Monthly Archives: November 2015


Guns in the Streets of the Nation’s Capital

In yesterday’s Washington Post, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier described the steps that she and her Metropolitan Police Department are taking to address rising gun violence in the city. As she rightly points out, the police force cannot solve this problem alone. And as she says, in the long term “the best […]


What the Anacostia River Can Become

What if people could swim and fish in the Anacostia River? What if the River were an economic engine of the District, creating benefits for people who live in the nearby neighborhoods? What if the River became a recreational destination for people all over the region? Your tax-deductible year-end gift […]


Reducing Homelessness for Veterans and All D.C. Residents Through Affordable Housing

Shortly after President Obama took office, his administration committed to ending homelessness among veterans in the United States by 2015. The number of homeless veterans nationwide has declined 33 percent since then, but was still at nearly 50,000 as of January 2014. Here in the District, however, we are close […]


The Fight for D.C. Budget Autonomy Continues

Last Friday, the longstanding fight for D.C. budget autonomy took another step forward. Here’s where that fight stands now. As you remember, in May, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that she would join the D.C. Council in defending the budget autonomy referendum passed overwhelmingly by District residents in 2013. She therefore asked […]