What is the truth behind recent political attack ads?

What is the truth behind recent political attack ads?

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in

In the final week before the election, attacks have been launched against Phil. In a political environment that’s filled with misleading negative campaigns, it is important for voters to know the facts:

Phil has fought to increase MPD funding and staffing

Phil has fought to increase MPD funding and staffing

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in

In 2011, Phil fought to increase the Metropolitan Police Department’s (MPD) budget to $7M and staffing to 3,900.

Phil on DC Promise, DC TAG, FireEMS Services, MPD Salaries

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in

Thursday 6 February 2014, NewsTalk Channel 8 Phil notes that the District’s Federal Tuition Assistance Grants (DC TAG) program is not enough since it is restricted only to assistance for post secondary assistance for public institutions in other states. He wants to ensure increased assistance particularly for students from low income families. DC Promise is ...

Phil disappointed with GAO opinion on Local Budget Autonomy Act of 2012

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in

Thursday, January 30, 2014 Council Chairman Phil Mendelson expressed his disappointment in the Government Accountability Office (GAO) opinion issued today on the legal effect of the Local Budget Autonomy Act of 2012

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

Phil at Ward 1 event with Josh Lopez and CM Muriel Bowser

Posted by on Oct 25, 2012 in

Thursday 25 October, Ward 1 La Molienda Restaurant, 3568 14th Street NW Phil joined Joshua Lopez, Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser and local Ward 1 residents and activists at a meet and greet. Supporting @electmendelson at @joshualopez202 fundraiser in Ward 1. yfrog.com/oenbbqhuj — MurielBowser (@MurielBowser) October 25, 2012

Join Phil for an Education Forum Mon 29 Oct w/ the Ward Five Council on Education

Posted by on Oct 24, 2012 in

6-8pm, Monday, October 29th Metropolitan Community Church of Washington DC 474 Ridge Street NW (3 blocks from Mt Vernon Sq / Convention Center Metro) A consortium of public education advocacy groups including the Ward Five Council on Education, Empower DC, We Act Radio, DC VOICE, SHAPPE, Parents and Teachers for Real Education Reform, and the ...

TENAC endorses Phil for Council Chairman

TENAC endorses Phil for Council Chairman

Posted by on Oct 24, 2012 in

Phil Mendelson was carefully considered and evaluated before our endorsement which reflects his support for crucial tenant issues such as rent control, affordable rental housing and tenants’ rights. TENAC strongly recommends a vote for Phil in the general election in November.

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 ...