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Muriel Bowser Ward 4




John A. Wilson Building

1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004


Phone: (202) 727-2643
Email: muriel.bowser@dc.gov

Chief of Staff:
John Falcicchio

City Administrator:
Kevin Donahue

Director of the Mayor's Office of Legal Counsel:
Eugene Adams

Senior Advisor:
Beverly Perry
Director of Mayor's Office of Community Affairs:
Faith Gibson Hubbard

Director of Mayor's Office of Community Relations and Services:
Julia Irving

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June 18, 2021

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,  

We have come a long way since this time last year. In fact, earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that Washington, DC has hit an important milestone: 70% of adults in Washington, DC are at least partially vaccinated. I am incredibly proud of our community's efforts to get vaccinated, but we won't stop at 70%. If 70% of adults are vaccinated, that means 30% are not. Those are lives we can save by talking to people and helping them make a plan to get vaccinated. 

I hope you will join us for tomorrow's Day of Action when we will focus our canvassing efforts in Wards 7 and 8. We will also be talking to residents about some new incentives we have to get vaccinated, including gift cards and a chance to win American Airlines tickets.

Starting tomorrow, any DC resident who gets their first shot at the RISE Demonstration Center, Anacostia High School, or Ron Brown High School will receive a $51 VISA gift card. These gift cards are available to any DC resident 12 or older who gets their first shot at one of those three sites. (Residents between the ages of 12 and 17 must be accompanied by a guardian.)

Additionally, any resident who gets their first shot at Anacostia High School tomorrow will be entered to win two roundtrip American Airlines tickets to anywhere the airline flies. The tickets can be used for domestic or international flights.

I don't know about you, but if I wasn't already vaccinated, I'd probably be heading to Anacostia High School this weekend. 

If you decide to join us for the Day of Action, maybe I'll see you tomorrow.


Muriel Bowser

As we commemorate Juneteenth, we are reminded of how far we’ve come, but most importantly, the work that remains to defend and expand voting rights. I remind Congress: DC residents are still not truly free.

We'll continue fighting until we achieve DC Statehood.

The Senate hearing for DC Statehood is on Tuesday, June 22. 

In This Week's Newsletter:



Spread the word: DC is open! As we continue to crush the virus and get more people vaccinated, there is so much to do and see in Washington, DC.  

This week, following President Biden’s announcement about Fourth of July fireworks on the National Mall, Mayor Bowser echoed the President’s enthusiasm and invited Americans to celebrate the holiday in DC. We look forward to supporting Fourth of July activities and celebrating the return of our local Barracks Row and Palisades parades.

With all capacity limits and restrictions now lifted in Washington, DC, cultural attractions are back open and hotels currently have capacity for the 4th of July holiday weekend: washington.org

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Closing the Digital Divide


Internet access is the first and most basic step to digital equity. DC residents in need of in-home internet subscription assistance have several options available to them: Internet for All provided by the Bowser Administration and the Federal Communications Commission's new Emergency Broadband Benefits program.

Learn which program is right for you HERE

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DC Public Library Opening More Locations & Adding Evening Hours


Starting in late June, the DC Public Library will phase in more services. Over the next four weeks, all locations will open, evening hours will be offered on Thursdays, and meeting rooms will be available by reservation. 
The Library's reopening schedule is:

  • On June 28, the Parklands-Turner Library, Rosedale Library, and Lamond-Riggs Interim Library will open. 
  • On July 12, meeting rooms will be available for public use. Residents can begin reserving rooms on July 6.
  • On July 15, the Library's schedule will shift to offer evening hours on Thursdays.
  • On July 19, the Northwest One Library and Takoma Park Library will open.

Starting July 15, the DC Public Library's schedule will be:

  • Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, noon to 8 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Customers can visit a library location to browse the collection, sit at a table or lounge area, and use public computers for 70-minute sessions. In the coming weeks, indoor programming and events will be phased in.

Learn more HERE

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