The power of this campaign, D.C. for the people, and the excite around Eugene has created some unique opportunities for us to engage with people within the movements for social change and build relationships with artists of conscience. Please join us for the following fundraisers/benefits that show that this truly is a campaign for a D.C. for the People.Read more
Hot off the presses and in honor of our monthly storm to demand #15Now, check out this video featuring Eugene talking about the $15/hour minimum wage and the need to have a true living wage in D.C. Watch now!Read more
As Election Day draws nearer, we work harder and go faster. This election is looking more and more like a race to the finish, and we plan to keep picking up speed!
Last week is a good example of what makes us unique: Between debates, outreach at festivals and other speaking engagements, we just made a bigger impression the more that there was to do.Read more
The past 10 years have been a period of highs and lows for small businesses in Washington, D.C. In general, small business growth has been rising and fairly resilient to the pressures of the crisis in the worldwide economy. Since 2003, growth of businesses with 5-49 employees (which admittedly is not the most precise measurement) has trended upwards. Since 2010, small business growth has exceeded both Virginia and the national average.
That being said, there are a number of important caveats. There is no one-size-fits-all “small business” policy, because small businesses differ so widely. For example, the fairly rapid changes in neighborhood composition can and do facilitate the growth of new small businesses, but can hamper or drive out others who catered to a different subset of the population. Further rapid development can increase property taxes, hurting businesses that are not a part of particular developments.Read more
There are just 27 days left until Election Day, and we’re doing everything we can so that D.C. for the People becomes a reality. District residents are at a crossroads—to make D.C. a place where hard-working people can live comfortably, or to stand by and let developers make D.C. a playground for the super-rich. Eugene and the campaign have been attending events and doing outreach every day, standing with the people of D.C.Read more
We've been working hard on this campaign, going far and going fast. But Saturday is one month from Election Day, and that means that it's time to work even harder!Read more
With only 32 days until Election Day, D.C. for the People is shifting into overdrive. Every day between now and Nov. 4, Eugene and campaign volunteers will be out and about reaching voters and communities across the District.Read more
On Wednesday September 25th Eugene was privileged to speak before a DC History class at Roosevelt S.T.A.Y. High School about Statehood.Read more
D.C. for the People issued this position statement by Eugene several months ago, and it feels appropriate to bring it back. At the root of it: All District residents deserve the same rights and privileges, period, and we as a community must do better to protect the most vulnerable among us.Read more
As the election draws nearer, D.C. for the People has gotten busier than ever! From attending happy hours, debates, fairs and even the People's Climate March in New York City, Eugene and the campaign are reaching out to District residents and getting the word out about the issues facing D.C. communities every day.Read more