A “solidarity hug-in” is scheduled to take place around the Dupont Circle fountain at 6:15 p.m., according to a Facebook event post.
Locals participating in the hug-in are instructed to turn on their phone flashlights when they arrive to show they’re in need of some TLC.
More information from the Facebook event page:
As an attempt to overcome the politics of hate and fear, let’s all get together and hug. If enough people show up, we’ll hold hands and sing, “This land is my land.” With some radical acceptance and love, maybe we can start understanding one another better and work together for a better world. I know a lot of us are feeling alone and distraught.
This is a simple way for us to remind ourselves that we are still here and we are still capable of love and hope. When you arrive, turn on the flashlight on your phone on so we know you’re there with us.
Those who can’t make it to the event but still want to participate can take a photo of themselves hugging someone and tag it with the hashtag #hugyourneighbor.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign is scheduled to open a new D.C. outpost with some help from D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser later this week.
The new office, located in the Whittemore House at 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW, will officially open its doors this Thursday at 7 p.m. The location will serve as a hub for Clinton campaign staffers and volunteers in the final weeks of the race, according to a Hillary for America spokeswoman.
To celebrate the opening, Clinton staffers are set to host a potluck dinner and meet-and-greet with an appearance from Bowser.
“Come join us and Mayor Bowser this Thursday from 7:00pm – 9:00pm for the grand opening of our new D.C. office,” the campaign said on an event page. “It’s a potluck; so bring a dish and a friend. Connect with others who love Hillary, want to get active, and show the nation that we are truly Stronger Together!”
This isn’t the first time Bowser has stumped for Clinton. Back in May, she proved she was “ready for Hillary” by supporting the candidate during back-to-back primary campaign office openings at 1919 M St. NW and 1227 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.
“When I think about somebody who’s going to represent me in the dangerous places in this world, I don’t want to see Donald,” Bowser proclaimed at the M Street office’s grand opening event. “I want to see Hillary Clinton.”
— MurielBowser (@MurielBowser) June 10, 2016
Did Hillary Clinton have a hankering for muffins earlier this afternoon?
The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee was spotted at Uprising Muffins in Shaw with Mayor Muriel Bowser, D.C. Councilmember Jack Evans and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton just before 2:15 p.m. today.
Though it’s unclear whether Clinton ordered a muffin, she did endorse the shop’s iced chai.
Of course, D.C. Twitter had a lot to say about Clinton’s visit: