WASHINGTON, DC – DC Council candidate Jordan Grossman and his supporters greeted thousands while marching in the Capital Pride Parade on Saturday. Jordan and his supporters distributed hundreds of “Not For Sale” ice pops and special “Jordan For Ward 2” Pride stickers to attendees of one of the most exciting events of the year in Ward 2.

“It was an incredible honor to celebrate our LGBTQ+ neighbors by marching in the Capital Pride Parade this year,” Jordan said. “I look forward to fighting for full equality for our LGBTQ+ community on the DC Council, including by addressing the discrimination in health care, housing and employment that still exists. We also must take on the threat of gun violence throughout the District that cut short the Pride celebration for so many of our neighbors.”  

Last month, Jordan became the first candidate ever to announce that he has earned enough support from District residents to qualify for DC’s new public financing program – after just four days in the race. The Fair Elections Program is a voluntary public financing program established by the Fair Elections Act of 2017. It limits individual contributions to $50 for ward council races and bans corporate and traditional political action committee (PAC) contributions, among other requirements. To qualify, a candidate for a ward seat on the DC Council must raise $5,000 from at least 150 DC residents in donations of $50 or less. Candidates who meet the requirements earn matching funds equal to five times the amount they raise from District residents.

Fifth generation DC resident and former Obama Administration official Jordan Grossman is a candidate for the Ward 2 seat on the DC Council. Jordan is running to end corruption and make it easier for District residents to afford a home, find high-quality child care, walk, bike, or take public transit to work, and pay off student loan debt. He is challenging scandal-plagued incumbent Jack Evans in the Democratic primary in 2020.

To learn more, visit JordanforWard2.com.