NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, monthly meetings are the 4th Monday of every month, 6:30 PM at: 

 University of the District of Columbia – Backus Campus (Room 106)
5171 South Dakota Avenue NE, Washington DC

Next meeting will be February 26, 2018 @ 6:30 PM



#YourVote Matters!!

Join the Ward 5 Democrats
Voter Education Committee for a Special Training Session

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7:00pm

University of the District of Columbia/Backus Campus 5171 South Dakota Avenue, N.E. Room 129

[Parking lot entrance on Galloway Street, N.E.] Near the Fort Totten Metro station on the Red, Yellow, and Green lines.

Refreshments Will Be Served


  • For more info contact: Gordon Andrew Fletcher at



The Ward 5 Democratic Committee will hold its February 2018 monthly meeting on:

Monday, February 26, 2018 at 6:30 PM

University of the District of Columbia 

Bertie Backus Campus (Room 106)

5171 South Dakota Ave NE, Washington, DC

*Light refreshments served


Special Guest Speaker:

  • Karl Racine, Current & First Elected Attorney General for the District of Columbia




Join us for the Forum for At-Large Council & Council Chair Candidates in the DC Democratic Primary

Tuesday, February 6, 2018,  6:00 – 9:00 PM

Woman’s National Democratic Club 

1526 New Hampshire Ave, NW

Free & Open to Public



Ward 5 Swearing In 2017 with Map_Page_2

– Community events – not hosted by Ward 5 Democrats –


Celebration in Honor of Dolores Huerta

Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 2017 @ 7-10pm

Location: IBEW Rooftop – 900 Seventh St, NW

Dolores has been a role model and fighter for many people – Latinos, women, workers, LGBT people, farmworkers, and immigrants. We want to ensure the legacy of Dolores Huerta, one of the most passionate civil rights leaders of our time, will be sustained for the benefit of other aspiring activists. Your donation will help provide for the long-term health of the Dolores Huerta Foundation.


DC for Democracy: Presentation on Public Education in DC

Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @6:30-9pm

Location: Thurgood Marshall Academy, 2427 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE

If you care about public education- and who doesn’t? – be sure to attend DC4D’s Education Team’s presentation on public education in DC at the September Meetup. See you there, and bring some pencils for the teachers! Panelists: Eboni-Rose Thompson (Chair, Ward 7 Education Council), Laura Fuchs (Washington Teachers Union, H.D. Woodson teacher), Mary Beth Tinker. The program will begin at 7pm.


32nd Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2017 @ 7pm

Location: Historic Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U Street NW

The Mayor’s Arts Awards are the most prestigious honors conferred by the District on individual artists, teachers and nonprofit organizations. At the public awards ceremony in September, three individuals will be recognized as special honorees. Wilhelmina Cole Holladay, co-founder of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, will receive the Mayor’s Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement. Ari Roth, artistic director of Mosaic Theatre Company, will receive the Mayor’s Arts Award for Visionary Leadership. Jazz musician and educator Davey Yarborough will receive the Mayor’s Arts Award for Distinguished Honor.


Dialogue on Diversity: 2017 Entrepreneurship /IT Conference

Date: Friday, September 15, 2017 @ 5-7pm

Location: AT&T Forum, 601 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.

The series of panels on key matters in the realm of entrepreneurship and its growing dependence on the smart use of information technology are combined in the 2017 edition of this program with the STEAM Business Fair, an exposition by numerous organizations mentoring, recruiting, and training young persons in the hard sciences — of the celebrated STEM quartet plus, most recently added, A for Art = STEAM.


H Street Festival

Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017 @ 12-7pm

Location: H Street, NE from 4th to 14th

H Street Festival is one of the most anticipated and highly attended single day festivals in Washington D.C.  The festival is 11 blocks long and has 14 staging areas that are diversely themed and programmed to target the different segments of audiences.  The staging areas feature music of different genres, dance, youth based performances, interactive children’s program, fashion, heritage arts, poetry and many more.


Ward 5 Day

Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017 @1-5pm

Location: Langdon Park, 2850 20th St NE

Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie invites you to join him for fun for all ages. Games, photo booth, face painting, bingo, cotton candy.

Contact: (202) 724-8028

Ward 8 Democrats Biennial Convention

Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017 @11-2pm

Location: Taxi Cab Hearing Room- 2235 Shannon Pl SE


Fiesta DC Parade and Festival 2017

Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017 @1-5:30pm, Sunday, September 17, 2017 @11-7pm

Location: Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Fiesta DC Latino Festival has been held each year in Washington DC for forty-five years. It is an annual celebration of Latino culture that features a Parade of Nations that displays and preserves the Native Latino cultural dance troupes as well as contemporary local groups from civic organizations, schools, and performers.


Dick Gregory’s Celebration of Life

Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017 @ 3pm

Location: City of Praise Family Ministries, 8501 Jericho City Drive, Landover, MD 20785

The Gregory family thanks everyone for the outpouring of love and support. The family is asking that in lieu of flowers, please consider purchasing copies of Dick Gregory’s newest book “Defining Moments in Black History” for your family or friends to keep the words and passions of Dick Gregory front and center, or, please consider a tax-deductible donation to the Dick Gregory Foundation.


DC Democratic Women Annual Fall Membership Reception

Date: Sunday, September 17, 2017 @ 5-6:30pm

Location: John Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church, 1615 14th St NW

We look forward to seeing you at our Annual Membership Reception, please bring a new member. Dues $50.00 per year


Reception to Launch Eleanor Holmes Norton Legacy Luncheon

Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 6:30-8:30pm

Location: 1301 K St NW

The DC Federation of Democratic Women invites you to join us on September 20th at a fundraising reception to announce the launch of the 1st Annual Eleanor Holmes Norton Legacy Luncheon and Scholarship. The event is sponsored by the DC Federation of Democratic Women and will be held at 1301 K St. NW, 10th floor, Reed Smith and A. Scott Bolden are our hosts. Please join us and of course, share this invite with others who may wish to join us as we honor our “Warrior on the Hill” and celebrate her outstanding work on behalf on the residents of the District of Columbia.


Congressional Black Caucus Reception

Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017 @ 5-11pm

Location:  The Park at Fourteenth, 920 14th Street, NW

In recognition of the 47th annual legislative conference social architects present congressional black caucus reception. Celebrity guest DJ, full dinner menu, valet parking available, and business attire suggested.