Elissa Silverman for DC Council At-Large

  • Integrity in the District's government and elections.
  • Accountability for spending your hard-earned tax dollars.
  • Investing in D.C. to make sure every neighborhood has high performing public schools, reliable and safe public transportation, access to adult literacy and job training that puts residents on career pathways, and housing that is affordable.  

Join our campaign to elect Elissa Silverman for At-Large Member of the D.C. Council on November 4, 2014!

  • Upcoming events

    Ward 1 Canvass & Immigration Candidate Forum
    Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 02:00 PM · 3 rsvps
    Lamont Park in NW Washington, DC

    Cheer on Elissa as she speaks at the Immigration Candidate Forum in Lamont Park. Then, from the park, fan out to knock on doors, talk with voters and leave literature.

    Glover Park Canvassing
    Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 02:00 PM · 3 rsvps
    Starbucks in Washington, DC
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  • From the blog

    Elissa Silverman Favored to Win Open D.C. Council Seat According to New Poll

    WASHINGTON (September 17, 2014) — A new poll of likely District voters finds that Elissa Silverman has built a commanding lead over all other candidates for the open D.C. Council seat being vacated by mayoral candidate David Catania.

    Public Policy Polling’s newest Washington D.C. survey finds two clear leaders for this fall’s D.C. Council election for two at-large seats. Anita Bonds and Elissa Silverman are well ahead of the pack.

    Incumbent Anita Bonds received 26.5 percent of the overall vote in the poll. Elissa Silverman, building on her strong performance in last year’s special election, is well ahead of the rest of the field for the second seat at 17.5 percent. All other candidates in the race are at least 10 points behind Silverman. Robert White, Eugene Puryear, Courtney Snowden, and Brian Hart are statistically tied for third place.

    “This confirms that our campaign's focus on integrity, fiscal accountability, and investing in D.C. residents is striking a chord with D.C. voters,” Silverman said. “With seven weeks to go until election day, I am proud of the work we have done to earn the endorsements of the Metropolitan Washington Council AFL-CIO, D.C. Working Families, Jews United for Justice Campaign Fund, and the D.C. chapter of the National Organization for Women.”

    Public Policy Polling interviewed 768 likely voters from September 12 to 14. The margin of error for the poll is +/-3.5 percent. 

    A more detailed polling memo can be found here.

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    Another HUGE Endorsement: Metropolitan Council AFL-CIO

    The Metropolitan Washington Council AFL-CIO announced early this morning that they are endorsing me as their sole candidate for the at-large council race.  The Labor Council includes 200 affiliated unions representing 150,000 area union members. I couldn't be prouder to accept this endorsement, and the incredible volunteer energy and resources that come with it.  

    I have stood with working families, and once again working families are standing with me.

    I have worked side-by-side with members of these unions, advocating for affordable housing, fair wages, and the rights of workers to earn sick days, and I am looking forward to working side by side with them on the council to expand opportunities for all D.C. residents and workers to thrive.  

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