Thanks to Paige for sending:
“Love the valentines that Friends of the Earth are handing out to employees in front of the EPA. Still there at 9am, despite security!”
Oof, thanks to Grant for sending word on the budget. Go to pages 96.
From the Mayor’s Office:
“On February 12, 2018, the Trump Administration announced it had eliminated funding for the DC Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG) program in its Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request to Congress. Established nearly two decades ago in 1999, DCTAG was created to expand higher education choices for college-bound residents of the District of Columbia by providing grants of up to $10,000 toward the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition at public colleges throughout the US, Guam and Puerto Rico.
Currently DCTAG is helping DC students attend over 300 colleges and universities nationwide. Since its inception, the program has served over 26,000 students – many of whom would not have enrolled in college without the program. The administration’s request to eliminate funding comes just a few weeks after President Trump’s newly proclaimed “National School Choice Week” which reiterated the administration’s commitment to refocus education policy and investment on students. By terminating funding, the administration is adding unnecessary roadblocks that may prevent students from achieving their dreams and will limit their ability to pursue diverse career goals .
DCTAG is worthy of continued funding as an investment in our future. We call on Congress to approve this investment in higher education for DC students.
“ran into a video from the @Space_Station (maybe?) projecting on a building on the way home tonight at columbia + ontario NW. science themed projections > political themed projections @PoPville any word on what it features?”
“It’s the people in the building next to it I believe. They’ve projected multiple causes on there before. Science, veganism, etc… cool stuff.”
Not sure what happened to third one. Closeups after the jump. (more…)
Photo by PoPville flickr user Juven Jacob
“The Metropolitan Police Department and the Department of Transportation would like to inform the public of street closures in conjunction with the 2018 March for Life Activities scheduled for Friday, January 19, 2018.
The following streets will be closed from approximately 6:00 am to approximately 1:00 pm:
· F Street, NW, between 6th Street, NW, and 7th Street, NW
The following rolling street closures will be implemented from approximately 10:30 am to approximately 11:30 pm:
· 7th Street, NW, from F Street to Jefferson Drive, NW
The following rolling street closures will be implemented from approximately 1:15 pm to approximately 3:30 pm:
· Constitution Ave, NW, from 12th Street to 1st Street, NE
*All street closures and listed times are subject to change based upon prevailing or unexpected conditions.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Molly Tolzmann
From an email:
“The last few years have seen a resurgence in passion for the show The West Wing, helped by its availability on Netflix, the West Wing Weekly podcast, the ten-year anniversary of the final episode, and, perhaps, the increasing need for many to escape to fictional politics. So what’s next?
From 28th to 30th September 2018, fans of the show will gather just outside Washington DC, in Bethesda, MD.
The weekend will consist of panels, re-enactments, trivia quizzes, dramatic readings, and all things inspired by The West Wing, Aaron Sorkin, and civic and political engagement more broadly. Funds raised through post-Kickstarter ticket sales and a silent auction will be split between Let America Vote, whose Board of Advisers includes Bradley Whitford (who played Josh Lyman) and Eli Attie (a writer and producer on the show), and Justice For Vets, where Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol Fitzpatrick) is Senior Director and for which many of the West Wing cast participated in a PSA in 2016. (more…)
Women’s March 2017. Photo by PoPville flickr user Jim Havard
From a press release:
“On January 20, 2018, women and allies will once again take to the streets of the nation’s capital to make a powerful statement to the current administration and the rest of the world. In a follow-up to the largest demonstration in U.S. history, people from across the country will meet at the Reflecting Pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial at 11a.m. where March Forward Virginia will host a rally followed by a march on the White House.
March To The Polls, the Anniversary to the 2017 Women’s March, exists to advance peaceful and positive progress in communities across the country, with the goal of ensuring all women and their allies persist in civic and political roles moving into 2018. (more…)
Eric: “Is there a fire in NW near the Russian Embassy? Good amount of dark smoke coming out @PoPville”
Vanessa Varin: “The black smoke means they haven’t chosen our next president yet.”