Thanks to your support of our work and belief in our mission, ONE DC has made real strides this year in resisting displacement, maintaining affordable housing, supporting living wage jobs, cultivating nurturing communities, and maintaining the racial and ethnic diversity of D.C. We would not have been able to do this without your contributions of time, money, and solidarity.
Highlights this year:
Kelsey Gardens Tenants -- Organizing their Return!
After a two-year court battle from 2005 to 2007, 54 families won the "the right toreturn" to 54 affordable units for the next 50 years in the new development, Jefferson at Market Square! Families can begin returning to the units in late 2013, marking a hard-fought victory. ONE DC has been working with Kelsey Gardens tenants since 2002.
Parcel 42 -- Organizing the Community's voice in development decisions!
In a push led by DC residents, ONE DC secured more than 800 signatures on petitions delivered to the Mayor and city leaders and organized
community residents to fill the Shaw Library for a community meeting with developers regarding the fate of Parcel 42.
Marriott Living Wage Jobs -- Organizing to Engage 3,000 DC residents!
ONE DC participated in living-wage job rallies and organized with unemployed DC residents. In 2013, ONE DC will recruit and engage 3,000 DC residents for job training in preparation for the opening of the new Marriott Hotel.
Lincoln Westmoreland II -- Resisting Displacement
Committed to building the collective power of resident-led organizing, ONE DC is nurturing tenant leaders from LW II as they organize 107 families facing displacement. Residents are currently resisting building owners who opted out of the Section 8 program and now want to charge $1,600 for a one-bedroom apartment.
ONE DC's organizing model addresses the root causes of poverty and injustice. By utilizing tenant education, holding community learning sessions, and training community leaders to organize, speak out, and demand equity and justice, we transform our concept of power. Our movement will only advance if we prioritize the cultivation of grassroots leadership as a critical tool for achieving and actualizing neighborhood equity. ONE DC uses our diverse membership base and allies to build and sustain our resident-led campaigns.
Please support ONE DC make tax-deductible donation today. Your gift gives us power to continue to organize and develop allies across communities that support the movement!
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ATTN: Dominic T. Moulden
PO Box 26049
Washington, DC 20001
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