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In 2020, we have a choice to make. Let’s choose to create a DC that works for all of us.

On the DC Council, we will fight together to:

Reclaim the Promise of Public Education for Every DC Child

After over a decade of education reform in the District, improvement is too slow for students most at risk, resourcing and funding remain inequitable, and communities and families are disempowered to shape and influence the education systems that serve them. Educated in DC’s public and public charter schools, I believe every young person has the right to a quality education in a system of true choice, where all families have access to well-supported neighborhood public schools and to the information and supports that make choice possible.

Together, we will:

    • Achieve equitable school funding that meets the unique needs of every school and every student
    • Strengthen school transparency and oversight that makes educators and families meaningful parts of planning and decision-making
    • Get cross-sector collaboration and school planning right
    • Protect the rights of students with special needs
    • Provide affordable and accessible childcare for every family
    • Tackle trauma and fully fund mental health supports
    • Support the bolstering of higher education and workforce training options for adult learners, including bold investment in the University of the District of Columbia.

Expand Economic Access & Opportunity

I understand that all of us deserve the opportunity to raise a family, work a good-paying job, and live affordably at the same time. For far too many of our residents, that opportunity is woefully out of reach. Every Washingtonian deserves the dignity and security of truly affordable housing and living wage work.

Together, we will:

    • Expand deep affordability by expanding rent control protections and the preservation and improvement of public housing
    • Expand tenants’ rights and ownership through TOPA, DOPA and community land trusts
    • Establish displacement free zones in fast-growing communities that minimizes harm to long-time residents and small businesses
    • Build a workforce system to effectively train and connect DC residents to DC jobs
    • Strengthen laws that protect returning citizens and LGBTQ+ residents from discrimination in housing and the workforce.

Ensure Safe, Accessible & Vibrant Communities for Every DC Resident

As our city prospers, every community isn’t feeling the prosperity. A growing city allows and requires bold investment that provides every Washingtonian with the access to opportunity we all need to thrive and the quality of life we all deserve.

Together, we will:

    • Provide safe, accessible, reliable, and affordable public transit
    • Address gun violence as a public health crisis by making bold investments in research, prevention, intervention and trauma recovery
    • Work to improve traffic and pedestrian safety for all residents in every community by championing the equitable expansion of transportation infrastructure that supports diverse transportation options 
    • Improve food access in underserved communities
    • Advocate for a quality and proximate healthcare system for all Washingtonians, including a world class hospital east of the river.
    • Fight against climate change and for environmental justice that ensures our city is safe and healthy for all our residents
    • Champion community-inclusive economic development that meets growing demand and protects long-term residents, community history, and neighborhood character
    • Support efforts that expand opportunity for our immigrant neighbors and better protect our undocumented neighbors from barbaric federal immigration policies

Create a Government We Can Count On and Trust

We need leadership we can trust to fight for all of us; Leadership rooted in and accountable to our communities, not the power brokers and special interests. We are the first citywide campaign to opt into DC’s new Fair Elections Program, in which we’ve pledged to reject contributions from PACs and corporations and put the people in charge of our city’s future. It’s the type of campaign we’re building and the type of government we’ll fight to make real for every Washingtonian.

Together, we will:

  • Provide strong oversight of city agencies to ensure all of our communities get the attention they deserve
  • Work to diminish the influence the power of big money over our elections and government officials
  • Fight for DC Statehood and against the efforts of Congressional Republicans from blocking the will of DC residents.

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