"For starters, we are working hard to get the District’s local budget permanently set free from the federal appropriations process. And, "while the current budget deal means the District won’t be ensnared in any federal budget stalemates for the rest of the fiscal year, what if this happens again after that?" he asked.
Mayor Gray encouraged DC residents and budget autonomy supporters to ask friends in families in states to contact their members of Congress. Perhaps have people use the #FreeDC Flat Papa Stanley to add a little fun. Have folks take their picture with Flat Papa Stanley and email it to the members of Congress. Find contact information here.