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June 16th, 2010
Last Saturday, Defeat Poverty DC volunteers canvassed Dupont Circle between the USA/England Soccer Broadcast and the Capital Pride Parade. Most of the soccer enthusiasts and Pride supporters we spoke with acknowledged the District’s poverty problem and were enthusiastic that a nonpartisan campaign was looking to make it a major election issue. Volunteers collected many names for our email list.
The common themes found among people were:
(1) People care about poverty;
(2) People are skeptical about local politicians’ competence to get things done, and;
(3) People want to see specific plans from candidates.
Volunteer Julia Nagle stated the following: “The D.C. residents that I spoke with were open and receptive to hearing more about the campaign. Both young and old, as well as black, white and Hispanic residents were eager to sign my petition. Hopefully we can collectively urge the candidates to address poverty during this electoral season.”
Defeat Poverty DC volunteers will be at many more social events and candidate forums in the future. We are always looking for more help. Sign up today to receive campaign updates about how you can further accountability and responsibility among our elected officials.
Tags: Adrian Fenty, Bryan Weaver, Canvass, Capital Pride, Clark Ray, DC candidates, DC politics, DC Poverty, Defeat Poverty DC, Delano Hunter, Dupont Circle, Harry Thomas, Jeff Smith, Jim Graham, Kwame Brown, Leo Alexander, Phil Mendelson, Poverty, Poverty in DC, Pride, Pride Parade, Tommy Wells, USA Soccer, USA v. England, Vincent Gray, Vincent Orange, Washington D.C., World Cup Soccer
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