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Photos from Ward 6 Week 2017

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We biked. We played with puppets. We read books and explored the Hive. We boated and explored the Anacostia River. We donated 550 diapers to the DC Diaper Bank. We watched the Nationals hit EIGHT homers. We watched an outdoor movie and took in a play. In short, we Ward 6'd.

Last week was Ward 6 Week and it was a blast. Thanks to the hundreds of Ward 6 residents who joined us at events celebrating the great neighborhoods of Ward 6 and the people who make it such a wonderful place to call home. We put together this photo collection to show just how big and fun our community is - see you next year!

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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 8-29-17

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There's nothing quite like the first day of school. Our daughter started Kindergarten last week, with staff and families welcoming students back with a red carpet and lots of high-fives! As a dad, I couldn't have been happier to see her face light up as she greeted familiar teachers and friends. Of course, putting on my Ward 6 Councilmember hat, I was also pleased to see so many students have a great first day at schools all across Ward 6 this week. My staff and I visited several schools on opening day to check in with principals and parents. Whether major or minor renovations, new principals and teachers, and everything in-between... it seems most people had a great start to the new school year. Let me know what you saw and heard, especially if something didn't go as well as it should have.

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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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