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  • Peligra el Avance Logrado en el Bienestar Infantil y Juvenil del Distrito Debido a la Pandemia

    June 22, 2021
    Education Youth Economic Justice
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  • DCist

    80% Of D.C. Voters Polled Support Higher Local Taxes On The Rich

    June 22, 2021
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy

    A large majority of D.C. voters support raising taxes on big corporations and higher-income residents to help bankroll the city’s recovery and other goals.

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  • The District’s Progress on Child and Youth Well-Being Imperiled by Pandemic

    June 21, 2021
    Education Youth Economic Justice
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    Press Release
  • DC Line

    Kimberly Perry: Critical investments are essential to protect the District’s future

    April 22, 2021
    Health and Safety

    Our city — our entire society — has reached a decision point. As we begin to emerge from the worst public health crisis in a century and we grapple with the undeniable epidemic of racial injustice, we must choose how to move forward. Our children cannot afford for us to return to “normal.”

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  • WAMU/NPR

    Listen: Youth Advocates Call For Holistic Solutions To Stem Increase In Local Carjackings

    March 10, 2021
    Youth Economic Justice

    D.C. witnessed a surge in carjackings during 2020. Officials reported 350 incidents of grand theft auto — double the number in recent years. Officials noticed that some suspects charged in these cases were teenagers, or even younger.

    View Listen: Youth Advocates Call For Holistic Solutions To Stem Increase In Local Carjackings
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  • Wall Street Journal

    Washington, D.C., Police Fight a Rise in Carjackings and Blame Covid-19

    February 25, 2021
    Health and Safety

    During the pandemic, police officers in Washington, D.C., started noticing a rise in a crime that alarmed them: teenagers forcibly stealing occupied cars and often going for joy rides.

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  • The Nation

    In Some States, Child Care Workers Won’t Get the Covid Vaccine for Months

    February 17, 2021
    Health and Safety

    In D.C., LaQuandra S. Nesbitt, the director of the city’s department of health, explained in a letter to child care advocates that it had chosen “to vaccinate a large percentage of our in-person public school workforce,” which would allow it..

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  • DC Line

    Sally D’Italia: DC COVID-19 vaccine plan intentionally leaves child care educators behind

    January 27, 2021
    Health and Safety

    As an early childhood educator in DC, I thought I would be eligible to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine this week. It’s a promise Mayor Muriel Bowser made earlier this month. Early childhood educators have been working to keep their centers open and operating during most of the pandemic, so we...

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  • Washington Informer

    Early Child Care Educators Among Those Lamenting Slow COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

    January 27, 2021
    Early Childhood Education

    With Term 3 of the academic year scheduled to start next week, teachers across the District remain in a race to get the highly coveted but scarce coronavirus vaccine.

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    Press Coverage