We are asking our readers to take action TODAY to stop Mayor Bowser from knocking down a building that we know contained lead and asbestos until all the families living at DC General have moved out. The Mayor is planning on starting demolition of that building August 1, and families will still be living there through September!
As you may have heard, the DC Council was unable to pass emergency legislation to delay the demolition until the families have moved out. Now, we must ask Mayor Bowser to do the right thing anyway. We must tell her that we will not tolerate any increased risk of lead poisoning or other health conditions for the 250 low-income, primarily black children and their parents who still live at DC General family shelter.
Sign the petition here!
Please also share the petition with your networks: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/stop-demolition-at-dc-general?source=direct_link&
And tweet @MayorBowser with the hashtag: #StopDCGDemo