Monthly Archives: February 2014

Join Us for the Mayoral UnForum

The D.C. mayoral primary election is just five weeks away, and we’re working to make sure voters can learn more about the candidates. Starting this weekend, DC Appleseed will join other public interest organizations in co-hosting “The UnForum: Honest Conversations with the D.C. Mayoral Candidates.” This won’t be any ordinary […]

The UnForum: Honest Conversations with the D.C. Mayoral Candidates 2

Join DC Appleseed as we co-sponsors one-on-one conversations with the leading candidates about the most pressing issue facing the city: inequality, and how it affects, jobs, housing, healthcare, education, and much more for so many residents. March 2: Andy Shallal | Tommy Wells | Moderator: Mark Segraves, Reporter, NBC4 [WATCH] […]

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Report: Helping Low-Income Working Mothers is Good Public Policy

Nationwide, there are now 4.1 million low-income families headed by single working mothers, according to the new report, “Low-Income Working Mothers and State Policy: Investing for a Better Economic Future.”  Two-thirds of the working poor families in the District – 61% — are headed by single women, a proportion well above the […]

Time to Respect D.C. Voters

In November 2010, and again in April 2013, D.C. voters went to the polls and by overwhelming percentages ratified changes to the city charter that advanced democracy for the District of Columbia. In November 2010, voters changed the law to allow District residents to elect their own Attorney General starting […]