In commemoration of Juneteenth, we are joining this global uprising against racist police terror, putting out a call to Defund the Police and Fund the People by Cancelling the Rent! Mayor Bowser's proposed budget for the Metropolitan Police Department is over a half a billion dollars, and she has proposed an $18 million increase from last year's budget. This is happening in the midst of a pandemic and recession. Over 100,000 workers in DC filed for unemployment since March. Thousands of families in DC have not been able to pay their April, May, or June rent, and July's rent is now coming due. While the courts have been closed, the moratorium on evictions is expiring soon. Masses of people are facing homeless.
The city has the power and the resources to Defund MPD and Cancel the Rent -- it is up to us to fight for it!
- Rent cancellation and mortgage for all of those who need it!
- Immediate passage of Reclaim Rent Control legislation!
- Full Funding of Public Housing!
Cancel the Rent Rally & March
12:00 PM - Meet at Judiciary Square. We will march by MPD Headquarters and the DC Council (John A. Wilson Building), and then join the Movement for Black Lives Juneteenth demonstration on the National Mall.
Virtual Rally - Like ONE DC on Facebook and watch the Facebook livestream starting at 12:00 PM! We will also be posting a virtual organizing toolkit for people to take action from home!
To ensure everyone's safety, participants should wear masks (and gloves, if recommended) and practice social distancing. If you are feeling sick or have a high temperature, please stay home.
Juneteenth ONE DC People's Talk & Virtual After-Party
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM - Like Make GoGo Forever DC on Facebook to watch the livestream