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In DC and other cities, progressives find not just hope but success

As CityLab writes, the “blue wave” that “didn’t materialize at the national level” did sweep American cities. We relayed yesterday some of the generation-shaping wins like drug policy reform, but younger progressives also ran (and won) en masse, and the signal on issues like affordable housing is starting to get through to national leaders.

 

Millennials rule the city

All three newly-elected CMs (Pinto, George, Henderson) as well as incumbents Robert and Trayon White are Millennials, meaning the five Millennials now outnumber any other generation on the council. To be sure, discrete boundaries between generations are mostly made up. But count ‘em: 

  • Gen X: 4. Brianne Nadeau and Charles Allen are cusp Gen Xers, Elissa Silverman and Kenyan McDuffie more squarely so.

  • Boomers: 3/4. Phil Mendelson, Mary Cheh and Vincent Gray are definitely Boomers; Anita Bonds could be Boomer or Silent Generation.

Quarantine advisory

Starting Monday, Mayor Bowser announced DC is replacing its 14-day quarantine advisory for out-of-state travelers. Instead, travelers from “high risk” jurisdictions, which include 42 states, will be required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours before traveling here and then within three to five days after arriving. 

 

Maryland says yes to sports betting

State legislators hope to sort out details—like where bets can be placed and what proceeds will fund—before the start of the 2021 NFL season.

 

Undocumented organizing starts here

It started with an invite to strangers from a D.C. college student.” A local created a Zoom for fellow “illegal” immigrants to watch the election together, and discovered a powerful tool for forging change.

 

Bring the “light of the sun” to your weekend playlist

New band Kino Musica is born in DC and descended from Ethiopia. Their debut album Ifaan (which means “light of the sun”) is out now and combines North African desert rock, psych, retro horns and Ethiopian scales.


Also || Photos from around the White House, 68% of GrGrWash’s ANC endorsements win, Petworth coffee shop in struggle with landlord, Henderson will introduce ranked choice voting bill, @pleasehatethesethings is back, mail-in votes outnumbered in-person 2:1

Emergency & You

Free meditation from Yoga District

IYCMI, they’re still doing it, every hour on the hour.

 

Friday, November 6

 

Count Every Vote

A march from McPherson Square to the White House is planned in order to protest President Donald Trump and to demand that all votes be counted. (12 pm)

 

Liven up your space 

Take your apartment from drab to fab with Lily’s Flower Truck in CCDC. A portion of their profits are donated to local animal shelters, so you can feel really good about your purchase. (2pm)

 

Girls are made of more than sugar and spice

The National Museum of American History is opening a traveling exhibit telling the story of Girlhood (It’s complicated). The display is broken into five chapters: news and politics, education, work, wellness, and fashion. (Visit online)

 

Mobile paint + sip + twerk party

It’s 2020 so might as well spice up your paint and sip nights with an added bonus: twerk lessons taught by the Twerk Werk queens. (8pm

 

Also || Fall Fest, Foodhall for thought, Virtual Yoga, Give Thanks Hunt

 

Saturday, November 7

 

Catharsis on the Mall 

The festival for healing we’ll all certainly need is back this weekend with “a vision of haven,” replete with the Burner-esque activities we count on from them: self-cuddling, inner chakra meditation, and of course dancing and drumming. (2pm-9pm)

 

Raise money for Girls Rock!

Tuff Lover (last seen by this writer at the Dougout, RIP), Adriana-Lucia Cotes (Union Arts RIP), and Wanda Perkins play outside and online at Rhizome with prints and stickers also sold at the show. (2 pm)

 

Also || Rock-N-Roll, Gooey chewy s’mores, family cook-along

 

Sunday, November 8

 

Music that suspends time

The National Philharmonic’s string quartet and pianist play music by Part, Bach, Hildegard von Bingen, Albinoni and more. (2 pm)

 

Also || Immigrant Takeovers, visit murals that matter via NBM, write a letter to a refugee

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