Monday, November 3, 2014

Panel Discussion: 40th Anniversary of the First Home Rule Elections

DC Public Library is sponsoring and hosting the Thursday, November 13, 6:30 pm Panel Discussion: 40th Anniversary of the First Home Rule Elections in the Great Hall of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library (901 G St NW).

From the announcement:

To recognize the 40th anniversary of the first election process held under the Home Rule Charter, DC Public Library's Special Collections, in partnership with the Historical Society of Washington, is convening a public program to discuss the legislative process of gaining Home Rule, various coalitions of the Home Rule activist community from Congressmen to local leaders, and the campaigns, grassroots mechanics and implementation of the first primary and general election.

Moderator Martin Austermuhle, reporter for WAMU, 88.5 FM will moderate this panel discussion, with:

  • The Honorable Sterling Tucker, first elected City Council chairman in 1974
  • Dr. Michael Fauntroy, political science professor at Howard University
  • Nelson Rimensnyder, former staff for the House Committee on the District of Columbia

The panel will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience.

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