2022 DC PRIMARY ELECTIONS JUNE 21

DC BOE began mailing all active registered DC voters mail-in ballots May 16. Find links to confirm yours, early voting dates, etc. below.*

BUT FIRST, eternal thanks to many DC neighbors who elected Janeese Lewis George and Elissa Silverman to Council, overcoming massive efforts and money to defeat them by Mayor Bowser, corporate developers, outside PACs, and the Wash. Post, whose endorsements and reporting routinely support incumbents and DC’s wealthy power elite.

Likewise now the same interests all support incumbents Bowser, Mendelsohn, and Bonds, despite their abysmal records opposing many real and urgent needs of DC workers and families.

So, DC’s most progressive unions and organizations have endorsed:

ROBERT WHITE for MAYOR

DC ELECTED OFFICIALS
Karl Racine, Attorney General
Emily Gasoi, Board of
       Education, Ward 1
Ruth Wattenberg, BOE Wd 3
Frazier O’Leary, BOE Wd 4
Carlene Reid, BOE Wd 8


DC UNIONS & FRONTLINE WORKERS

DC NURSES Assoc., Represents thousands
WASH. TEACHERS UNION: over 5,000 active & retired
AFSCME DC Council 20: education,
   healthcare & public-sector workers.
AFGE DC Local 1975 (American
  Federation of Govt. Employees

LOCAL GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATIONS
SIERRA CLUB DC
WORKING FAMILIES PARTY, DC
Jews United For Justice Campaign Fund
DC for DEMOCRACY: Racial and economic justice and equity
DC Latino Caucus: DC Democratic
  State Committee affiliate representing
  DC’s Latino community.
OUR REVOLUTION, DC
NOW: National Organization for Women

ERIN PALMER, DC COUNCIL CHAIR

An ethics lawyer for the federal judiciary
for the last seven years, and 4B Advisory
Neighborhood Commissioner since 2018,
(a hyper-local elected position).

GREEN NEW DEAL for DC Action: A
  Coalition to elect GreenNewDeal heroes
WASH. TEACHERS UNION
WORKING FAMILIES PARTY, DC
Jews United For Justice Campaign Fund
DC for DEMOCRACY
DC WOMEN IN POLITICS
OUR REVOLUTION, DC
NOW: National Organization for Women

BRIAN SCHWALB for ATTORNEY GENERAL

  • Attorney General Karl Racine (a true DC hero whose support bolstered Janeese’s winning)
  • Former Attorney General Irvin Nathan
  • Ironworkers Local 5, which represents over 1,500
  • United Association of Union Plumbers & Pipefitters: 6,500
    .

LISA GORE for AT-LARGE COUNCIL

Greater Greater Washington endorsed ANC 3/4G-01 Commissioner Lisa Gore, who offers the most on our core issues of housing, transportation, and land use, and demonstrates the greatest potential to improve on the performance of current at-large Councilmember Anita Bonds. Gore’s background as an investigator for the Office of the Inspector General within the US Department of Housing and Urban Development prepares her well for an oversight role on the DC Council…

Councilmember Bonds has chaired the housing committee since 2015, coinciding with an acute acceleration of the housing crisis. Yet, Bonds’s legislative output has been light…  Bonds’ seeming inability to differentiate between Local Rent Supplement Program vouchers and federal vouchers… and her outing of a whistleblower are recent, significant missteps. Further, the committee has functionally abdicated any attempt at meaningful oversight as scandals and mismanagement have plagued agencies that touch the District’s housing policy; behold, its FY23 budget report, particularly regarding the Department of Housing and Community Development, which makes extremely marginal, basic recommendations that the committee should have legislated years ago…

* DC BOE will mail each active registered DC voter
a mail-in ballot starting May 16 for June 21 Primary.

To ensure that you receive your mail-in ballot at the correct address, it is critical that you CHECK and UPDATE (if necessary) your voter registration. FAQs.

Vote Center & Drop Box Location Tool.

WAYS TO CAST YOUR BALLOT:  

Return your mail-in ballot using USPS mail or a DC BOE Mail Ballot Drop Box (May 27th- June 21st, 2022)
• Voting in person at an Early Vote Center during the Early Voting period (June 10th-June 19th, 2022)
• Voting in person at a Vote Center on Election Day (June 21, 2022)
• Voting using an Absentee Ballot ONLY if they will be away from their DC residence during the Primary Election (Absentee Ballots must be postmarked no later than June 21, 2022 and received by June 28th, 2022)