On the 17th of September, supporters of the Large Retailer Accountability Act gathered in front of the Wilson Building for an attempt to stiffen coucilmember’s backbones. Mayor Gray has chosen Wal-Mart over low income workers and good jobs by vetoing the bill, as this is written it is yet to be seen if the Council […] . . . → Read More: Living wage advocates rally as DC Council votes, fails to override LRAA veto
Cross-Posted From Street Sense Written by Eric Falquero Three children race through the intersection of Providence and Capitol streets NE. Two kids ride scooters and one is on a bike. An oncoming taxi stops short. Danger seen, crisis averted. But traffic pollution poses a more insidious threat to neighborhood health, local activists say. And it is proving harder to […] . . . → Read More: The Fight For Ivy City
Yesterday DC Mayor Vincent Gray caved in to pressure by Big Business and vetoed the Large Retailer Accountability Act. We are not surprised but yet we are very angry and disappointed. Let’s focus our energies on making sure we get the 9th vote we need to override the Mayor’s spineless veto. The final step for the […] . . . → Read More: LRAA Final Call to Action!
This past June 20, two and a half years after taking office, Mayor Gray gave an address on “Next Steps” in his plan for public education at the Savoy Elementary School in Anacostia. Simply put, his plan is to continue the “education reform” of charter schools that began 15 years ago, which mayoral control in 2007 […] . . . → Read More: Say what? A close look at Mayor Gray’s plan for public education