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Dustin 'DC' Canter shares his experiences as an entrepreneur and the importance of making the Mayor's office a platform for youth.

Independent candidate for Mayor of Washington DC, Dustin 'DC' Canter, proposes that the city found the "DC UltraSchool" - the world's largest primary and secondary school inside Washington DC.

Dustin 'DC' Canter addresses how school must be a safe heaven for our girls.

Dustin 'DC' Canter speaks about making it easier for entrepreneurs to obtain a street vendor license and serve healthy foods in all 8 wards of Washington, DC.
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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