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Statement from Councilmember Charles Allen on D.C. Circuit Court Ruling on DC’s Concealed Carry Permit Requirements

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Statement from Councilmember Charles Allen on D.C. Circuit Court Ruling on DC’s Concealed Carry Permit Requirements

Media Contact: Erik Salmi 202-724-8063/ 202-445-0834

WASHINGTON, DC – Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen, Chair of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, released the following statement regarding today’s 2-1 ruling by the D.C. Circuit Court enjoining DC’s “good reason” concealed carry requirement: 

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Neighborhood Update 7-17-17

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As of this week, the DC Council is on its legislative recess until September. So what does that mean? During that period, the Council will not hold any official hearings or take action on legislation. But the rest of the work for Ward 6 doesn't stop or take a break! And next week, we've got a special treat with our biggest ever Ward 6 Week...
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Monday: Councilmember Allen to Hold Hearing on Bills Reforming Campaign Finance and Elections

Monday: Councilmember Allen to Hold Hearing on Bills Reforming Campaign Finance and Elections

Councilmember Charles Allen, Chair of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, will lead a public hearing on four bills all focused on providing reforms and updates to laws governing how campaigns and elections are run.

What: Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety Public Hearing

Where: Room 500 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC

When: Monday, July 10 beginning at 9:30 am

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Councilmember Allen To Introduce Emergency Legislation to Protect DC Voters' Personal Information From Presidential "Election Integrity" Commission

Councilmember Allen to Introduce Emergency Legislation to Protect DC Voters’ Personal Information From Presidential “Election Integrity” Commission

Media Contact: Erik Salmi 202-445-0834

WASHINGTON, DC – Councilmember Charles Allen, in his role as Chair of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, which has oversight over the District’s Board of Elections, issued the following statement regarding a request from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity for every state and the District of Columbia to turn over voters’ personal information – including name, address, last-four digits of social security numbers, date of birth, party affiliation, and voting history back to 2006: “No.” 

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CM Allen Holds Hearing to Consider Publicly Financed Campaigns

Councilmember Allen Holds Hearing on Bill to Create Public Financing for Local Campaigns in DC

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WASHINGTON, DC – Councilmember Charles Allen, in his role as Chair of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, will lead a public hearing on the Fair Elections Act of 2017, a bill which would create a public financing option for candidates running for District of Columbia Mayor, Attorney General, Councilmember, or a seat on the State Board of Education. 

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Councilmember Allen Introduces Legislation Prioritizing Playgrounds Over Parking Lots for DC Schools

Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen is introducing legislation that will give school communities the opportunity to prioritize outdoor playground or field spaces for children over on-site parking. 

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Neighborhood Update

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June is flying by. It's already time for summer vacations, Fourth of July celebrations, and pool and camp season! I'm looking forward to a vacation with my family later this summer, as well as the upcoming annual recess break for the Council that will let me get out into Ward 6 even more for a few weeks. Be sure to save Monday, July 24 through Saturday, July 30 for Ward 6 Week! We're lining up a bunch of fun events throughout Ward 6 to celebrate summer and explore our community. More info coming on this soon -- but just know, I am really excited about the plans we're finalizing.

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Media Advisory: Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety to hear testimony to expand rights of sexual assault survivors

Media Contact: Erik Salmi 202-445-0834

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WASHINGTON, DC – Councilmember Charles Allen, in his role as Chair of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, will lead a public hearing on the Sexual Assault Victims Rights Amendment Act of 2017 on Thursday, June 22 at 10:30 am in room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building.

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Ward 6 Budget Wins in One Graphic

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We are nearly through the FY18 Budget process and I wanted to provide an overview of some of the projects funded by the Council in Ward 6. But first, I want to begin by thanking so many residents for their input into the process. From our Budget Town Hall in April through the final vote, I am grateful to have heard from so many residents.  I wrote about a lot of these projects in the June issue of Hill Rag as well.

Here's a quick glance at some key projects funded in the FY18 budget:

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6-1-17 Neighborhood Update

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With Memorial Day behind us, we're approaching summer in DC, when our Ward 6 communities burst with activities. Be sure to check the calendar of events at the end of this newsletter and save several dates to celebrate the warm weather with your neighbors - Pride Parade, DC Flag Day, and more are coming up!

It's been a busy spring and I have some big updates to share since I last wrote, so let's jump in.  
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