At ONE DC, our mission is to exercise political strength to create and preserve racial and economic equity in Shaw and the District. We have three main organizing areas: One Right to Housing, One Right to Income, and One Right to Wellness. As with our overall organizational development, these organizing areas have grown out of the work of Manna CDC, but we now have a stronger focus and city-wide perspective. Learn More About ONE DC.
Now is the perfect time to join our ONE Right to Income campaign. We've got
some glittering goals in our sights and we need you to make sure they're really gold. Join our organizing forces as we
fight for guaranteed minimum income...jobs for DC residents at the Convention
Center Headquarters Hotel...and explore economic self-determination and income
generation models for ONE DC and its members. Help bring the light of economic
justice to DC!
E-mail Dominic at
or call 202-232-2915 to learn more.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 June 2009 10:59
Get In On the National People's Action!
Monday, 29 December 2008 01:01
MARCH 21 - 23, 2009
ONE DC will be sending 25 folks to organizing trainings at the National People's Action during the first days of spring. NPA is a 36-year-old coalition
that ascends on the District every year to amplify the people's voices and the
people's issues. Get together with grassroots organizations from across the
country that fight for social and economic justice to learn and share winning
In addition, ONE DC will be needing 150 people for direct actions on Capitol
Hill. Join a successful movement: NPA has fought for and won the passage of 14
pieces of national legislation related to affordable housing and other issues.
Contact Dominic at
or 202-232-2915 if you're interested in joining us!
Last Updated on Monday, 29 December 2008 01:09
ONE DC at CLI
Monday, 29 December 2008 00:54
ONE DC member Naomi Carthens
attended the first national NeighborWorks
Community Leadership Institute, a training event that aims to
voices and skills of community leaders from coast to coast. Eight
people went West to represent ONE DC, one of NeighborWorks Network
here is Naomi's report....
San Jose, CA
October 23 - 26, 2008
The entire conference environment was nice. There were various
multifaceted aspects of learning and exchanging during the well-organized
conference. There were very dynamic speakers; an array of voices providing
insight and information concerning community development and change; and very
well-deserved recognition for those who have put their hands to the plow in
this particular anti-affordable residential housing
plight. While issues, setbacks, and outcomes were overcome thanks to organizing, there's yet and
still a major need to make more progress towards equal and sound living
conditions for all people, including low-income populations.
Pat Penny ~ chair
Urica Lewis ~ secretary
McLaughlin ~ treasurer
The ONE DC board enters the new year with more people, more power!
Give A Gift That Keeps On Giving!
Monday, 22 December 2008 07:56
a donation on behalf of a loved one is a great gift that creates zero
clutter, zero environmental impact. If we receive your online donation at www.onedconline.org
before January 1st, we will call the person that you indicate to wish
them Happy Kwanzaa! (Or on or before December 24th for "Merry
Christmas" or on or before December 29th for "Happy Hanukkah.")
Don't forget to e-mail Dominic at
with your phone number(s) and we'd be delighted to tell your family,
friends, and colleagues that they've just received a gift wrapped in
economic and racial justice!
are grateful for your laughter and your leadership at the ONE DC annual
meeting and Thanksgiving celebration. We are grateful you were part of
a historic moment--our first board elections! We are grateful for the energy and passion of our new board members, Gina McLaughlin and Michele Burbank.
We are grateful to the 70 members who showed up to break bread and break ground. We are grateful to have 168 members, just a few impassioned people short of our goal of 200 by December 31st. Please help us reach this milestone: encourage your comrades and colleagues to join us in the anointed struggle for justice. We thank you.
Last Updated on Sunday, 14 December 2008 13:58
Sunday, 14 December 2008 13:47
ONE DC's Culture Circle is partnering with Midnight Forum, a
youth empowerment program that teaches different elements of hip-hop culture,
to create a mural about how communities have come together to fight for their
human rights. The Culture Circle
will invite ONE DC members who have been involved in ONE DC's campaigns to meet
with the youth and be interviewed by them. The youth will hear these various
stories and examine their own relationship to human rights struggles and decide
how to visually represent that on a mobile mural, painted on four panels, that
can be taken to different locations and used for various events. If you'd like
to get involved, e-mail
. The mural project is sponsored by a grant from
the Humanities Council of Washington, DC.