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November 7, 2016 / Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz, Editor

Although Latino political power is rising around the country, in D.C. it remains the same

RACE | The rising tide of political power among the Latino community is reshaping our country’s political landscape and delivering a wave of support for Hillary Clinton in the final days of the presidential campaign. In the nation’s capital however, their voice is barely heard. (WaPo, 11/6)

As residents head to the polls this week, they will once again be electing a D.C. Council without a single Latino representative — despite a growing Hispanic population that now stands at about 10 percent.

The reasons for that absence are rooted both in demographic realities that have hampered Latinos’ influence at the ballot box throughout the country and in the idiosyncrasies of D.C. politics.

ARTS | Opinion: Community conversations about the new DC Cultural Plan, led in part by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, are bringing people together to discuss how to build community through the arts. (East City Art, 10/31)

COMMUNITY
– Last week the Community Foundation in Montgomery County hosted their 20th anniversary Celebration of Giving event, honoring Clifford & Camille Kendall and Sally Rudney.

 – Channing Wickham, executive director of the Washington AIDS Partnership, has been named chair of the board of Funders Concerned About AIDS.

HOUSING/RENT
– A new report on the affordable housing crisis details the challenges in stopping lower-income families from being displaced. (CityLab, 11/3)

The rent is too darn high for nonprofits, too (WaPo, 11/4)

TRANSPORTATIONCould a gondola from Georgetown to Rosslyn work? A study says yes. (GGW, 11/3)

POLITICS
 – Numb to Second-Class Citizenship, D.C. Tries to Awaken a Statehood Movement (CP, 11/3)

– Ever wonder if your neighbors vote? This new map lets you view what percentage of your community votes. (GGW, 11/3)

DISTRICT Council Hears Seven Hours Of Testimony About The State Of D.C. Police (dcist, 11/4)


Oooh, these are some great tips on choosing a paint color  for specific things – like sleeping, showing artwork, and decluttering a room – Buffy

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