Go Jim Go

Got this from our great leader Jim Berry. Now, let me say I am very supportive Jim. I considered his leadership fair and quiet. Quiet as in he’s the type who doesn’t need to do a lot of grandstanding and yelling and screaming. Also he believes in serving the people. So even though he’s seeking a post in a party I don’t belong to, I believe he, by bringing his skills and his integrity to the post, do one more thing to make the District better.

Dear Friends and Family Members,

I write to inform you of my decision to pursue an At-Large seat on the DC Democratic State Committee (DCDSC) as well as to actively seek your support for my election. As you know, on Tuesday, September 9, 2008, the DC Democratic Party will hold a local primary election for a candidate to serve as an At-Large member on the Council of the District of Columbia. In that race, Council Member At-Large Kwame Brown is running unopposed for the Democratic nomination. In addition, you will have an opportunity to vote for six males who are vying for a seat on the DCDSC to represent Democrats in an At-Large capacity. And, it is to gain one of these six seats on the DC Democratic State Committee that I ask for your vote and, if you are willing, for your help in reaching out to your friends, family members, and neighbors, to do the same.

The District of Columbia State Committee (DCDSC) is the governing body of the DC Democratic Party. As such, the DCDSC develops and implements programs of voter registration and education, charters and works with ward Democratic organizations, and assists in the election of candidates for President and Vice President of the United States as well as candidates for other national and local offices. In this regard, I pledge to do everything within my power to help Senator Barack Obama to become the next President of the United States of America and, perhaps needless to say, I plan to enthusiastically promote his national platform to “Renew America’s Promise” towards the ultimate goal of helping its many elements to become a reality for the citizens of the District of Columbia.
Finally, like the other members of the “Obama for DC” slate, I am personally committed to the goal of forcing the key priorities of the citizens of the District of Columbia, including D.C. voting rights, to the top of the national Democratic policy agenda.

For those who might not be as familiar with my background and the types of involvements that my Democratic Party activism includes as you are, please inform them that I am a native Washingtonian and a member of the Mount Sinai Baptist Church. I am an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, and a member of Corinthian Lodge No. 18, F. &A.M., PHA. I served my
community as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for 18 consecutive years and I was a former convener of the citywide ANC Assembly. I am also proud to report that I was a member of Leadership Washington’s Class of 1995. Currently, I am the president of the Bates Area Civic Association, Inc.; I am a member of the Washington, DC Police Foundation’s executive committee; and I also sit on the executive committee of the Council for Court Excellence. As one of the two incumbent Ward Five Committeemen on the DCDSC, I have served as an active member of the Party Functions and Organization Committee. Most recently, I served as a co-chair of the DCDSC’s 2008 Delegate Selection Committee and as chairperson of the Resolutions Committee for the DCDSC’s 2008 Convention. And, I will be in Denver, Colorado at the DNC 2008 National Convention later this month, providing office support to the DCDSC.

In closing, I pray that you will support me in this ambitious undertaking to gain a citywide seat on the DCDSC. With your active support as well as that of your network of friends and family, I am confident that I can and will prevail in this race. If you would like to discuss my candidacy with me or would like to volunteer to help out with my campaign, please contact me at (202) three-eight-seven-8520 or you may email me at jamojam[at]msn.com. I thank you in advance for your vote as well as any and all support that you can extend to me on September 9th!