From: Deanna Santoro
Sent: Sunday, February 26, 2017 9:02 PM
Subject: The Movement DC - please share with Bloomingdale listserv
Good evening Mr. Roberts,
I hope this email finds you well. My name is Deanna Santoro and I am also a member of the ANC5E community. I have been speaking with Commissioner Holliday about an organization with which I work with, and she suggested I email you about sharing our information with the Bloomingdale listserv in light of recent concerns in Bloomingdale about the MPD. Attached is a flyer about The Movement DC you can share with the Bloomingdale community. In sum, The Movement is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization that advocates for civic engagement in local government.
We are currently working on a campaign to advocate for a DC Police Chief who reflects DC's values. On Thursday, Mayor Bowser nominated Interim Police Chief Newsham for the position of Police Chief. The nomination of a Police Chief must be confirmed by the DC council, so local engagement on his confirmation is important for our communities. Personally, I do not believe that Interim Police Chief Newsham has a history of the nonviolent treatment of protesters and am concerned about his confirmation (see link below for details). The Movement DC plans to advocate that the DC City Council vote against his confirmation. Would you be interested in joining our cause?
Thank you for connecting our communities and promoting civic engagement through our listserv. I look forward to hearing from you and possibly collaborating moving forward.