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Councilmember Allen Holding Public Hearing on Police Chief Nomination

Councilmember Allen encourages the community to testify at a series of public hearings of the Committee on the Judiciary & Public Safety on the nomination of Peter Newsham to serve as the permanent Chief of Police.

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Councilmember Charles Allen's Statement on Chief of Police Nomination

In response to the nomination of Interim Chief of Police Peter Newsham by Mayor Bowser to assume the permanent position, Councilmember Charles Allen issued the following statement:

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Judiciary Committee Will Hold Hearing on Sentencing in the District of Columbia

The Committee on the Judiciary & Public Safety will hold a Public Oversight Roundtable on sentencing in the District of Columbia and the roles and responsibilities of local and federal agencies.

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Councilmember Allen Introduces Bills to Expand Homeownership for First Responders, Close Campaign Finance Loophole, and Defend Access to Women’s Healthcare At February Legislative Meeting

Councilmember Charles Allen introduced the following three bills at the February Legislative meeting.

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Ward 6 Neighborhood Update

HandsOffDC-v5.pngI’ve heard from hundreds of you in the past couple of weeks about the new administration and Congress’ renewed interest in meddling in our local affairs. While voicing our displeasure through social media serves a valuable purpose, we must organize for action. That’s why I’m planning a community meeting on Monday, February 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Atlas Performing Arts Center to talk through the threats to DC laws and values, and work together outline (and take) actions that protect the progress that we’ve made here in the District. If protesting is the new brunch, then organizing is the happy hour. Join me and a diverse array of advocacy organizations who need your help to fight back right here in DC.  

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Ward 6 Neighborhood Update

Later this week, our city (and our neighborhoods) will play host to hundreds of thousands of visitors. At times, we're the District of Columbia. At other times, we're the Nation's Capital. This week, we'll be both -- and I couldn't be more proud of what I've seen from our neighbors and the values we share for our community.
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Councilmember Allen Announces New Additions to Staff

Today Councilmember Charles Allen (D-Ward 6) introduced three new members of his staff.

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Councilmember Allen’s Statement on Dismissal of Commanding General of D.C. National Guard

On Friday morning, we learned that Major General Errol R. Schwartz will be removed as head of the D.C. National Guard in the middle of Inauguration Day at 12:01 p.m. Major General Schwartz is responsible for the operational readiness of the D.C. National Guard and has spent months planning for Inauguration Day.

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Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety Will Hold Roundtable on Preparations for the Inauguration and the Women’s March

The Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety will hold a roundtable hearing on Thursday, January 12, at 9:30 a.m. to discuss public safety preparedness for the 2017 Presidential Inauguration and the Women’s March on Washington.

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Councilmember Allen Introduces Good Government, Schools Bills At January Legislative Meeting

Yesterday Councilmember Charles Allen (D-Ward 6), Chair of the Council’s Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, introduced a number of new bills at the January legislative meeting of the DC Council focused on good government and public schools.

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