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How to contact the mayor, city council

Offices of the mayor and
D.C. City Council members are located in the
John A. Wilson Building,
1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

MAYOR:
Adrian M. Fenty
Room 600
phone: 727-2980
fax: 727-0505
e-mail

CHAIRMAN
Vincent C. Gray
Room 504
phone: 724-8032
fax 724-8085
e-mail

AT-LARGE
Kwame R. Brown
Room 506
phone: 724-8174
fax 724-8156
e-mail

AT-LARGE
David Catania
Room 404
phone: 724-7772
fax: 724-8087
e-mail

AT-LARGE
Phil Mendelson
Room 402
phone: 724-8064
fax: 724-8099
e-mail

AT-LARGE
Michael A. Brown
Room 406
phone: 724-8105
fax: 724-8071
e-mail

WARD 1
Jim Graham
Room 105
phone: 724-8181
fax: 724-8109
e-mail

WARD 2
Jack Evans
Room 106
phone: 724-8058
fax: 724-8023
e-mail

WARD 3
Mary M. Cheh
Room 108
phone: 724-8062
fax: 724-8118
e-mail

WARD 4
Muriel Bowser
Room 110
phone: 724-8052
fax: 741-0908
e-mail

WARD 5
Harry Thomas Jr.
Room 107
phone: 724-8028
fax: 724-8076
e-mail

WARD 6
Tommy Wells
Room 408
phone: 724-8072
fax: 724-8054
e-mail

WARD 7
Yvette M. Alexander
Room 400
phone: 724-8068
fax: 741-0911
e-mail

WARD 8
Marion Barry
Room 102
phone: 724-8045
fax: 724-8198
e-mail

SUNSHINE WEEK

Sunshine Week, held in March, spotlights the laws that let us exercise our First Amendment rights. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which took effect in 1791, protects freedom of speech, religion, the press and the right of the people to peacefully seek change.

You cannot use many of these rights if you do not know what your government is doing. Sunshine laws require that most government meetings be open to the public. Most information kept by government agencies must be available to the people.

Don't be blinded by the actions of your government. Get involved. Attend meetings and ask questions. Use the District of Columbia's open meetings and open records laws and the federal Freedom of Information Act to get information that affects you personally. It's Your Right to Know.

Learn more about exercising Your Right to Know by clicking on these links:
· How to use the federal Freedom of Information Act
(Source: The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press)
· Information about D.C. open meetings and open records laws
(Source: The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press)
· What is the District of Columbia Freedom of Information Act?
(Source: Office of the Secretary of the District of Columbia)
· Sample letter for making a D.C. Freedom of Information Act request
(Source: DC Watch)
· Freedom of information officers for D.C. government departments & agencies
(Source: Government of the District of Columbia)

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