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Henderson makes it to Council

Christina Henderson has secured victory in the highly competitive race for the second At-Large seat, which is required to be filled by a non-majority party member. As a self-described “pragmatic progressive,” her top issues include increasing access to affordable child care and raising revenue by taxing the city’s wealthiest residents. Incumbent Democrat Robert White held his seat.

 

Voters and athletes reunite at sports venues

With Capital One Arena, Nats Park, FedEx Field and ESA all repurposed as super vote centers, sports enthusiasts stepped foot on game-day grounds for the first time in months, and many were greeted by athletes like Mystics forward and DC native Tianna Hawkins and Wizards PG Ish Smith hyping the crowd up.

 

How cities voted

Across the country, cities voted to advance transit, police reform and drug policy. Transit-funding measures passed in the Bay Area and Austin, but failed in Portland, and LA, SF, Columbus and Portland all passed major police reforms.


Also || Mike Isabella’s Requin accused of wage theft, Karon Hylton-Brown’s father speaks about his arrest

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Marching on

Here’s a round-up of planned post-election protests and events in DC. Today, ShutdownDC is coordinating three waves of protests starting at 7am outside of the White House.

 

"A Right to the City" book talk

Author and sociologist Andrea S. Boyles will discuss her book “You Can’t Stop the Revolution: Community Disorder and Social Ties in Post-Ferguson America” which focuses on social inequality, race, and collective action. (5:30pm)

 

NMAAHC x NPR: Black Diamond Queens

Despite laying the foundation for rock ‘n roll, Black women have largely been erased from the history of the genre despite being major influences. In partnership with NPR Music, and as part of the Smithsonian American Women’s HIstory Initiative, the NMAAHC is hosting this conversation on how African American shaped rock and roll between the 1950s to the present. (7pm)

Also || talk: Art Conservation

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