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Wake to Washington

Est. 2013

New Congress, new issues

If the past few years have taught us anything, it’s that the news cycle shifts more quickly than ever. Quorum provides an early detection system for legislation and documents so you never miss a mention of your organization or its issues.

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DC sues to keep Providence Hospital open

Providence Hospital—the city’s oldest—began shutting down operations on Friday, citing financial troubles. The hospital is a key source of healthcare on the eastern side of the city, where black and low-income residents are concentrated and health disparities are stark.

 

Help at the end of the line

At the Department of Behavioral Health’s Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, social workers field calls, keep records, and build rapport with vulnerable people in each ward: “This is not a job that everyone can do ... It’s not even a skill. It’s a level of compassion that not everyone can reach in themselves.” 
 

Women in punk--and bluegrass!

#HailNo to a new stadium at RFK

You can sign the petition to urge Mayor Bowser and the DC Council to reject the bill pushed by Washington football team owner Dan Snyder, who's been conspiring with Congressional Republicans to use tax funds for a new stadium on RFK grounds. (One argument: The city should add housing on RFK's parking lots.)


Also || We had a “record-settingly wet” weekend, the DC Dept of Forensic Sciences made its annual report a comic bookthe programs making urban greenspaces more inclusive

Justice for Jakelin

Join a coalition of local organizers at a rally and vigil to demand justice for Jakelin Maquin, the little girl killed in CBP custody. Activists will gather outside CBP offices on Pennsylvania Avenue to hold a prayer and reflection for Jakelin and the other immigrants killed at the border. If you can, bring flowers, LED candles, and/or stuffed animal to leave behind. (8-9:45am)

 

Plan ahead for your 2019 visitors

Two years in, the African American History Museum is still incredibly popular. In order to accommodate visitors in 2019, the museum will continue requiring advanced passes—but on a new, kinda complicated system that varies based on time of day, day of week, and month. Take a look now to prep for the new year (and trust us, it’s worth it.)

 

El Techo is now Selva (at least for the winter)

From now until spring, Shaw’s rooftop El Techo is transforming into Selva, an Amazonian jungle-inspired bar that’s a yoga studio during the daytime. The owner will donate a majority of February sales to Amazon conservation efforts.

 

Also || Let Buttercream Bakery teach you how to make an apple piecomedy open mic, Wigstock at Suns Cinema, Dial Code Santa Claus screening, carols at the Willard, Las Posadas Navidenas procession

 

From the Weekly Scheduler

  • Los Posadas Navidenas procession (5pm)

  • Profs & Pints covers Krampus (6pm)

  • Share hair products that didn’t work for you at the Curl Swap (7pm)

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