Article: Advocates Want a D.C. Jail Resident to Run for an ANC Seat That’s Never Been Filled

As reported in the Washington City Paper, a coalition of local activists is pushing for D.C. Jail inmates to run as write-in candidates. Julie Johnson, a co-founder of Neighbors for Justice, says most jail inmates probably don’t know they’re eligible to run because ANC 7F07’s commissioner slot has never been filled. “A lot of people may not know what an ANC commissioner is, or the potential of what it would mean to write their name in,” says Johnson, who lives just blocks from the jail.

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