650 leaders packed First Rock Baptist Church to address DC Mayor Bowser on key issues

WIN packed First Rock Baptist Church in Southeast DC with more than 650 faith leaders, returning citizens and workers to address DC Mayor Muriel Bowser around key issues in the city.

Mayor Bowser embraced the vast majority of WIN’s asks. Her commitment to WIN’s campaign to hire 5,000 returning citizens and people from high unemployment areas is an important first step. Next WIN will engage 5-10 CEOs between now and November and work to deepen relationships between returning citizens and WIN’s faith communities. The Mayor also committed to modest but real next steps on community safety, immigrant & Muslim rights, and affordable housing including getting a shovel in the ground on the redevelopment of affordable housing at Parkway Overlook in 2018.

At the action, Rev. Dr. Charlie Parker of Metropolitan Memorial UMC taught that, "God does not give us a victory simply because we are on the right side.  God invites us to be part of a struggle to bring about God's Kingdom." Together, WIN members will continue this important work towards living wage jobs, community safety, Muslim and immigrant rights, affordable housing and more.