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A Failure to Address Childcare Crisis

Childcare is a critical part of our economy. A parent who can drop their child off in a quality childcare setting has peace of...

From Pandemic to Protest: A Poem

Tori Collins is a native Chicagoan who lives and works in DC. Currently an unpublished writer, she hopes to self-publish her work in the...

New Benefits and Wage Increases for District Workers

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...

Raise DC Revenue to Advance Racial Justice

The recent surge in police violence against Black communities, and a pandemic that has disproportionately harmed Black residents, has prompted a moral call to...

Apply Recovery Principles to the District Budget

The pandemic is devastating District families and the local economy. Thousands of residents have tested positive for the virus, and hundreds have lost their...

The Numbers

The COVID-19 pandemic is devastating families and businesses in the District. In just six weeks, over 72,000 people have filed for unemployment insurance and...

Let’s Build on DC’s Progress in 2019

As we collectively utter, “I can’t believe this year is almost over,” it’s worth looking back at all that happened and start to think...

DC Voters Want One Fair Wage and DC Council Should Too

At the end of June, DC residents voted for tipped workers to be paid one fair wage. Initiative 77, approved by 56 percent of...