This May 29, Supervising Attorney at Bread for the City, Amy Gellatly, shared this written testimony as part of the Budget Oversight Hearing on the Department of Human Services. This Tax Day, when we reflect on how our city’s budget should reflect the values of its residents, we look back to this testimony from May, when, like now, many of those residents were concerned with rent during this current health and economic crisis. We continue to ask the DC Council for a #JustRecovery which we believe supports rent justice.
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Everyday at 12:30pm, staff and community members at Bread for the City’s Northwest Center cross into 7th Street NW and stop traffic for 8 minutes and 46 seconds to stand for Black lives. Bread for the City Board of Director member Michael Owensby joins and shares his original poetry as staff stand in solidarity.
Read Bread for the City’s full submitted testimony regarding the DC Metropolitan Police Department budget, given this week by Advocacy Director Aja Taylor for the DC Council’s Committee of the Judiciary & Public Safety.
Join Bread for the City CEO George Jones, along with distinguished panelists, as they discuss the State of Human Rights at Home and Globally at The United Nations Association of the United States of America’s National Capital Area.
In times of crisis, we all need to come together.
Bread for the City is comprehensively responding to COVID-19 with expanded community partnerships, continual medical care, and responsible and creative programming so that we can meet our community’s needs.
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