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Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress, Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress,  Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Members of Congress, local athletes, philanthropists and the fashion industry are assembling for DC’s Modus Union Spring 2011 – a unique event supporting prevention and early detection of cancer in women.

Modus Union Spring 2011 features a full runway show by acclaimed fashion designer Marc Bouwer (www.MarcBouwer.com), a 3-D film presentation previewing Bouwer’s Fall 2011 line, and an art installation and silent auction featuring some of the most talented visual artists in DC. The proceeds from this one-of-a-kind gathering will benefit Cancer Schmancer (www.CancerSchmancer.org), an organization founded by actress Fran Drescher to prevent cancer in women through education and early detection.

WHAT:          Modus Union Spring 2011

WHEN:          Wednesday, May 4

D.C. Vote Unveils New Mural

This community notice comes to us from Leah Ramsay:

Artists Aniekan Oudofia and Liz Brown of Midnight Raven Design have completed a mural depicting George Washington gagged on the U Street face of 1502 U Street NW (corner of 15th and U Streets). DC Vote sponsored the mural and has used the image in the past. 

“The movement for DC democracy is changing, and it’s very important for the arts to have a role in the District’s protest,” said Daniel Solomon, owner of the building on which the mural is painted and founder of the advocacy group DC Vote. “This mural expresses in one image the injustice Washingtonians suffer, even though our founding fathers fought to end taxation without representation. DC residents are still fighting to have their voices heard today.” 

Poll: What Issue Was Most Important To You in Today's Election?

Today, April 26, is the Special Election Day for an At-Large seat on the D.C. City Council.  

Choosing who to vote for in today's election will be a difficult decision for many residents, a decision dependent on a wide variety of issues.

Check out the video above to see what issue is most important to one U Street Corridor resident in this election.

What issue was most important to you when deciding who to vote for today? Answer our poll or sound off in our comments section below.

 

DC Muslim Caucus Endorses Orange, Others for April 26 Special Elections

This story comes to us from Talib Karim:

Washington D.C. – Members of the District’s diverse Muslim community announced their endorsements for the April 26th District of Columbia Special Elections.  The Muslim Democratic Caucus’ “One DC Slate” of endorsed candidates consists of Vincent Orange, bidding to become the next At-Large DC Councilmember, D. Kamili Anderson for the Ward 4 State Board of Education post, and Anthony Muhammad seeking to succeed the late William Lockridge as Ward 8 District School Board Member.

 

Spend It Like It’s Your Own

Spend It Like It’s Your Own

You may have heard that tempers are flaring over the planned metro station at Dulles. According to news reports, the board at Dulles International Airport stands behind its decision to build an underground station because it would be more 1) convenient for travelers, and 2) attractive than an above ground station.

So, it behooves us to ask about the degree of perceived inconvenience. How would using an above ground metro station compare with:

Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown Names New Acting General Counsel

This story comes to us from Karen Sibert:

WASHINGTON, DC – Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown has announced David Zvenyach’s appointment as acting general counsel. Upon confirmation by the full Council, he will be named general counsel for the body.

Zvenyach has been serving as chief of staff in Councilmember Mary Cheh’s office since August 2008. He is a graduate of The George Washington University Law Center and the University of Wisconsin, where he received a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Following law school, Zvenyach clerked for Chief Judge of the US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Yvette Kane. His work experience also includes the Office of the Inspector General at the National Science Foundation and the law firm of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP in Washington, DC.  He is a member of the District of Columbia and New York Bars.

D.C. Residents React To Mayor Gray's Arrest

There has been tons of reaction, both locally and nationally, to last night's arrest of D.C. Mayor Vince Gray.  

But one voice has been somewhat overlooked in all of this: The voice of the D.C. people...your voice.

We hit Dupont Circle to see how a few D.C. residents felt about the Mayor's arrest.  Overall, the comments we heard were pretty supportive.  Check out the video above to see what these locals had to say.

How do you feel about the Mayor's arrest?  Do you think it was a smart move or a poor decision?

Sound off in the comments section below!