2014: Sierra Club Endorses Phil in April 1 Primary

2014: Sierra Club Endorses Phil in April 1 Primary

Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 in

Thursday, January 30, 2014 The D.C. Chapter of the Sierra Club has announced early endorsements for the DC Council the April 1 Primary Election. Council Chairman: Phil Mendelson Phil Mendelson has been an outstanding ally in protecting the environment. He has been our champion time after time.

Gray, Mendelson Sign Minimum Wage Increase Bill

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in

January 15, 2014 Joined by a majority of the members of the D.C. Council, Mayor Gray, along with Council Chairman Phil Mendelson signed a bill that will increase the District’s minimum wage to $11.50 by 2016. … Before signing the bill, Mendelson thanked members of the Prince George’s and Montgomery County council for their efforts ...

Wed 2 January 2013: Speech at the Council Swearing in Ceremony

Wed 2 January 2013: Speech at the Council Swearing in Ceremony

Posted by on Jan 2, 2013 in

The 2013 Swearing-in Ceremony for the Council of the District of Columbia was held 2 January 2013 at 10:00am in Ballroom A of the Walter E Washington Convention Center

An Important Step Towards DC Statehood: Local Budget Autonomy

An Important Step Towards DC Statehood: Local Budget Autonomy

Posted by on Oct 22, 2012 in

On 2 October 2012, Phil was joined by all of his Council colleagues in introducing the Local Budget Autonomy Act of 2012 [ DC Council web site ]. “The Local Budget Autonomy Act of 2012 would grant the District the right to enact its local budget without annual congressional oversight as well as to set ...

DCist: Phil turns down Nats tickets

Posted by on Oct 11, 2012 in

“While fans at today’s Nationals game might bump into D.C. Mayor Vince Gray, who will be cheering on the the team as they attempt to win Game 3 of the National League Division Series over the St. Louis Cardinals, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson will be watching on TV, if he watches at all.

2012: GLAA gives Phil their only perfect +10 rating

2012: GLAA gives Phil their only perfect +10 rating

Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in

Democratic incumbent Phil Mendelson (+10) submitted a strong questionnaire and has an extensive record of championing LGBT issues.

Phil seeks to empower State Board of Education

Posted by on Oct 9, 2012 in

Chairman Mendelson has called for a hearing Wednesday 10 October on legislation that would give the District’s State Board of Education a little more control over its own personnel, budget and public web site and calendar of affairs.

Supporting Affordable Housing and Marriage Equality

Supporting Affordable Housing and Marriage Equality

Posted by on Oct 3, 2012 in

Tuesday 2 October 2012. Chairman Mendelson attended fundraisers for Marylanders for Marriage Equality and the Nonprofit Housing and Economic Development fundraiser for the Housing Production Trust Fund.

DCPS Student Truancy Rates by School

Posted by on Oct 1, 2012 in

This past July, School Chancellor Kaya Henderson submitted reports to Councilmember Mendelson detailing the student truancy rates among all DCPS schools in the District. Of the 40,634 students enrolled in DCPS, 3,103 (8%) students missed more than twenty-one days of school with unexcused absences.

“Party On!” Phil Welcomes attendees at the CBC Reception

“Party On!” Phil Welcomes attendees at the CBC Reception

Posted by on Sep 20, 2012 in

Wed 19 Sept 2012 Ultra Bar, 911 F Street NW, Gallery Place Phil joined Mayor Vincent C Gray and DC Council Chair Pro Tempore Michael A Brown to welcome attendees at this year’s Congressional Black Caucus Reception to kick of the CBC’s 42nd Annual Legislative Conference being held at the Walter E Washington Convention Center, ...