Statement from Councilmember Allen on DC Jail inmates not getting outdoor access
The following is a statement from Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen, Chair of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, after learning inmates at the Department of Corrections’ Correctional Treatment Facility have had limited access to the outdoors for the past several months:
Remarks from Councilmember Allen at DCPS Chancellor Hearing
Full transcript of Councilmember Charles Allen's opening remarks at the third and final public hearing to consider the nominee to be the next Chancellor of DC Public Schools, delivered on Tuesday, February 12, 2019:
Statement from CM Allen on USAO shifting more prosecutions to federal courts
Statement from Councilmember Charles Allen on Office of the US Attorney’s decision to shift prosecuting District residents for local offenses in federal court:
"I am very concerned about the Office of the US Attorney’s decision to shift prosecuting local crimes under federal law in the US District Court, rather than under District law in the DC Superior Court.
1-25-19 Ward 6 Neighborhood Update
The longest government shutdown in US history drags on and sadly there's not much else to say - it has to end now. The livelihoods of so many families are not bargaining chips in the political process. I'm grateful so many community organizations have stepped up to provide a hot meal, donate food and clothing, and other essentials.
Councilmember Allen remarks on overriding veto on fare evasion decriminalization
Below is a transcript from Councilmember Charles Allen's remarks from the dais ahead motioning for the Council to override a veto of the Fare Evasion Decriminalization Act of 2018:
Statement from Councilmember Allen on Mayor's Veto of Fare Evasion Decriminalization
Last night, Councilmember Charles Allen issued the following statement on Twitter regarding the Mayor’s decision to veto B22-0408, the “Fare Evasion Decriminalizaton Act of 2018”:
Allen to reintroduce three bills from Council Period 22
Councilmember Charles Allen will re-introduce bills protecting tenants, expanding sexual assault survivors’ rights, and banning non-disclosure agreements for sexual misconduct from Council Period 22 at the first legislative meeting of Council Period 23.
Allen to introduce bill shifting control of DCPS at-risk student funds to principals from Central Office
At the first legislative meeting in Council Period 23, Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6) will introduce the At-Risk School Funding Transparency Amendment Act of 2019, which would shift the spending decisions for at-risk funding from DC Public Schools’ Central Office to principals and school communities.
Full Remarks from Councilmember Allen's Second Term Swearing In
Below is a transcript of the prepared remarks delivered by Councilmember Charles Allen on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 after he took the oath of office to begin his second term as Ward 6 Councilmember:
Ward 6 Update - End of Year!
The other week, at the end of a day-long legislative meeting wrapping up much of the year-end business of the Council, I was riding the bus home, a little wiped out but at the same time feeling incredibly lucky to have this opportunity to work on behalf of our community. Throughout that day at the Council, we worked on huge topics including campaign finance reform, establishing a new hospital in the Eastern part of our city, and passing some of the most ambitious environmental legislation in the nation.