Jerry Malitz

Building Local Engagement

MARCH FOR OUR LIVES, MARCH 24                 

Student organizers, including those from Parkland Florida's, Marjory Stoneman Douglas H.S. will be among those coordinating the March For Our Lives rally to call for safety and gun control in schools and elsewhere.  The march will take place on Saturday, March 24 on Pennsylvania Avenue between 3rd and 12th street NW. The march will begin at noon.

“The mission and focus of March For Our Lives is to demand that a comprehensive and effective bill be immediately brought before Congress to address these gun issues,” according to their website. “No special interest group, no political agenda is more critical than timely passage of legislation to effectively address the gun violence issues that are rampant in our country.”  They plan to post information to their website including FAQ's and a link to their GoFundMe page   

ANC 3/4 G passed a resolution in support of the March 24 rally and its goals along with other gun-related legislation. It states

 "Resolved that ANC 3/4G fully supports the call to take to the streets in Washington DC and other locations for the March For Our Lives on March 24. We urge the Mayor and Councilmembers to call on our national leaders, including the President, the Vice President, and Congress to take a firm stand to endorse the goals of the march. In addition, we urge the Mayor and the Councilmembers to review and ultimately enact proposed legislation that includes, but is not limited to, support for the Mayor’s proposal to ban the sale and possession of bump stocks, support for a ban on automatic assault weapons, and high capacity magazines, and re-examination of both open and concealed carry laws with an eye towards full enforcement. We demand that the lives and safety of children and others become a priority and that we end all gun violence and mass shootings in our schools, playgrounds, parks, streets and elsewhere immediately." 


The March 2018 issue of WHAT'S GOING ON: NEIGHBORHOOD & BEYOND is now available. You can receive future issues directly by adding your email address to the subsciption list. It will not be used for any other purpose.


In an effort to make our ANC 3/4G public meetings more accessible, to be more transparent regarding our discussions, and to enagage community members as much as possible, we have begun to record our meetings and make them available via our YouTube channel ANC3G. The recording of our March 12th meeting is now available.


The survey closing date passed with 929 respondents. The results have been examined, additional community-wide meetings took place, and the final report has been submitted to Mayor Bowser and City Council members. Meetings between ANC Commissioners and Councilmembers Cheh and Todd and Mayor Bowser have also taken place. Based on our in-depth evaluation, we recommended that the capital budget include $24 million for work to begin in FY 2019 to modernize the Community Center. We now look forward to meeting with additional decisionmakers to discuss our report and recommendations.  These include more discussions with the Mayor’s office, the City Council, DPR, and DGS to achieve our community’s vision for what the Community Center can and should be.