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  • Vote 16: The Case for Expanding the Vote to Younger Voters

    June 15, 2023
    Voting and Democracy

    What is Vote 16? Vote 16 would expand voting rights to all eligible residents ages 16 and 17 in the District of Columbia. This legislation was introduced in 2018 as the “Youth Vote Amendment Actâ...

    View Vote 16: The Case for Expanding the Vote to Younger Voters
    Policy Brief
  • DC Kids Count 2021: Speaking Truth About Racism, Changing Policies that Racism Feeds

    April 2, 2022
    Voting and Democracy

    No matter how hard people try–and they do–it is impossible to explain away racism. Structural racism has been woven into the fabric of the United States from the moment colonizers arrived. We c...

    View DC Kids Count 2021: Speaking Truth About Racism, Changing Policies that Racism Feeds
    Blog Post
  • DC May Not Be a State (Yet), But Our Democracy Is Getting More Inclusive

    January 15, 2021
    Voting and Democracy

    The right to choose our elected officials and participate in policy making debates and decisions is fundamental to achieving so many of the other outcomes that we are working towards. While the Dis...

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    Blog Post
  • DC Kids Count 2020: The Statistics Are Undeniable Affirmations of the Failure of “Color-Blind” Policies

    November 30, 2020
    Voting and Democracy

    We know the District’s young people can accomplish anything when given a fair chance. And we also know how much stands in their way—particularly those most affected by poverty and racism.

    View DC Kids Count 2020: The Statistics Are Undeniable Affirmations of the Failure of “Color-Blind” Policies
    Blog Post
  • DC Kids Count 2020 Databook: Across the District of Columbia

    November 30, 2020
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood Education Health and Safety Voting and Democracy Youth Economic Justice

    Children and young adults need a lot of support—from family, community, and school—to thrive. This DC Kids Count report explores many measures of child and youth well-being, organized into three categories: economic justice, health and safety, and education.

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    Kids Count Report
  • First Vote on DC Budget and More!

    July 9, 2020
    Voting and Democracy

    FIRST VOTE ON DC BUDGET AND MORE! On Tuesday, the DC Council took the first vote on the FY 2021 budget. In many ways, it was a step in the right direction, but when we stop to consider how much gro...

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