[Party Pix] Inside DC Vote’s 2nd Annual 3 Star Ball

No Taxation without Representation!

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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Last week, national educational and advocacy organization DC Vote welcomed Washingtonians to its second annual 3 Star Ball at the NAR Building Rooftop. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and Councilmembers Brianne Nadeau and Kenyan McDuffie were among the notable attendees that were on hand to take a stand for equal representation for District residents — meaning statehood, or at least equal voting representation in Congress.

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Erika Shannon and DC United’s Kofi Opare

The night honored DC United and the team’s Head Coach Ben Olsen for their dedication to fulfilling the promise of democracy. DC United goal keeper Bill Hamid and Edward “Smitty” Smith joined DC Vote Executive Board members Vinoda Basnayake and Dannia Hakki to host the democratic fete, which also featured DC Vote Executive Director Kimberly Perry : “It was so very energizing to have such a great turnout of young and enthusiastic people ready to work for equality for DC.”

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Anthony and Maria Adoremos, Silvia and Antonis Karagounis, Angela and Ali Diba

After accepting the Democracy All Star Award, Ben Olsen explained, “It’s been great to work with DC Vote, and I’m all for equality for D.C. It’s a great time to be part of the District. It’s been my home for a long time, I’m raising a family here, and I’m proud of D.C. United’s commitment to staying here. District statehood and budget autonomy make so much sense, and this event helps bring these issues to the forefront.”

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Will and Samar Langhorne
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Mia Watson, Simone Griffin, Ronny Kitmetou and WPGC’ 95.5’s Sunni & The City
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DC Vote’s James Jones, Krysten Barrett and Michael Bolton
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3 Star Ball host committee members Bill Hamid, Dannia Hakki, Edward “Smitty” Smith and Vinoda Basnayake
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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton – DC Vote Executive Director Kimberly Perry – DC United Head Coach and honoree Ben Olsen and DC Vote Chair Ed Krauze

*Images credit Joy Asico

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