It is an honor to represent Ward 5 on the Council of the District of Columbia.
Since taking office, I have focused on engaging the Ward 5 community and improving the quality of life for residents across the District of Columbia. I look forward to working with you to improve your economic security, your health and safety, and the education options of your children. I want to stay connected and listen to your concerns about the critical issues affecting your neighborhood. Please consider this site my portable office—a place for us to exchange information and for you to learn more about what you can do to get involved.
Please keep in touch and let’s continue to positively transform the future of Ward 5. Together.
“Today’s report reaffirms my concerns that the NEAR Act has yet to be fully implemented and this lack of implementation is a detriment to public safety,” said Councilmember McDuffie. “The Commission recommends that the MPD immediately adopts a co-response model with behavioral health professionals to more appropriately respond to mental health crises, reports stop-and-frisk data more consistently, and expands funding for violence interruption programs, all core tenants of the NEAR Act. I want to thank the commissioners for their hard work and comprehensive recommendations.”
“Every aspect of our public health and economic response to this pandemic must be done through the lens
of racial equity,” said Councilmember McDuffie. “Black communities have been the hardest-hit by this virus but are getting vaccinated at the lowest rate. This new framework provides useful suggestions to help
guide our actions.”
“Centuries of slavery, segregation, and government-sanctioned discrimination have prevented Black
Washingtonians from building wealth and becoming financially secure,” said Councilmember McDuffie. “We must be bold and intentional about closing the racial wealth gap and investing in historically underserved communities.”