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Taxes and other sources of revenue make up the collective resources we need to meet the city’s growing needs and invest in public services that allow all DC residents to thrive. Our revenues can pay for high quality education for DC’s children, keep housing instability and homelessness at bay, offer workers and businesses well-functioning public transportation, and so much more. By ensuring a racially and economically just tax system based on residents’ ability to pay—with the wealthiest paying the greatest share of their income in taxes relative to households with middle and low incomes– we can build an equitable economy of shared abundance. Lawmakers should dedicate revenues raised from equitable tax policy to public investments that support Black and brown communities who have long been denied their share of the District’s economic growth because of structural racism.

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DC Council Should Restore Funding for the Pay Equity Fund, Early Learning Programs

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Mayor’s Proposed FY25 Budget Would Set Back Progress. DC Council Does Not Have to Follow Suit.

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Claims that DC Spending is “Out of Control” are Wrong

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Tazra Mitchell

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