Brown (D)*

United States Representative
Franklin Garcia (D)*

 

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