With the Mayor poised to release his proposed budget on April 1 and the prospect that the growing projected gap between expenses and funding needs, advocacy groups are gearing up for the budget process. There are a number of important events coming up that address the needs of low-income or other vulnerable communities.
Defeat Poverty DC: A broad coalition, including Legal Aid, has come together to push poverty reduction onto the political landscape. The campaign launch event is March 24 at 9:00 at the True Reformer Building. For more information, see our prior blog posting on the event.
Also on March 24, activists concerned about how the government disposes of surplus property will have a briefing. The Demand the Plan Campaign event is March 24th, 6:30-8:30 PM, Reeves Center, 14th & U Sts, NW. The event will cover: “How the absence of a facilities plan has assisted the give-away of public property and cost taxpayers hundreds of millions in wasteful leases; How this plan could help under-served communities get the resources they are demanding and deserve; What DC residents can do in the next 60 days to pass legislation requiring the plan, and hold the city accountable to carrying it out.” RSVP or for more information contact Parisa (email@example.com) at Empower DC. (202) 234-9119, .
The ARC of DC and the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute are holding a forum on What’s in the Proposed 2011 Budget for the DC Department on Disability Services? on Tuesday April 13, 2010, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at 1200 U Street, NW - True Reformer Building, Marsh Conf. Room (U St./ Cardozo Station on the Yellow/Green Line). Please send any advance questions for the Department Director to firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-636-2963 by 12 noon on Monday, April 12th. Sign language interpreter services will be provided. More info at: www.arcdc.net · www.dcfpi.org