Yilin in DC

Yilin in DC Yilin (Ellen) Zhang is a former progressive candidate for the Ward 2 seat on the DC Council. She has a vision for a better quality of life for Ward 2 residents, that is grounded in being inclusive, safe, and community centered.

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01/21/2021

A wonderful #InaugurationDay2021 today. Tears of joy were shed. Much more work to be done. Here we come #DCStatehood, a #LivingWage, and more economic relief for our friends and neighbors!

01/18/2021

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." "The time is always right to do what is right." Martin Luther King, Jr.
#MLKDay

01/06/2021
Mayor Bowser

Mayor Bowser holds Virtual Safety Meeting.

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01/06/2021

Joe Biden just gave an address..."It must end now". Alarming, heinous, and unthinkably sad what is happening today and what has led to this. Mayor Bowser has issued a 6pm curfew. Please stay home and stay safe.

11/25/2020

Happy Turkey (or Tofurkey) Day tomorrow. I'm looking forward to spending time safely with loved ones - many virtually - and eating pumpkin pie :).

11/11/2020

A heartfelt Happy Veterans Day to all who have served to protect our community and country. Thinking of you and especially those who I am lucky to have in my life. Today and everyday, thank you for your service.

11/07/2020

Congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris!

It's been an emotional 24 hours. We are a democracy. EVERY VOTE needs to be voted. COUNT THE VOTES!
11/05/2020

It's been an emotional 24 hours. We are a democracy. EVERY VOTE needs to be voted. COUNT THE VOTES!

#FirstVoteFilm airs on WORLD Channel’s America ReFramed TONIGHT 10/20 at 8/7c. Watch here: https://worldchannel.org/epis...
10/20/2020

#FirstVoteFilm airs on WORLD Channel’s America ReFramed TONIGHT 10/20 at 8/7c. Watch here: https://worldchannel.org/episode/a#firstvotefilm

#FirstVoteFilm is a feature length documentary about Asian American voters in battleground states, directed by the very talented filmmaker Yi Chen.

Thank you to Chinese American Museum Washington DC for hosting a panel discussion with director Yi Chen, John Yang of Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC and activist Yilin Zhang. What a fruitful discussion!

TOMORROW #FirstVoteFilm airs on WORLD Channel’s America ReFramed on 10/20 at 8/7c. Come watch the premiere with us: https://worldchannel.org/episode/arf-first-vote/

Dear Friends!It's been a bit since I last posted. I've spent the last few months reflecting, spending time with family, ...
10/16/2020

Dear Friends!

It's been a bit since I last posted. I've spent the last few months reflecting, spending time with family, reconnecting with friends, and staying engaged on important issues in our community. And, today I would not be posting this unless it was important.

I am writing to endorse James Harnett FOR DC STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION IN WARD 2. I have had the opportunity to get to know James this year and I am extremely impressed by his can-do attitude, empathy, and compassion.

Specifically, I am impressed because:

James' priority is to uplift the voices of students and empower them to be a part of the decision-making process.
James is the son of immigrants and has worked hard to achieve what he's achieved and he wants more opportunities for all students.
James shows up, always does his best to make time for others, and fights hard for the support our children, parents, and educators deserve.
James has served and serves Ward 2 as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner and he understands the needs of our Ward 2 community.

If you are a DC resident in Ward 2, please join me in supporting James and let's elect him as our next DC State Board of Education Ward 2 Representative.

Please check out James' campaign on Facebook here James Harnett or https://www.jamesforward2.com/

Our democracy needs your vote! Thank you!

Sincerely,
Yilin

P.S. Below is a picture of James and I, wearing masks, and taking an elbow bump selfie!

A NEW ERA: RESILIENCE AND OPPORTUNITYJOIN US FOR POWERUP DC 2020A Virtual Business ForumTuesday, June 30, 2020 10:00am -...
06/26/2020
POWERUP DC 2020 | DC Health Link

A NEW ERA: RESILIENCE AND OPPORTUNITY
JOIN US FOR POWERUP DC 2020
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Tuesday, June 30, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am

Learn from top business leaders in the region about resources and tips for recalibrating during COVID-19:

John Falcicchio - Interim Deputy Mayor, Planning and Economic Development (DMPED)

Kristi Whitfield - Director DC Department Small and Local Business Development

Antonio Doss - District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Washington Metropolitan Area District Office (WMADO)

Rosie Allen-Herring - President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA)

Liz Sara - Chair, National Women’s Business Council

Margo Dorfman - CEO, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce

Karima Woods - Acting Commissioner, DC Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking

Also, hear from youth entrepreneurs who have started businesses and local business owners who have found ways to survive and thrive during the pandemic

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06/10/2020

Thank you to everyone for your incredible support. This is just the first part of our journey together. And, if you want to run for office, the time is now. Our country needs you. Let’s build a better, more equitable, and more just future together. #itstimeforrealchange

Ward 2 Special Election - Vote for Patrick KennedyThese last nine months campaigning has been an incredibly rewarding ex...
06/05/2020
Patrick Kennedy for Ward 2 D.C. Council

Ward 2 Special Election - Vote for Patrick Kennedy

These last nine months campaigning has been an incredibly rewarding experience. My team and I have worked very hard, and we've had the opportunity to meet caring, brilliant, and hard-working individuals along the way, who want to build a better community for all. One of the individuals who very much stands out is Patrick Kennedy.

