In 2012, WIN renewed its efforts to engage voters in the pews, at community centers and through door knocking with a goal of engaging tens thousands of voters around the WIN agenda. WIN trained hundreds of leaders, invested in its online organizing infrastructure – obtaining the most modern online voter engagement databases and tools in […]
The city’s complex relationship with Nationals stadium gets another look, and WIN’s work gets recognized
The Current and Greater Greater Washington covered WIN’s victory for displaced residents in Ward 1 this week. Congratulations again to the wonderful victory won through relational organizing by WIN leaders.
A $400 million surplus is great news for our city. We hope our elected officials will choose a balanced approach that balances fiscal responsibility and human responsibility. Jeff Krehbiel, Pastor at Church of the Pilgrims and WIN co-chair, says, “It would be a missed opportunity to to put all of the surplus into a […]
Earlier this week, the DC Fiscal Policy Institute released some interesting analysis of the pending surplus from the FY12 DC city budget. Ed Lazere writes, “The surplus will be at least $140 million, and some speculate it will be as large as $400 million. The surplus will create an opportunity to make a number of […]
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In 1999, WIN secured $15 million in the District’s FY 2000 budget to fund after-school and other youth programs city-wide. Mayor Williams proposed and the Council appropriated $15 million in new monies during FY 2000 to support after-school and other youth programs city-wide. This money was a step towards fulfilling his pledge to the 20,000+ […]
In the summer of 1999, WIN worked with Mayor Williams and Police Chief Charles Ramsey to deploy more than 300 foot and bike patrol officers city-wide. WIN leaders had direct negotiations with Mayor Williams and Police Chief Ramsey to press for deployment of more officers from desk jobs to street patrol. WIN organized 4 teams […]
In 1999, WIN worked with Mayor Williams to increase city enforcement at the illegal trash-transfer station operated by Browning-Ferris Industries and Consolidated Waste Industries at 12th and Brentwood Road, NE. For the previous 18 months, WIN organized with its member Israel Baptist Church and leaders in the surrounding community to close an illegal trash-transfer station […]
In the past 10 years, the Columbia Heights neighborhood and surrounding area has changed dramatically with massive development of commercial property. These changes have also brought higher rent prices and the displacement of many low income individuals due to the the lack of affordable housing in the area. This displacement has forced many members of […]