DUSTIN FOR THE CHILDREN’S BILL OF RIGHTS
Every DC infant, child and adolescent has the right to attend a high-quality school.
Every DC infant, child and adolescent has the right to shop at nutritional grocery stores within their neighborhood.
Every DC infant, child and adolescent has the right to access mental and physical health options within their neighborhood.
Every DC infant, child and adolescent has the right to be and feel safe and secure within their home, neighborhood and school.
Every DC infant, child and adolescent has the right to travel freely throughout DC via public transportation.
Every DC infant, child and adolescent has the right to inherit and live within an environmentally clean city and neighborhood.
Every DC infant, child and adolescent has the right to live free from discrimination and prejudice regardless of age, race, gender, sexual identity, and socioeconomic background.
Every DC adolescent has the right to a job opportunity every day after school and during school breaks.
All students have the right to school supplies paid for by the public school.
DUSTIN FOR DEEPLY AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Full funding for Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) to prevent homelessness
Work to eliminate situational triggers that create homelessness
Publish daily inventory of all available affordable housing
Build online portal for housing applicants to track their place in line
Reduce property taxes for seniors over 70 who own their homes outright
Lower income limits for eligibility
Establish office for each Ward to negotiate the Community Benefits Agreements
DUSTIN FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION
Expand vocational training opportunities through business-, and union-sponsored classrooms
Establish DC Ultra School that supports all aspects of our youth by earmarking our federal tax dollars, teachers pick school of their choice
Increased autonomy for State Board of Education, including power to subpoena the Mayor
Expand number of Pre-K learning centers to increase access to affordable child care
Teach children how our city works. Teach them how property tax, foreclosure, and personal finance will impact their lives
Expand the Marion Barry Summer Youth Employment Program to 365 days a year
Guaranteed paid government internships for UDC students in good standing
Regular field trips for senior centers and nursing homes for reading sessions for school children
DUSTIN FOR SMALL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Lift up small businesses by removing the regressive fee on Home Occupancy Permits and replace it with reactive penalties for not adhering to regulations
Lower sales taxes on repair services to help save Mother Earth
Pilot a new Public Bank to provide micro credit loans
Repeal the “Wellness Tax”
Youth Entrepreneurship: $1 for DC minors to establish a business the first year; $10 second year.
Expand number of available licenses for street-level vendors
DUSTIN FOR THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY
Regular listening sessions to source solutions on increasing protection against hate crimes
Emergency housing for male survivors of domestic violence
Increase funding for Department of Employment Services (DOES) for training and employment of Transgender people
Full funding for HIV/AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAP)
Fifty States of Pride parade to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall
DUSTIN FOR JUSTICE
Trauma survivor training for Metropolitan Police Department
Support clearing records of people incarcerated for possession of up to two ounces of cannabis
Tax breaks for healthy grocery stores in food deserts.
Manners with the Mayor: In-school sessions to encourage cooperation and proper behavior
We will start “You’re Hired!” to give homeless people a paid job tryout
All citizens are automatically registered to vote on their 18th birthday unless they opt-out