Sign The Recall Petition!

On May 20, 2019, the DC Board of Elections issued the official circulating petition for the campaign. We have until November 18, 2019 to collect signatures of 10% of the registered voters in Ward 2. Soon you will find petition circulators at busy areas in Ward 2 collecting signatures. Some volunteers may end up knocking on your door seeking your signature. By signing the petition you are notifying the DC Board of Elections of your support for a special election where voters like yourself will have the opportunity to remove Councilmember Jack Evans from the DC Council. Please check back here to find out when we’ll be in your neighborhood! In the meantime, please sign up to volunteer with the recall campaign or if you don’t have time, please donate!

Recall Statement

DC Councilmember Jack Evans behaves as if there is no legal or ethical distinction between being an elected representative and pursuing his own financial self-interest. That is why he must be removed from office.

Evans has brazenly sought work with companies that seek to influence the DC government or Metro, whose board he chairs. He has peddled his expertise at swaying his fellow Councilmembers or Metro board members for many years. According to documents uncovered by the Washington Post, he has corrupted his office by using his DC Council staff to solicit paid work.

These solicitations, clearly unethical and possibly illegal, have drawn the attention of a federal grand jury. The investigations into Evans’s deplorable actions should continue, but his constituents do not need to wait for the results. We must remove him from the DC Council to ensure his conflict of interests do not continue to harm District residents.

Finally, Evans has voted to repeal voter initiatives, parks his car illegally as a matter of right, and voted against campaign finance reforms that may restrict his shenanigans.

By signing this petition you are seeking to have a special election to remove Jack Evans from office.


This Recall Statement was submitted to the DC Board of Elections on Friday, April 12, 2019

 

 

Volunteer

The Ward 2 Citizens Recall campaign needs volunteer energy! From knocking on doors to fundraising to collecting signatures from registered voters, volunteers are integral to a successful Recall campaign. Please take a moment to fill out this Google Form:

Donate

Please donate to the Ward 2 Citizens Recall campaign! Under current District of Columbia campaign financial law, you can donate a maximum of $500 to “Committee to Hold Jack Evans Accountable

Please mail your checks to:
Committee to Hold Jack Evans Accountable
2448 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008

In order to comply with Office of Campaign Finance reporting requirements, please include with the check your full name and address, occupation, and principal place of business. Please do not send cash.

F.A.Q.

Question: What is a Recall?

Answer: A Recall is the process for which citizens of the District of Columbia can remove an elected official from office.

Question: How does a Recall work?

Answer: A Recall is a multistep process that starts with a Recall Statement that outlines why the elected official should be removed from office, this statement, once approved by the Board of Elections, is then placed on a special circulating petition. Then registered voters have 180 days to sign the circulating petition, and if 10% of the registered voters sign the petition, there will be a special election that asks voters if they want to keep the elected official in office or remove them from office. If the majority of voters choose to remove the elected official from office, they will be Recalled.

Question: How many signatures are needed to Recall a Ward-level Councilmember? 

Answer: The petitioners need to collect signatures of 10% of the registered voters in the Ward.

Question: How many registered voters are there in Ward 2?

Answer: Based on the DC Board of Elections February 28 tally, Ward 2 currently has 51,590 registered voters.  Therefore, the Recall campaign needs to collect 5,159 signatures from Ward 2 voters.

Question: Where can I find the rules around the District of Columbia’s Recall process?

Answer: The DC Municipal Regulations concerning the recall of elected officials can be found Title 3, Chapter 11.

Question: Where is Ward 2 in Washington, DC?

Answer: The map below shows the boundaries of Ward 2. Click on it to see a larger version:

Background on Jack Evans

The following news articles will provide you with more information about why the Ward 2 Citizens Recall campaign was created:

DC Council cuts Jack Evans’ responsibilities amid federal probe” – 4/2/2019 – WTOP

Dogged By Federal Investigation, D.C. Lawmaker May Face Recall Election” – 3/13/2019 – WAMU

Chair of D.C. Council moves to reprimand member Jack Evans” – 3/5/2019 – Washington Post

Federal grand jury issued subpoena for documents relating to D.C. Council member Jack Evans” – 2/28/2019 – Washington Post

D.C. Council member Jack Evans received stock just before pushing legislation that would benefit company” – 12/20/2018 – Washington Post

DC Councilmember: If I Park Illegally, That Opens Up a Spot for You” – 7/17/2018 – Washingtonian

Ethics officials examine D.C. lawmaker’s business ties to digital sign company” – 5/7/2018 – Washington Post

D.C. Council member proposed bill that would have helped firm that offered his son an internship” – 2/14/2018 – Washington Post

DC council member caught parking badly again” – 3/16/2017 – WUSA9

Jack Evans: Sorry for Parking Illegally!” – 11/14/2014 – Washington City Paper

Turns out, Evans’s firm has ties to hotel deal” – 10/31/2011 – Washington Post

Records show Evans paid $135,897 for sports tickets from constituent fund” – 8/21/2011 – Washington Post

Does Jack Evans Abuse his Parking Privileges?” – 3/29/2009 – Georgetown Metropolitan

District Term Limits Tossed” – 6/6/2001 – Washington Post