District of Columbia Blog Posts

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Two Visions, One Building

January 13, 2016

Congress has barely been in session for two weeks. Unsurprisingly, the House has continued its streak of standing up for corporate polluters at the expense of the American people. Two of the first votes of this session put our water, our health, and our economy at risk

Pope Francis: Bringing it in DC

September 28, 2015

On Thursday morning I joined tens of thousands of people on the National Mall for the Rally for Climate Justice. Inside the Capitol, Pope Francis delivered a moving speech to Congress. Outside, large screens projected the Pope to the thousands gathered on the lawn. People were transfixed - you could hear a pin drop in the crowd for the entire 45 minute speech. I’ve lived in DC for almost 6 years and have seen a lot of political speeches and the general pomp and circumstance including election nights, inaugurations, Earth Days, festivals and countless rallies and protests. But seeing the Pope address Congress and lay out his vision and hope for our country and the world over was surreal.

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DC Imposes a Citywide Ban on Polystyrene Foam

July 15, 2014

For folks like me living in the nation’s capitol, this summer has brought unbearable humidity, another so-so season for the Washington Nationals, and continued congressional frustrations. However, DC has finally given us a reason to smile.