Throughout this process, I've gotten to know Patrick as a candidate and an individual. Patrick has and is working extremely hard, and I am very impressed with his campaign. At forums, I've met his family members and team members - hard-working and kind individuals. You know how great someone is by the company they keep.

Patrick cares deeply about our community and making it a better place for all. While we may not agree perfectly on every issue, I know that he is honest about his positions, and open and very willing to listen to others. This is the type of leader and leadership we need.

The DC Primary Election is over (we are awaiting the final count; official results have not been released). However, the DC Ward 2 Special Election is on June 16, 2020, from which I am withdrawing.

At this time, I am writing to endorse Patrick Kennedy - Vote for Patrick Kennedy in the Ward 2 Special Election on/before June 16, 2020 (early voting will be available).

https://patrickforward2.com/

I'm looking forward to speaking with Patrick on Facebook Live at 8pm this evening. Join us for the conversation!

It's time for real change.

Sincerely,
Yilin

Patrick Kennedy for Ward 2 D.C. Council

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06/05/2020
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‘Black Lives Matter’ is currently being painted on 16th St leading up to the White House

Just Mercy is now free to watch - the month of June - on YouTube, Google Play, Amazon Prime, and other streaming service...
06/04/2020
Just Mercy - Watch for Free

Just Mercy is now free to watch - the month of June - on YouTube, Google Play, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services.

Just Mercy, based on a real life story, is an important story about systemic racism and injustice.

Please find some time to watch.

#nojusticenopeace

https://www.justmercyfilm.com/

Just Mercy - #JustMercy - Watch for Free

06/03/2020
Hoodie Goodies

Mayor Bowser has ordered a curfew for DC for Wed, June 3. Curfew starts at 11pm until 6am. Essential workers - including healthcare personnel and media - are exempt.

Mayor Bowser has ordered a curfew for DC for Wed, June 3. Curfew starts at 11pm until 6am. Essential workers - including healthcare personnel and media - are exempt.https://youtu.be/qQAmZuREL2Y

I want to say a very heartfelt thank you to everyone. Thank you for supporting our campaign, believing in our campaign, ...
06/03/2020
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I want to say a very heartfelt thank you to everyone. Thank you for supporting our campaign, believing in our campaign, and voting.

This is just the first part of our journey.

When I first started this campaign 9 months ago, all I knew is that I would work hard and use my platform to discuss important community issues.

This journey has been an incredible experience. Would I do a few things differently? Yes. But what I do know is that I've met many wonderful, brilliant, and caring individuals who want to see a better community for everyone.

Importantly, I want to thank my team for working so hard, believing in our campaign and our message, and putting their heart and soul into running this campaign. Shoutout to Nicole Davies, my communications director and friend for being with me every step of the way. Shoutout to Jess Bailey, my treasurer and an amazing individual who has taught me so much. Shoutout to creative and inspirational Ricardo Villalba and the Washington Digital Media team Edgar, Steve, Geo, Marcelo, and Yanci for working day and night to direct and produce our campaign videos, grow our social media presence to reach residents, and manage the day-to-day to run a smart and professional campaign. If you need video and digital media support, they are the ones to contact. Shoutout to Ricardo's incredibly intelligent and hilarious daughter Mimi for her constant support and endorsement :). Shoutout to Walter, Francia, Johary, Julio, Yilin, Tiyahna, Wolf, and Abby for their above-and-beyond support at the voting centers.

For preliminary DC Primary Election results, please visit the DC Board of Elections page. There may still be a few thousand votes to count, and official results will be reported on/after June 12 (the last day to receive mail-in ballots). And, we have a Special Election on June 16.

I am incredibly proud of the grassroots, people-powered campaign we ran.

It's time for real change.
Yilin

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06/03/2020

Thank you for voting today

06/03/2020

We are at the voting locations until the last person votes

06/02/2020

Today I’m asking for your vote and your support. I’m asking for the opportunity to serve you and this beautiful city that I love. We need a candidate who holds strong values, a strong work ethic, and a relentless commitment to serving. And that’s what I bring.

