Budget Advocacy

We must move toward racial equity in outcomes for children, youth, and families.

Our approach to advocacy emphasizes anti-racism coupled with policy solutions driven by community insights. We are leading the charge to improve access to early childhood education, promote home visiting as an integral strategy to support families with young children, promote universal out-of-school-time access, and put all young people on productive pathways to adulthood.

DC Action’s Budget Advocacy

FY25 Budget Request Letter to Mayor Bowser

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The District’s children and youth deserve a stronger budget. It’s up to the DC Council to pass one.

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DC Action FY24 Budget Priorities Letter to Mayor Bowser

(Fiscal Year 2024)
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DC Action’s 2022 Legislative and Budget Recommendations

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  • What’s in the District’s Fiscal Year 2025 Budget for Infants and Toddlers?

    July 2, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood

    Last week, the DC Council voted on and passed the District of Columbia’s final fiscal year 2025 budget. The budget includes millions in funding for early childhood programs, including child care ...

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  • What the FY25 Budget Means for Children, Youth, and Families

    June 13, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood Education Health and Safety Youth Economic Justice

    This week the DC Council voted to approve a budget for FY25 that is in much better shape than the proposal they received from Mayor Bowser.  After the public outcry in response to Bowser’s propo...

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  • Testimony of Audrey Kasselman, Policy Analyst, before the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education

    June 4, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood

    Thank you for the opportunity to submit written testimony. My name is Audrey Kasselman and I am a Ward 1 resident and a policy analyst with DC Action and the Under 3 DC Coalition. Under 3 is commit...

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