Category: Ward 5

PRESS ALERT: McMillan Neighbors Ask For Mendelson’s Help About Asbestos

Press Alert, SMAC.DC@gmail.com MCMILLAN NEIGHBORS PLEAD FOR HELP FROM COUNCIL CHAIR PHIL MENDELSON AS DEMOLITION IMMINENT; LETTER SENT ASKING FOR SAFETY PLANNING AND TESTING REPORTS WASHINGTON, DC — On Tuesday April 5, 2021, McMillan Park neighbors and supporters asked DC City Council Chair, Phil Mendelson to intervene for the health and well-being of DC residents […]

Alert: Letter Sent to Council in Opposition to a Racist Comp Plan

Brookland Manor Association Urges Council to Oppose a Racist Comp Plan FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2021 Contacts: Ms. Minnie Elliott, BMBVRA President, bmbvassociation@gmail.com, (202) 299-6647 Beth Wagner, Organizer, brooklandmanorcoalition@gmail.com, (301) 800-1497 Ian Coon, Communications, ian.coon97@gmail.com, (515) 822-8834 Washington— Brookland Manor, the largest remaining affordable housing community in NE DC, and organizers gathered over 350 […]

PRESS RELEASE – Residents Sue Over Asbestos Danger at McMillan Park

PRESS RELEASE                       March 29, 2021 Contact: Linwood Norman Save McMillan Action Coalition smac.dc@gmail.com 202-656-3012  Residents Sue Over Asbestos Danger at McMillan ParkWard 5 Councilman McDuffie Ignores the Issue     Washington, DC – Thirty-one DC residents have filed with the DC Court of Appeals a petition to hear claims about how the Mayor […]

Opinion: There can be no racial equity in D.C. when Black and Brown families are being displaced

The Washingtonj Post/Opinion by Minnie Elliott Opinion | D.C. is funding displacement at Brookland Manor. It can’t stand. – The Washington Post  March 5, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. EST Minnie Elliott is president of the Brookland Manor/Brentwood Village Residents Association. I am an 83-year-old great-great-grandmother and president of the Brookland Manor/Brentwood Village Residents Association. As a […]

Press Release: MORE THAN 115 PEOPLE REGISTER AND ATTEND PROTEST OF WARD 5 COUNCILMEMBER KENYAN MCDUFFIE

115 People Protest Kenyan McDuffie

MORE THAN 115 PEOPLE REGISTER AND ATTEND “VIRTUAL” PROTEST OF WARD 5 COUNCILMEMBER KENYAN MCDUFFIEFOR RELEASE: March 3, 2021 Contacts: Beth Wagner, Organizer, ward5criesout@gmail.com, (301) 800-1497; Ms. Minnie Elliott, BMBVRA President, bmbvassociation@gmail.com, (202) 299-6647 Washington, DC — In what may be a first in DC, Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie was the object of a […]

Press Alert: CM McDuffie Subject of Virtual Protest on Tuesday

Ward 5 Cries Out: No Action is No Equity!

CM McDuffie Subject of Virtual Protest on Tuesday   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 1, 2021 Washington, DC — Ward 5 Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie is the target of an upcoming virtual protest by several Ward 5 groups who are harmed by his refusal to act for his constituents, even declining numerous requests to meet.   What: Virtual protest of […]

PRESS RELEASE – Constituents Seek Investigation of McDuffie for Neglect of Duty, Conflict of Interest Based on Thousands in Political Contributions

PRESS RELEASE                         February 18, 2021 Contact: Linwood Norman Save McMillan Action Coalition smac.dc@gmail.com 202-656-3012   Constituents Seek Investigation of McDuffie for Neglect of Duty, Conflict of Interest Based on Thousands in Political Contributions   A group of Ward 5 residents is asking the DC Board of Ethics and Government Accountability, DC Inspector General […]

PRESS RELEASE: McDuffie Ignores Ward 5 Residents’ Request for Meeting About Asbestos Health Risks at McMillan Park — Complaints may be filed with Board of Ethics and Government Accountability; Independent Auditor; and Inspector General

———- Forwarded message ——— From: SaveMcMillan ActionCoalition <smac.dc@gmail.com> Date: Thu, Dec 24, 2020 at 9:06 AM Subject: PRESS RELEASE: McDuffie Ignores Ward 5 Residents’ Request for Meeting About Asbestos Health Risks at McMillan Park — Complaints may be filed with Board of Ethics and Government Accountability; Independent Auditor; and Inspector General To: SaveMcMillan ActionCoalition <smac.dc@gmail.com> […]

PRESS RELEASE: Residents Ask Councilman McDuffie to Investigate Asbestos, Air Pollution Concerns at McMillan Park — DC Agency Fails to Provide Asbestos Environmental Reports

PRESS RELEASE                                                                          November 23, 2020Contact: Linwood Norman, smac.dc@gmail.com202-656-3012   Residents Ask Councilman McDuffie to Investigate Asbestos, Air Pollution Concerns at McMillan Park DC Agency Fails to Provide Asbestos Environmental Reports More than a dozen Ward 5 residents are asking their Council representative Kenyan McDuffie to investigate potential asbestos and air pollution health risks at McMillan Park, following […]

PRESS RELEASE: McMillan Park Water System Likely Built With Asbestos, Posing Health Hazard to City Reservoir & Neighborhoods — DC Officials Cannot Prove Environmental Impact Study Was Ever Completed

PRESS RELEASE                                                                     November 5, 2020 Contact: Linwood Norman, smac.dc@gmail.com202-656-3012   McMillan Park Water System Likely Built With Asbestos, Posing Health Hazard to City Reservoir & Neighborhoods DC Officials Cannot Prove Environmental Impact Study Was Ever Completed McMillan Park’s 25-acre water filtration system is a massive concrete structure likely composed with asbestos and, if demolished, would pose a severe health […]