DC Vote is Growing!
Nonprofit adds four new Board Members and a new Director of Communications

Washington, DC (May 2, 2019) – DC Vote, a national advocacy organization dedicated to securing equality for the people of DC, today announced the growth of its Board of Directors and a new staff member. Khalid Pitts, owner of Cork Wine Bar and Market and former SEIU xx,  Mark Schaefer, Chaplin for American University, documentary film maker Aviva Kempner and John Klenert, LGBT leader, have joined the Board (Schaefer, Kempner, and Klenert each are returning after a hiatus). Additionally, DC Vote has hired a new Director of Communications, Tanzi West Barbour, a DC native, Howard graduate and a communications expert.

“Our work to bring full democracy to the residents of the District of Columbia is reaping great results and support for Statehood is growing at a remarkable speed” said Bo Shuff, Executive Director. “We are pleased to have four Statehood supporters join our Board, each who brings a wealth of knowledge about advocacy and policy sectors and will lend themselves and their expertise to our urgent work of making Washington, DC the 51st state of this country.

“Additionally, we are excited to have Tanzi join us to lead our communications efforts. Expect to hear a lot more about our work. We look forward to having her as part of our team.”

More information about DC Vote can be found on our Facebook page, Instagram, website DCVote.org or follow us on Twitter @DC_Vote.   


About DC Vote:

Founded in 1998, DC Vote is a national advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening and securing equality for all who call DC home. DC Vote has been working to end taxation without representation for the people of DC with locals and advocates around the country for more than two decades. We envision a fairer America where every one of the 700,000 DC residents have the right to participate in the democracy that allows for controlling your own budget, passing your own laws without congressional interference, and having equal representation in the US House of Representatives and the US Senate. #DC_Vote