The following is a statement from Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6), Chair of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety:
Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety to vote on six bills strengthening gun laws, re-sentencing laws, hate crimes, and confirming DC as a Sanctuary City
In a few days, we'll be celebrating Thanksgiving. And I wish the very best in health and happiness to you and your family. Like many, I'll see extended family through FaceTime rather than gathered together around the table. It is difficult, and I'll admit a disappointment. But here's my central message on COVID-19 as we enter the holiday season and see infections rising across the area: don't let up now.
Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety approves bills on opioids overdose prevention, overhaul of professional licensing for returning citizens, and stronger legal protections for vulnerable road users.
The Council’s Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, chaired by Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6), met today, November 12, to advance three bills out of the Committee and to the full Council for consideration in the next month.
I wrote to you yesterday reflecting on the last four years and our work to push back on federal interference in DC values. And I told you I would be writing again today as we get back to work on our shared priorities. Below are updates on a wide range of issues from helping small businesses to protecting residents from eviction to strengthening our antitrust laws. Let's dive in!
Today is Sunday, November 1, 2020. If you haven't voted yet in the General Election, time is running out, but the good news is your options aren't!
Statement from Councilmember Allen on Partial Release of Body-Worn Camera Footage Involving Karon Hylton
The following is a statement from Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen, Chair of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, following yesterday’s partial release of MPD body-worn camera footage:
It's late October and we're still living in a pandemic. Winter and cold weather are looming as our small businesses are fighting to hang on. Parents are juggling the start of a new school year and trying to answer every challenge from getting students plugged in online to figuring out what Halloween will look like.
I hope you are staying safe and well. The upcoming November 3, 2020 General Election will look different from any we’ve ever had in DC, and I want to make sure you know how to cast your ballot safely. Ballots are already arriving in mailboxes, so please review this important information on how to vote:
Council Enacts Charles Allen’s Vision Zero Enhancement Bill and Creation of Office Focused on Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Residents
Two key legislative items passed today that Councilmember Charles Allen introduced: Vision Zero and the Office of Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing. Background and quotes on each below: