Monthly Archives: April 2014

D.C.’s Attorney General is Acting Against the Public Interest

You may have seen in the Post today that the D.C. Council is filing a lawsuit against the Mayor and the Chief Financial Officer for their refusal to enforce the Local Budget Autonomy Charter Amendment. As the Post rightly observed in an editorial today, this refusal–on the advice of Attorney […]

It’s Time at Last to Elect D.C.’s Attorney General

On April 1, D.C. voters elected nominees to several key citywide offices. But one position was left off the ballot: the Attorney General. This was because the D.C. Council voted 7-6 last fall to postpone the first Attorney General election until at least 2018. The Council did this even though […]

From Basic Skills to Good Jobs: Connecting DC’s Adult Learners to Career Pathways

One of the priorities of Mayor Gray’s budget for next year is “encouraging economic and workforce development.” Over the past few years, the District has invested in new initiatives to connect more DC residents to careers — from building a community college to creating a workforce intermediary to funding adult […]

DC Appleseed Report Calls for New Adult Literacy Strategy 2

To reduce unemployment and narrow the gap between rich and poor, the District must help more residents build the basic reading, writing, and numeracy skills required by D.C.’s economy, according to a new report released today by DC Appleseed. The report, From Basic Skills to Good Jobs: A Strategy for […]

DC Appleseed files amicus brief in support of 2014 AG election

On March 31, DC Appleseed joined DC Vote and several other organizations and individuals in filing an amicus curiae brief in the D.C. Court of Appeals to support Paul Zukerberg’s challenge to the District canceling the 2014 Attorney General election. The Court granted Mr. Zukerberg’s motion for expedited appeal and […]