Performance Oversight Hearings Pave the Way for March 16 Release of Bowser's Budget
Too often the systems that have been built over generations don’t serve the needs of Black and brown residents, especially children and youth. That is why the DC Council’s performance oversight hearings are so essential. These hearings are one of the best opportunities for the public to demand greater accountability and transparency from policy makers, so our agencies are able to improve the public programs and services that our communities deserve, and for us to gather the data and information needed to make them more responsive moving forward.
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Testimonies on Language Access, Alliance Certificarion, OST Funding, and Early Educator Pay Wrp Up Performance Oversight Hearings
As DC Council committees rounded out the last week of performance oversight hearings, in addition to organizing dozens of supporters to testify, several DC Action staff members testified about issues that matter to District children and families.
DC Action in the News
“Throwing Away Criminal Youth Is Not the Solution,” Washington Informer, page 31, March 3, 2022
Why Carjacking Is on the Rise Among Teens in America, New York Times, March 1, 2022
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READ: The Colored Conventions Movement. Long before Black Lives Matter, the Black Panthers, and the NAACP, Black activists led the movement for social justice across North America. This new book of essays chronicles the 19th-century campaign for Black people’s rights.
WATCH: This week marked the 86th birthday of former DC Mayor Marion Barry, whose legacy lives on through his “Mayor for Life” nickname. Watch this 1971 video of Barry discussing the challenges faced by Black residents of the District.
LISTEN: A lifetime of study has led Robin DG Kelley to the conclusion that racism is essential to capitalism, and that we have to rethink our economic system in order to end racism. Listen to There Are No Utopias, this episode of NPR’s Throughline podcast.