Statement on the passing of Rev. Shearin, pastor of Israel Baptist Church

Statement on the passing of Rev. Shearin, pastor of Israel Baptist Church

Statement
Washington, D.C. -- Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie (Ward 5) has issued the following statement upon the passing of Rev. Dr. Morris L. Shearin, Sr., pastor of Israel Baptist Church: “It is with deep sadness that I learned this morning of the passing of Reverend Shearin of Israel Baptist Church. Rev. Shearin was a pillar of our community and his selfless contributions touched countless lives. He will be missed dearly. I extend my sympathies and prayers to his family, friends, and congregation.”  
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McDuffie and CARECEN Statement in Advance of Hearing on Temporary Protected Status and DACA

McDuffie and CARECEN Statement in Advance of Hearing on Temporary Protected Status and DACA

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Abel Núñez, CARECEN 202-328-9799 x202 Nolan Treadway, CM McDuffie’s Office 202-445-0361 Washington, DC – Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announces a public hearing before the Committee of the Whole on PR 22-448, the “Sense of the Council in Support of Legislative Action to Protect Dreamers Resolution of 2017,” and PR 22-525, the “Sense of the Council in Support of Legislative Action to Protect Temporary Protected Status Resolution of 2017.” Both resolutions call on Congress to extend protections for recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients as well as for the 350,000 beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nations currently included in the program. Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, is a temporary, renewable program that provides relief from deportation and access to a work permit…
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PRESS RELEASE: McDuffie Introduces Two Council Resolutions Seeking to Protect Immigrants who are Beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status and Encourage the D.C. Government to Consider Race, Equity, and Social Justice as Fundamental Principles in Policy-Making

PRESS RELEASE: McDuffie Introduces Two Council Resolutions Seeking to Protect Immigrants who are Beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status and Encourage the D.C. Government to Consider Race, Equity, and Social Justice as Fundamental Principles in Policy-Making

Press Release
Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie Introduces Two Council Resolutions Seeking to:   Protect Immigrants who are Beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status and   Encourage the District of Columbia Government to Consider Race, Equity, and Social Justice as Fundamental Principles in Policy-Making   Resolution calls on Congress to pass legislation that will protect beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status from deportation   Resolution asks the District of Columbia to join the Government Alliance on Race and Equity, a national network of governments working to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all   For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 2, 2017 Contact: Nolan Treadway, 202-445-0361, ntreadway@dccouncil.us Washington, DC – Today, Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie introduced the following Two Sense of the Council Resolutions: Sense of the Council in Support of Legislative Action to Protect…
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McDuffie and Community Peace Advocates to Lead Walk, Sleep Out for Peace, Solidarity, & Solutions

McDuffie and Community Peace Advocates to Lead Walk, Sleep Out for Peace, Solidarity, & Solutions

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Friday, September 29 8:00 PM   Reclaiming Our Community: Press Conference, Walk, Sleep Out for Peace, Solidarity, & Solutions LED BY: Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie, Beacon House, Rodney Cephas, Ricardo Duren, Silas Grant, Tony Lewis, Jr., Kenneth Ward, and Paul Winestock Download a PDF of this flyer you can print at home. Washington, D.C. – In light of recent tragic murders in Ward 5, Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie, Rodney Cephas, Ricardo Duren, Silas Grant, Tony Lewis, Jr., Kenneth Ward, and Paul Winestock will hold press conference and peace walk, ending with a 'Sleep Out For Peace, Solidarity, and Solutions' in the Brentwood park at 13th Street NE and Downing Street NE, the location of Zaire Kelly’s death. WHO: Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie, Ward 5 Rodney Cephas, Athletic & Mentoring Programs…
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PRESS RELEASE: McDuffie Introduces Bill to Honor Historic Contributions of  Native Washingtonians of Color and Women

PRESS RELEASE: McDuffie Introduces Bill to Honor Historic Contributions of Native Washingtonians of Color and Women

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McDuffie Introduces Bill to Honor Historic Contributions of Native Washingtonians of Color and Women   The proposed legislation identifies seminal legal scholar Charles Hamilton Houston as the first Washingtonian to honored with a memorial statue   Washington, DC – Today, Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie, Chair of the Committee on Business and Economic Development introduced the Charles Hamilton Houston and Other Diverse Washingtonians Commemorative Works Amendment Act of 2017 (B22-0346). This measure would direct the Commemorative Works Commission to erect statues in each of the City’s eight wards that highlight native Washingtonians who are women and minorities, and allow the Council itself to sponsor a commemorative work on public space in the District. Furthermore, the legislation would make the inaugural statue sponsored by the Council a memorial to honor Charles Hamilton…
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McDuffie Introduces Bills to Speed Up Payments to D.C. Contractors and Create an Efficient and Equitable Process for Dispute Resolution Between Prime and Subcontractors

