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  • FOX 5 DC

    Congress to Take Up State of Child Care

    July 9, 2024
    Early Childhood

    Ruqiyyah Anbar-Shaheen, Director of early childhood at DC Action talks more with Fox 5's Mikea Turner about local need for childcare and how the federal government can help families in the DMV.

    View Congress to Take Up State of Child Care
    Press Coverage
  • Washington City Paper

    The Council Saved Pay Raises for Child Care Workers. But Another Battle with the CFO Forced Painful Cuts.

    July 2, 2024
    Early Childhood

    Christina Henderson and other lawmakers fended off the worst cuts to the Pay Equity Fund, but big problems loom on the horizon.

    View The Council Saved Pay Raises for Child Care Workers. But Another Battle with the CFO Forced Painful Cuts.
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  • Washington City Paper

    D.C.’s 2025 Budget Is the Worst on Housing Issues in a Decade, Advocates Say. What Happens Now?

    June 14, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Youth Economic Justice

    Loose Lips wrote a little over a year ago that the city’s budget amounted to a retreat on housing and homelessness issues. Perhaps he spoke a bit too soon.

    View D.C.’s 2025 Budget Is the Worst on Housing Issues in a Decade, Advocates Say. What Happens Now?
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  • DC Action Statement on Passage of FY25 Budget

    June 12, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood Education Health and Safety Youth Economic Justice
    View DC Action Statement on Passage of FY25 Budget
    Press Statement
  • Response to the DC Council’s Final Vote on Fiscal Year 2025 Budget

    June 12, 2024
    View Response to the DC Council’s Final Vote on Fiscal Year 2025 Budget
    Press Statement
  • 44% of District of Columbia Students Chronically Absent, More Than All But 2 States

    June 10, 2024
    Early Childhood Education Health and Safety Youth Economic Justice
    View 44% of District of Columbia Students Chronically Absent,  More Than All But 2 States
    Press Release
  • Washington Family

    Rallying for Change

    June 4, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood Education

    Parents, teachers and child care providers across Washington D.C. have rallied against the proposed elimination of the Early Childhood Educator Pay Equity Fund in D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s 2025 district budget.

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  • Univision

    Hispanos: esta organización en #WashingtonDC los ayuda a pagar la renta para que no vivan en la calle

    May 30, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Health and Safety Youth Economic Justice

    El aumento en el costo de la renta y el crecimiento de la población de personas sin hogar en Washington DC es una situación que preocupa a muchos miembros de la comunidad. SMYAL, una organización LGBTQ+, ayuda a pagar el alquiler de una vivienda a hispanos a través de subvenciones del DC.

    View Hispanos: esta organización en #WashingtonDC los ayuda a pagar la renta para que no vivan en la calle
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  • Washington City Paper

    Kenyan McDuffie Helped Create D.C.’s Troubled Sports Betting System. His Reversal Could Finally Reform It.

    May 30, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood Education

    At-Large Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie was one of the deciding votes in creating D.C.’s ill-fated sports betting monopoly five years ago. Now, he’s become the central figure in the fight to dismantle that system.

    View Kenyan McDuffie Helped Create D.C.’s Troubled Sports Betting System. His Reversal Could Finally Reform It.
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