JOIN US: For the screening of “Returning Citizens” followed by a roundtable discussion featuring Charles Thornton, Lashonia Thompson, Brittany Floyd, and Eric Weaver. We thank all of our co-hosts for supporting this event. When: Thursday, November 2, 2017 Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Where: The R.I.S.E. Demonstration Center Address: 2730 Martin Luther King Jr…
New legislation that the D.C. Council will consider this fall, dubiously named the “Citizens with Intellectual Disabilities Civil Rights Restoration Act,” would change the way the next Leonard entering the system qualifies for care—and is protected—in the District.
Introduction Date Jul 11, 2017 Co-Introduced by Councilmembers McDuffie, Todd, Bonds, Grosso, Nadeau, and T. White Co-Sponsor(s) Councilmembers Allen and Gray Bill Summary – As introduced, this bill ensures that sealed or expunged offenses and arrests without convictions are not used against residents applying for jobs or housing. Click here to view…
The D.C. Council has given minorities a hand up in the city’s new marijuana business as D.C. Department of Health statistics show that many local African-Americans are struggling with marijuana abuse.
“I have a daughter, Madison, who will turn one-year-old next week,” White said at a news conference at the Community Educational Research Group in Ward 8. “Madison is learning things every day and we want to provide a strong educational foundation for her at this time. My wife Christy stays with Madison for now but soon she will have to go back to work. It has been a difficult to find reasonably [priced] child care but we have done that. However, many families in the District cannot do that and the child suffers.”
Introduction Date Jun 27, 2017 Co-Introduced by Councilmembers McDuffie, Silverman, T. White, Allen, Cheh, Nadeau, and Todd Co-Sponsor(s) Councilmember Grosso Bill Summary: As introduced, this bill will increase reimbursement rates for providers that accept child care vouchers, create a shared administrative services program, increase salaries for child care workers, create a one-stop-center to…
At the direction of D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, the city’s Department of Motor Vehicles will begin allowing residents to choose a gender-neutral “X” identifier on driver’s licenses and other city identification documents on June 26.
On June 13, the D.C. Council unanimously passed the nearly $14 billion fiscal year 2018 budget on its second and final vote. Despite the unity, D.C. Council members Vincent Gray (D-Ward 7) and Trayon White (D-Ward 8) did have issues.
22-0304 – Medical Marijuana Certified Business Enterprise Preference Emergency Amendment Act of 2017
Jun 1, 2017
Bill Summary – As introduced, this bill gives preference to minority-owned companies and local small businesses for medical marijuana dispensary permits.
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Introduction Date May 16, 2017 Co-Introducers Councilmembers R. White, Todd, Gray, Silverman, Grosso, Cheh, and Bonds Co-Sponsors Councilmembers Allen and Evans BILL SUMMARY – As introduced, this bill establishes a task force, the Office to Affordable Housing Task Force, to determine the impact of transitioning existing vacant commercial space to affordable units…