Petition Closed
Petitioning Mayor Vincent Gray Task Force On Special Events

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

Letter to
Mayor Vincent Gray Task Force On Special Events
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Mayor Vincent Gray Task Force on Special Events, who has decidedd to approved the Annual 41st Fiesta DC 2012 to be held on Pennsylvania Ave.
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Community DOES NOT WANT the festival to move to Penn.Ave, DC . They want it in the community!!!!!!

The Mayors Office on Special Events is not approving this years 41st Annual Latino Festival to be in Ward 1 or Ward 4. They have only approved Fiesta DC (formely Latino festival) to be on Pennsylvania Ave. which is outside of the well known Latino community.

The festival is a free space for people to recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate heritage and culture. Everyone comes and celebrates and enjoys from latinos afro-latinos Ethiopeans, African Americans and the list continues. Everyone comes together as one on this particular day!

The latino community as well as other communities and sourrounding areas of the DMV are going to do what ever it takes to express concerns and the importance of having Fiesta DC in Columbia Heights this upcoming September 2012. Fiesta DC is the community and needs to stay in the community.

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.

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Sincerely,