DCFPI joins the Coalition for Community Investment; Coalition issues “Statement of Principles” to guide DC Budget decisions in difficult times

| February 3rd, 2009 |

The Coalition for Community Investment was formed in December 2008 in response to DC’s looming budget crisis and budget cuts that were made late in 2008. The coalition includes 160 organizations, including businesses, social service providers, faith-based groups, labor unions, policy organizations, both environmental and anti-poverty advocates, and individuals.

The coalition issued a statement in December which stresses the need to maintain public services that support DC’s economy and help families, neighborhoods, and the environment in the midst of DC’s budget crisis. The statement calls on DC’s leaders to consider revenue options when trying to balance the budget – rather than relying on cuts alone.

To sign on, send contact information by email to signstatement@some.org.