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#JustRecoveryDC Action Guide

Hold DC Council Accountable to Raising Revenue!

In June, committees in the DC Council voted on their budget proposals, using the Mayor’s proposal as a starting point. As they work to finalize the budget, join us to ensure wealthy residents and large corporations pay their fair share of taxes, so the city can lay the groundwork for a stronger economic recovery.

DCFPI and DC Action for Children recently announced the results of a poll asking DC residents what they thought about raising revenue, and 83 percent of them agree that asking the wealthy to pay their fair share to help address budget challenges is a good idea. Together, we can show the DC Council that DC residents and organizations overwhelmingly support raising revenue as the path to an equitable recovery. 

Are you a resident ready to fight for a more equitable District? Are you an organization looking to activate your networks to support a just recovery? Below, we’ve broken down the ways you can be an advocate during the remaining steps in the budget process. Organizationsscroll down to see how you can join!


As an individual, you can advocate for a #JustRecoveryDC by taking the following actions:

  • Follow the @JustRecoveryDC account on Twitter to look out for and participate in creative and safe direct actions as they arise.
  • Email your lawmakers to tell them to raise revenue—these action alerts from DC Fiscal Policy Institute and Jews United For Justice make it easy for you. You can also sign this Fair Budget Coalition letter calling on DC Council to put revenue on the table.
    • Take action and sign on!
    • Share the actions and sign on letter with 5 friends
    • Post the links on Facebook and Twitter 
  • Share your budget values on social media:
      • Use this image to generate conversation on Facebook and Twitter and share why you support a fairer tax structure in the District.
      • Post sample tweets and graphics from our #JustRecoveryDC toolkit to share our poll results, values, and checklist for a just recovery.
      • Record a video of yourself/your organizational rep ‘testifying’ or talking about priorities and revenue raisers right now: post to Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag and also submit to Council (see this example from DCFPI).
  • Call Committee of the Whole Chair Phil Mendelson, or Chairperson Kenyan McDuffie, who sits on the Committee on Business and Economic Development, to share why you support raising revenue.
      • Chairman Mendelson: (202) 724-8032
      • Chairperson McDuffie: (202) 724-8028
      • Use this script when you call.

As an organization, you can advocate for #JustRecoveryDC principles by taking the following actions:

  • Include a revenue message in your meetings and correspondence with DC Council members and staff—remember to mention that 83 percent of DC voters support our agenda, according to our poll.
  • Engage partners around these action alerts from DC Fiscal Policy Institute and Jews United For Justice. If your organization hasn’t already, you can also sign this Fair Budget Coalition letter calling on DC Council to put revenue on the table. 
    • Email your organization’s listservs and partner organizations to recruit them to sign on.
    • Share links to action alerts on Twitter and Facebook 
  • Share your budget values on social media:
    • Use this image to generate conversation on Facebook and Twitter and share why you support a fairer tax structure in the District.
    • Post sample tweets and graphics from our #JustRecoveryDC toolkit to share our poll results, values, and checklist for a just recovery.
  • Look out for emails from the #JustRecoveryDC team with upcoming tweetstorm toolkits and follow us on Twitter at @JustRecoveryDC.

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