“Only by building systems that are intentional in their design to account for implicit bias and systemic inequities, will every District resident truly have the same opportunities to prosper in our society.”
– Kenyan R. McDuffie

Testify at the hearing!

Thursday, April 25, 2019
10:00 AM
John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

You must sign up in advance to testify at the hearing. To sign up to testify, contact the Council Committee on Government Operations at governmentoperations@dccouncil.us or (202) 724-6663.

The Racial Equity Achieves Results Act of 2019:

  • The legislation operationalizes racial equity in the District by requiring DC government to design and implement a racial equity tool, beginning in fiscal year 2020.
  • The bill requires the Mayor to include racial equity-related performance measures in the development of an agency’s annual performance plans and to require the Mayor to include an evaluation of the use of the racial equity tool in the annual performance accountability reports.
  • The legislation also requires the development of a racial equity training for all District employees.

Councilmember McDuffie has been working to advance the conversation around Racial Equity in the District of Columbia in a meaningful way for years, his work includes:

Councilmember McDuffie at the Race & Policy Symposium he hosted January 17, 2019.