• Petitioned Mayor Vincent Gray Task Force On Special Events

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Mayor Vincent Gray Task Force On Special Events

Community DOES NOT WANT the festival to move to Penn.Ave, DC

    1. Community  DC
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      Community DC

      Washington, DC

Petition reopened!!! within the first 4 days recieved 100 signatures...


Fiesta DC provides a space to nonprofit groups that promote self-empowerment or provide information on opportunities to help empower others. Past groups have included the American Diabetes Association, American Red Cross, AARP, La Clinica, Casa Del Pueblo, Capital Area Food Bank, Choose to Save, DC Central Kitchen, DC Dept. of Parks & Recreation, DC Statehood, DC's First Time Home Ownership Program, DCFD, Family & Child Services and others.

Fiesta DC also offers a fun, family oriented way to celebrate, contribute to the preservation, promotion and diffusion of the Latino culture in the Washington Metropolitan area, by various venues: 1.) Enhancing, promoting and facilitating the artistic and cultural expressions of the Latino and Caribbean communities of the District of Columbia. 2.) Provide cultural entertainment and educational opportunities for the entire family 3) serve as a vehicle to disseminate information of public interest.

This historic event takes months in advance planning and implementing, Fiesta DC provides at risk-youth with structured job opportunities from June 2012 thru September 2012. The youth from the community are involved in all aspects of the event with many responsibilities: from getting signatures from residents and businesses, setting up artists for the stages, parade set up to closing down the festival at the end of the day.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Dennis Abrams AUGUSTA, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      It's wrong...plain and simple. If it moves I don't think I would travel in to make it as I have these 15 many years since moving from DC.

    • deborah melendez HYATTSVILLE, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      I'm signing up for the festival not to move to Penn.Ave,DC

    • Mary Grace-rivera WASHINGTON, DC
      • over 2 years ago

      I have lived in Columbia Heights for the past 20 years and have always enjoyed the Latino festival in Columbia heights! This should not even be a discussion. The community needs to come together and help the organizers with Fiesta DC and work with them not against them. I look forward to attending the Fiesta DC this year in Columbia Heights!!! I have faith in our Council member and know he will do what is best for the community.

    • James Lamare WASHINGTON, D.C., DC
      • over 2 years ago

      This is a great celebration, currently located in the most appropriate locale in the city. The one critic named by the Washington Post -- civic activist Terry Lynch -- is quite off-base in his description of last year's festivities, especially in light of the fact that the "police reported few problems from what many described as an overwhelmingly large crowd," according to the Post.

    • Anne Marie Ashburn WASHINGTON, DC
      • over 2 years ago

      I live in Mt Pleasant and love the fiesta taking place there every year. Keep the fiesta in the community!


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