Tuesday, March 17, 2015

RightRides DC expands East of The River

Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS), a DC group, empowers people in the DC metropolitan
area to build a street harassment Washington, DC. CASS recently announced it was expanding its popular RightRides DC program to wards 7 and 8.  The project, which is currently in its pilot phase, is done on a quarterly basis on specific dates. The next service date will be March 27.

First launched on Halloween 2014, RightRides DC is a non-profit service that provides free, safe, late-night rides home for women, LGBTQ and gender non-conforming people (“Riders”). These populations are most vulnerable to experiencing sexual harassment and assault in public spaces. The RightRides DC program is possible because of the hard work of CASS volunteers—Drivers, Navigators, and Dispatchers, as well as a partnership with Zipcar, who donates driving time in the cars CASS uses. To participate in Right Rides, volunteers complete a training, must pass a background check, and then set out as a driver-navigator team in Zipcar provided vehicles.

On March 27, riders in D.C. can call or text this number 202-556-4232 from 12 midnight to 3:30 AM to receive a free, safe ride home from CASS volunteers. The program is 100% volunteer-run and depend on volunteers, grants, donations and sponsorships to make this service possible.  Riders must both be picked up and dropped off/going home within Washington, DC. For more information, check CASS' web site at: http://www.collectiveactiondc.org/programs/rightridesdc/

Saturday, March 14, 2015

April 1st --> Ward 8 City Council Candidate Forum

Ward 8 City Council
Candidate Forum!

Have you decided who you are voting for as your next Ward 8 City Councilmember on April 28, 2015? If you are still sorting through the bunch, the Anacostia Coordinating Council along with 30+ Ward 8 and city-wide community based organizations would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming candidate forum!
The forum will include a Ward 8 Resident Straw Poll. Come out and vote your candidate of choice!

Ward 8 City Council Candidate Forum 
When: Wednesday April 1, 2015
Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Where: F.W. Ballou High School - 3401 4th St., SE
Straw Poll: Ward 8 Vote

Bring a friend and neighbor with you! See Flyer Below...