Closing the Income Gap in DC

As our recent report shows, the gap between the lowest and highest paid workers in the District is the largest it’s been since 1979. And that is because our economy isn’t working like it used to for DC residents without a college degree. But a thriving economy requires that residents at all levels are able to prosper. This week we’re offering two ways for you to further the conversation on how to close the gap! 

A Free Screening of the Robert Reich Documentary, Inequality for All 

On Thursday, March 13th, DCFPI will offer a discussion of how we can use the fiscal year 2015 budget to reduce inequality in DC. Following the discussion, we will host a free screening of Inequality for All, the recent Robert Reich documentary. The film provides insight into the widening income gap in America and its impact on the economy. We’ll share the latest stats on DC’s growing income inequality, too.

Join us on March 13th from 6:30 to 9:00 pm at the True Reformer Building, 1200 U Street, to view the film for free, and to find out how the FY 2015 budget can be used to decrease income inequality in the District. Please, RSVP as soon as possible at: 

The FINAL Un-Forum: One-on-One Conversations with Muriel Bowser and Mayor Gray 

On Sunday, March 16th, Washington Post Senior Editor and former Metro columnist March Fisher will sit down for 45 minutes each with Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser and Mayor Vincent Gray to talk about the most pressing issue facing the District  — inequality ‘ and how it affects jobs, housing, health, and education for so many residents. The discussions will be held at the UDC Law School, Moot Court Room, 4340 Connecticut Avenue NW, from 7 to 9 pm. There will be refreshments.

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