DC Council Passes Law Permanently Setting DC Primary Election Date on Third Tuesday in June

Today the DC Council passed Councilmember Charles Allen’s Primary Date Alteration Amendment Act of 2017, which moves the date of all future DC primary elections to the third Tuesday in June, starting with next year’s elections scheduled now for June 19, 2018. As is common with legislation needing to take effect quickly, the bill was […]

Councilmember Charles Allen’s Statement on Rep. Jason Chaffetz Not Seeking Re-election

In response to U.S. Representative Jason Chaffetz’s (R–UT) announcement that he will not seek re-election, Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen issued the following statement: “This is great news for everyone in DC who was frustrated with Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s attempts to block and change local DC laws from his perch in Congress. But it doesn’t […]

ANC 6D Commissioners Swearing In

Photo caption: The ANC 6D commissioners after being sworn in. (From left): Rhonda Natalie Hamilton (6D06), Roger Moffatt (6D05), Cara Lea Shockley (6D02), Andy Litsky (6D04), Gail Fast (6D01), Ronald R. Collins (6D03), and Meredith Fascett (6D07). Photo courtesy of Perry Klein. The Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) commissioners were sworn in on Jan. 2 at […]

Councilmember Charles Allen To Chair Subcommittee on Local Business Development and Utilities

Today DC Council Chairman Phil Mendelson announced his intention to reorganize the council committees to create a new subcommittee on small business to be chaired by Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen. The subcommittee will have responsibility for several issues impacting small and local businesses and entrepreneurs across DC. The agencies under the subcommittee’s purview will […]

Inaugural Case Memorial Bridge Lighting on Aug. 18

Photo credit: Matthew Borkoski Photography A crowd gathered at the end of one of the brand new piers of The Wharf on Thursday, Aug. 18 to observe the first official lighting of the Francis Case Memorial Bridge. A brief ceremony including a speech from Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen was followed by the illumination of the […]

Councilmember Charles Allen’s Made In DC and Tree Canopy Protection Bills Passed By DC Council

WASHINGTON, DC – At an April 19 meeting of the DC Council, Councilmember Charles Allen’s Made in DC Program Establishment Act and Tree Canopy Protection Amendment Act were passed unanimously. Allen’s Made In DC bill will promote locally created, manufactured, and assembled products through brand certification via the Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD). […]

Councilmember Charles Allen Introduces Bill To Update DC License Plates to Read “End Taxation Without Representation”

WASHINGTON, DC – At an April 19 DC Council legislative meeting, Councilmember Charles Allen introduced the End Taxation Without Representation Amendment Act of 2016 to update the District’s standard motor vehicle license plates. In 2000, DC added the phrase “Taxation Without Representation” to DC license plates as a way to raise awareness about the disenfranchisement of our residents. […]