UPCOMING WDC EVENTS
7141 Arlington Road, Bethesda
Want to meet new people and talk politics? Join us at the next WDC Happy Hour. Every second Thursday of each month, Democrats who are passionate about politics gather to relax and network with WDC members and their guests. Whether you want to meet elected officials, make new friends, form new business contacts or just have fun, the WDC Happy Hour is the perfect place to meet and greet fellow Democrats.
Monday, September 22
Montgomery 101: Affordable Housing
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
The Jane E. Lawton Community Center
4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase
The speakers are:
Marc Elrich, two-term member of the Montgomery County Council, former teacher, and author of the County's first minimum wage bill;
Robert Goldman, President, Montgomery County Housing Partnership; and
Matthew Losak, Executive Director of the Montgomery County Renters' Alliance, Inc.
This program will be repeated on Wednesday, October 15th, from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Center, Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring.
This is your chance to learn about affordable housing, moderately priced housing, the difference between the two, and the problem in Montgomery County. Thirty-one percent of Montgomery County residents are renters, and the number of affordable housing units is decreasing. What is the County government doing about this? How are the nonprofits helping our residents?
To register, please e-mail Nancy Holland, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-656-8754.
Note: You may park on the street near the Lawton Center if the parking lot is full. We have been assured that the police will not ticket cars during this program.
Monday, September 29
Light Supper with Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe
Bethesda (Pooks Hill) Marriott
5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda
There is free parking in the hotel parking lot.
Cost: $30-Members; $35-Guests
To make your reservation(s) for the dinner, please send a check to:
6900 Marbury Road
Professor Tribe, considered to be the Nation's foremost progressive Constitutional scholar, will be discussing his new book Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution, co-authored with Joshua Matz. Books will be available for purchase (20% discount) and Professor Tribe will be available to sign books beginning at 6:30 p.m. There will also be a cash bar at this event.
Laurence H. Tribe, the Carl M. Loeb University Professor and Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard, has taught at its Law School since 1968. He was President Obama's Constitutional Law professor, and was voted the best professor by the graduating class of 2000. The title "University Professor" is Harvard's highest academic honor, awarded to just a handful of professors at any given time and to fewer than 75 professors in all of Harvard University's history. Born in China to Russian Jewish parents, Tribe entered Harvard in 1958 at 16; graduated summa cum laude in Mathematics (1962) and magna cum laude in Law (1966). He clerked for the California and U.S. Supreme Courts(1966-68); received tenure at 30; was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at 38 and to the American Philosophical Society in 2010. He helped write the constitutions of South Africa, the Czech Republic, and the Marshall Islands, and he has received eleven honorary degrees. Professor Tribe has prevailed in three-fifths of the many appellate cases he has argued (including 35 in the U.S. Supreme Court). He was appointed in 2010 by President Obama and Attorney General Holder to serve as the first Senior Counselor for Access to Justice. Professor Tribe has written 115 books and articles, including his treatise, American Constitutional Law, cited more than any other legal text since 1950.