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DC Can Do More to Improve Economic Security for Mothers

This Mother’s Day, DC Councilmembers have the opportunity to celebrate the District’s mothers, birthing parents, and caregivers through action.

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Groundbreaking Investments in Affordable Housing Should Come With Increased Transparency and Oversight

Creating and preserving truly affordable housing is critical to disrupting historical harm and advancing racial equity in the District and this massive investment could go a long way towards addressing DC’s affordable housing crisis

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How to Testify Effectively before the DC Council

As a resident of DC, your experiences with government services such as public schools, garbage collection, and financial support—positive or negative—can help inform policymakers’ decisions about the funding we collectively raise from taxes and fees and […]

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First Look at Mayor Bowser’s Budget Reveals Major Investments in Housing Affordability, Racial Equity, but Unmet Need for DC’s Most Excluded

Mayor Bowser released a budget plan for fiscal year (FY) 2023 that acknowledges the starkly uneven recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and leverages DC’s growing revenues to take aim at longstanding inequities harming Black residents in particular. But the DC […]

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Priorities for the Revised FY 2022 Budget and FY 2023 Budget

Two years after the city first shut down in response to COVID-19, not all of DC’s residents are on the path to recovery. There remains a huge gap between the city’s wealthier, largely white, residents and its Black and brown residents, who are […]

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Principles for Sustaining an Equitable Recovery

Growing wages and salaries, investment income, and business profits are boosting DC’s revenues, but not all of the District’s residents are on the path to recovery. There remains a huge gap between the city’s wealthier, largely white, residents and its […]

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City Leaders Must Invest Further to Ensure the Long-Term Stability of DC’s School-Based Behavioral Health Program

Today, 54 organizations led by the Strengthening Families Through Behavioral Health Coalition submitted a letter to Mayor Bowser outlining the investments required to ensure the School-Based Behavioral Health Program (SBBH) can be successful at servings the […]

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DC Council considers legislation to create a restorative recreational cannabis industry

Today, DC Council will hear from the public about two pieces of legislation that will impact the future of cannabis policy in the District: The Medical Cannabis Amendment Act of 2021 and the Comprehensive Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Act of 2021. 

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Mayor Bowser Can and Should Continue Helping DC Residents Pay Rent and Utility Bills

If the Mayor fails to allocate additional funding for STAY DC, thousands of DC residents will face eviction and all of the trauma, disruption to education and employment, and poorer health that comes with it.

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DCFPI Welcomes Emily Gallo as our new Communications and Policy Assistant! 

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