Women Rally for Gray at D.C. Fundraiser

Photo by RJ Smith
Roscoe Dellums and Judith Terra
Roscoe Dellums and Judith Terra
A cross section of many generations greeted Mayoral candidate Vincent Gray Sunday afternoon as some 350 people attended the “Women for Gray” fundraiser organized by Virginia E. Hayes Williams, mother of former Mayor Anthony A. Williams.
 
Rally goers including Virginia Williams (seated) listen to Vincent Gray (Photo by: RJ Smith) Rally goers including Virginia Williams (seated) listen to Vincent Gray

Gray, in a 20-minute talk to supporters, urged them not to be “complacent” just because some current polls show him to be substantially ahead of his opponent.  He said the get-out-the-vote effort is all-important to whether he or the current mayor is ultimately elected. Unofficial polls, he said, will not mean anything when the true ballots are counted on election night.
 
Among the supporters were prominent D.C. lawyer Roscoe Dellums, political activists Cora Masters Barry and Peter D. Rosenstein, D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells, Brookings scholar and D.C. finance heavyweight Alice Rivlin, and former D.C. technology guru Suzanne Peck.
Tommy Wells and Vincent Gray (Photo by: RJ Smith) Tommy Wells and Vincent Gray

Gray, chairman of the city council, noted that the mayor hasn't met with him for eight months, and emphasized: that this is “not a way to run a government.”  
 
Dozens upon dozens of Gray signs lined Colorado Avenue for the event at the home of Judith Terra.  Following the candidate’s remarks, supporters were invited inside to talk strategy on ways to make certain each and every voter in the city makes  it to the polls between now and election day.