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Tell DC Council: End Homelessness and Repair Public Housing!

Housing literally saves lives—and the combination of COVID-19 and DC’s underinvestment in deeply affordable housing will undoubtedly further racial inequity.

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Juneteenth Statement

Today Bread for the City joins everyone who commemorates Juneteenth.  Remembering Juneteenth allows an annual opportunity for America and American’s to acknowledge the real harm done to Black people during the centuries of enslavement in this country. It’s also an opportunity for us to move towards anti-racism and flight to eliminate the race-based socioeconomic disparities that still take place in our communities.

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Your Liberation is Bound to Mine: A Reflection on My Commitment to Fighting White Supremacy

What I’ve learned over the past year is that antiracism and fighting white supremacy is not an intellectual endeavor. It is an embodied, healing, lifelong journey full of mistakes, love, and discomfort. As a Jewish white woman, I wrestled with how my heritage, intergenerational trauma, and internalized antisemitism were all wrapped up in white supremacy and fighting racism. I’m writing this to reflect on my own experience in hopes that more white people will join me on an antiracist journey.

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Black History Month series: Initiative 77 – Did you miss it? Watch here!

In this week’s Black History Month segment, we highlighted Initiative 77, a voter-approved ballot initiative to phase out the minimum wage exemption for tipped employees.

The DC City Council unanimously passes the REACH Act, a comprehensive racial equity bill

On November 10, 2020, the DC City Council unanimously passed the potentially transformative racial equity legislation, the REACH Act,  adding its name to the growing list of cities and counties across the country seeking to use legislation to address long-standing racial disparities.

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Bread for the City’s 2020 Presidential Election Statement

Bread for the City releases a statement on Joe Biden winning the presidential election.

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Watch BFC Advocacy Director Aja Taylor speak on race, equity, and civil legal aid.

Bread for the City’s Advocacy Director Aja Taylor did a fantastic job as a panelist on Avenues to Justice, it’s a virtual fundraiser focusing on race, equity, and civil legal aid in DC. If you missed it, watch it here.

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Statement on the Passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by George A. Jones on Behalf of Bread for the City

2020 has delivered one blow after another, now we have received a real gut punch with the heartbreaking news that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lost her courageous battle with cancer.