Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie Introduces Council Resolution to Encourage the District of Columbia 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 to Encourage the District of Columbia Government to Consider Race, Equity, and Social Justice as Fundamental Principles in Policy-Making

 

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 Sense of the Council Resolution:

Sense of the Council on Establishing Race, Equity, and Social Justice Resolution of 2017 [PR22-0524]
This resolution, co-introduced by the entire 13-member Council, seeks to encourage the District of Columbia Government to join a growing, nationwide network of municipal governments that are taking proactive steps to address the fact that, despite progress, there is still deep inequity along racial lines in the District of Columbia. This resolution seeks to advance fundamental practices for equity and social justice in District-wide decision-making efforts in order to increase fairness and opportunity for all people of color, low-income communities and people with limited English language skills.

With introduction of this resolution, Councilmember McDuffie said:

“This resolution encourages D.C. to implement a four year plan that will encourage the government to consider race, equity, and social justice as fundamental principles in policy-making and that will allow everyone in the District full and equal access to the opportunities for growth in D.C.”

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