Red Velvet Cupcakery is offering a free cupcake on April 26, 2011 from 2:00 - 5:00 pm to any District of Columbia voter who votes in the at-large DC Council Special Election. Owner Aaron Gordon was inspired to help get-out-the-vote by the candidate he is supporting, fellow Wilson High School graduate, Sekou Biddle.
"As a native Washingtonian and local business owner, I'm committed to making the District a better place," said Gordon. "This is a sweet way to cast your vote. This is to encourage everyone to participate but I hope others will join me in supporting Sekou Biddle. He is the best candidate and will work to improve education and get residents back to work."
Sekou Biddle will be on hand to meet voters and thank them for their participation. He is one of the DC 41 who was arrested protesting the federal budget. Sekou was born and raised in Columbia Heights and has spent his adult life working to improve public schools. He has over 18 years of experience in urban public education reform, including 8 years as a classroom teacher. As Executive Director for Jumpstart for Young Children, Sekou partnered with trained adults in year long relationships with preschool aged children to prepare them for success in school and was elected to Board of Education in the Spring of 2007. (Visit www.SekouBiddle.com)