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Upcoming Pre-Hearing Meeting & Rally

Save our Communities from Gentrification, Displacement & Developer Greed!

Saturday, March 10
Union Temple Baptist Church – 1225 W St, SE
1:30 – 4pm

Pre-Hearing Meeting 
We will explore how to use DC’s central planning document to protect our communities from gentrification, displacement and developer greed.

The Comp Plan is DC’s guiding document for how development happens in the city. It’s a 20-year planning document (passed as law in 2006).

Tuesday, March 20th
John A Wilson Building – 1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
1:00 – Rally on the front steps
2:00 – Pack the hearing in room 500


for the DC Council hearing on the proposed changes to the “Framework” of DC’s Comprehensive Plan.

Send a strong message to the DC Council that we will not allow developers and their friends (like our Mayor & Office of Planning) to GUT the city’s Comprehensive Plan in their favor.

We demand a strong Comp Plan that REQUIRES housing that is permanently affordable to low income people (below 30% AMI) and large enough for families (3+ bedrooms)! We demand an end to the displacement of residents! We demand equity for Black residents and other communities of color! We demand planning and zoning that is accountable to residents and our city’s needs, not developer’s greed!

Stand with us at this important hearing! Sign up to testify by emailing by March 16th.

Urge the DC Council to say “No” to Subsidizing Amazon!

Join us in urging the Members of the DC Council to issue a public statement affirming their refusal to provide any local subsidies to Amazon to entice them to locate their second headquarters here in the District!

We share a belief that the District’s resources should address the social, racial, and economic inequalities that plague our region, rather than enrich corporate profit and the world’s richest man.

Click here to send an email to members of the DC Council.