EIDINGER v EVANS Birthday Extravaganza

YOU ARE INVITED! The campaign is hosting a birthday fundraiser on Wednesday, September 18 from 6:30pm to 10:30pm. In order to raise funds for the campaign, we are asking for a required donation of $10, a suggested donation of $51, and for those with the resources to spare, a maximum donation of $500. We’ll have hors d’oeuvres at 6:30pm, dancing at 7:30pm, and a backyard fire pit all night all long. This fundraiser will be 4:20 friendly. BYOB is encouraged because no campaign funds will be spent on alcohol. In lieu of gifts to Adam, please bring a check made out to the “Committee to Hold Jack Evans Accountable” with your donation. See you there!

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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:

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

 

 

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:


Question: Can I sign online?

Answer: Unfortunately, the DC Board of Elections does not permit DC voters to sign petitions online.


Question: Can you bring me a petition to sign?

Answer: YES! If you would like to sign the recall petition, we can bring a petition to you. Please fill out our Volunteer Form with your name & phone number and in the “Anything else you’d like us to know?” box, please tell us the best time for us to bring a petition to you. A member of the campaign will reach out to coordinate the best time.


Question: If the recall campaign turns in a sufficient number of signatures of Ward 2 voters to the Board of Elections, when will the Special Election take place?

Answer: The District of Columbia’s election law requires that the Board of Elections hold a Special Election within 114 days after the recall petition is certified. For example, if the petition is submitted on November 18, 2019, and certified by December 1, 2019, then the Special Election will be held before the end of April 2020. However, the sooner the recall campaign submits the required number of signatures, the sooner the Special Election will take place.


Question: Is the Committee to Hold Jack Evans Accountable (aka Ward 2 Citizens Recall) the same as Sack Jack?

Answer: NO! While our goals may be similar, we are two completely different political entities. Sack Jack is a Political Action Committee that was formed by DC residents who wish to pressure Councilmember Jack Evans to resign. The Committee to Hold Jack Evans Accountable (aka Ward 2 Citizens Recall) is a recall campaign committee that has the sole purpose of collecting signatures from registered Ward 2 voters to force a Special Election that will give voters the opportunity to kick Councilmember Jack Evans off the DC Council. As a recall campaign committee we are bound by a different set of laws, including campaign contribution limits. We urge you to support BOTH efforts!


Question: Since the Home Rule Act was passed by Congress, which created the 13-member DC Council, how many DC Councilmembers have been recalled?

Answer: Zero! Help make history with us by signing the recall petition to create a Special Election that will remove Councilmember Jack Evans.

Background on Jack Evans

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

Jack Evans threatened Metro officials’ jobs in an effort to conceal ethics violation, documents show” – 8/16/2019 – Washington Post

D.C. lawmaker Jack Evans fined $20,000 in ethics case involving outside work” – 8/8/2019 – Washington Post

House Republicans Demand Information On Jack Evans Probe, Suggest Metro Investigation Was A ‘Whitewash’” – 7/16/2019 – DCist

New subpoenas issued in federal probe of D.C. Council member Jack Evans” – 7/11/2019 – Washington Post

D.C. Council strips Jack Evans of chairmanship, will hire law firm to investigate him” – 7/9/2019 – Washington Post

D.C. Council strips Jack Evans of chairmanship, will hire law firm to investigate him” – 7/9/2019 – Washington Post

Everything You Need to Know About the Jack Evans Investigations” – 7/9/2019 – Washingtonian

In email at center of ethics violation, Jack Evans tried to spark investigation of his client’s competitor” – 6/22/2019 – Washington Post

Federal agents search Georgetown home of D.C. Council member Jack Evans” – 6/21/2019 – Washington Post

FBI Searches Home of DC Council’s Jack Evans” – 6/21/2019 – NBC Washington

Metro’s clumsy Jack Evans probe would be laughable, except the stakes are so high” – 6/18/2019 – Washington Post

Law firm that investigated Jack Evans for Metro found ‘multiple violations’ of ethics code” – 6/17/2019 – Washington Post

Metro Ethics Committee Investigation Into Evans ‘Found Evidence of Multiple Violations’” – 6/17/2019 – WAMU

Metro Review Finds Multiple Ethics Violations by Jack Evans” – 6/17/2019 – NBC Washington

Clients of D.C. Council member Jack Evans had interests before D.C. government” – 5/23/2019 – Washington Post

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