2017 Awards Reception: Standing Up for D.C.

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On Thursday, September 14, 2017 we honored five outstanding individuals who have worked with DC Appleseed to improve the city and the region.

The evening began with a reception in the boardroom at The Mead Center for American Theater, Arena Stage (1101 6th St. SW) from 6:00pm – 7:30pm.  After the reception, we adjourned to the Kogod Cradle Theater for the evening’s program.

Our keynote speaker was Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD).  Congressman Raskin has been a strong advocate of D.C. voting rights and is an ally of the District on many of the issues we care about.  We also had a panel discussion with local leaders who are helping the District and the region deal with the actions of Congress and the Presidential administration.  To view photos from the event, please click here.

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If you have any questions, please contact Desmond Riley at 202-289-8007 ext. 14 or driley@dcappleseed.org


  • Rick Bress, Partner at Latham & Watkins and DC Appleseed board member
  • Rubie Coles, Deputy Director, Moriah Fund
  • Jim Dinegar, President and CEO, Greater Washington Board of Trade
  • Maria Gomez, President and CEO, Mary’s Center
  • Laurie Wingate, Executive Director, Raise DC


  • Councilmember Mary Cheh
  • Chuck Bean, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
  • Wade Henderson, Senior Advisor to The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • Betsy Cavendish, General Counsel to Mayor Muriel Bowser
  • Moderator: Tom Sherwood, NBC4

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