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WASHINGTON, DC: Will Merrifield has received the endorsement of the DC Tenants Advocacy Coalition, an organization whose goal it is to support tenant interests, tenant rights, and support for rent control in the District of Columbia. “I am very proud to have been endorsed by TENAC. Having been a housing attorney at the Washington Legal...
The following letter is from candidate for DC Council Will Merrifield. Will has been an attorney at the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless for eight years, and has anchored his campaign for office on the social housing model to create truly affordable housing for the District of Columbia. Before running for public office, I...
WASHINGTON, DC: Yesterday, the DC Board of Elections and Office of Campaign Finance held their second of three debates for at-large council candidates. Will Merrifield, Ed Lazere, Marcus Goodwin, Christina Henderson, Mónica Palacio, Vincent Orange, and Dr. Michelangelo Scruggs participated. “I’m happy to have been given the opportunity to lay out my plans for the...
Yesterday, like far, far too many days before it, a son was killed in the District of Columbia. The tragic violence that occurred yesterday afternoon is an example of the culmination of dehumanizing and racist public policy that failed Deon Kay as a child of the District of Columbia. I grieve the loss of his...
WASHINGTON, DC: Last night, Will Merrifield filed a campaign finance report closing out August 2020. Throughout his campaign, Will has been able to generate a large amount of grassroots support, all the while refusing contributions from corporations and other organizations that don’t uphold his values. “I’ve always been steadfast in doing what’s right, even if...
WASHINGTON, DC: Today, independent candidate for DC Council at-large Will Merrifield submitted 513 signatures to gain ballot access for the November 3rd general election, well above the required 250 for ballot access. “Getting the support of over 500 everyday Washingtonians proves the great momentum this campaign has,” said Will Merrifield. “But we are just getting...
“The District is in need of fundamental change—the current system of trickle-down economics has caused an acute affordable housing crisis, mass displacement, and obscene inequities in our school system. This budget season has shown yet again that real change will not happen through backroom dealing in the Wilson Building,” said Will Merrifield, candidate for DC...
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“In the midst of a global pandemic, catastrophic economic devastation, and societal unrest coming to a head, the D.C. Council has made grave missteps when it comes to meeting the needs of the people whom they purportedly serve in the budget released this week,” said Will Merrifield, candidate for D.C. Council At-Large. “The old saying ‘put your money...
Will Merrifield is running on a Green New Deal Recovery Plan anchored by a public infrastructure project and guaranteed jobs program to build thousands of units of Social Housing to solve the affordable housing crisis. Social Housing is a proven model of publicly controlled, permanently affordable, mixed-income housing that pays for itself. This, plus intentional...
It’s budget season and Mayor Bowser has been foreshadowing austerity politics despite the fact that she has packed her ReOpenDC Advisory Group with former recipients of huge corporate giveaways. Many of these advisors belong to the DC2021 group which is lobbying for $1B in tax cuts for DC’s wealthiest businesses and developers, indicating that DC...
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The Case for Social Housing: A Letter
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ICYMI: Last Night’s Debate Performances — A Rundown
October 1, 2020
Will Merrifield Statement on the Death of Deon Kay
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