On Thursday, July 23, the DC Council took its final vote on the Fiscal Year 2021 budget, choosing to cut health and human services during a global pandemic because the majority of councilmembers decided that undoing an advertising tax was more important.
The DC Council needs to do so much more to get us to a #JustRecoveryDC. DC had a preexisting affordable housing crisis that is about to get much worse as a result of the global pandemic and economic recession.
It’s that time of year again—time to fight for DC residents through an equitable budget.
Black Lives Matter. The Legal Clinic stands with those throughout the country and in our community who are demanding change and striving to dismantle systems through which white supremacy runs deep.
What does this double standard say about DC values? It says that DC implicitly trusts the word of for-profit corporations seeking tax abatements more than it trusts the words of its own residents seeking lifesaving services.
Take a moment to thank your Councilmembers if they made an effort to fund affordable housing so far this budget, and ask them if they can find a way to do more to #FindTheMoney to #PutPeopleFirst before the second vote!