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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  • Testimony of Rachel White, Senior Youth Policy Analyst, before the Committee on Health

    April 11, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Youth Economic Justice

    Good morning Chairman Henderson and staff of the Committee on Health. I’m Rachel White, Senior Youth Policy Analyst at DC Action. We use research, data, collective action, and a racial equity len...

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  • Testimony of Audrey Kasselman, Policy Analyst, before the Committee on Housing

    April 9, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood

    Councilmember White, members of the Committee on Housing, and staff, thank you for the opportunity to submit written testimony. My name is Audrey Kasselman and I am a resident of Ward 1. I am the E...

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  • Testimony of Ryllie Danylko, Senior Policy Analyst, before the Committee on Recreation, Libraries, and Youth Affairs

    April 8, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Education

    Hello Chairman White, council members, and staff of the Committee on Recreation, Libraries, and Youth Affairs. Thank you for the opportunity to address the committee today by providing testimony re...

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DC Kids Count

Our DC Kids Count initiative provides the best available District-level and ward-level data and key indicators of child and youth well-being to inspire innovative and equitable solutions.

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