Failure to Build a High-Quality Child Care System is a Major Misstep in the Mayor’s Budget

Mayor Bowser missed an unprecedented opportunity to combine federal and local funding to make bold, transformative investments that would strengthen the District’s early childhood system and ensure a just recovery for all children, families, and early learning programs.

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New: DC Kids Count 2021 Ward Snapshots!

A valuable tool for community leaders, advocates, and policymakers that provides the best available District-level and ward-level indicators of child well-being. The ward-level data clearly show the legacy of redlining, segregation, and systemic underinvestment in communities of color.

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PRESS RELEASE: DC Council Takes Major Step Toward Funding Landmark Early Learning System
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Even with a Modest Increase in the Minimum Wage, It's Time to Consider a Guaranteed Income for Working Families
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Testimony of Jamar Day Community Organizer, DC Action before the Committee of the Whole
Fri, 06/25/2021 - 18:40
Testimony of Jarred Bowman DC Action Early Childhood Policy Analyst before the Committee of the Whole
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Testimony of Kimberly Perry, Executive Director before the Committee of the Whole
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Testimony of Matthew Hanson, Chief of Staff before the Committee of the Whole
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PRESS RELEASE: 80 Percent of DC Voters Support Raising Local Taxes on High-Income Residents
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