DC Council Passes Landmark Birth-to-Three for All DC Act of 2018

For Immediate Release:  June 26, 2018 Contact: Rita D. Lewis, Communications Director: rlewis@dccouncil.us, 202-256-7154 DC Council Passes Landmark Birth-to-Three for All DC Act of 2018 Washington, DC –  Today, Councilmember Robert White celebrated the final Council vote on the Birth-to-Three for All DC Act of 2018 , a major victory for early childhood education. The bill includes the provisions from Councilmember White’s BEGIn Act,which was inspired…

Councilmember Robert White’s Statement on Initiative 77

For Immediate Release:  June 13, 2018 Contact: Rita D. Lewis, Communications Director; rlewis@dccouncil.us, 202-256-7154 Councilmember Robert White’s Statement on Initiative 77   Washington, DC –  I am voting No on Initiative 77 next Tuesday. After many meetings with tipped workers, advocates, and restaurant owners, and feedback from hundreds of people that I engaged through social media , I found that the overwhelming majority…

Councilmembers Robert C. White, Jr and David Grosso Introduce the LGBTQ Health Data Collection Amendment Act of 2018

For Immediate Release:  June 5, 2018 Contact: Rita D. Lewis, Communications Director; rlewis@dccouncil.us , 202-256-7154 Councilmembers Robert C. White, Jr and David Grosso Introduce the LGBTQ Health Data Collection Amendment Act of 2018 Councilmembers Robert C. White, Jr. (D-At-Large) and David Grosso (I-At Large) collaborated to introduce the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Health Data Collection Amendment Act of 2018 . This…

Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Passes! Major Wins For You

Hello neighbor, I’m excited to share with you that yesterday the Council passed the $14.5 billion fiscal year 2019 budget. I t is no secret that I’ve been very active fighting for affordable housing, education, workforce preparation, and returning citizens. While the budget funds many new and existing programs, I want to highlight a few that I…

Emergency Bill to Help Students Caught in DCPS Conflict June 2018

For Immediate Release:  June 5, 2018 Contact: Rita D. Lewis, Communications Director; rlewis@dccouncil.us , 202-256-7154 Councilmember Robert White Passes Emergency Bill to Help Students Caught in DCPS Conflict   Washington, DC –  Today, Councilmember Robert White introduced emergency legislation along with Councilmember David Grosso to ensure that students who have received a passing grade, notwithstanding attendance, are promoted to the…

Hard Work and Collaboration with the Mayor and Council Colleagues Result in Major Budget Wins

For Immediate Release: May 15, 2018 Mtokufa Ngwenya, Chief of Staff; mngwenya@dccouncil.us, 202.724.8174 Hard Work and Collaboration with the Mayor and Council Colleagues Result in Major Budget Wins Washington, DC – Today, At-Large Councilmember Robert White announced major wins for vulnerable District residents. This announcement comes as the Council took the first of two votes on the…