Mayor Gray noted that, for the first week of the federal shutdown, the District has been able to draw on reserve funds to pay its expenses – but that those funds will soon be depleted...
Additionally, the Mayor pointed out, the entire Washington region’s public safety is being compromised by the shutdown.
Mayor Gray, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, and DC Councilmembers will call on members of Congress to free the DC budget Wednesday, October 9 from 11:00 am - Noon. The rally takes place at the "Senate Swamp" (East Lawn of U.S. Capitol, across driveway from Senate east steps, near southwest corner of 1st Street and Constitution Ave NE).
Residents and providers should come armed with stories and pictures of the effects of the federal shutdown and related kidnapping of the DC budget by Congress and the President. Those interested in sharing their stories and pictures on this blog should email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. No profanity, please!