Ward 7 Action: Building a Just Agenda Together

Over 50 Ward 7 congregants and residents gathered virtually to build and act upon a just agenda together that speaks to the interests of Ward 7 communities, including safety, housing, jobs, health, and more.

July 2nd Virtual Public Action

Over 850 people tuned into our July 2nd Action to build power behind our FY2021 budget demands and commit to organizing in the months and year ahead.

D.C. police department faces tough talks on budget amid calls to defund

Rev. William H. Lamar IV speaks about WIN’s demands to redirect $100 million of MPD funding to invest in violence prevention programs and mental health and domestic violence teams to respond to crisis, instead of police.

Her father’s beating by police launched a life of faith and advocacy

Angela Wilson-Turnbull, WIN Strategy Team member and leader at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, was one of several WIN leaders to speak at a press conference announcing WIN’s intent to build power and attack the roots of systemic racism in D.C.

Caring for creation is a work of faith, speakers say in virtual symposium

Angela Wilson-Turnbull, WIN Strategy Team member and leader at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, spoke at a virtual gathering with Washington Archbishop Wilton Gregory about WIN’s organizing to bring about DC Water’s local hiring and green infrastructure job training program.

WIN Freedom School Fridays

WIN Freedom School Fridays are a weekly inquiry that looks to the past to imagine what is possible post-COVID-19. We seek to draw on lessons from histories of crisis (the good, the bad, and the ugly) to imagine how we can emerge from the pandemic with a more just and equitable city. 

Ward 2 COVID-19 Response

From prior organizing, WIN’s Ward 2 congregations have built relationships with families and seniors in their neighborhoods. Ward 2 leaders raised funds and delivered grocery gift cards to neighbors at Judiciary House public housing and families connected to Thomson Elementary School.

Voter Turnout Tuesdays

We know that voting is power. But this year, our right to vote is threatened by COVID-19. With Voter Turnout Tuesdays, WIN hosted weekly non-partisan phonebanking sessions ahead of D.C.’s June 2nd primary, calling residents around the District to make sure they had the information they need to vote during the pandemic.

Door Knocking in Wards 2 and 5

In recent months, WIN has organized with public housing residents, building on previous relationships with resident leaders and developing new ones. This included a door knocking and listening session action at Langston Terrace in Ward 5, and James Apartments and Judiciary House in Ward 2.

2019 Waterfront Bus Tours

We have spent the last year engaging our base and doing research around gentrification, which included bus tours that engaged over 500 people and told the stories of development and displacement around the District. 

Ward 7 Clergy Breakfast

WIN clergy leaders in Ward 7 convened a breakfast that brought together dozens of clergy and community leaders to discuss power, fighting displacement, community safety, good jobs, and organizing strategies.

Cities Need Affordable Housing, but Builders Want Big Profits. Can It Work?

Rev. Frankey Grayton, pastor of WIN member Edgewood Baptist Church, spoke to the New York Times about the importance of affordable housing in DC’s rapid development.

More Than A Decade Later, Some Former D.C. Public Housing Residents Worry If They’ll Ever Return

WIN leader Nathan Brown spoke to WAMU about his efforts to organize former Temple Courts residents and ensure they have the right to return to the new development at North Capitol & K St.

Immigration Advocates Urge D.C. Government To Increase Legal Funding To $2.5 Million

Rev. Maria Swearingen, co-pastor of WIN member Calvary Baptist Church, spoke to WAMU about why she joins WIN and other partner organizations in organizing for immigrant legal aid funding.

Circulator Contract Passes with Some Key Commitments to Workers!

DC Council passed a $140M, 5-year contract with RAPT Dev for maintenance and operation of the DC Circulator buses. WIN allied with ATU 1764 to push a multinational corporation to think about a local workforce’s wages and benefits.

CityWide Action with Council Chair Candidates

WIN leaders from across the city came together with both of the DC Council Chair Candidates to demand action on issues of jobs, transit, immigration, and affordable housing. (more…)

304+ Person Ward 1 Candidate Action

On april 26th, 2018, the team in wards 1 & 4 packed the basement of Sacred Heart Catholic Church with 304 people and 6 candidates for ward 1 council person. Ward 1 is the most diverse ward in the city and the turnout reflected that diversity! (more…)

200+ Person Downtown Transit Action

On Monday October 23rd, more than 215 faith leaders and ATU workers filled the sanctuary at Luther Place Memorial Church in ward 2 to address DC Councilmembers Cheh and Evans about issues of fair wages, benefits, and the consequences of privatization of the DC Streetcar and DC Circulator. (more…)

650+ Person City-Wide Action

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

400 Person MetroIAF Regional Action

On Sunday May 7th 2017 WIN came together with all 5 IAF affiliates in the DMV and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 689 for a 400 person action. (more…)

WIN held a 190+ person action with Wards 1 and 4 demanding commitments around affordable housing.

On Tuesday June 7th over 190 leaders from Wards 1 and 4 gathered  at St. Stephen and The Incarnation Episcopal Church to discuss Affordable Housing maintenance and development.

OVER 200 PEOPLE MET TO DISCUSS JUSTICE IN WARD 6

On Tuesday May 10th 2016, over 200 people met to raise their voices for justice in Ward 6. The push to rebuild Temple Courts, student mental health services, and DC Circulator operator wages were discussed.

