UPDATED 1:30 p.m. 11/2 with recording and resources
Additional note: The author of this post, and host of this conversation, endorses no one in this race; We Act Radio, however, has expressed support for both McDuffie and Silverman.
On the November 2 program, Councilmember Elissa Silverman (Independent, At-Large), joins us to discuss some recent developments in the DC election. Among the topics: Recent entry of Opportunity DC IEC (independent expenditure committee) into the race, endorsing Kenyan McDuffie, currently serving as Democrat in Ward 5 but running as independent at-large. Opportunity DC has been sending advertisements displaying some apples to oranges comparisons of the two council members’ records. We’ll also discuss the recent ruling from the Office of Campaign Finance regarding one of Silverman’s primary-season expenditures, for a survey of voters in Ward 3, and other issues in these last weeks of the campaign.
Details regarding Opportunity DC mailing.
Karim D. Marshall, independent candidate for DC Council At-Large, shares this article, “To Govern without Fear,” about the complaint he filed with the Office Campaign Finance and related future steps he plans to take.
Resources mentioned on-line
Council Votes and Legislation
To check a Councilmember’s record, visit Legislative Information Management System and click on “Councilmember Voting Search.” The same search link can be used to find information on individual pieces of legislation, committee actions, and more.
Recognize our history and honor the dead: More than 50 Black voters killed by Klan and other white rioters on November 2, 1920 during Ocoee Election Massacre. For more visit Zinn Education Project
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Image: “Late Season Election Issues” over image of DC Official Election ballot envelope