McDuffie Introduces Bills to Speed Up Payments to D.C. Contractors and Create an Efficient and Equitable Process for Dispute Resolution Between Prime and Subcontractors

Press Release
Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie Introduces Bills to Speed Up Payments to D.C. Contractors and Create an Efficient and Equitable Process for Dispute Resolution Between Prime and Subcontractors   These introductions continue Councilmember McDuffie’s legislative work to make D.C.’s contracting opportunities accessible to more small and local businesses   Quick Payments Amendment Act Requires D.C. to Pay Invoices in 15 days   Government Contractor-Subcontractor Dispute Resolution Act Establishes Dispute Resolution Process for Conflicts that Arise between Prime Contractors and Subcontractors Working on Government Projects   Download this Press Release as a printable PDF Washington, DC – Today, Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie, Chair of the Committee on Business and Economic Development introduced two bills to support local and small businesses in the District of Columbia through quicker payments to contractors and the…
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PRESS RELEASE: McDuffie Introduces Bill to Create a Single Website for all D.C. Government Contracting Opportunities

PRESS RELEASE: McDuffie Introduces Bill to Create a Single Website for all D.C. Government Contracting Opportunities

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Bill would streamline the procurement process, increase transparency, and increase competitiveness in contracting by increasing the number of bids received For Immediate Release: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Contact: Nolan Treadway, 202-445-0361, ntreadway@dccouncil.us Washington, DC – Today, Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie, Chair of the Committee on Business and Economic Development introduced the “Accessible and Transparent Procurement Amendment Act of 2017” [B22-0395] along with the following co-introducers: Councilmembers Charles Allen, Anita Bonds, Mary Cheh, David Grosso, Brianne Nadeau, Elissa Silverman, Robert White, and Trayon White. This measure would require the District government to place all District government solicitations over $25,000 on a single website that provides machine-readable and searchable information. Additionally, the bill also requires the Executive to post a list of all contracts in the preceding year that had a closing…
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Public Roundtable in Ward 5 on The District Department of Transportation’s Responsiveness to Council and Resident Inquiries

Public Roundtable in Ward 5 on The District Department of Transportation’s Responsiveness to Council and Resident Inquiries

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Watch the roundtable: COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION & THE ENVIRONMENT MARY M. CHEH, CHAIR NOTICE OF PUBLIC OVERSIGHT ROUNDTABLE ON The District Department of Transportation’s Responsiveness to Council and Resident Inquiries July 13, 2017, at 6:30 P.M. Edward J. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A 620 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20064 On July 13, 2017, Councilmember Mary M. Cheh, Chairperson of the Committee on Transportation and the Environment, will hold a public oversight roundtable on the responsiveness of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) to inquiries or requests from the Council and District residents. The public roundtable will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Great Room A of the Edward J. Pryzbyla Center, 620 Michigan Avenue, N.E. The purpose of the roundtable is to follow up…
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PRESS RELEASE: With Final Vote for McDuffie’s “Expanding Access to Justice Act,” D.C. Takes Bold Step Toward Establishing Civil Right to Counsel

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Final vote of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget includes program to fund lawyers for low-income tenants in D.C. Landlord & Tenant Court Puts the District of Columbia on the path to establishing ‘Civil Gideon,’ the right to counsel in some civil cases For Immediate Release: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Contact: Nolan Treadway, (202) 445-0361 Washington, D.C. – Today, the District of Columbia Council passed the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Support Act of 2017 which incorporates Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie's “Expanding Access to Justice Act.” This legislation creates a grant program, managed by the DC Bar Foundation, to provide free legal counsel to low-income tenants at or below 200% of the federal poverty line facing eviction. Upon Passage Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie Stated: “I am encouraged that the Council today voted to…
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PRESS RELEASE: McDuffie Introduces Bill to Increase Diversity among Asset Managers of D.C. Public Pensions Fund

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Despite equal performance of the assets under management, a recent study finds just 1.1% of the $71.4 trillion assets under management across the world is in the hands of women and minority-owned firms. For Immediate Release: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 Contact: Nolan Treadway, 202-445-0361, ntreadway@dccouncil.us Washington, DC – On May 16, Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie, Chair of the District of Columbia Council on Business and Economic Development introduced the Diversity in Fund Management Amendment Act of 2017 [B22- 0286]. The aim of this legislation is to increase the gender, racial, and ethnic diversity of the fund managers by requiring the District of Columbia Retirement Board to report annually on the affirmative steps it has taken to hire diverse fund managers. A recent study by the John S. and James L.…
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