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Learn About DC At-Large Council Candidates at Let’s Choose DC

by Prince Of Petworth — January 8, 2013 at 10:30 am 8 Comments

Cross posted at Greater Greater Washington and DCist

I’m pleased to announce a new site to help DC voters get to know the candidates for the upcoming April 23 special election for DC council at-large: Let’s Choose DC, presented by Greater Greater Washington, DCist, and PoPville.

Let’s Choose DC’s goal is to dig into the candidates, and their stances on the issues that matter most. It will help you decide, and also help you better understand how other people view the candidates.

Each week we’ll send each of the declared candidates a question on an issue of importance to DC, like education, crime, affordable housing, and so on. We’ll post their responses on the site. You’ll not only get to read them, but also vote on them. If you think a candidate is too vague, say so! If there answer is detailed and precise, even if you don’t agree with it, you’ll get to tell them—and other readers—as much.

As the weeks go by, we hope to build more detailed profiles on each of the candidates, and challenge them all to think beyond traditional sound bites and talking points. And by the time the election rolls around, you’ll have a single place to come to see where the candidates stand.

We asked all of the candidates the first question during the holiday break, and almost all of them have responded to the question:

The District has changed a lot since 1993, and will likely change much more by 2033. What are 2-3 changes you hope to see by 2033, and how will electing you to the DC Council help bring them about?

See their responses and give your votes at Let’s Choose DC.

  • D

    What a great resource. I’d been hoping either you or GGW would do something like this and am happy to see that you coordinated to do it (DCist too). Hopefully, the Popville community uses it and, most importantly, votes!

  • StubsDC

    Great idea!! So glad you all teamed up to provide this very valuable resource. And here’s to an era of transparency that weeds out the crooks.

  • Anonymous

    Much appreciated! As a new voter in the District and with the (in my opinion) woeful level of local news coverage churned out by the Post, this is a great resource.

  • Why the lack of “OR DIE” in the title of this useful service?

  • George, Earl Percy

    I will NOT be voting for any candidates who still have old campaign signs posted on pubic property.

    • Anonymous

      pubic property? Yikes!

      I know PoP doesn’t like spelling mistake jokes, but – man, I definitely don’t any signs on pubic property!

  • Thank you for teaming up with GGW and DCist to provide this great service to the electorate!

  • jt

    Great feature! Thanks for this contribution to PoPville’s civic engagement.


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