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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  • DC OST Coalition Letter

    May 22, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Education

    Dear Deputy Mayor Kihn, Chancellor Ferebee, and Chairman Mendelson: We are writing to you as concerned members of the DC Out-of-School-Time (OST) Coalition to underscore the importance of DCPS cont...

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    Advocacy Letter
  • National Sign-On Letter for the Pay Equity Fund

    May 22, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood

    [Traducción al español a continuación] Dear Mayor Bowser and the Council of the District of Columbia: As the last few years have made painfully clear, access to quality, affordable and reliable ...

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    Advocacy Letter
  • ESP Letter to OSSE: Recommendations for CCDF State Plan

    May 20, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood

    Sara Mead Superintendente Adjunta de Aprendizaje Temprano Oficina del Superintendente Estatal de Educación 1050 First Street NE Washington, D. C. 20002 Estimada Superintendente Adjunta Mead: El ...

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    Advocacy Letter

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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