Erin’s in Your Neighborhood and on Your Radio!
It’s only 54 days until the June 21st Democratic primary in DC! We’re continuing to talk to neighbors every day and build support across all 8 Wards. We are a truly people-powered campaign — and it’s with the support of our friends and neighbors that we are able to knock on doors across DC and talk to neighbors about Erin for DC Council Chairwoman. If you’d like to join us, you can check out our events, sign up to volunteer, or reach out any time.
I’m proud to be the only Fair Elections candidate for Council Chair — that means I’m not accepting any donations from corporations and am accountable to and engaged with DC residents. I hope you’ll consider chipping in (up to $200) to help us over the finish line.
I believe in engaging neighbors where they are. That’s why over the next several weeks we will be holding Ward-level meet and greets across DC. Please join us for our Ward 4 Meet and Greet on Tuesday May 3rd at 6:00 pm at DC Corazon (3903–3905 14th Street, NW). Special thanks to our amazing host committee: Candace Archer, Tamira Benitez, Alison Brooks, Jena Crable, Jonah Goodman, Josh Hertzberg, Tiffani Nichole Johnson, Christine Kulumani, Erik Lindsjo, Jeremiah Lowery, Rachel Maisler, Laurence B. Minor II, Jenn Nichols, Vanessa Rubio, Kim Varzi, and Evan Yeats. Please stay tuned for upcoming meet and greets across all 8 Wards — and all our other events — at ErinforDC.com/events.
This campaign continues to set the standard in terms of concrete, innovative, and meaningful policy proposals that will improve government accountability and build a brighter DC for everyone.
- My DC Council Accountability Plan is the first-ever plan of its kind for a more modern, ethical, and accountable DC Council. A Council that operates at the highest levels is serving DC residents as best it can on every single issue.
- My Safe Housing Action Plan includes tangible proposals for how we move past years of inaction for safer housing that can help us serve and protect the many residents living in unsafe and unhealthy housing.
- My Plan for Public Education as a Right tackles many of the challenges facing DC schools — making sure every student has the resources they need to succeed, empowering the DC Council to conduct oversight to ensure smart spending, and proposing bold new ideas to challenge conversations about education that continue to move in circles.
- And my Safe Streets Infrastructure and Public Transportation Plan includes proposals to deliver safety, accessibility, and amenities to all of our neighborhoods.
In addition, I know how critical environmental justice and sustainability is for the future we are building for our children. These issues are woven into all my other work, and I’m focused on the need for more accountability in the siting and concentration of industrial land in underserved communities. That’s why I have proposed an Office of Environmental Justice & Sustainability (built on the model of the recent Office of Racial Equity) to review all government action for a holistic, coordinated approach to environmental justice and sustainability.
The contrast between the current Council Chair and myself is seen in our policy proposals and responses. For example, we both answered questionnaires from Friends of the DC Streetcar and the Committee of 100 on the Federal City. One thing that has always characterized my leadership is thoughtful, thorough decisionmaking with care and concern, and I will continue that in office. Even if we disagree on an issue, you will know where I stand and why I believe what I believe and know I considered all the facts before arriving at a conclusion based on both data and values.
Tune in this Friday at noon when I will be on the Politics Hour with Kojo Nnamdi. Share your questions and listen in to hear about my vision for a brighter DC for all of us. I have also been outlining my vision in several candidate forums, including the Ward 3 and Ward 4 Democrats forum, the Ward 8 Democrats forum, and the Future Foundation forum (that the current Council Chair did not attend).
We’re continuing to receive endorsements and support across all 8 Wards. The DC National Organization for Women and Georgetown Voice have endorsed Erin Palmer for DC Council Chairwoman. They join DC for Democracy, Jews United for Justice Campaign Fund, DC Working Families Party, the Washington Teachers’ Union, and DC Women in Politics. I’m so humbled to also have the support of over 70 current and former elected officials and candidates across all 8 Wards. You can read our full list of endorsements here.
Our campaign is built on you — our friends and neighbors. And I’m deeply thankful for you. It’s thanks to your donations, volunteer efforts in support of the campaign, offers to babysit and bring over meals, and moral support that I have the strength to bring bold and meaningful change to our local government.