June 18th: CNHED’s Advocacy Day-of-Action

June 10, 2021

Home News and Updates June 18th: CNHED’s Advocacy Day-of-Action

Out of an abundance of caution, CNHED will continue to conduct our annual advocacy events virtually this year. We plan to resume our traditional, in-person advocacy engagements next budget season. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Our Goal

Join us on Friday, June 18, as CNHED, our members and advocates urge the DC Council to make affordable housing and community economic development programs a priority in the FY2022 Budget, and fully-fund critical programs for the under-resourced communities in the District who were disproportionality impacted by COVID-19.

Summary of Events

Council Committee Budget Briefings

Throughout the day on June 18, CNHED has organized four budget briefings, each with the Council Committee Chairs of relevant committees. During the briefing, each Chairperson will provide an overview of the Committee’s budget priorities for the upcoming fiscal year and take a limited amount of questions from the audience.

Letter-Writing Campaign

On Friday, June 18th, CNHED encourages residents, community leaders and advocates to email their Councilmember, urging them to fully-fund critical affordable housing and economic development programs. Simply visit our Action Center and complete the prompts. It takes less than 5 minutes to contact your Councilmember using our customizable email template.

Tweetstorm: 12-1pm

From 12-1pm, CNHED is leading a twitterstorm, urging the Council to prioritize affordable housing and community development programs in the FY2022 Budget and encouraging residents, advocates and community leaders write letters to the the DC Council using the hashtag #CNHEDdayofaction

Don't Forget to Sign the Digital Equity Petition

The digital divide in Washington D.C. is hurting our people, especially low-income and Black and Brown residents. While the digital divide is not a new issue, Covid-19 has widened the gap and shown that the internet, access to computers, and digital literacy training are necessary for full participation in our society and democracy.

Do you stand with CNHED, Byte Back, and other partners demanding digital equity in Washington D.C? Do you believe that everyone in D.C., regardless of race and socioeconomic status, deserves access to high-speed internet, devices, and digital literacy training?

If so, call for Mayor Bowser and the DC Council to support digital equity now by funding digital skills training, affordable high speed internet, and technology. 

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