I worked hard this budget season to do even more to step up for District residents and communities. What my team and I were able to get done reflected both our commitment to our city and also our dedication to getting better and stronger each year
During Black History Month, we are called to reflect not just on the bold actions of people long gone from this earth, but on how our own actions lead to pain and discrimination. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said that the ultimate measure of our character is not where we stand in times of comfort and convenience, but where we stand in times of challenge and controversy.
In the past month, I reached nearly 800 residents as I brought my office to you by knocking on doors and holding Meet and Greets in Wards 1, 3, and 6. I had a hearing on my Performing Arts Promotion Amendment Act at the end of October and began November with a hearing on my Local Work Opportunity Tax Credit Amendment A ct and Economic Development Return on Investment legislation. Finally, the Washington City Paper penned an article highlighting my work with returning citizens.
A Victory for Early Childhood Education
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…