Monthly Archives: April 2015

DC Appleseed Presents FY16 Budget Testimony to D.C. Council

DC Appleseed staff members headed to the Wilson Building this week to testify before the D.C. Council on several issues related to our work. Among the requests for Fiscal Year 2016 were dedication of coordination and resources for workforce development and adult education, effective organization of the legal services offices […]

DC Appleseed is Celebrating Earth Day

This week people in D.C. and all over the world are celebrating Earth Day. The Earth Day Network’s theme this year is “It’s Our Turn to Lead,” and it provides guides for local advocates to push for change. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry asked “Americans and concerned citizens everywhere […]

Five Myths About D.C. Democracy 1

Every year at about this time, we are reminded of the District’s special status as the nation’s capital—and the denial of democracy that has come with it. On April 16, the District will observe its unique official holiday, D.C. Emancipation Day, which commemorates the day President Lincoln signed legislation abolishing […]