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 Alert: Changes to Plan Maps “Work Around” Community Input

For Immediate Release Contact Marc Poe, 202-577-7104, neighborsofparkview@gmail.com Ward One Neighbors Demand “Actual Planning” Come With Amendments to DC Comp Plan; Changes to Plan Maps “Work Around” Community Input Washington, DC — Residents living and working in the Pleasant Plains and Parkview communities of Ward One have sent a letter to Councilmember Brianne Nadeau and […]

An Open Letter to Brian McClure, Ph.D., Director Office of Racial Equity, D.C. City Council on Equity and the Comprehensive Plan

Equity and the Comprehensive Plan An Open Letter to Brian McClure, Ph.D., Director  Office of Racial Equity, D.C. City Council   Laura Richards, Ward 7 March 31, 2021   Dear Dr. McClure, I am a long-time resident of Southeast who is deeply concerned that the amended Comprehensive Plan pending before the D.C. City Council will […]

Immediate Release: Residents Say Friendship Heights’ Contract ‘lllegitimate’

For Immediate Release Tuesday, March 30, 2021Contact: Gail Sonnemann, (202) 286-0845, gsonnemann@gmail.com Cheh, Trueblood Asked to Halt Development Study Residents Say Friendship Heights’ Contract ‘lllegitimate’ The Ward 3 Housing Justice Working Group (W3HJWG), a new organization working for affordable housing in Ward 3, urges Council Member Mary Cheh and Director Andrew Trueblood of the DC […]

Alert: Comp Plan Housing Justice Amendments Released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 30, 2021 Contact: Parisa Norouzi, Executive Director, Empower DC – (202) 553-9326   Bowser Comp Plan Proposals Scored on Displacement, Housing Equity, Community Involvement, UpFLUMing –Grassroots Coalition Issues Housing Justice Amendments      Mayor Bowser’s 1500-page amendments to the city’s chief planning guide, the Comprehensive Plan (CompPlan), gets low marks from the DC […]

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: MARY CHEH CONTINUES TO BE ON WRONG SIDE OF RACIAL JUSTICE

WASHINGTON POST OPINION RESPONSE MARCH 22, 2021 DC Councilmember Mary Cheh recently responded to our Washington Post editorial, “D.C.’s build-build-build mind-set results in more gentrification”. Based on her response, she continues to be on the wrong side of racial and economic justice. I co-authored the editorial that Councilmember Cheh is referencing. CM Cheh ignores the […]

Media Release: The Peculiar Alliance between Mayor Bowser and Developers, What the Lawsuit on the Masonic Temple Development Shows

Media releaseMarch 21, 2021Contact Nick DelleDonne703-929-6656 The Peculiar Alliance between Mayor Bowser and Developers,What the Lawsuit on the Masonic Temple Development Shows Dupont East Civic Action Association (DECAA) was established in 2019 to promote the historic character of the neighborhood. One of our first acts was to apply for an extension of the historic landmark […]