Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Lobby for DC Voting Rights on Congress Day 2007

Join DC Vote for Congress Day 2007 on Thursday, February 15 from 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM.

DC Vote is leading the coalition of more than 60 organizations working together to pass the DC Voting Rights Act (H.R. 328). DC Vote will bring together its coalition, supporters, citizen activists, and members of the DC City Council and their constituents to walk the halls of Congress on February 15 for Congress Day 2007. Mayor Fenty and Chairman Gray will attend and several Councilmembers have agreed to turn out busloads of activists.

Be a part of the push to enact H.R. 328! Register for the event by sending an e-mail to

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Anti-War Protest Announcement From the Brookland Listserve

The following message is from Jim on the Brookland listserve:

A major march against the War in Iraq will take place this Sat., January 27 at 11AM.
Assemble near the National Museum of the American Indian (on the Mall,
c.3 blocks South and West of Union Station Metro). March around the
Capitol. Since we have no remaining war aims in Iraq (having proven
there are no WMD there, having removed SH), U.S. presence in Iraq will
be endless in the absence of protest.

And from us: If you can afford it, please donate to defray travel costs of attendees who don't live in DC. Here's the link. Thanks!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Get Ready for Valentine's Day

Guys, of course you want to impress your lady for Valentine's Day, but you don't where to begin. Fortunately, a guide has been written just for you on creating a romantic evening for that special lady.

For a unique gift, check out these romantic gifts.


Explore DC: The Anacostia River

After years of neglect, the District government has now "discovered" the Anacostia River and its waterfront. Whether you've been enjoying this jewel for a long time or not doesn't matter. Go and enjoy the Anacostia. Get started by checking out the National Arboretum and Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, two parks along the Anacostia's banks.

A is for Anacostia River Dark T-Shirt


DC Vote Has a Busy Year Ahead

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and Congressman Tom Davis reintroduced the DC Voting on Tuesday, January 9, according to DC Vote. The organization is also planning a DC Freedom March to the Capitol. Let's end taxation without representation.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Words of FDR are timely reminder for Bush and the Nation

As President Bush, Congress and the nation consider a policy shift in Iraq, all would do well do remember the following quote from President Franklin Roosevelt. FDR said: "The structure of world peace cannot be the work of one man, or one party, or one nation."

FDR on Peace Sticker (Bumper)

Say No to More Troops in Iraq

DC for Democracy is sponsoring
"Say No to More Troops in Iraq"

A candlelight vigil in Lafayette Square to protest the President's call for more troops in Iraq. There will be some short speeches, a reading of the names of Iraq War casualties from the DC area, followed by the candlelight vigil.

When: Thursday, January 11, 2007
at 6:00 PM

Where: Lafayette Square, directly opposite the White House.

Directions: Lafayette Square is directly across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House, a few blocks from the Farragut North metro on the Red Line and Farragut West metro on the Orange Line.

Disclaimer: Best of Washington T-shirts and Gifts is not affiliated with DC for Democracy and provides this information as a public service.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

On Becoming a DC Bus Rider

This week the Best of DC-mobile is in the shop. So we've become DC bus riders. We've found the experience exhausting. Today we had to ride six buses to get to three destinations.

DC Bus Rider Ash Grey T-Shirt

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

New Year - New Look

Today's guest blogger is Tanya Simms who has given us
practical advice on home decor.

This is it! 2007 is the year that you'll tackle those around-the-house projects you've been putting off - starting with that room that you've walked away from over and over because you just didn't know where to begin. Here's a great place to begin ... start with the art!

Designers agree it is easier to design a room around a focal point - such as a fabulous painting - than to find a focal point for a room that has already been designed. If you have a piece of artwork you absolutely love - or have your eye on one - why not make your room reflect what you love about that painting?
Angel Wings by Lavarne Ross For instance, consider one of PPI's current best sellers, "Angel Wings." Put this beautiful painting in the most prominent place in your room, and then decorate around it. Pull a pale shade from the painting and put it on your walls. Look at the light and airy dresses in the painting and find sheer curtains to dress your windows that give the same feeling. If you're going as far as replacing furniture, look for something in a neutral shade - brown leather, dark woods or a soft gray or beige would look fabulous in this room. Accessorize your room with flowers, pillows, candles or a pretty vase, all in pale, pastel shades or white that blend with the colors in the image.
Wasn't that easy? Carry the same process over to your favorite painting. The key is to put the painting in the most prominent place in your room - the first place your eyes go when you enter the room. Then, use furniture, wall color, window treatments, throw rugs and other accessories to tie the look together and highlight your focal point. If you're still looking for inspiration, contact me to be I'll be happy to help you find the perfect painting and pull together a great look for your room.

If you would like assistance in making your art and frame selections, you can always call Tanya at (301) 322-1471. Personalized attention is just a phone call away. Or visit Tanya on-line at

Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

New Year's Day is the last day to visit the Pageant of Peace and see the National Christmas Tree, pictured at left.

Photo credit: Fred Weaver