Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Redistricting rally & public hearing tonight

Rally Before the Public Hearing: Wed., June 1 at 5:30 p.m.
1350 Pennsylvania Ave., NW in front of the John A. Wilson Building
Join the Capitol Hill community for a pre-hearing rally. Bring signs, friends, neighbors and your fighting spirit! Let's tell the Council that Capitol Hill means business!

Public Hearing on Re-districting: Wed., June 1 at 6 p.m.
John A. Wilson Building, Council Chamber 1350 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Room 500

The D.C. Council will soon vote on a re-districting plan that would divide Capitol Hill, moving a significant part of it out of Ward 6. The plan is moving forward despite near-unanimous objections  that's why it's more important than ever that the Capitol Hill community is unified in opposition. Attend Tuesday's
meeting, rally with neighbors on Wednesday, and keep calling the Council to voice your concerns.
Capitol Hill is a diverse, yet cohesive community that has worked as one to improve every aspect of local life: schools, public safety, economic development and succeeded. Splitting Capitol Hill would diminish such efforts, divide neighbors, and also remove the most diverse part of the community and place it in another Ward.

Many of Capitol Hill's most vital community assets -- including the Southeast Waterfront and Rosedale Community Center -- would become part of another ward.  No one disputes the need for economic development in Ward 7. But it should not happen at the expense of citizens who have invested considerable time, labor and equity into these projects over the years, and would be separated from them by an arbitrary political boundary.
Thus far, D.C. re-districting has been a triumph of political self-interest and back-room deal making over the concerns of residents and the realities of the District's neighborhoods. Capitol Hill residents, let's continue to speak out in outrage against this plan. One city, one voice: Save Capitol Hill!

For more information, visit ANC 6B09 Commissioner Brian Flahaven's website:

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