We are very happy to have successfully checked off this first and important step towards ensuring that we get the YES vote all the way through! We truly appreciate your support and efforts in helping us make this happen!
It’s on to the next step now, as we start working on ensuring that we get the same vote of YES from two thirds of the full city council! To continue to encourage council members to cast their votes in favor of a 10 year tax abatement for Sankofa, scroll down and send your emails to the council members.
On 06/19/2019 , the Business & Economic Development Committee voted YES unanimously!
On 06/19/2019, the committee voted on and scheduled a date for the final vote, as well as any amendments.
On 07/09/2019 at 11am, the committee will have the second and final vote on the bill.
Once we get to this stage, Mayor Muriel Bowser officially signs the bill into law.
As the final step of the process, the bill is then sent to Congress for approval since Washington D.C. does not have statehood yet.
"You come [to Sankofa] as you are and you leave as a new person."
"So many of the places that were special to me no longer exist."
"I believe that change and evolution are good, but not at the expense of human life and culture ..."
Hearing and testimonies start at 1:32:48 mark
Emails of support can be sent to the members of the Business and Economic Development Committee by using the fields below. You may choose to use The Support Letter Template (it has blanks that must be filled in and you can also modify its content) or write your own letter. Whichever you choose, your own words are the best.