Op-Ed: A special election and a special opportunity to improve our democracy

Op-Ed: A special election and a special opportunity to improve our democracy

Low voter turnout in DC elections has myriad causes. From the lack of competition within the dominant Democratic party to the influence big donors have on politicians’ priorities, there are deep systemic issues that need to be addressed. While we do that work, there are immediate changes we can make to our elections that are likely to increase participation.

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You can get a "Glad You're Our Neighbor" sign from Stand Up Signs!

You can get a "Glad You're Our Neighbor" sign from Stand Up Signs!

First of all... wow.  We sold 460 signs to neighbors. Most purchased one sign, some people bought 3, 4 or more. Knowing so many of our neighbors believe in acceptance is extremely heartening. Thanks for making Petworth amazing. 

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Display your sense of civility and democracy and buy a yard sign

Display your sense of civility and democracy and buy a yard sign

Update: Sales have closed. We'll try to have them ready for pickup on Saturday, 12/10 during the Art & Craft Fair on Upshur Street around 4pm.

I saw a great sign in a neighbor's yard this week, and posted a photo to Instagram. I received a lot of questions from readers on how they can buy the same sign. Turns out, local resident Conrad Gross produced the signs based off the design originally created by the Immanuel Mennonite church in Harrisonburg, Virginia. And you can get one if you want one. 

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