FOOD | In 2017, some restaurant owners in DC made the decision to stop accepting cash as a form of payment. This decision left out 36% of the city’s population who do not have bank accounts or are under-banked or otherwise unable to access a checking account. Now, the DC Council has proposed legislation to prohibit this practice. (WCP, 6/26)
If passed, the bill would specifically make it to illegal to discriminate against cash as a form of payment for services purchased; post signs on the licensed premises that cash payment is not accepted; and charge different prices to customers depending on their payment method.
Councilmember David Grosso also believes cashless policies make it difficult for middle school and high school students to make purchases because they likely don’t have credit cards. “By denying patrons the ability to use cash as a form of payment, businesses are effectively telling lower-income and young patrons that they are not welcome,” he writes.
PUBLIC SAFETY | Washington Post commemorates the lives of the five journalists killed at Maryland’s Capital Gazette newsroom yesterday. (WaPo, 6/29)
PHILANTHROPY | With a Supreme Court Vacancy, It’s Time for Foundations to Act (Chronicle, 6/28 – Subscription needed)
EDUCATION | Virginia State University has been named the Historically Black College or University of the Year by HBCU Digest. (Richmond Times, 6/28)
ARTS & HUMANITIES | These Local Artists Have Written A Musical About Anacostia And Gentrification (DCist, 6/27)
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT | The DC Council wants the city to be the first municipality to allow sixteen-year-olds to vote in local races and for president. (WaPo, 6/27)
HEALTH | A new report suggests that South Asians living in the US are more likely to die from heart disease than non-Hispanic whites and other Asian-American subgroups. (NBC News, 6/29)
Social Sector Job Openings
Evaluation & Impact Manager | DC Bar Foundation –New!
Director of Development and Communications | Madison House Autism Foundation– New!
Fellowship for Special Project | Greater Washington Community Foundation– New!
Development Manager | Young Playwrights’ Theater
Sr. Social Innovation Specialist | Washington Gas
Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations | Wolf Trap Foundation
Foundation Coordinator | The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation
Senior Manger of Policy | United Philanthropy Forum
Grants Associate | Democracy Fund
Contract Grant Writer | Project HEAL
Program Associate| Case Foundation
Grants Manager | Public Welfare Foundation
Program Manager | The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation
Grants Program Analyst | Legal Services Corporation
The Daily will be back on July 9th!
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