Public Policy

Almost 50 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice Groups Endorse the Private Prison Information Act (H.R. 1980)

July 13, 2017

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Committee and pro bono Mayer Brown attorneys assist DC Attorney General in drafting guidance to DC Schools on immigration enforcement issues

May 11, 2017

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Executive Director Jonathan Smith Urges DC Council Chairman to Move Language Access Bill Forward to a Vote

April 10, 2017

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The Committee and the Equal Rights Center: To Maintain Gains in Equity, Congress and HUD Secretary Carson Must Oppose Cuts to HUD Budget

March 21, 2017

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The Committee and the 21st Century Schools Fund Testify in Opposition to the Petitions of KIPP and DC Prep to Expand

March 20, 2017

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The Committee Calls Upon DC Zoning Commission to Preserve Family-Friendly and Affordable Housing

March 17, 2017

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The Committee and Other Advocates Challenge President Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Executive Order

March 15, 2017

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The Committee Calls for Sanctuary Schools Resolution in the District

February 15, 2017

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The Committee Submits Written Testimony in Support of Sense of the Council Regarding Federal Immigration Raids Resolution of 2016 PR21-0617

December 6, 2016

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The Committee Calls on the DC Council to Vote in Support of the Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015

November 30, 2016

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Executive Director Jonathan Smith Testifies at the Round Table on the Metropolitan Police Department

November 4, 2016

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Senior Staff Attorney Dennis Corkery’s Testifies before the DC Council Expressing Concerns about Mayor Bowser’s Changes in the DC Wage Payment and Collection Law

November 3, 2016

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Executive Director Jonathan Smith Testifies Before the Committee on the Judiciary of the Council of the District of Columbia in Support of Bill 21-0879, the Expanding Access to Justice Act of 2016

October 19, 2016

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The Committee, the Equal Rights Center, and the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church Social Justice Ministry Challenge Certifications Made by Washington, DC in Connection with its Submission of its Consolidated Plan

September 21, 2016

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Councilmember McDuffie Introduces Legislation to Provide Legal Representation to Low-Income DC Residents in Housing Cases

September 20, 2016

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The Committee Calls Upon the DC Housing Authority to Table or Vote Against Resolution 16-14 to Authorize Pre-Development Financing for the Barry Farms Redevelopment

September 15, 2016

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The Committee and Other Education Advocates Throughout DC Exhort Mayor to Consider More Community Input Regarding Key Requirements for Selecting New DCPS Chancellor

August 12, 2016

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The Committee Calls for Immediate Action on Excessive Heat at the DC Jail

July 25, 2016

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Lawyers' Committees Urge D.C. Council to Lift Housing Barriers Facing People with Criminal Histories

July 11, 2016

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