Monthly Archives: October 2013


DC Appleseed Testifies on Minimum Wage, Sick Leave Bills

Good morning, Councilmembers, and thank you for the opportunity to testify at this hearing. My name is Judy Berman, and I am Deputy Director of DC Appleseed, a non-profit public policy research and advocacy organization that works to make the National Capital Area a better place to live and work. […]


Standing up for D.C. Democracy

The recent shutdown showed that the District’s elected leaders are willing to take bold action when it comes to defending D.C. democracy. When the federal government closed, they kept the city open by declaring all operations essential and using reserve funds to keep all D.C. employees on the job. This […]


Never Again

After 16 days, the District’s needless entanglement in the federal government shutdown has finally come to an end. DC Appleseed salutes Mayor Vincent Gray, Councilmembers, and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, all of whom stood up loud and strong for the District during this ordeal. By tapping reserve funds, as we […]


Keeping D.C. Open, Part 2

I’m sure you’ve heard that yesterday morning, Mayor Vincent Gray, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, and a number of Councilmembers rallied at the Capitol to bring attention to the absurd injustice being done to D.C. residents by the federal shutdown. Congress has failed to approve the District’s local budget for FY14, […]