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CM Allen on Bills to Support DC's Small and Local Businesses

The following statement is from Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen ahead of today’s public hearing to consider multiple pieces of legislation aimed supporting small and local businesses in the District. 

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Statement from Councilmember Allen on O’Melveny Report on Councilmember Jack Evans

The following statement is from Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen:

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On Second Vote, Council passes bill dramatically expanding rights of victims and survivors of sexual violence

Today the Sexual Assault Victims’ Rights Amendment Act of 2019 was passed unanimously by the DC Council, a landmark bill led by Councilmember Charles Allen through the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety.

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Note from Councilmember Allen on Improving Public Safety

Text of a note emailed to Ward 6 residents on planning a Ward 6 Public Safety meeting and providing an update on ongoing public safety efforts. 

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Despite increasing arrests, hate crime prosecutions in DC at lowest point in a decade. Council hearing tomorrow to find out why.

Tomorrow, October 23, the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety will hold a public hearing on hate crimes in the District of Columbia and the failure to prosecute by the US Attorney’s Office. The Committee will also consider public testimony on two bills that propose banning so-called LGBTQ “panic defenses” in criminal proceedings.

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Ward 6 Neighborhood Update 10-5-19

Fall is here, even if it we set a record high temperature for October this week, I think we can finally settle in for some great weather. The Mystics are playing in the WNBA finals (heal up quick Della Donne!) and the Nats have advanced in the playoffs after some people were a little too quick to write them off earlier this year. Mea Culpa! The Council is off to a fast start after summer recess, so let's get right into what's happening:

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Council Unanimously Passes Councilmember Allen’s Emergency Legislation Limiting the District’s Cooperation with ICE

Today, the DC Council unanimously voted to pass emergency legislation introduced by Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6) that limits cooperation between the Department of Corrections (DOC) and US Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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Councilmember Allen Introduces Legislation to Ensure Selective Public High Schools are Accessible to All Students

Today, Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6) introduced a bill that would ensure top students from any DC public school could apply to any citywide DC public high school.

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Councilmember Allen Statement Ahead of Today’s Education Committee Hearing on School Transparency

Today the DC Council’s Committee on Education is holding a public hearing on Councilmember Charles Allen’s Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019, which among other changes, proposes extending the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Open Meetings Act to all publicly-funded District charter schools.

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New Year, New Budget: Refresher on What Was Funded in the FY20 Budget from the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety

Today marks the first day of Fiscal Year 2020 in the District of Columbia. Here’s a quick refresher and run-down on what was funded under Councilmember Charles Allen, the Chair of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, when the Council voted to approve the FY20 budget earlier this year:

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