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Hearing Scheduled for January 25 on McDuffie’s Drug-Related Nuisance Abatement Act of 2017

Hearing Scheduled for January 25 on McDuffie’s Drug-Related Nuisance Abatement Act of 2017

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On Thursday, January 25, at 9:30 AM the D.C. Council Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety will hold a hearing on Councilmember McDuffie's Drug-Related Nuisance Abatement Act of 2017 [B22-0189]. This legislation expands current law to permit civil actions against problem tenants who are complicit in allowing drug, firearm, and prostitution-related activity in their home or place of business. Current law allows action against owners of commercial property, but not their tenants. This legislation is the direct result of a suggestion made by Ward 5 resident Verna Clayborne at the Ward 5 Emergency Public Safety meeting hosted by Councilmember McDuffie on March 7, 2017. Ms. Clayborne and the Franklin Street Area Neighborhood Association residents live in the Brookland neighborhood, behind a small retail shopping center at Rhode Island Avenue…
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STATEMENT: Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie Statement on President Donald Trump’s Recent Remarks

STATEMENT: Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie Statement on President Donald Trump’s Recent Remarks

Statement
Washington, D.C. -- Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie issued the following statement on President Trump’s remarks:   “I am disgusted and offended by the President's racist remarks yesterday. Divisive and incendiary rhetoric has no place in public discourse—certainly not coming from the highest elected leader in our country. People who migrate to the United States often make great personal sacrifices in attempting to be a part of the American dream. We should recognize their sacrifices, welcome them, and treat them with the human dignity that we all deserve.”   ###
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McDuffie Introduces Bill to Protect Seniors from Predatory and Misleading Advertisements

McDuffie Introduces Bill to Protect Seniors from Predatory and Misleading Advertisements

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  Councilmember McDuffie Introduces Bill to Protect Seniors from Predatory and Misleading Advertisements   Seniors Have Reported Receiving Deceptive Mailers Designed to Create False Urgency to Sell Property   Legislation Prohibits Advertising a False Deadline or Misuse of Words “Final Notice,” “Urgent,” “Time Sensitive”   For Immediate Release: Tuesday, December 5, 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 Senior and Vulnerable Resident Protection against Unlawful Trade Practice Amendment Act of 2017 [B22-0614]. This legislation seeks to protect residents, like senior citizens or residents living with a disability, who are vulnerable to false, misleading, or deceptive advertisements received at their home or business. The legislation makes it unlawful in the District of Columbia…
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Statement on MPD Use of Force Review Board’s finding in Terrance Sterling Case

Statement
  Washington, D.C. – Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie (Ward 5) has issued the following statement on the determination by the Metropolitan Police Department Use of Force Review Board that the shooting of Terrance Sterling was not justified:   “The death of Terrance Sterling was a devastating tragedy. My thoughts remain with his family and friends. At the time of Mr. Sterling’s death, I chaired the Council’s Committee on the Judiciary and reached out to the Metropolitan Police Department asking them to provide the public with more information on the status of the shooting investigation. As I have always maintained, transparency and accountability are critical to community-police relations. In fact, we have seen many cases of national significance where a lack of information has led to widespread community outrage about an…
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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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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

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

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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

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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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