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  • Testimony of Mary Katherine West, Home Visiting Program Manager, before the Committee on Facilities and Family Services

    April 25, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy

    Good morning Chairperson Lewis George and members of the Committee on Facilities and Family Services. Thank you for the opportunity to address the Committee as it conducts this budget hearing for t...

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  • Testimony of Joanna Blotner, Director of Government Affairs, on behalf of the Coalition for Nonprofit Equity before the Committee on Public Works and Operations

    April 22, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy

    Good morning Chairperson Nadeau and staff of the Committee on Public Works and Operations. My name is Joanna Blotner and I am the Director of Government Affairs at DC Action. DC Action uses researc...

    View Testimony of Joanna Blotner, Director of Government Affairs, on behalf of the Coalition for Nonprofit Equity before the Committee on Public Works and Operations
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  • DC Emancipation Day Statement

    April 16, 2024

    The promise of economic freedom held by the emancipation of enslaved people in the District in 1862 has been slow to arrive and hard to come by for too many Black Washingtonians. While we celebrate...

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  • Child Tax Credit

    April 15, 2024

    The Child Tax Credit (CTC) is a federal tax credit that reduces the tax bill (giving money back on income taxes paid) for families with children and youth aged 16 and younger. It doesn’t help fam...

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    Policy Snapshot
  • 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 Mary Katherine West, Home Visiting Program Manager, before the Committee on Health

    April 10, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy

    Good afternoon Chairperson Henderson and members of the Committee on Health. Thank you for the opportunity to address the Committee as it conducts this budget oversight hearing for DC Health. Thank...

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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...

    View Testimony of Ryllie Danylko, Senior Policy Analyst, before the Committee on Recreation, Libraries, and Youth Affairs
    Testimony
  • Testimony of Travis Ballie, Under 3 DC Organizing Director, before the Committee on Business and Economic Development

    April 8, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood

    Good morning Chairperson McDuffie, councilmembers, and staff of the Committee on Business and Economic Development. My name is Travis Ballie, and I am the Organizing Director at DC Action. I am her...

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  • Testimony of Joanna Blotner, Director of Government Affairs, before the Committee on Business and Economic Development

    April 8, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood

    Good morning Chairperson McDuffie, councilmembers, and staff of the Committee on Business and Economic Development. My name is Joanna Blotner, and I am the Director of Government Affairs at DC Acti...

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  • Testimony of Ruqiyyah Anbar-Shaheen, Director, Early Childhood, before OSSE

    April 4, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood

    Good afternoon, Chairperson Mendelson. Thank you for the opportunity to address you today. My name is Ruqiyyah Anbar-Shaheen and I am Director of Early Childhood for DC Action, member of Under 3 DC...

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

    April 4, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy

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

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