Statement from Councilmember Charles Allen on selection of Linda Harllee Harper as the District’s first Gun Violence Prevention Director
Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced she would be naming Linda Harllee Harper as the District’s first Gun Violence Prevention Director, a position created and funded in last year’s budget by Councilmember Charles Allen, Chair of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety.
From Councilmember Allen:
Hey folks, I wanted to provide an update on vaccines heading into this week’s releases.
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Today we celebrate and remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Under normal circumstances, it would be a National Day of Service where many of us would gather together to pitch in to improve our city, but that looks a lot different this year for a variety of reasons.
I wanted to pull together a wide-ranging update on what Ward 6 neighbors can expect over the next few days and lay out the preparations the District is undertaking.
Last week was a lot to handle. As neighbors of the U.S. Capitol, a dark moment in American history played out on our front lawns. The horror of what we watched was only made worse by our proximity to the events and concern about if it was safe to go to the grocery store or walk the dog.
Text of letter sent from Councilmember Charles Allen to Chief of the US Capitol Police:
Yesterday morning, I joined Acting MPD Chief Robert Contee, HSEMA Director Chris Rodriguez, Attorney General Karl Racine, and all of my Council colleagues for a lengthy briefing on the District’s expectations and preparations for this week’s protests by several white nationalist and militia groups.
Alright, this is (hopefully) the last update from me for 2020.
Today, Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6) was asked to continue his leadership as Chair of the Council’s Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety by Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, as well as take on a leadership role as Co-Chair of the Council’s new Special Committee on COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery.