Monthly Archives: July 2015


How Washington D.C. Can Improve Care for Patients at the End of Life

DC Appleseed is working to improve end-of-life care for Washington D.C. residents by supporting the Health Care Decisions Act of 2015, which is before the D.C. Council now. The legislation would allow District residents with serious progressive illness or frailty to complete a Medical Order for Scope of Treatment (MOST) […]


Pressing Forward on D.C. Democracy

I wanted to give you an update on where things stand with the District’s continuing efforts to implement the budget autonomy charter amendment overwhelmingly ratified by the voters two years ago. Thanks to Mayor Muriel Bowser and the D.C. Council, the U.S. Court of Appeals recently vacated the district judge’s […]


Independence Day–But Not for the District of Columbia

We’ve just enjoyed Independence Day in the nation’s capital, a day when thousands of Americans came to the District of Columbia to celebrate the great freedoms claimed in the Declaration of Independence. Many of those Americans would likely be surprised–and saddened–to know that the grave injustices our Founders complained about […]