On July 1, 2020 the District became a better place to live, work, and raise a family. DC workers can now claim local paid leave benefits to attend to urgent family needs without having to worry about the loss of income. And the minimum wage in DC increased from $14 per hour to $15 per hour the same day—making it a bit easier for workers to take care of themselves and their families. These policies better ensure that workers have a better level of financial stability. We still have a long way to go to ensure the District can be a place where everyone succeeds, but this is welcome progress.