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Welcoming Ría Thompson-Washington: A Champion for Justice Joins Our Advocacy Team

With over two decades of experience in grassroots organizing and advocacy, Ría has been at the forefront of empowering Black and Latine communities. Their journey has seen them engage in a spectrum of movements, from the Labor movement to Occupy Wall Street and, more recently, providing invaluable legal support to various social justice movements.

In their new role as Associate Director, Ría will play a pivotal role in steering our organizing efforts providing supervision, guidance, and direction to our team. They will also spearhead political education initiatives within Bread for the City, fostering a deeper understanding of systemic issues and organizing opportunities among staff, leadership, and clients.

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Statement on the Supreme Court’s Overturn of Roe v. Wade

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Meet Our Racial Equity Managers!

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Statement from Bread for the City on Mass Shooting in Buffalo, New York

Bread for the City calls on all leaders at every level of government to not only condemn this act of violence, but to condemn white nationalism and the troubling and dangerously hateful rhetoric that fueled this terrorist and fuels many with public platforms even now. Along with these condemnations, we push, urgently, for not only the gun reforms that study after study have shown work to mitigate violent acts but also for long-overdue investments in Black and brown communities across America.

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Statement of Solidarity with Organizers at the Supreme Court

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This year’s Fair Budget Platform is LIVE!

Bread for the City is a proud member of the Fair Budget Coalition, a collection of organizations advocating for budget and public policy initiatives that address systemic social, racial, and economic inequality in DC. Every budget season, our coalition puts out a budget platform with policies that center and invest in communities that have, for too long, experienced divestment and destabilization in DC. Our recommendations are based on a whole-person and whole-community approach to resource reallocation. Read the full platform here!

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A Call to Action: Tell DC Council It’s Past Time to Fix Rapid Re-housing

In partnership with The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, Bread for the City, along with dozens of organizations and experts, submitted the following letter to the DC Council demanding that they reform rapid-rehousing in the District. To get involved in this effort, get in touch with your City Council representative and submit a letter through The Action Network.

Bread for the City Attorney Testifies on Transparency and the Housing Production Trust Fund

Dimitri McDaniel, Staff Attorney at Bread for the City’s Legal Clinic, testified at a Performance Oversight Hearing before the Committee on Housing & Executive Administration regarding the Department of Housing & Community Development and the Housing Production Trust Fund. Bread for the City advocates for increased transparency around the Housing Production Trust Fund through the passing of the Housing Production Trust Fund Transparency Amendment Act of 2021.