McDuffie Calls for Sweeping Investments in Black Communities to Address Covid Crisis and Eliminate the Racial Wealth Gap

McDuffie Calls for Sweeping Investments in Black Communities to Address Covid Crisis and Eliminate the Racial Wealth Gap

Press Release
Urges the Mayor to advance a racial equity agenda that dismantles structural racism and empowers residents For Immediate Release: Monday, March 1, 2021Contact: Jonathan McNair, 202-288-0714, jmcnair@dccouncil.us Washington, DC – Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie released his FY 2022 budget request lettercalling for resources to alleviate the immediate impacts of Covid, address Ward 5 constituent priorities, andadvance a racial equity agenda that gives all residents a real fair shot. In the document, CouncilmemberMcDuffie calls for a $120M dollar investment to eliminate the racial wealth gap including $100M for aguaranteed income program and $20M to develop and implement a District-based Baby Bond initiative. “Centuries of slavery, segregation, and government-sanctioned discrimination have prevented BlackWashingtonians from building wealth and becoming financially secure,” said Councilmember McDuffie.“We must be bold and intentional about closing the…
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McDuffie Sends Ward 5 Budget Priorities Letter to Mayor

McDuffie Sends Ward 5 Budget Priorities Letter to Mayor

Letter
Download Councilmember McDuffie’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Letter Here February 26, 2020 The Honorable Muriel BowserMayor of the District of Columbia1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 300 Washington, DC 20002 Re: Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Proposal Dear Mayor Bowser: As you prepare to transmit the proposed Fiscal Year 2021 Budget and Financial Plan to the Council of the District of Columbia (“Council”), I would like to highlight a few Ward 5 priorities and request that you consider funding them in fiscal year 2021. Last year, your Fiscal Year 2020 Budget and Financial Plan, A Fair Shot, made critical investments essential to Ward 5 residents and were reflective of requests I made in my letter dated February 28, 2019 on behalf of Ward 5 residents. That plan proposed to invest $3.5 million…
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CM McDuffie Outlines Budget Priorities in Letter to Mayor

CM McDuffie Outlines Budget Priorities in Letter to Mayor

Letter
Download Councilmember McDuffie's Fiscal Year 2020 Full Budget Letter Here February 28, 2019 The Honorable Muriel Bowser Mayor of the District of Columbia 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 300 Washington, DC 20002 Re: Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Proposal Dear Mayor Bowser: As you prepare your Fiscal Year 2020 (“FY20”) proposed budget, I would like to highlight a few Ward 5 priorities and request that you consider funding them in FY20. Last year, your Fair Shot budget made critical investments essential to Ward 5 residents such as supporting $20 million in funding for a new Lamond-Riggs library; $500,000 for new Main Streets and Clean Teams along South Dakota/Riggs Road and Bladensburg; and $300,000 for the design and creation of a statue of native Washingtonian and civil rights leader, Charles Hamilton Houston.…
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