Testimony: Green New Deal for a Lead-Free DC Amendment Act of 2023 and Lead-Free DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2023
Children’s Law Center Policy Attorney Makenna Osborn submitted testimony to the DC Council’s Committee on Transportation and the Environment regarding the Green New Deal for a Lead-Free DC Amendment Act of 2023 and Lead-Free DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2023.
The serious and permanent adverse health effects of lead exposure, and their disproportionate impact on people of color, require an aggressive public health response to sources of lead exposure in DC. Children’s Law Center strongly supports the development of a lead service line replacement program.
It’s Time for Healthier and Safer Housing for all DC Residents
When a child lives in unhealthy housing, they are more likely to end up in the ER because their poor housing conditions trigger health issues like asthma. That’s why Children’s Law Center partners with organizations across the city to advocate for healthier housing so that all DC children have the safe housing they need to live healthy lives.