The Scene: DC Vote holds its first annual ball

More than 150 Washingtonians attended DC Vote’s first annual Three Star Ball at the NAR Building’s rooftop on Thursday. With a clear view of the Capitol dome, District notables such as Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton and D.C. Council Chair Phil Mendelson gathered in support of full voting rights for the residents of the District of Columbia and toasted the night’s honorees: Washington Life editor-in-chief Nancy Bagley and the duo behind the DC Brau Brewing Company, Brandon Skall and Jeff Hancock. 

“If history has taught us anything, it is that these rights were given to us for good reason. When these rights are withheld without due process, we open the door to a very scary reality. It is time to shut that door,” said Skall upon receiving the organization’s “Raising the Bar” award.

Three Star Ball host committee members Donald Sherman, Dannia Hakki, Vinoda Basnayake, Sarah Aburdeneh and Edward Smith. (Photographer Joy Asico).
Three Star Ball host committee members Donald Sherman, Dannia Hakki, Vinoda Basnayake, Sarah Aburdeneh and Edward Smith. (Photographer Joy Asico).
DC Vote Chairman Ed Krauze, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, DC Vote Co-founder Daniel Solomon. (Photographr Joy Asico).
DC Vote Chairman Ed Krauze, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, DC Vote co-founder Daniel Solomon. (Photographr Joy Asico).
More than 150 Washingtonians turned out for DC Vote's first annual Three Star Ball. (Photographer Joy Asico)
More than 150 turned out for DC Vote’s first annual Three Star Ball. (Photographer Joy Asico)
Christina and Dorian Mazurkevich. (Photographer Joy Asico).
Christina and Dorian Mazurkevich. (Photographer Joy Asico).
Honoree Washington Life editor-in-chief Nancy Bagley and DC Vote executive director Kimberly Perry. (Photographer Joy Asico).
Honoree Washington Life editor-in-chief Nancy Bagley and DC Vote executive director Kimberly Perry. (Photographer Joy Asico).

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