Ward 7 Action: Building a Just Agenda Together

Over 50 Ward 7 congregants and residents gathered virtually to build and act upon a just agenda together that speaks to the interests of Ward 7 communities, including safety, housing, jobs, health, and more.

July 2nd Virtual Public Action

Over 850 people tuned into our July 2nd Action to build power behind our FY2021 budget demands and commit to organizing in the months and year ahead.

D.C. police department faces tough talks on budget amid calls to defund

Rev. William H. Lamar IV speaks about WIN’s demands to redirect $100 million of MPD funding to invest in violence prevention programs and mental health and domestic violence teams to respond to crisis, instead of police.

Her father’s beating by police launched a life of faith and advocacy

Angela Wilson-Turnbull, WIN Strategy Team member and leader at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, was one of several WIN leaders to speak at a press conference announcing WIN’s intent to build power and attack the roots of systemic racism in D.C.

Caring for creation is a work of faith, speakers say in virtual symposium

Angela Wilson-Turnbull, WIN Strategy Team member and leader at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, spoke at a virtual gathering with Washington Archbishop Wilton Gregory about WIN’s organizing to bring about DC Water’s local hiring and green infrastructure job training program.

WIN Freedom School Fridays

WIN Freedom School Fridays are a weekly inquiry that looks to the past to imagine what is possible post-COVID-19. We seek to draw on lessons from histories of crisis (the good, the bad, and the ugly) to imagine how we can emerge from the pandemic with a more just and equitable city. 

Ward 2 COVID-19 Response

From prior organizing, WIN’s Ward 2 congregations have built relationships with families and seniors in their neighborhoods. Ward 2 leaders raised funds and delivered grocery gift cards to neighbors at Judiciary House public housing and families connected to Thomson Elementary School.

Voter Turnout Tuesdays

We know that voting is power. But this year, our right to vote is threatened by COVID-19. With Voter Turnout Tuesdays, WIN hosted weekly non-partisan phonebanking sessions ahead of D.C.’s June 2nd primary, calling residents around the District to make sure they had the information they need to vote during the pandemic.

Door Knocking in Wards 2 and 5

In recent months, WIN has organized with public housing residents, building on previous relationships with resident leaders and developing new ones. This included a door knocking and listening session action at Langston Terrace in Ward 5, and James Apartments and Judiciary House in Ward 2.

2019 Waterfront Bus Tours

We have spent the last year engaging our base and doing research around gentrification, which included bus tours that engaged over 500 people and told the stories of development and displacement around the District. 

Ward 7 Clergy Breakfast

WIN clergy leaders in Ward 7 convened a breakfast that brought together dozens of clergy and community leaders to discuss power, fighting displacement, community safety, good jobs, and organizing strategies.

Cities Need Affordable Housing, but Builders Want Big Profits. Can It Work?

Rev. Frankey Grayton, pastor of WIN member Edgewood Baptist Church, spoke to the New York Times about the importance of affordable housing in DC’s rapid development.

More Than A Decade Later, Some Former D.C. Public Housing Residents Worry If They’ll Ever Return

WIN leader Nathan Brown spoke to WAMU about his efforts to organize former Temple Courts residents and ensure they have the right to return to the new development at North Capitol & K St.

Immigration Advocates Urge D.C. Government To Increase Legal Funding To $2.5 Million

Rev. Maria Swearingen, co-pastor of WIN member Calvary Baptist Church, spoke to WAMU about why she joins WIN and other partner organizations in organizing for immigrant legal aid funding.

Circulator Contract Passes with Some Key Commitments to Workers!

DC Council passed a $140M, 5-year contract with RAPT Dev for maintenance and operation of the DC Circulator buses. WIN allied with ATU 1764 to push a multinational corporation to think about a local workforce’s wages and benefits.

CityWide Action with Council Chair Candidates

WIN leaders from across the city came together with both of the DC Council Chair Candidates to demand action on issues of jobs, transit, immigration, and affordable housing. (more…)

304+ Person Ward 1 Candidate Action

On april 26th, 2018, the team in wards 1 & 4 packed the basement of Sacred Heart Catholic Church with 304 people and 6 candidates for ward 1 council person. Ward 1 is the most diverse ward in the city and the turnout reflected that diversity! (more…)

200+ Person Downtown Transit Action

On Monday October 23rd, more than 215 faith leaders and ATU workers filled the sanctuary at Luther Place Memorial Church in ward 2 to address DC Councilmembers Cheh and Evans about issues of fair wages, benefits, and the consequences of privatization of the DC Streetcar and DC Circulator. (more…)

650+ Person City-Wide Action

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

400 Person MetroIAF Regional Action

On Sunday May 7th 2017 WIN came together with all 5 IAF affiliates in the DMV and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 689 for a 400 person action. (more…)

WIN held a 190+ person action with Wards 1 and 4 demanding commitments around affordable housing.

On Tuesday June 7th over 190 leaders from Wards 1 and 4 gathered  at St. Stephen and The Incarnation Episcopal Church to discuss Affordable Housing maintenance and development.

OVER 200 PEOPLE MET TO DISCUSS JUSTICE IN WARD 6

On Tuesday May 10th 2016, over 200 people met to raise their voices for justice in Ward 6. The push to rebuild Temple Courts, student mental health services, and DC Circulator operator wages were discussed.