Council At-Large candidate Schwartzman challenges rivals in foot race across DC

David Schwartzman for DC Council At-Large

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

David Schwartzman, 202-829-9063,

D.C. Council At-Large candidate David Schwartzman challenges rivals in run across D.C., Wednesday, Oct. 30

  • Theme: "A Run for D.C. Statehood and Human Rights"
    Run will begin at the corner of Columbia Rd. and 18th St. NW in Adams-Morgan at 10 a.m. and end in Anacostia

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- David Schwartzman, DC Statehood Green Party candidate for D.C. Council At-Large (, is challenging his fellow At-Large candidates to join him in a cross-District run on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Dr. Schwartzman will begin his run at 10 a.m. at the corner of Columbia Road and 18th Street NW in Adams-Morgan. He will traverse several Washington, D.C. neighborhoods and end the run in Anacostia.

"The theme will be 'A Run for D.C. Statehood and Human Rights.' I welcome D.C. residents to join me in this event on the occasion of my 75th birthday," said Dr. Schwartzman, Howard University professor emeritus and long-time activist for statehood for the District of Columbia.

David Schwartzman said that this theme emphasizes the focus of his campaign: the need to eliminate the two most egregious human rights violations in the District, childhood poverty and homelessness.

"D.C. became the first Human Rights City in the nation nearly ten years ago, on December 10, 2008, but our mayors and council have not yet acted to make this commitment a reality," said Dr. Schwartzman. "They can do so by using our more than ample tax base of wealthy residents and big corporate sector. Moving forward to truly achieving human rights in our community would greatly empower our grassroots statehood movement."

Dr. Schwartzman will be on the ballot in the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 6. The DC Statehood Green Party has major-party status in the District of Columbia.

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