The Peoples Demands DC and ReOpen DC Education

In the first segment: The Peoples Demands DC, how they were gathered, organizing going forward, and overlap with advocacy for FY21 budget with Chynnah McFadden, Qaadir El-Amin, Brittney Washington, and Pranav Nanda. This segment cited many organizations long engaged in work related to The Peoples Demands and newly forming coalitions. A partial listing is below.

In the second segment: current status of DC schools, families, and teachers and ReOpen DC planning and concerns with Liz Davis, president of the Washington Teachers Union, Cathy Reilly of Senior High Alliance of Parents Principals and Educators (SHAPPE), and Eboni Rose Thompson, chair of the Ward 7 Education Council — all of whom participated in the ReOpen DC planning process.

Thank you to all our guests.

Please note that this “Community THRU Covid” will air at 3 p.m. on Friday May 29 on We Act Radio. Below is Facebook Live from Wed 5/27. Apologies for technical difficulties….will be SO GLAD when we can use the real radio studios again!

To be involved, join existing work — some suggestions listed below — and/or contact The Peoples Demands DC — thepeoplesdemandsdc at

One DC

Fair Budget Coalition

Empower DC

DC Mutual AidDCMA Facebook Group

DC Jobs with Justice

Stop Police Terror DC

No New Jails DC

DC Tenants Advocacy Coalition

DC Tenants Union

Way Home Campaign — monthly meetings beginning in June


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