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One Year After January 6

"Wait. It looks like there's been a breach. Sorry, I'm going to have to call you back."

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12-31-21: Ward 6 Update

Happy New Year's Eve, neighbors! I hope you've had a healthy and happy holiday season. As we head into 2022, there is so much work ahead and so many challenges to take on, but I hope that you've found a bit of peace and restoration during the last days of 2021 to carry you into the New Year. I'm writing with just a quick few updates for folks related specifically to COVID testing, a few important announcements around schools, and an update on vaccines. I'll be back in your inbox in 2022 with more Ward updates, but let's jump in. 

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Ward 6 Update: 12-20-21

I hope the end of the year and the holiday season offers you and your loved ones an opportunity to rest. A lot of news is coming at us all so fast. No matter how you spend your day, simply going through each day can take a lot from all of us. As much as I wish it weren't true, the pandemic is as serious as it's ever been, we're struggling with a number of challenges. And yet, each day I find more and more reasons to love calling Ward 6 home. There is a LOT of timely information below so let's jump into some updates -- it's been a true sprint to the end of the year, and I've got a lot to catch you up on. But don't miss some great ways to enjoy the holidays in Ward 6 at the bottom.

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Statement from Councilmember Allen following release of SNA report on the Department of Forensic Sciences

The following statement can be attributed to Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6), chair of the DC Council’s Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety:

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Announcing the 2021 Ward 6 Brickie Award Winners

Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen is proud to announce the winners of the 2021 Ward 6 Brickie Awards, an annual tradition now in its 15th year in the ward. The selection of five winners comes from more than 100 total nominations and nearly 50 unique nominations from residents.

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The Brickies are Tomorrow!

I hope you and your family and friends had a warm, wonderful, and safe Thanksgiving. I'm writing with just a few quick updates on two items -- consider this a half-newsletter. 

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Statement from Councilmember Allen following District's 200th homicide

The following statement can be attributed to Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6), chair of the DC Council’s Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety:

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Ward 6 Update: 11-19-21

We are deep in our legislative session at the Council as we sprint to the end of the year. Near the top of the list of urgent issues is the Census-mandated redistricting of our Ward boundaries, which has to be finished by the end of the calendar year.

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Councilmember Allen Introduces Elections Modernization Bill Includes Vote by Mail, DCPS Election Day Holiday, and “Vote Centers”

One year out from the District’s next general election, Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen has introduced legislation to modernize the District’s elections, building off of innovative approaches taken during the pandemic to ensure voting in the 2020 election cycle was accessible and safe including vote by mail and expanded ballot drop boxes, central “Vote Centers”, a public-facing data portal and dashboard, and making election day a DCPS holiday.

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Today Begins the First Public Hearing on Criminal Code Reform. Here’s What to Know About the Process.

Ongoing all day today, Councilmember Charles Allen, Chair of the Council’s Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, will hold the first of several hearings to consider B24-0416, the “Revised Criminal Code Act of 2021,” a bill that makes recommendations to modernize nearly every aspect of DC’s criminal laws from the last 120 years.

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