McDuffie Applauds Funding for Crummell in Mayor’s Proposed Budget, Vows to Continue Fighting for Unfunded Priorities

McDuffie Applauds Funding for Crummell in Mayor’s Proposed Budget, Vows to Continue Fighting for Unfunded Priorities

Press Release
“The budget must make transformational investments that enable all residents to access economic opportunity, reliable housing and safe communities.” For Release: Thursday, May 27, 2021 Contact: Malcom Fox, 202-227-1701, mfox@dccouncil.us Washington, DC – Today, the Mayor released her FY22 budget, which invests in affordable housing, education, infrastructure and a safe COVID recovery. We must also take this opportunity to take bold steps to eliminate the District’s stark racial wealth gap; given the unprecedented level of federal stimulus dollars at our disposal, the time is now. Councilmember McDuffie requested $20M to fund the Child Wealth Building Act of 2021 and $100M for a guaranteed basic income pilot program, neither of which were funded, along with investments that directly support our workers and small businesses. “The budget must make transformational investments that…
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Councilmember McDuffie Convenes Hearing on Child Wealth Building Act, Guaranteed Basic Income and Tax Policy

Councilmember McDuffie Convenes Hearing on Child Wealth Building Act, Guaranteed Basic Income and Tax Policy

Hearing, Legislation Information, Press Release
Hearing an important step to advance wealth equity legislation and investigate revenue streams in the context of a post COVID-19 recession For Release: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 Contact: Malcom Fox, 202-227-1701, mfox@dccouncil.us Washington, DC – Today, Ward 5 Councilmember and Chair of the Committee on Business and Economic Development Kenyan McDuffie convened a hearing to further develop wealth his Child Wealth Building Act, discuss the benefits of a guaranteed basic income pilot program, explore tax policy proposals and understand the long term impacts of the COVID-19 induced recession on our economic landscape. The four panels featured wealth equity and tax policy experts to help design these proposals. “We must pass bold and transformational policies that chip away at the District’s stark racial inequities,” said Councilmember McDuffie. “The Child Wealth Building…
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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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