DC Council approves bill to end the suspension of licenses due to unpaid tickets

TRANSPORTATION | The DC Council has approved a bill to end the practice of suspending residents’ licenses if they have unpaid tickets. The legislation comes as there has been a nationwide push to get rid of laws that disproportionately punish low-income communities and communities of color. (WaPo, 7/12)

The legislation would re­instate licenses that have been suspended for unpaid tickets or missed hearings. It would also allow offenders to pay off all or part of what they owe through community service.

If the bill becomes law, the District “will be at the forefront of reform,” said Lisa Foster, a retired California judge and co-director of the nonprofit Fines and Fees Justice Center.

ARTS & HUMANITIES | How artists and developers across the country come together to bring murals to communities. (WaPo, 7/12)

PUBLIC SAFETY | After several incidents of Ku Klux Klan recruitment fliers and related materials appearing in parts of Northern Virginia, its leaders call for an update on the terrorist group’s activities in the state. (Loudoun Times, 7/12)

EDUCATIONIn Her First Veto, Bowser Denies Emergency D.C. Council Bill on Public School Graduations (WCP, 7/13)

– The Greater Washington Community Foundation has announced its new framework, Building Thriving Communities. The foundation will focus on disrupting poverty, deepening human connections and centering racial equity. (GWCF, 7/12)

– Philanthropy’s Racism Problem Stems From Too Little Data (Chronicle, 7/12 – Subscription needed)

BUSINESS | Wes Bush, CEO of Northrop Grumman, has announced that he will be stepping down from the organization. (WBJ, 7/12)

Social Sector Job Openings 

Part-Time Program Administrator for the Bernie Scholarship Awards Program | Greater Washington Community Foundation –New!
Membership Development Manager | Exponent Philanthropy –New!
Senior Manager of Policy | United Philanthropy Forum –New!
Evaluation & Impact Manager | DC Bar Foundation
Director of Development and Communications | Madison House Autism Foundation
Fellowship for Special Project | Greater Washington Community Foundation
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

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