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News about our work at the DC Council and in our Ward 4 community on your behalf. Learn about the legislation we introduced, important updates, and my messages to Ward 4.

Press Contact: Alex Taliadoros, Communications Director
ataliadoros@dccouncil.us • 202-286-5268

Community Safety on the Kennedy Street Corridor

Our community is rightfully concerned and saddened by the longstanding public safety issues along the Kennedy Street corridor. We are heartbroken by the tragic incidents of gun violence as well as by the  conditions that led to Cheesemonster’s decision to close. Every resident should be able to feel safe in their neighborhood. I had a community walkthrough on Kennedy Street last Friday to hear the concerns of our local businesses, and I have reached out to Alice and Kara to offer support. Many of the issues we are seeing are the outcome of economic desperation, substance abuse, people being cut

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Introducing the White Supremacy in Policing Prevention Act of 2021

WASHINGTON, DC — Today Councilmember Janeese Lewis George, joined by seven other Councilmembers, introduced the White Supremacy in Policing Prevention Act of 2021, a bill to investigate any ties between members of MPD and hate groups that could prevent fair enforcement of the law, and to recommend preventive and detection safeguards for the Department.  “We cannot confront the bias and discrimination in policing without rooting out explicit racism. Investigating links to hate groups within MPD and identifying reforms to prevent and detect these ties is critical to protect our communities and move us closer to equal justice under the law,”

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Councilmember Lewis George Statement on Insurrection at the US Capitol

Today is a dark day for our city and our nation. We witnessed an attempted coup by a violent mob that sought to overturn the results of our fair, secure Presidential election. I condemn the shameful, dangerous, and destructive behavior of these seditionists and call on them to cease their violence and leave the District immediately. Each person who participated in these attacks must be held accountable for their actions with the full force of law. Our democracy is fragile. It depends on decency, integrity, and respect for one another. None of that was present among the crowds that stormed

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No Pepco Pledge Disclosures

Councilmember Lewis George is a signatory of the No Pepco Pledge, which asks leaders to: Reject all contributions from Pepco, Washington Gas, and fossil fuel companies Voluntarily disclose all meeting times and topics with Pepco and Washington Gas representatives and lobbyists, and take and make available detailed minutes of all such meetings Support legislation for an economic feasibility study on the implementation of alternative utility models such as Community Choice Aggregation and municipalization in DC Meeting Disclosures February 11, 2021: Introductory meeting with PEPCO representatives, which touched on avoiding electricity shutoffs in DC, preventing rate hikes, and transitioning to clean,

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