The budget season is upon us, and the only way the will of voters becomes reflected in the budget is we demand it. Between now and the final budget vote in June, WIN is organizing voters from all across the district to stand together to demand that the budget reflects the values of a District where:
all can afford to live,
we invest in our youth, and
everyone has a chance at a job with dignity.
We have worked with community leaders, non-profits and policy experts to craft the "WIN BUDGET" - proposals that reflect these values by addressing the housing affordability crisis, homelessness, disconnected youth, and entrenched unemployment. (see http://www.windc-iaf.org/budgetcampaign).
How can I make my voice heard?
As the budget process unfolds, some elected officials will stand with us, some against us, and some will be on the fence and need some help to act on these priorities. At key moments in the legislative process we will call upon you to act in concert with your neighbors to ensure DC is a place of opportunity for all. If you share the values reflected in the WIN BUDGET we invite you to act with us by doing 3 things:
1. Signing the petition that will show elected officials there is broad voter support for these priorities,
2. Staying informed throughout the budget process. From April through the final vote in June we will send regular updates about where your elected officials stand on the WIN BUDGET to help you stay informed.
3. Acting with us on our May 1st (confirmed) and May 20th (tentative) Actions. At least 24 hours before the action date we will send you an email updating you on which councilmembers still need persuading to vote for the WIN BUDGET and instructions for how to email, and call the councilmembers to say:
"I am a DC Voter who lives at X address. I support the WIN budget and so should you!"
Together we can demonstrate broad voter support for a DC budget that supports a city for all.
You signature says, "I share these priorities and I stand ready, when called upon by WIN, to use my power as a voter to stand with thousands of others to hold elected officials accountable to acting on these priorities by talking to my elected official face to face, contacting them via telephone or email on upcoming action dates."