Over the last several years, the Council has made many policy decisions that moved the District forward – or held us back – on issues of social, racial, and economic justice.
At the heart of these issues is the question, will we be a city where anyone can live a good and dignified life? Will we be a city where longtime Black and brown residents who struggle for that good life, get to benefit from growing prosperity? Or are we a city for the privileged and wealthy, where poor and working-class Black and brown people get only crumbs?
In the day-to-day work of government it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture. We, the volunteers, staff, and community of the Jews United for Justice Campaign Fund, hope this resource provides a comprehensive look at Councilmembers’ leadership, and a picture of how every vote adds up to that big picture. We hope these facts tell a story about what issues Councilmembers have made a priority to advance, what issues they have let languish, who is leading the way, and whose votes are holding us back as a city.
A Guide to Our Rating System
Leading Our Progress Forward
Has taken a strong leadership role in advancing policy measures that address the growing inequality in our City.
Moving DC Ahead
Has supported policy measures that address the pressing economic and social justice challenges we face.
Needs to Pick Up the Pace
Has supported some vital policy changes, but has not consistently been there for other critical measures.
Holding Us Back
Has frequently voted with wealthy and corporate interests, against the interests of the District families most in need of help from the Council.
The DC Council Scorecard is a project of the JUFJ Campaign Fund.
The Jews United for Justice Campaign Fund is a grassroots community organization working for affordable housing, good jobs, racial equity, and other issues of social justice in DC and Maryland by electing officials and holding them accountable to our shared agenda.