Council member Jim Graham sent approximately 50 emails to various listservs about this vote. He writes:
“Please come to the Ward One Democrats on Tuesday, June 9, to vote on straw poll on marriage equality in the District. Your vote will count!
There will be a panel discussion on the various sides of this issue. But you may come and vote and leave if you would like.
Your input is vital to how the District proceeds on marriage equality in the future. We want as many residents as possible to voice their opinions.
The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Reeves Center at 14th and U Street NW in the Second Floor Conference Room.
As you may know, the D.C. Council last month voted to recognize same-sex marriages from other states. I voted in support of that measure. The second reading on the bill was on June 2.”