#itstimeforrealchange #dcvote #vote #ward2 #dcprimaryelection

TOMORROW / TUESDAY, JUNE 2 is the last day to vote in the 2020 DC Primary Election. Voting centers are open 7:00am - 8:0...
06/02/2020

TOMORROW / TUESDAY, JUNE 2 is the last day to vote in the 2020 DC Primary Election.

Voting centers are open 7:00am - 8:00pm (you can vote past the 7pm curfew). Please visit one of the voting centers below. Masks are required - locations provide single-use masks if you forget.

Voting centers IN Ward 2

Hardy Middle School, 1819 35th St NW
One Judiciary Square - Old DC Council Chambers, 441 4th St NW

Voting centers NEAR Ward 2

Kennedy Recreation Center, 1401 7th St NW
Prince Hall Center for the Performing Arts, 1000 U St NW
Oyster Adams Bilingual School, 2801 Calvert St NW

If you requested your mail-in ballot, please sign and postmark by June 2. You can mail back to the DC Board of Elections or drop off at one of the 20 voting centers.

Thank you for voting.

#DCPrimaryElection #DCCouncil #Ward2 #June2 #yourvoicematters #votesafely #itstimeforrealchange

Yilin

I’m very thankful to our volunteers helping us at the voting locations, if you see them please say hi #thankyou #itstime...
06/01/2020

I’m very thankful to our volunteers helping us at the voting locations, if you see them please say hi #thankyou #itstimeforrealchange #dcvote #ward2 #thewinningteam #wegotthis

06/01/2020

Starting our day at our local coffee shop Peregrine Espresso

#blacklivesmatter #itstimeforrealchange #criminaljusticereform #nojusticenopeace
06/01/2020

#blacklivesmatter #itstimeforrealchange #criminaljusticereform #nojusticenopeace

The $200k that will be spent on the Special Election, caused by Jack's unethical behavior, could have been spent on COVI...
06/01/2020
Special election to fill Jack Evans' seat will cost city $200K

The $200k that will be spent on the Special Election, caused by Jack's unethical behavior, could have been spent on COVID-19 testing and saving lives.

As of May 30, 2020:

Total Overall Tested: 46,483*
Total Number of DC Residents Tested: 38,413*
Total Positives: 8,801
Total Lives Lost: 466
Cleared From Isolation: 1,116

https://wjla.com/news/local/special-election-to-fill-jack-evans-seat-will-cost-city-200k

On June 2nd, voters will have to narrow down the candidates for the Ward 2 council seat, in a primary election. They’ll also have to decide who will finish out Councilman Jack Evans’ term for the rest of the year – in a special election on June 16th. “We decided not to hold t...

06/01/2020

Mayor Bowser is ordering a citywide curfew for the District of Columbia from 11:00 p.m. tonight until 6:00 a.m. Monday.

Listen. When MLK said "a riot is the language of the unheard", it was true then and now. What we are seeing now is the s...
05/31/2020
Yilin (Ellen) Zhang on Twitter

Listen. When MLK said "a riot is the language of the unheard", it was true then and now. What we are seeing now is the snowball effect of hundreds of years of systemic inequalities. We must fight racism and fight for one another; people just want to be treated as human beings.

(Click link below).

https://twitter.com/yilinforward2/status/1266950544574369792?s=20

“Listen. When MLK said "a riot is the language of the unheard", it was true then and now. What we are seeing now is the snowball effect of hundreds of years of systemic inequalities. We must fight racism and fight for one another; people just want to be treated as human beings. https://t.co/WxCS18...

05/31/2020

Cómo una inmigrante que ha luchado para salir adelante entiendo los retos de la comunidad latina, con su voto lucharé para mejorar las escuelas, lucharé por igualdad y acceso de salud, lucharé por los negocios pequeños que son el motor de nuestra ciudad y economía. Por favor voten for Yilin Ellen Zhang #unidossomosmásfuertes #tuvotocuenta #somoswashingtondc

05/30/2020

Your vote matters #vote2020 #dcprimary

Early voting happening now! #ward2 #yourvotematters🇺🇸 #voteforYilin
05/30/2020

Early voting happening now! #ward2 #yourvotematters🇺🇸 #voteforYilin

05/29/2020

Our future depends on your vote; we can make DC Ward 2 better for all of us. Vote for Yilin Ellen Zhang!

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Why (Ellen)?

I have been living in the DC area for the last decade and I’m proud to call myself a Washingtonian. This is my home and where I want to live and raise a family.

I'm a first-generation Asian-American, I’m proud of my heritage and I’m proud to be an American. From my parents, I learned to navigate cultural, class differences, and persevere in building my dreams.

I have spent the last decade in the health care industry, working in the corporate and non-profit spaces. I am a published researcher and have worked in strategy consulting, operations, and business development.

My name is Yilin Ellen Zhang and I’m running for Ward 2 DC Council.

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Good luck!
1 party control in DC is OVER.....
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I want to join your team #TeamYilin