Eliot-Hine Middle School is the home of Eliot-Hine Radio. Tonight, Eliot-Hine Middle School Civics Club, with other organizations, is hosting the At-Large Council Candidate forum. It should be a very helpful evening. On Tuesday, April 23rd, we will vote on 1) one At-Large Council candidate and 2) the Budget Autonomy Charter Amendment (see text below). Here is info about tonight's event:
A reminder for the Schools, Education and Youth Issues candidate forum on Tuesday evening, 6:30 pm, at Eliot-Hine Middle School, 1830 Constitution Ave, NE. Link: https://www.
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Our moderators will be Mark Segraves from NBC4 and Thomas Byrd from We Act Radio. They will be joined by a student representative from the Eliot-Hine Middle School student government association to ask a few questions that have been developed directly by the students. The questions and topics will be focused on education and youth issues. This is a non-partisan forum and all candidates have confirmed. The forum is being sponsored by the Eliot-Hine Middle School Civics Club, Stuart Hobson Middle School, Jefferson Academy, Defeat Poverty DC and the Capitol Hill Public School Parents Organization. (from Charles Allen)Here is what we are voting for or against on the Budget Autonomy Charter Amendment: "Currently, the Home Rule Act requires affirmative Congressional action with respect to the entire District budget (both federal and local funds). This Charter Amendment, if ratified, enacted and upheld, would permit the Council to adopt the annual local budget for the District of Columbia government; would permit the District to spend local funds in accordance with each Council approved budget act; and would permit the Council to establish the District’s fiscal year."