From Councilmember Trayon White, Sr. <[email protected]>
Subject Here's How We Change Good Hope Rd to Marion Barry Ave
Date November 3, 2022 2:49 PM
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Dear Ward 8 Residents,

On October 24, I introduced a bill with the support of nine of my council colleagues to rename Good Hope Road after our Mayor for Life, the late, Marion Barry.

Residents have advocated for the last three years on the renaming of Good Hope Road to honor Marion Barry's impact in Ward 8 and across this city.

Chairman Mendelson blocked the bill from appearing on Tuesday's council meeting agenda, instead moving it to December 13 for a public hearing. While I welcome the scheduled hearing in December, I am concerned the bill will lose momentum because the timing coincides with the end of the council period.

Thousands of petitions were signed by DC residents in favor of the name change. We do not need anyone to decide what we want for our community.

Those who wish to advocate on this matter must register to testify by 5:00 pm on Friday, December 9, 2022 at: [link removed] ([link removed]) . If you cannot testify at the hearing, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record. Statements for the record should be submitted [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) or left by voicemail by calling (202) 430-6948 (up to 3 minutes which will be transcribed). The record will close at 5:00 pm on December 23, 2022.

What matters most is that we honor the residents who want to see this change and want their street renamed without delay. Join us for the December 13th hearing and sign-up to speak on behalf of our Mayor for life, Marion S. Barry, Jr.

In solidarity,
Trayon White, Sr.
Councilmember, Ward 8
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Councilmember Trayon White Meets With Jews United For Justice/Hand in Hand Group To Discuss Domestic Workers Bill.

On November 1st, Councilmember White connected with Jews United for Justice (JUFJ)/Hand in Hand group. They had a great discussion about the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights and shared Councilmember White's experiences with Domestic Workers.

Councilmember White is looking forward to scheduling more time to meet and discuss JUFJ's priorities for the coming year.
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Bill 24-894, “Whitman-Walker Entities at St. Elizabeths Tax Rebate Amendment Act of 2022”

November 1, 2022

For nearly 50 years, Whitman-Walker has provided quality affordable healthcare, legal services, and youth and family support to District residents.

Whitman-Walker has consistently been a leader in providing targeted and affirming care to vulnerable groups, and was one of the first in the nation to provide extensive services to LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS patients.

This tax rebate will provide Whitman-Walker with the financial support to provide critical services to even more of our residents.

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DC Council Votes to Extend Student COVID-19 Vaccine Deadline

November 1, 2022

The DC Council voted in favor of emergency legislation that would extend the deadline for students to receive their COVID-19 vaccine until September 2023.

Effective Immediately Proof of Vaccination Will Not Be Required To Enter
The John A. Wilson Building

The Council has altered its policy regarding accessing the John A. Wilson Building. Effective immediately proof of vaccination will not be required to enter the building, however masks must be worn at all times in all common areas.

Building policy

1. Employee Access
* All employees (Council and Executive) must wear masks in the common areas of the building.

2. Public Access
* All visitors will be required to sign-in at the security check-points.
* Masks are required to enter the building and must be worn at all times in all common areas.
* Upon entry into the building, persons are free to move around unescorted but must wear masks.

All building tenants have been informed of this policy change. Our collective cooperation is imperative to ensure that we maintain a safe and healthy place of work for us and our visitors.

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On Monday, October 31st, Councilmember Trayon White held a community conversation on the Marion Barry Designation Act of 2022. Councilmember White held the meeting to provide some background on the bill and let residents know how to participate in getting Good Hope Roade SE street renamed.
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** Marion Barry Street Renaming Meeting
Councilmember Trayon White Host 2nd Annual Ward 8 Bike Ride in Partnership With Fresh Wind CDC.

On Saturday, October 29th, Councilmember White, in partnership with Fresh Wind CDC, hosted their 2nd annual Ward 8 Bike Ride.

It was a fun and active morning with the perfect weather for a 10-mile bike ride along the Oxon Run trails. Thank you so much to everyone who came and showed support. The day was a huge success.

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2nd Annual Ward 8 Bike Ride

Councilmember Trayon White in Partnership With Bullying Is Not Dope Served 2,000 Residents At Its 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat Event.

On October 29th, over 2,000+ families and over 50 community partners participated in the 2nd Annual Ward 8 Trunk and Treat. The event's motto: "Peace in Southeast," rang true as this was a fun and safe alternative for families to celebrate Halloween.

The event was led with love, unity, understanding, compassion, empathy and is the beginning of peaceful events we intend to hold throughout Ward 8.
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2nd Annual Ward 8 Trunk & Treat Recap Video

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